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PSA: How to Not Get a Parking Ticket

PSA: How to Not Get a Parking Ticket

Mady Adams, Editor

March 9, 2016

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

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

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

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

Picture: from dailykos.com

Claire Simmons & Lauren Biggerstaff, Reporters

December 4, 2015

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...

Living With Anxiety

Grace Culbertson, Reporter

October 1, 2015

In Waukee, a rapidly growing community, the problem of mental illness is hidden from conversations between students and teachers since it is commonly known to be a touchy issue. Mental illnesses develop internally and create a battle in one’s self. However, the reality is that a person’s extern...

Mental Illness Among Students

Mental Illness Among Students

Opinion by Ana Hernandez and Andi Munford

September 24, 2015

      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

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?

Science Center of Iowa

Ashley Longfield, Reporter

September 22, 2015

      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

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

“[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

The nation's most notorious Christmas tree, a symbol of the holiday celebration in America since 1933.

Mariah Prendergast, Print Editor

December 16, 2014

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...

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