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Waukee High School Walks Out Against Gun Violence

Waukee High School Walks Out Against Gun Violence

Ben Jordison, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Opinions were scattered across the football field on Friday April 20th at Waukee Stadium. At ten a.m. students made the decision whether to stay in class or walkout in an effort to protest a change for gun laws and safety within our schools. Senior Claire Brown was quick to voice her opinion on the wal...

A Race to First: Zachary Bogaczyk’s Win

A Race to First: Zachary Bogaczyk’s Win

April 20, 2018


Filed under BLOG, Contests, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE

An Unexpected Journey...A Race to First Junior student Zachary Bogaczyk had a sweet taste of victory on April 10th at the Regional Special Olympic Games.  He swam back-to-back races and placed first in the 50-yard freestyle and backstroke events.  However, getting to this place has been a journey ...

Focus on Adderall

Focus on Adderall

Ben Jordinson and Josh Wente

April 15, 2018


Filed under BLOG, NEWS, Science, Social, STUDENT LIFE, Students, Uncategorized

     “They bought it from somebody else and then sold it to me. It’d be like four or five a pop, not bad,” stated Taylor Taylorson*. Adderall is a stimulant prescribed for treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It is intended to help users stay focused and ignore distractions...

The Scenes of Notre Dame

The Scenes of Notre Dame

Rashed Alsharqi, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under BLOG, Clubs, NEWS, PHOTOS, STUDENT LIFE, Students, Uncategorized

     Every spring, student actors and crew put in hours and hours of practice and planning, vigorously running through each scene until every line is embedded into their subconscious. The musical, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is anticipated by the students and staff of Waukee High School. Many see...

One in Six

One in Six

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under BLOG, NEWS, STUDENT LIFE, Students, Uncategorized

     College signals a time of new beginnings. New responsibilities, new friends, new classes, and maybe even a new state. It is a time to start fresh and take that next step into becoming an adult. Many students are excited about entering college because of its aura of freedom that surrounds it. H...

The Beginning of STEM

The Beginning of STEM

Rashed Alsharqi, Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Classes, NEWS, Science, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Students

Waukee High School offers 19 official clubs to students. From the arts to Best Buddies, the variety of clubs covers many interests of the student body—all but one. Until this year, Waukee did not have any science-related clubs. STEM Club was created by juniors Geethika Kannaparti and Meghana Yelleped...

Window Safety

Window Safety

Kathryn Shumaker, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS, Showcase

     With Summer quickly approaching, a deadly threat comes to fruition—windows. Typically seen as a harmless mechanic, windows provide a possibility for young children to fall from them, causing serious injury and possible death. According to Safekids.org, every year there are 3,300 injuries and...

Student Contributions to Voices 4 Hope

Student Contributions to Voices 4 Hope

Felicia Williams and Dana Aguilar

March 28, 2018


Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Students

Ten years ago, Ben Twigg and Scott Blum created Voices 4 Hope, which helps the underprivileged and impoverished across world and contributes to students and families living with homelessness. Voices 4 Hope intended to help provide a voice around the world for the struggling. The group is also associa...

Students Join “March For Our Lives” Movement at Iowa Capitol

Students Join “March For Our Lives” Movement at Iowa Capitol

Dana Aguilar, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

February 14 celebrates love. Interpretations vary from person to person, but each year Americans find themselves overwhelmed with tacky decorations, pressure to buy the ‘perfect’ gift, or a very lonely night in. Most cannot go a few minutes without seeing advertisements for chocolate, flowers, and dia...

Mock Trial to Compete At State this Weekend

Mock Trial to Compete At State this Weekend

Lydia Shelton, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Clubs, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

“Mock trial is like a giant inside joke where all the case materials, all of us, become so familiar with it; and we refer to each other as the characters,” junior Bhavana Sirimalle reflected. Throughout the years of doing Mock Trial, a club at Waukee High School, the team and sponsor Benjamin Hicks...

Ivanka Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds Visit Waukee APEX

Ivanka Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds Visit Waukee APEX

Kathryn Shumaker, Reporter

March 19, 2018


Filed under Classes, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds brought president's adviser Ivanka Trump to tour the Waukee Innovation Learning Center on March 19, 2018.Trump and Reynolds participated in a experiment with Dr. Holly Showalter and the Human Services strand of APEX as well as explored the programs the Engineering strand uses to...

Buzzin’ for Trouble

Buzzin’ for Trouble

Ben Jordison and Josh Wente

March 15, 2018


Filed under BLOG, NEWS, Science, Social, STUDENT LIFE, Students, Uncategorized

     “I think it's like a trend or a fad like with any generation,” said Tatum Starcevich, a teacher at Waukee High School. Vaping is the process of using liquid with an e-cigarette to imitate smoking tobacco products. An anonymous poll consisting of 41 students found that 49% of Waukee High S...

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