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Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Literary censorship is a hot-button topic that has swirled around the American public for decades; This is a debate that appears to only become more heated with time, as novels like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and To Kill a Mockingbird continue to draw fierce criticism from parents acr...

WILC Open House

WILC Open House

Amelia Roberts, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

As guests mingle amongst themselves, captivating conversations drift around the newly furnished rooms of the Waukee Innovation & Learning Center. People seem to fill up every cushioned chair and inch of carpet space, while visitors enthuse about the new, beautiful venue. On Monday, April ...

Women in Science

Women in Science

Alena Gamble, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Science, Showcase

For years, a notable gender gap existed in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. A Yale study published in 2012 showed that about 20% of physics Ph.D’s in the United States are awarded to women, and 14% of all physics professors in the U.S. are women.     The same study sh...

Tusk Tragedy

Tusk Tragedy

Alena Gamble, Reporter
March 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The African elephant population has decreased by 30% from 2007 to 2014, according to a survey conducted by The Great Elephant Census. There are less than 350,000 African elephants alive across 18 countries in Africa today. Meanwhile, the ivory trade, an often illegal form of tusk trading, is flouri...

Elizabeth Warren Silenced on the Senate Floor

Elizabeth Warren Silenced on the Senate Floor

Amelia Roberts, Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

Controversy floods newspapers and the World Wide Web, striking what seems to be constant disagreement between groups. Another matter gets added to the list of issues haunting the country everyday. Whether it is women’s rights, immigration, or the newly appointed Supreme Court members, it appears every...

Radiant Elementary

Radiant Elementary

Amelia Roberts, Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Waukee has seen incredible growth in just the past few years, with 5,180 people in 2000, and 17,705 people in 2015. This brings new houses, businesses, and schools popping up around the community. Citizens of Waukee seem to have gotten used to the sound of construction outside each doorstep. More peo...

The United States Pipeline Controversy

The United States Pipeline Controversy

Ethan Adato, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On January 25th, 2017 136,600 gallons of oil leak out of a pipeline and pool onto an Iowa field near a creek. According to the Des Moines Register, Although there was no water contamination, soil was contaminated. The oil company who owns the pipeline, Magellan, has not offered any estimates as to how...

APEX WILC Building

APEX WILC Building

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

Waukee High School students are thoroughly familiar with the feeling of reading a whiteboard while leaning against a blue, metal chair. As they grow older, students begin to feel restless in their chair, and a sense of either fear or curiosity surrounds their future as the graduation date grows close...

Inauguration Day

Inauguration Day

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS, Showcase

November 8th, 2016: America’s eyes are glued to household television sets, shifting through rapidly updating smartphones, and scanning Internet news sites. States change color, shifting from a profusion of blue into an explosion of red. Voting tallies proceed at an incomprehensible speed; the numbers quickly appr...

Iowa’s New Governor

Iowa’s New Governor

Ethan Adato, Reporter
January 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been appointed to be the new ambassador to China. Branstad is well suited for the position considering he has met with Chinese officials several times in the past. Iowa also exports large amounts of pork and corn to China. With Branstad heading off to China, Iowa is...

Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Ethan Adato, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The world’s richest man is Bill Gates. Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 and has found incredible success. Now, he is a billionaire and a philanthropist. Gates along with three other Silicon Valley executives have launched a $170,000,000,000 fund called Breakthrough Energy Coalition. Acc...

Dec. 7th – A Day That Will Live In Infamy

Dec. 7th – A Day That Will Live In Infamy

Ethan Adato, Reporter
December 7, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

December 7th, 1941. It is a warm Sunday morning. American sailors are mostly lying around in a drunken sleep after a Saturday night of shore leave and partying. Around 8 am, some American sailors are awoken out of their warm slumber by the sound of plane engines. The serene Hawaiian morning is shredded by...

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