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The Martin’s at the Grammy’s

The Martin’s at the Grammy’s

Leah Wilson, Reporter
February 27, 2015
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS

“For me that’s amazing, like my dad was...nominated for the Grammy’s,” said senior Taylor Martin. This year the Grammy’s attracted 28.5 million viewers Sunday, February 8th, according to CNN. Many tuned in to watch Beyoncé perform or to cheer as Sam Smith took home a Grammy; however, many...

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Dillon Waskow, Reporter
February 27, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Have you ever felt like someone’s watching you? Well, chances are, if you own a smartphone or a new smart TV, your gut feeling is correct, and you’re never really alone. With new technology, our television sets and mobile devices might have turned the tide and started watching us. New command...

Japan’s Ancient Businesses

Japan’s Ancient Businesses

Lauren Biggerstaff, Reporters
February 27, 2015
Filed under Beyond The Kee

Time is a concept that humans created. And in the midst of a fast-paced, ever changing century, very little time is taken to appreciate the ancient businesses that have survived decade after decade. In the 21st century, it can be difficult to start up a company and keep it alive long enough to mee...

The Martins at the Grammy’s

Leah Wilson, Reporter
February 16, 2015
Filed under Beyond The Kee

“For me that’s amazing, like my dad was...nominated for the Grammy’s,” said senior Taylor Martin. This year the Grammy’s attracted 28.5 million viewers Sunday, February 8th, according to CNN. Many tuned in to watch Beyoncé perform or to cheer as Sam Smith took home a Grammy; however, many...

Brian Williams: Suspended 6 Months from NBC

Brian Williams: Suspended 6 Months from NBC

Dillon Waskow, Reporter
February 12, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Brian Williams, longtime anchor of the NBC news network, was suspended Wednesday for 6 months without pay.   Following Williams’ trip to Iraq back in 2003, he released a few statements about his experiences to a blog pot written for NBCNews.com. Dated July 18, 2006, the post quoted him...

EDCI Advocating Prevention and Attention

EDCI Advocating Prevention and Attention

Mariah Prendergast, Print Editor
February 11, 2015
Filed under NEWS

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.

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Free Community College?

Free Community College?

Bailie Uppena, Reporter
January 30, 2015
Filed under Beyond The Kee, Showcase

  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

Westboro vs. Rally of Love

Analese Hauber and Vivian Le
January 27, 2015
Filed under Beyond The Kee

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
Filed under NEWS

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
Filed under Beyond The Kee

    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

Influenza A Outbreak

Makenzie Lisle, Reporter
January 13, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

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
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

“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...

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