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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...

Good Bye, Seniors

Good Bye, Seniors

Kaitlyn Redman and Anna Nelson

May 19, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Mady Adams (Yearbook Editor) [Iowa State University] Mr. Peterson frequently tells the story of a timid sophomore Mady Adams, who wasn’t really sure Publications was for her. The tale ends with a beautiful senior Mady, who has blossomed into a true force to be reckoned with. Mady, your beauty a...

PDA; How Much Is Too Much?

PDA; How Much Is Too Much?

Genesis Ramos, Reporter

May 5, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

We all see it, we all notice it, and some may be a part of this horrible epidemic. It’s PDA or, “public display of affection”. Whether it is giving a simple hug goodbye, a kiss on the cheek, or any other form of romantic action; it’s qualified as PDA. Now if you are the witnessing it take plac...

Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer

Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer

Griffin Wright, Reporter

April 13, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

With recent controversy being stirred up about Ted Cruz, a fact that has been staring everyone in the face plainly is that Cruz is not who he appears to be. I can say with complete confidence that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer. There is evidence all around us; all you have to do it look. The first an...

PSA: How to Not Get a Parking Ticket

PSA: How to Not Get a Parking Ticket

Mady Adams, Editor

March 9, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Waukee High School is the fastest growing district in the state, with class sizes doubling from past years. The high school houses  sophomores, juniors and seniors, some of which have the ability to drive themselves to school everyday. Earlier this year, students found fault in the school’s parking...

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Sports Illustrated Jinx

The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Sports Illustrated Jinx

Samuel Cox, Editor

March 4, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Disappointment is what most people feel when they see their favorite sports team on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Not excitement, disappointment. Most people would assume that being on the cover of an admirable sports magazine like Sports Illustrated would be a good thing for a sports program,...

Chaos on Capital Hill

Chaos on Capital Hill

Claire Simmons, Reporter

March 1, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Within hours of the death of Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice, President Barack Obama and his team began their deliberation process to fill his shoes. Scalia, a well known right wing conservative, kept the balance between the two parties in check for years. His death and now replacement has ...

Tissue Crisis

Tissue Crisis

Mady Adams, Editor

February 17, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Satire by Mady Adams Crisis has stricken the sniffly nosed students at Waukee High School. Reaching for a tissue is no longer a privilege for these students. Somewhere along the way funding tissues for the 2015-2016 school year was pushed to the back burner, and now a once simple daily task is a fight...

Youth In Politics

Youth In Politics

Claire Simmons & Lauren Biggerstaff, Reporters

December 4, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

As Millennials, we are cynical of the government and tend to not be informed on about the nation’s political universe. Possibly the biggest issue with the political system is that political inadequacy is at an all time high. The younger generation does not show up at the polls because they feel their votes...

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