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Lots and Lots of Lots

Lots and Lots of Lots

Keegan Pickering, Reporter

September 1, 2018

     In 2016 alone, the Waukee Community School District reported roughly 1700 students enrolled at Waukee High School. With the city’s population growing every year, more and more students are filling up the hallways. More importantly, they are filling up the parking spots. Just this summer a whole...

Girl Up hosts Self Defense Class

Girl Up hosts Self Defense Class

Keegan Pickering, Author

May 9, 2018

           Officers Brandon Pettit and Mackenzie Sposeto helped educate a group of Waukee students on how to defend themselves this week on Tuesday night. The event, organized by the Girl Up club at Waukee High School, consisted of an hour long session where volunteers from the Waukee P...

A Debate Reloaded

A Debate Reloaded

Felicia Williams, Editor

April 25, 2018

     Nobody expects danger to strike their school, but in the wake of tragedy, students nationwide are making themselves heard as they begin the fight for their lives.      Parkland, Florida is a wealthy enclave abutting other flourishing cities, such as Palm Beach, Coral Springs, and Boca ...

Waukee High School Walks Out Against Gun Violence

Waukee High School Walks Out Against Gun Violence

Ben Jordison, Reporter

April 23, 2018

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

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

     “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

     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

     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

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

     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

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...

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