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2017 Graduation

2017 Graduation

Andrew Tobey, Photographer
May 26, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Outside the Binary

Outside the Binary

Alena Gamble, Reporter
May 24, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

With many organizations and individuals arguing that gender is defined by genitalia, those who do not identify with the gender binary feel out of place and largely unaccepted today. Waukee sophomore Orion Rahjes is one of those people, identifying as a transgender male. As Rahjes defined, “Being...

Kindergarten Counselors

Kindergarten Counselors

Miranda Boyle, Reporter
May 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Devon “Make a lot of friends and get a pet.”   Morgan- “Get a good job.”   Ava “Help other people if they miss their family while they are at college.”   Zach- “Try your best in school”   Ellie “Be nice to others.”   Joel “Invit...

1 in 1700: Holden Sinnard

1 in 1700: Holden Sinnard

Alena Gamble, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The smell of saltwater fills the air around Waukee senior Holden Sinnard as he lays on the beach, listening to the crashing of the waves. Sinnard fell in love with the ocean the day he visited the Pacific Ocean when he was nine years old and has adored it ever since. “[It is] a little bit terrifying, but also...

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 ...

Student Photographers

Student Photographers

Andrew Tobey, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

 With the pressure of a fabric strap against the neck, a photographer holds the camera up to the eye and searches for the desired photo. The photographer snaps the shutter with great intention, immortalizing a subject. Photographers capture sunsets over the skyline, show human emotion, nature, and mo...

Substitute Teachers

Substitute Teachers

Amelia Roberts, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

  After placing a briefcase beside an unfamiliar desk and writing their name on the whiteboard, substitute teachers repeatedly greet classrooms of new faces. Their job is vital to the everyday workings of the school, but even with such an important role in the school, their hard work can be overlook...

2017 Track Preview

2017 Track Preview

Kaitlyn Redman, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Waukee Athletics have dominated on the track for years, and this 2017 season looks to be making another strong start. Track and Field is a sport which includes athletic competitions based on running, jumping, and throwing. The foot racing events, which include sprints, middle and long-distance events,...

1 in 1700: Ledg Downs

1 in 1700: Ledg Downs

April 19, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Between school, sports, and other interests, junior Ledg Downs is constantly trying to manage his busy schedule. Downs describes what activities make his days so jam packed. “I am involved in track and football […] and cross country my freshman and sophomore years.” Downs also manages to find time...

Student Response to the Letter to the Editor Regarding Winter Formal

Student Response to the Letter to the Editor Regarding Winter Formal

Grace Culbertson and Emma Lyon
April 18, 2017
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Claire Baudler: Q:What did you get from the letter to the editor? A: I don’t remember it super well but I mean I feel like it was justified because I was at that winter formal, I saw some crazy stuff and there were people who would walk by and would reek of alcohol and there was a light that was ...

Off the Shelf

Off the Shelf

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Literary censorship is a hot-button topic that has swirled around the American public for decades; This is a debate that appears to only become more heated with time, as novels like The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and To Kill a Mockingbird continue to draw fierce criticism from parents acr...

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