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2016 Election

2016 Election

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

  The 2016 election has been arguably one of the most tense, entertaining, and pertinent decisions in recent American history. As polls closed late Tuesday evening, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump secured the title of president-elect to the 45th presidency in the United States of America. ...

Two Officers Shot: Urbandale PD and Des Moines PD

Two Officers Shot: Urbandale PD and Des Moines PD

Kaitlyn Redman, Editor-in-Chief [Web]

November 2, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

At 1:00 AM, November 2nd 2016 two police officers were ambushed and killed. The first incident occurred on 70th and Aurora: right outside of Urbandale High School. The second incident occurred at Merle Hay Road and Sheridan. As of 7:30 a.m., police identified Scott Michael Greene as a suspect in the fatal shootings. Police said he 'should be considered armed and dangerous'.   I...

Crisis Averted on Kaylin

Crisis Averted on Kaylin

Andi Munford, Reporter

October 4, 2016


Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase

Less than two miles from Waukee High School, firetrucks and police cars raced to a house fire on Kaylin Drive. The street crowded with the emergency vehicles and concerned neighbors. As the firefighters arrived, smoke could be seen streaming out of the second floor. They proceeded to smash the up...

Time With Tinker

Time With Tinker

Andi Munford, Reporter

September 28, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On Thursday, September 22, Contemporary Affairs teacher Melissa Harmeyer introduced Mary Beth Tinker to an auditorium full of high school students, most of whom were ignorant to the impact that the actions of this woman have on their daily life. The right to wear a campaign t-shirt, discuss controversial...

Behind The Big Yellow

Behind The Big Yellow

Victoria Dicks, Reporter

September 21, 2016


Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase

Waukee students are offered a multitude of activities offered to them, including sports, clubs, and choirs. For each game and competition, these athletes, musicians and club members are brought by a Waukee bus driver. The WHS buses transport over 5,000 kids to and from school every single day, let al...

Worlds Food Festival – Des Moines

Worlds Food Festival – Des Moines

Dana Aguilar, Reporter

September 20, 2016


Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS

Below the bridge lies the Des Moines river, reflecting the color of the sky above it. In between the two, rows of white tents bring together flavors from every corner of the world. Shouts in collected dialects are heard from vendors representing their own countries, to the people that enjoy their prod...

The Baby Powder Predicament

The Baby Powder Predicament

Grace Culbertson, Reporter

September 10, 2016


Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE

As Waukee and Valley battled it out on the football field September 2nd, a Waukee community member suffered an asthma attack and was taken to the emergency room. She spent the duration of her weekend under the special care of the hospital. It was determined that this was in fact caused by the inhalatio...

Vintage and Made Fair

Vintage and Made Fair

Ana Hernandez, Reporter

May 28, 2016


Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase

After being filled carefully with clothes, shoes, and books, the tan suitcase was lugged from car to conveyor belt for the owner’s first trip to New York. In another time and place, the rotating chair of someone’s craft room spins gently as a canvas is calmly stroked with blue acrylic paint; the...

Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved

Anna Nelson, Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word, life It means forever, and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The after world A world of never ending happiness You can always see the sun, day or night So when...

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

Kyndal Lindsay and Genesis Ramos, Reporter

April 12, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Piecing up this puzzle is an easy one, especially when it makes the blue, red, and yellow autism awareness ribbon that is the most recognized symbol of the autism community. Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America according to Autismssociety.org. Every 2nd of April, autism awareness organizati...

Dr. Wilkerson to Retire

Dr. Wilkerson to Retire

Allison Long, Reporter

April 11, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

After more than 22 years at the Waukee Community School District, superintendent Dr. Dave Wilkerson made the announcement of his retirement on March 21st, 2016.  Like most students, Wilkerson started college with one major and ended it in a different field. “[When I was in high school], I took ...

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