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Time With Tinker

Time With Tinker

Andi Munford, Reporter

September 28, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

A hand writing the word Autism on a chalkboard under colorful puzzle piece drawings.

Kyndal Lindsay and Genesis Ramos, Reporter

April 12, 2016

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

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 ...

Life away from The Kee

Life away from The Kee

Claire Simmons, Reporter

April 1, 2016

While most of us grace the stage at graduation, and walk into a new life at a state or out of state college, Mikaela Jagim, Michael Jacobson, Conner Boatman, Ella Gehrke, and others chose to take a different path. While they have stepped away from the normal college experience, Jagim, Jacobson, Boatman,...

On the Road and When, Depends on the State You Reside In

On the Road and When, Depends on the State You Reside In

Ellie Everitt, Reporter

March 25, 2016

Students cannot wait until they can drive a car. They want to get a driver's license as soon as they can.  It takes time to get the license. Students have to wait one year to get a half license. There are many different ways students can obtain a license.  Federal law states that a driver’s licen...

Was Waukee’s $50,000 Investment Worth It?

Was Waukee’s $50,000 Investment Worth It?

Kaitlyn Redman, Reporter

March 10, 2016

In 2011, WHS was awarded a wind turbine on a $50,000 grant from Pepsi, but what has the wind turbine done since then?

A Woman America Will Remember: Remembering Nancy Reagan

A Woman America Will Remember: Remembering Nancy Reagan

Mady Adams, Editor

March 7, 2016

In the midst of the most entertaining election season in history, with a constant blood battle between democrats and republicans, presidential candidates often refer back to some of America’s greatest presidents; president's the United States could benefit from again. Republican candidates often spe...

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