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Pachyderms vs Jacks: Opinions by Leah Doyle

Pachyderms vs Jacks: Opinions by Leah Doyle

Leah Doyle, Reporter

December 15, 2015

The 2016 election may be the most influential one yet. With international powers such as ISIS and Al Qaeda branching out into the world and attacking prominent cities, plus the constant homeland political issues, the next president's decisions will carve a path into our world. So, seeing as the next...

What it takes to get a piece of the pie…

What it takes to get a piece of the pie...

Allison Long

December 11, 2015

In 1837, a politician named Horace Mann was appointed as the sec- retary of education for the state of Massachusetts. The reforms he initiated in education were then mirrored by other states across the entire nation, changing the course of history forever. All children, regardless of socioecon...

Insight into Poverty


Grace Culbertson, Reporter

December 8, 2015

Throughout the year, Waukee High School offers a multitude of opportunities to its students to donate to those suffering from low income. Every couple of months, students are given about a two week period of time to bring in items such as canned foods and winter coats to help support those in need. ...

Diversity at Waukee

Diversity at Waukee

Ana Hernandez, Reporter

December 7, 2015

Waukee’s population has gone from 5,582 to roughly 13,790 since 2000. The district remains the fastest growing in the area. With this has come an influx of diverse cultures amongst the crowd at Waukee High School. The metro area itself has inflated and set themselves a new precedent for the cultural...

Iowans taking a stand for Syrian refugees

Iowans taking a stand for Syrian refugees

Vivian Le, Publisher

December 7, 2015

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently joined forces with twenty other governors in order to block all attempts of the federal government to relocate Syrian refugees within their states. The decision was prompted after the events of the Paris attack in November. Many of the governors expressed th...

Black Ice

Black Ice

Genesis Ramos, Reporter

December 3, 2015

Powder like sprinkles tumble from the air, as the ground that used to be filled with leaves is now filled with snow. Christmas trees and lights decorate the streets and homes of many, all while the good old fashioned holiday tunes play in the background. As jolly as the holiday season is, it also is one of the most dangerous seasons for driving. With snow blocking the views of drivers and icy roads surfacing throughout the streets, these w...

Family Presidential Forum

Reporter Mady Adams and Student Anna Rhodes speak with leading candidate Ben Carson about the skills his non political background can bring to the table.

Mady Adams

November 23, 2015

On the evening of November 20th, 2015 over 1,000 Iowa conservatives traveled through the first snow storm of the winter, which presidential candidate Rick Santorum nicknamed Snow Storm Bella. People from all across the state of Iowa came to see seven of the Republican Presidential Candidates speak at...

School Board Meeting

Intro to Education course students went to the school board meeting on November 11th, 2015.

Madeline Ryan

November 22, 2015

On November 11th, 2015 a school board meeting was conducted. Countless numbers of parents, students, board members and community members filed into the room, standing in any spare place they could. Waukee’s Varsity Boys’ Golf Team was recognized for winning state this season and the athletic department...

Driving a Rocky Road

Driving a Rocky Road

Allison Long, Reporter

November 18, 2015

According to ABC news, one in ten drivers admit to feeling uncontrollable anger towards another driver. Road rage can be caused by another driver going under or over the speed limit, a driver that keeps swerving into your lane, or a driver that is not paying attention to the road in general. Having ro...

Tragedy Strikes Paris


Picture created by Jean Jullien (@jean_jullien).

Samuel Cox, Reporter

November 14, 2015

Tragedy struck the world on Friday November 13, 2015, as multiple attacks throughout Paris have left over 150 innocent people dead and hundreds more injured. On a seemingly normal night, Paris citizens enjoyed concerts and soccer matches. That seemingly normal night turned into a nightmare after a series...

Bound for Changes

Bound for Changes

Allison Long, Reporter

November 11, 2015

On November 9th, 2015, at 6:00pm, the Waukee School District School Board met with the public to discuss boundaries-- a process that began last April. The public was given a 30 minute time slot to bring up their concerns. Each person was given three minutes to make their case. The eleven people who ha...

Iowa Students’ Voices Rise

Iowa Students' Voices Rise

Vivian Le, Publisher

November 10, 2015

New York Eighth grader Ben Yao’s head barely peeked over the auditorium podium when he emphasized “No dream is too big and no dream is too small,” to the dozens of students and teachers sitting back in their cushioned chairs. Saturday, Waukee High School opened its doors to students across Iowa ...

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