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Balancing Busy Lives: Grace McKeon

A self portrait by McKeon during her stressful sophomore year.

Andi Munford, Reporter

November 2, 2015

All students struggle with having to balance their busy lives. Senior, Grace McKeon, shared her unique perspective after having dealt with the issue herself. She came into Waukee High School expecting it to be stressful and shortly after the beginning of her sophomore year, this proved true. She had...

Future Ready Iowa

Future Ready Iowa

Vivian Le, Reporter

October 14, 2015

Earlier last week, Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds promoted their Future Ready Iowa campaign by hosting a round table discussions at Prairieview School in Waukee. The roundtable opened doors to the public, with many students and parents in attendance. Dr. Dave Wilker...

Why We Teach

Why We Teach

Madeline Ryan, Writer

October 5, 2015

Paul Bird started his 9th year of being a special education teacher along with English II and Concepts at Waukee High School this year. When Bird was in high school, his passions geared towards sports. “I was in the popular group and I put a ton of my energy into being in the in-crowd for fear of rejection...

Teachers Could Be Breaking Federal Laws

Teachers Could Be Breaking Federal Laws

Anna Nelson

September 24, 2015

      Federal law states that  teachers may not distribute student Educational records to the public. This law is known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA. FERPA protects students’ educational records, meaning that nothing that can be directly tethered to a student and ...

Conservations is the New Black

Clothing Landfill

Kyndal Lindsay

September 23, 2015

     Fashion gives people the opportunity to express themselves, but while consumers wear the name brands and the hottest trends, other aspects of the environment are suffering.      The term, fast fashion, refers to how quickly articles of clothing go from being in style to being out on the mark...

Waukee High School Bomb Threat

Ellie Drees

August 31, 2015

Waukee High school was evacuated August 31, 2015. Administration received a bomb threat through phone call. Waukee High School was evacuated during C lunch. Students were sent to a secured location while the Waukee Fire Department and Waukee Police Department proceed to search the school for the potential...

Amtrak Train Derails at 106 MPH Outside Philadelphia

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Dillon Waskow, Reporter

May 13, 2015

“It’s an absolute disastrous mess,” Michael Nutter, mayor of Philadelphia announced in distress. “I have never seen anything like this in my life." These words were spoken by Nutter following the train derailment that occurred just outside of Philadelphia late Tuesday night at roughly 9:30pm. The...

Officers Charged for Death Of Freddie Gray

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Leah Doyle, Reporter

May 1, 2015

According to a statement made by Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby on Friday, May 1st, the death of Freddie Gray was concluded as a homicide. Lieutenant Rice arrested Gray for suspicion after Gray took off running when he made eye contact with Rice. When back up was called, Officers Miller...

Breaking: Suspected That Freddie Gray Was Trying to Hurt Himself

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Leah Doyle, Reporter

April 29, 2015

As of April 29 8:51 pm (Central) A statement from the criminal, who was in the van with Freddie Gray, states that Gray was trying to hurt himself while in custody. He reports hearing Gray banging against the walls of  he vehicle. For more background information on the Gray case and riots go...

Protests in Baltimore

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Leah Doyle, Reporter

April 27, 2015

Several officers have broken bones in Baltimore from being attacked. Riots were instigated after a funeral for a man, Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody. It all started with civilians throwing objects at police officers. Blockades have been put up by police around the area to contain the...

Devastating Earthquake in Nepal Shakes World

People of Nepal search through rubble. (photo from

Leah Doyle, Reporter

April 25, 2015

An estimated 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the homes of the Nepali people April 25, 2015. The earthquake's death toll continues to rise, mounting to over 3,000 people. More and more citizens are digging through the rubble in hopes of finding their loved ones alive. Survivors seek refuge from the chaos...

ISIS: Not Just in The Middle East

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Leah Doyle and Lauren Biggerstaff

April 23, 2015

Just this week six Americans, who were accused ISIS supporters, tried to leave to join the terrorist group in Syria. According to CNN, the group of 19-21 year olds attempted to flee the country in pursuit of joining the organization. The arrested Americans all lived in Minnesota, just a hop and a skip...

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