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Behind the Fashion Industry

Behind the Fashion Industry

Ana Hernandez, Reporter

March 2, 2016

Tired feet shuffle from the concrete floor of one store to the next. Arms grow weak with the weight of heavy bags, blaring brand names and logos. This could be the result of a trip to the Mall of America, maybe it’s black friday, or a day searching for a perfect pair of jeans. A culture of consumer...

Address the Rumors: Recycling at Waukee

Address the Rumors: Recycling at Waukee

Allison Long, Reporter

March 1, 2016

The rumor mill at the high school is constantly refilling and circulating with various statements of fellow students. The jibber jabber of students fills the hallway, cafeteria, and classrooms as students huddle close together to share their scoop of the day. Stories that are told by ear and mouth are ...

The Pledge

The Pledge

Anna Nelson, Reporter

February 26, 2016

Nearly every student who has attended a Waukee Community School has learned to say the Pledge of Allegiance, and will remember having done so every day throughout elementary school. It’s common in America, to pledge one’s patriotism before an event. At the beginning of football games and other spo...

Homelessness in Des Moines

Homelessness in Des Moines

Vivian Le and Andi Munford

February 19, 2016

Tonight, as many as 300 out of 5000 homeless people in Polk County will be sleeping on the streets of Des Moines as the majority of the population nestles in at home, humming peaceful melodies to the winter time. However, no matter how much the community masks the issue with festivities and a new year...

Burrito Burden

Burrito Burden

Genesis Ramos, Reporter

February 11, 2016

It is a sad time in America, as millions of people gather together in this time of grief. They remember the warm, overfilled with goodness, and tightly wrapped… Chipotle Burrito. The popular Mexican food chain was closed worldwide on February 8th, 2016. The company made the decision to close do...

Waukee Faces Funding Cuts

Waukee Faces Funding Cuts

Allison Long, Reporter

February 9, 2016

District funding is an issue that annually plagues schools around the country. School districts struggle to avoid a deficit because state legislatures often do not decide their budget in a timely manner. Currently, the Waukee Community School District is facing challenges with keeping the budget in the ...

Introducing: Cary Justmann

Introducing: Cary Justmann

Allison Long, Reporter

February 8, 2016

As Kirk Johnson, current principal of Waukee High School, moves towards becoming the assistant superintendent, the district of Waukee has been searching for a replacement principal. On January 26th, 2016, Waukee officially selected the new principal: Cary Justmann. Justmann, who is currently the principal at...

Gun Control in America

Gun Control in America

Ashley Longfield, Reporter

January 27, 2016

“Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine... We've become numb to this,” stated President Barack Obama regarding the Rosenberg shooting back in the fall of 2015. Gun violence has been on the decline since the 90’s according to Pe...

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

Ana Hernedez, Reporter

January 22, 2016

Political and social discussion surrounding The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has circulated since their founding. Recently it has come up more with debates over the possibility of revoking their government funding. It is an emotionally heavy discussion because of the divisive questions raise...

Teens: Drugs and Alcohol

Teens: Drugs and Alcohol

Ashley Longfield, Reporter

January 21, 2016

From Elementary School, students have been encouraged to avoid drugs and alcohol. Most were involved in programs like D.A.R.E or Code 411 that illustrated the dangers of becoming involved with illegal substances. This hasn’t stopped teens in Waukee. Even with the Waukee Community Schools taking suc...

The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground

Genesis Ramos, Reporter

January 20, 2016

For many, college is a time to find out the person that they will be, experience new things, discover new paths for their future, and the list can go on and on. College is like a new life; you are finally going into adulthood and discovering yourself. Rape shouldn’t be part of the college experien...

Body Cams

Body Cams

Allison Long, Reporter

January 10, 2016

Across the country, incidences of police brutality have spiked over the course of the past few years. With accountability at an all time low for police departments, solutions to solve the lack of trust from the population have been at the forefront of police officers’ minds. One solution has been the...

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