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Hair-Dye Dos and Don’ts

Hair-Dye Dos and Don’ts

Alena Gamble, Journalist

October 10, 2017


Filed under OPINION, STUDENT LIFE

Hair dye trends are all the rage nowadays, but that perfect head of fire-red or royal purple hair is not achieved as easily as one might think. It takes careful planning in order to successfully dye never before bleached hair. Step 1: Picking the Color When picking a new color, always, always, always take your skin...

Fall Time Activities 2017

Fall Time Activities 2017

Claire Petersen and Abby Benson

October 4, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Color changing leaves, soft sweaters, and hot drinks are certainly some of the best parts of fall, however the truly best aspect of this season is the memories you create with all the people around you. This is a favorite season for many because of all the fun and festive activities you can partici...

Waukee Bonuses

Waukee Bonuses

Bowen Siberz, Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Waukee offers countless things for students to do with their free time, but how to spend is up to an individual. Today, I've narrowed down my top five favorite extracurriculars at Waukee.  Weightlifting Every day starting at six in the morning, Waukee offers a strength program to help any individua...

North Korea: World Threat or Paper Tiger?

North Korea: World Threat or Paper Tiger?

Ethan Adato, Reporter

May 11, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

In the 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, both the Soviets and the USA pushed to the brink of nuclear war. Now, with the USSR gone, North Korea has quickly become the United States’ greatest enemy. During the Obama administration, the United States and her allies quickly placed severe economic ...

Unfilmable: The Forgotten Controversies of Hollywood’s Brightest Stars

Unfilmable: The Forgotten Controversies of Hollywood’s Brightest Stars

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

February 26th, 2017: Hollywood’s most prominent night will air to millions of televisions across America. This is the Academy Awards, or the Oscars, the star-studded centerpiece of every cinephiles’ year, where acclaimed films are cemented into Hollywood’s storied history forever. I always watch th...

10 Things Turning 10 in 2017

10 Things Turning 10 in 2017

Grace Culbertson, Reporter

January 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The Smartphone was Born   One of the most well-known products of 2007 is undoubtedly the iPhone. While the technology looked nowhere near to how it does currently, at the time, in a generation of big, chunky flip-phones, this technology paved the way for the following decade. The iPhon...

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh Why?

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh Why?

Victoria Dicks, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Abusing and exploiting animals is nothing new to humanity; we eat them, wear them, test on them, hunt them, torture them. And why? For our own enjoyment, in other words--for no necessary or logical reason at all. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that circuses that include animals are just as cruel as an...

Oil Isn’t For Drinking

Oil Isn’t For Drinking

Ethan Adato, Reporter

December 9, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Oil companies have been putting down pipelines for decades. Oftentimes, they’ve had to fight local residents in order to go through with their construction, but they’ve almost always managed to go through with their projects. The Dakota Access Pipeline, so far, has been a different story. Worldw...

Doom, Gloom, and Climate Change

Doom, Gloom, and Climate Change

Ethan Adato, Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Floods, hurricanes, drought: These disasters and more occur at an alarmingly increasing rate. Heat waves last about three times the long term average since 2011, droughts cost the U.S. more than ten billion dollars yearly and the frequency of major storms like hurricanes continue to escalate. This ...

Christmas Season: The Sooner the Merrier?

Christmas Season: The Sooner the Merrier?

Averi Baudler, Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Super heros, monsters, and pop stars were just recently roaming the streets in search of candy to satisfy their sweet tooth a few weekends ago, and finally-- Halloween is over. Not only does the day after Halloween signify mass amounts of candy on sale and the absence of annoying dancing pumpkins on...

Anime: Why it Deserves a Second Look

Anime: Why it Deserves a Second Look

Damion Wallace, Reporter

November 7, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Anime has been around just as long as American cartoons, but have only really been taking over America in the last few years. Anime in recent times has been skyrocketing in popularity all over our great nation, and becomes more accessible to Americans as time goes on. With its own category on Netflix...

Five Ways to Fall for Fall

Five Ways to Fall for Fall

Emma Kern, Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Fall marks the end of warm weather, swimming, and staying out late with friends. Though the season changes and the days get shorter, the fun does not have to stop. Here are 5 exciting things you can do to embrace the season, and fall in love with Fall.  Pumpkin Patches- Pumpkin Patches may be a cli...

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