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$443,000 Won in Scholarships at Thespian Festival

$443,000 Won in Scholarships at Thespian Festival

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Waukee theatre students spend hours perusing the embodiment of a character, organizing schedules, or perfecting the smallest details of a show. Many of them pour their hearts into each job or role, each person working as a building block towards creating something to be proud of. This pays off during ...

Castro: Revolutionary or Dictator?

Castro: Revolutionary or Dictator?

Ethan Adato, Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Some see him as a brutal dictator, others see him as a heroic revolutionary. No matter how you view him, it’s an undeniable fact that Fidel Castro played a massive role in the 20th century world. Castro died on Saturday, November 26th at the age of 90 due to a continuing illness. It’s important that ...

2016 Election

2016 Election

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

  The 2016 election has been arguably one of the most tense, entertaining, and pertinent decisions in recent American history. As polls closed late Tuesday evening, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump secured the title of president-elect to the 45th presidency in the United States of America. ...

Two Officers Shot: Urbandale PD and Des Moines PD

Two Officers Shot: Urbandale PD and Des Moines PD

Kaitlyn Redman, Editor-in-Chief [Web]
November 2, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

At 1:00 AM, November 2nd 2016 two police officers were ambushed and killed. The first incident occurred on 70th and Aurora: right outside of Urbandale High School. The second incident occurred at Merle Hay Road and Sheridan. As of 7:30 a.m., police identified Scott Michael Greene as a suspect in the fatal shootings. Police said he 'should be considered armed and dangerous'.   I...

Crisis Averted on Kaylin

Crisis Averted on Kaylin

Andi Munford, Reporter
October 4, 2016
Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase

Less than two miles from Waukee High School, firetrucks and police cars raced to a house fire on Kaylin Drive. The street crowded with the emergency vehicles and concerned neighbors. As the firefighters arrived, smoke could be seen streaming out of the second floor. They proceeded to smash the up...

Time With Tinker

Time With Tinker

Andi Munford, Reporter
September 28, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On Thursday, September 22, Contemporary Affairs teacher Melissa Harmeyer introduced Mary Beth Tinker to an auditorium full of high school students, most of whom were ignorant to the impact that the actions of this woman have on their daily life. The right to wear a campaign t-shirt, discuss controversial...

Behind The Big Yellow

Behind The Big Yellow

Victoria Dicks, Reporter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase

Waukee students are offered a multitude of activities offered to them, including sports, clubs, and choirs. For each game and competition, these athletes, musicians and club members are brought by a Waukee bus driver. The WHS buses transport over 5,000 kids to and from school every single day, let al...

Worlds Food Festival – Des Moines

Worlds Food Festival – Des Moines

Dana Aguilar, Reporter
September 20, 2016
Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS

Below the bridge lies the Des Moines river, reflecting the color of the sky above it. In between the two, rows of white tents bring together flavors from every corner of the world. Shouts in collected dialects are heard from vendors representing their own countries, to the people that enjoy their prod...

Vintage and Made Fair

Vintage and Made Fair

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
May 28, 2016
Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase

After being filled carefully with clothes, shoes, and books, the tan suitcase was lugged from car to conveyor belt for the owner’s first trip to New York. In another time and place, the rotating chair of someone’s craft room spins gently as a canvas is calmly stroked with blue acrylic paint; the...

Dearly Beloved

Dearly Beloved

Anna Nelson, Editor
April 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life Electric word, life It means forever, and that's a mighty long time But I'm here to tell you There's something else The after world A world of never ending happiness You can always see the sun, day or night So when...

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

The Last Piece of the Puzzle

Kyndal Lindsay and Genesis Ramos, Reporter
April 12, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Piecing up this puzzle is an easy one, especially when it makes the blue, red, and yellow autism awareness ribbon that is the most recognized symbol of the autism community. Autism prevalence is now one in every 68 children in America according to Autismssociety.org. Every 2nd of April, autism awareness organizati...

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