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EDCI Advocating Prevention and Attention

EDCI Advocating Prevention and Attention

Mariah Prendergast, Print Editor

February 11, 2015

The group’s mission: to prevent eating disorders and to serve as a catalyst of hope, acceptance, understanding, and healing for all impacted by eating disorders. Waukee senior Kelsey Cozad has a personal connection with the group, granted through the high school’s School-to-Work program; the senior is currently employed as the non-profit organization’s intern.

Free Community College?

Free Community College?

Bailie Uppena, Reporter

January 30, 2015

  22,261. That’s the average overall cost of a college education each year. After four years for a bachelor’s degree, that’s $89,044. College prices at public universities have increased by 104% within ten years, leaving students to graduate with mounds of loans to pay off. With that being said, it...

Westboro vs. Rally of Love

Hundreds gather to counter protest the Westboro Baptist Church

Analese Hauber and Vivian Le

January 27, 2015

On Monday, January 26, 2015, hundreds of people gathered on both sides of East 13th Street, on the front lawn of East High School, anticipating the arrival of seven members of the Westboro Baptist Church. Preparing to counter protest the Westboro members with what they called a “Love Rally,” Ea...

September 1st or nah?

Claire Simmons, Reporter

January 22, 2015

Until recently, the department of education has allowed school districts all over the state to acquire waivers to start school before the standard September 1st date.   On January 21st, the Department of Education released a new gallery of guidelines making it almost impossible to get the waiv...

Self Confidence with Driving in the Winter

Self Confidence with Driving in the Winter

Jack Scafuri, Reporter

January 15, 2015

    As we all know the dreadful soul sucking months of midwinter are upon us and unfortunately that means cold temperatures and dangerous driving conditions. During this season most people are quick to blame one another for their bad driving skills in the snowy, slushy, and icy conditions,...

Influenza A Outbreak

14 year old Amber Gray dies from Influenza A.

Makenzie Lisle, Reporter

January 13, 2015

People all over the world believe that the flu shot will protect you from all the types of flu out there. What people do not know is that the flu shot does not protect against Influenza A, the new deadliest outbreak across the nation. If you have the flu or symptoms do not hesitate to go to the hospital...

Step up… Volunteer

Step up… Volunteer

January 13, 2015

“I enjoy the feeling of joy when you help someone else and make their day better,” said senior Austin Long. Volunteering is very important to the community, and Waukee High School has provided an incentive for students to volunteer. The Silver Cord program encourages students to volunteer in the...

Paper Classes

Paper Classes

Bailie Uppena, Reporter

November 24, 2014

It’s no big secret that athletes everywhere tend to receive special treatment. From high school to college, some teachers take it easy on athletes who devote so much time practicing and preparing for their seasons. In today’s world, athletes who want any chance at being successful have to devote...

Do You have Ebola?

Do You have Ebola?

Leah Doyle, Reporter

November 21, 2014

Ebola. That one word has become more powerful than a missile. Fear has become as widespread as the virus that started in a bat native to West Africa, and is now quickly making its way around the globe. The problem with the virus has been that, to Americans, there is really nothing to fear. Out of...

Hero to Murderer: Oscar Pistorius

Hero to Murderer: Oscar Pistorius

Lauren Biggerstaff, Reporter

November 18, 2014

The story of Paralympic, award-winning athlete Oscar Pistorius is the classic tale of a star’s rise and fall from fame. A year after running and winning a gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, Pistorius fatally shot and killed his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. According to C NN, ...

Waukee CAPS: The Game Changer

Lieutenant Governor of Iowa Kim Reynolds with Waukee CAPS students.

Vivian Le, Reporter

October 29, 2014

Waukee celebrated the successful launch of the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) on Tuesday, October 21st. Business professionals and educational leaders noted that the Waukee CAPS program takes the cake for being one of the greatest achievements of the Waukee Community School District. ...

Stress & High School Students

Waukee students attentively working on projects. 
Photo Credit: Vivian Le

Vivian Le, Reporter

October 2, 2014

According to surveys conducted by The American Psychological Association, high school students have more stress than the average adult. Several students at Waukee High School have claimed that academic pressure takes a toll on their mental health and other aspects of their lives. Last fall, junior...

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