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Gun Control in America

Gun Control in America

Ashley Longfield, Reporter
January 27, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine. My response here at this podium ends up being routine... We've become numb to this,” stated President Barack Obama regarding the Rosenberg shooting back in the fall of 2015. Gun violence has been on the decline since the 90’s according to Pe...

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

Ana Hernedez, Reporter
January 22, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Political and social discussion surrounding The Planned Parenthood Federation of America has circulated since their founding. Recently it has come up more with debates over the possibility of revoking their government funding. It is an emotionally heavy discussion because of the divisive questions raise...

Teens: Drugs and Alcohol

Teens: Drugs and Alcohol

Ashley Longfield, Reporter
January 21, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

From Elementary School, students have been encouraged to avoid drugs and alcohol. Most were involved in programs like D.A.R.E or Code 411 that illustrated the dangers of becoming involved with illegal substances. This hasn’t stopped teens in Waukee. Even with the Waukee Community Schools taking suc...

The Hunting Ground

The Hunting Ground

Genesis Ramos, Reporter
January 20, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

For many, college is a time to find out the person that they will be, experience new things, discover new paths for their future, and the list can go on and on. College is like a new life; you are finally going into adulthood and discovering yourself. Rape shouldn’t be part of the college experien...

Body Cams

Body Cams

Allison Long, Reporter
January 10, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Across the country, incidences of police brutality have spiked over the course of the past few years. With accountability at an all time low for police departments, solutions to solve the lack of trust from the population have been at the forefront of police officers’ minds. One solution has been the...

Pachyderms vs Jacks: Opinions by Leah Doyle

Pachyderms vs Jacks: Opinions by Leah Doyle

Leah Doyle, Reporter
December 15, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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
Filed under NEWS

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

Insight into Poverty

Grace Culbertson, Reporter
December 8, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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
Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE

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
Filed under NEWS

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
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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

Family Presidential Forum

Mady Adams
November 23, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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...

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