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Mental Illness Among Students

Mental Illness Among Students

Opinion by Ana Hernandez and Andi Munford

September 24, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

      According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1 in 5 teenagers are affected by mental illness. The most common of these are depression, anxiety, and behavior disorders. Mental illness is prevalent in teenagers, and many start or increase during these years.  The high school env...

Everyone’s Gotta Go

Everyone’s Gotta Go

Samuel Cox, Reporter

September 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Going to the bathroom is something everyone has to do every now and again. We’re all humans, and going to the bathroom is something humans constantly have to do. No one chooses when they have to go to the bathroom, it just happens naturally. Some students at Waukee High School may have to go during cl...

Zombies, Golf, and Science?

Zombies, Golf,  and Science?

Ashley Longfield, Reporter

September 22, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

      Each season in Des Moines is different and has new things to experience. The summer welcomes Autumn, full of festivals and endless free concerts, which is followed by cool weather that comes into swing of endless trails and the scenery at Gray’s Lake. As Des Moines goes into Winter, the p...

Ways to Stay Successful in 2015

Ways to Stay Successful in 2015

Leah Doyle, Reporter

January 14, 2015


Filed under OPINION, STUDENT LIFE

Second semester has started, and if you are not already completely fed up with school, you’re lying. There are ways to make 2015 better than 2014 and hopefully make this semester more tolerable than the last. 1.Stay Organized Keeping all your ducks in a line is key in 2015. Consider writing down y...

Iowa Stereotypes

Iowa Stereotypes

Leah Doyle, Reporter

January 13, 2015


Filed under OPINION

“[Iowa people] are more farm like and [they] eat opossum and stuff like that,” said Tori Nelson. She grew up in Florida and has just recently moved to Waukee, Iowa. Her friends back home had some interesting misconceptions about Iowa and the people living here. Iowa’s publicity is even worse with...

Yes, I said it. Merry Christmas

Yes, I said it. Merry Christmas

Mariah Prendergast, Print Editor

December 16, 2014


Filed under OPINION

By now, everyone knows that it is not always appropriate to wish your neighbor a merry Christmas. Why? To put it simply, I don’t know.   At some point, 1870 to be more specific, Christmas was declared a federal holiday. The entire nation simultaneously receives a day to worship, party, and/or r...

#BlackLivesMatter

#BlackLivesMatter

Lauren Biggerstaff, Reporter

December 12, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The rallying cry of “I can’t breathe” echoes through New York streets, bringing together protestors from all over the country. Those were the last words of Eric Garner, a black man who was choked to death by a NYPD officer in July. Protests towards the death started recently after the grand jury...

Hero to Murderer: Oscar Pistorius

Hero to Murderer: Oscar Pistorius

Lauren Biggerstaff, Reporter

November 18, 2014


Filed under Beyond The Kee, NEWS, OPINION

The story of Paralympic, award-winning athlete Oscar Pistorius is the classic tale of a star’s rise and fall from fame. A year after running and winning a gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, Pistorius fatally shot and killed his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. According to C NN, ...

Browsing the Internet Safely

Browsing the Internet Safely

Zaq Smithson, Web Master

April 23, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Viruses and Worms have been threats to computers since the 1990’s, yet very few people know how to defend against them. Anti-virus programs exist, but the creators of viruses adapt quickly and no program is perfect, here I can tell you a few easy steps to ensure that your computer runs how it should,...

Finals and the State of Union

Cait Spackman and Morgan Wright

February 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION

In theory, Waukee High School can be thought of as a small country: it has its’ own social customs, dialect, class divisions, leadership and government, and its’ own controversial political issues. In regards to the most recent issue on the minds of Waukeestanbul citizens, the change in the finals...

The Science of Textual Relationships.

The Science of Textual Relationships.

Cait Spackman, Reporter

February 7, 2014


Filed under OPINION

It’s late at night. You’ve been up way past when you usually go to sleep, but you’re too busy to even think about shutting your eyes. You lie in bed, staring at your phone, smiling. There can only be one thing on that screen that could keep you from your precious, well-earned sleep: “Hey :)” Yes,...

Where is Your Dignity, Waukee?

Adian Sisco, Co- Editor

February 6, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

  Let’s all be adults for a second. In a few short years or less we will be. We will venture out into the world, headstrong and ready to succeed. High school gives us all of the tools to be successful. Teachers educate us on how to write an Argument Essay or how to do a Algebra problem, but while...

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