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The United States Pipeline Controversy

The United States Pipeline Controversy

Ethan Adato, Reporter

January 30, 2017

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

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

The setting of Donald Trump's inauguration. Image courtesy of The Inquisitr.

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

January 20, 2017

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

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

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

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...

$443,000 Won in Scholarships at Thespian Festival

$443,000 Won in Scholarships at Thespian Festival

Ana Hernandez, Reporter

December 1, 2016

Waukee theatre students spend hours perusing the embodiment of a character, organizing schedules, or perfecting the smallest details of a show. Many of them pour their hearts into each job or role, each person working as a building block towards creating something to be proud of. This pays off during ...

Castro: Revolutionary or Dictator?

Castro: Revolutionary or Dictator?

Ethan Adato, Reporter

November 28, 2016

Some see him as a brutal dictator, others see him as a heroic revolutionary. No matter how you view him, it’s an undeniable fact that Fidel Castro played a massive role in the 20th century world. Castro died on Saturday, November 26th at the age of 90 due to a continuing illness. It’s important that ...

2016 Election

2016 Election

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter

November 10, 2016

  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

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

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...

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