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Waukee’s Second Annual Hunger Banquet

Waukee's Second Annual Hunger Banquet

Vivian Le, Reporter

April 22, 2015

The second annual Hunger Banquet, on April 22nd,  anticipates a larger number of student participants for the banquet this year than ever before. The organizers of the event, Voices for Hope, host the banquet, aiming to raise awareness about uneven wealth distribution around the world.   Participating students w...

Dysfunctional planes

Photo found on mirror.co.uk

Makenzie Lisle, Reporter

April 16, 2015

Lately most are concerned for safety on planes with all the complications and errors planes have been experiencing lately whether it causes severe injuries or just that an employee falls asleep in the wrong spot at the wrong time. Unfortunately most travelers that want to go out of the country need a...

Deadline for Iowa’s School Budgets; Still No Agreement

Iowa's Legislature (photo by John Pemble)

Dillon Waskow, Reporter

April 14, 2015

A not-so-recent debate in Iowa will (hopefully) come to an end tomorrow, as it is the deadline for the future budgets of Iowa’s schools. While this was supposed to be solved 14 months ago, the legislature has failed to come to a final decision. Even now, it’s still up in the air. The Republican Party,...

Defense or Discrimination

Defense or Discrimination

Lauren Biggerstaff, Reporter

April 14, 2015

The United States has a rich history of freedom fighting, activists and protests against rights other countries don’t have the luxury of experiencing. It’s something America is extremely proud of, even declaring itself the Land of the Free. As nice as that sounds, it’s only a matter of time...

Dowling Students Stand Up for Former Substitute Teacher’s Rights

Dowling Students Stand Up for Former Substitute Teacher's Rights

Vivian Le, Reporter

April 8, 2015

A sea of maroon, white, and black colored hoodies and polos flooded the lawn of Dowling Catholic High School this afternoon as students walked out in protest due to the recent termination of substitute teacher Tyler McCubbin. Frequently filling in for absent teachers, McCubbin applied for the position...

ACE’d It

Erickson, Malliard, Schuster, Adamson, Salcido, Johnson

Anna Rhodes, Reporter

March 25, 2015

Waukee engineering prospects completed the 2015 ACE Mentor Program by creating solutions to engineering and design problems for Water Works Park Welcome Center and Pavilion. Matt Mitchell, Mackensie Schuster, Shauna Erickson, Keaton Johnson, Lachlan Adamson, Tristen Salcido, Ryan Malliard presented their...

Tunis Bardo Museum Attack

(Picture from www.wndu.com)

Leah Doyle, Reporter

March 19, 2015

An attack Wednesday night at the Tunis Bardo museum injured over 40 people and took the lives of 23, including 20 tourists and two gun-men. Some of the victims hid from the assailants overnight, in case the shooting continued onto the next day. Nine people were arrested as suspects to the crime. According...

The Martin’s at the Grammy’s

The Martin's at the Grammy's

Leah Wilson, Reporter

February 27, 2015

“For me that’s amazing, like my dad was...nominated for the Grammy’s,” said senior Taylor Martin. This year the Grammy’s attracted 28.5 million viewers Sunday, February 8th, according to CNN. Many tuned in to watch Beyoncé perform or to cheer as Sam Smith took home a Grammy; however, many...

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Dillon Waskow, Reporter

February 27, 2015

Have you ever felt like someone’s watching you? Well, chances are, if you own a smartphone or a new smart TV, your gut feeling is correct, and you’re never really alone. With new technology, our television sets and mobile devices might have turned the tide and started watching us. New command...

Japan’s Ancient Businesses

Japan's Ancient Businesses

Lauren Biggerstaff, Reporters

February 27, 2015

Time is a concept that humans created. And in the midst of a fast-paced, ever changing century, very little time is taken to appreciate the ancient businesses that have survived decade after decade. In the 21st century, it can be difficult to start up a company and keep it alive long enough to mee...

The Martins at the Grammy’s

Leah Wilson, Reporter

February 16, 2015

“For me that’s amazing, like my dad was...nominated for the Grammy’s,” said senior Taylor Martin. This year the Grammy’s attracted 28.5 million viewers Sunday, February 8th, according to CNN. Many tuned in to watch Beyoncé perform or to cheer as Sam Smith took home a Grammy; however, many...

Brian Williams: Suspended 6 Months from NBC

Brian Williams, NBC. (Photo from NBCnews.com)

Dillon Waskow, Reporter

February 12, 2015

Brian Williams, longtime anchor of the NBC news network, was suspended Wednesday for 6 months without pay.   Following Williams’ trip to Iraq back in 2003, he released a few statements about his experiences to a blog pot written for NBCNews.com. Dated July 18, 2006, the post quoted him...

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