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WILC Open House

WILC Open House

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

As guests mingle amongst themselves, captivating conversations drift around the newly furnished rooms of the Waukee Innovation & Learning Center. People seem to fill up every cushioned chair and inch of carpet space, while visitors enthuse about the new, beautiful venue. On Monday, April ...

I’m with the Band

I’m with the Band

Averi Baudler, Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

‘I want to be in a rock band’ is a common answer from young children when asked the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” This dream often loses its luster once a person realizes that they do not want to put in the effort to learn a new instrument or put hours into practicing. A...

Tech Buddies

Tech Buddies

Rashed Alsharqi, Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

As today's world rapidly becomes more and more technologically advanced, it can get overwhelming for anyone to keep up, especially the elderly. This last January, a program by the name of Tech Buddies started up in the Waukee School District. Tech Buddies is a volunteer program in which teens go and...

Movement 515

Movement 515

Grace Culbertson, Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Strolling past the heavy glass doors of the Des Moines Social Club, it’s common to hear the distant loud roar of a bustling crowd. The Social Club is a venue with the aim of fostering a sense of community by hosting several events throughout the week. On Thursday afternoons, at 3:30 P.M., most of the moder...

Women in Science

Women in Science

Alena Gamble, Reporter

March 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Science, Showcase

For years, a notable gender gap existed in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields. A Yale study published in 2012 showed that about 20% of physics Ph.D’s in the United States are awarded to women, and 14% of all physics professors in the U.S. are women.     The same study sh...

Tattooed Students

Tattooed Students

Damion Wallace Jr., Reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Whether Waukee High School students notice or not, many tattooed students roam the halls. Wherever these tattoos exist on their bodies, teens take pride in them. According to a Harris poll, tattoos are becoming less taboo as time goes on, with 47% of people ages 18 to 35 having one. Many parents are...

Creekside Construction

Creekside Construction

March 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

About At Creekside Construction, our mission is to bring client collaboration, exceptional planning, and high-quality craftsmanship to each and every project. We will ensure that you are a part of each and every process along the way, utilizing your vision and opinion to guarantee your satisfacti...

1 in 1700: Abby Stinson

1 in 1700: Abby Stinson

Dana Aguilar, Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

A bus filled with anxious musicians, a gym floor covered in martial arts mats, an art studio brimming with talent - Waukee High School Senior Abby Stinson can be found at each of these locations. Stinson has a black belt in karate, plays the flute, and manages to draw in her spare time.     ...

Refugees in Waukee

Refugees in Waukee

Vanessa Bittok, Reporter

March 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Frantically packing up their necessities to leave their home, friends, and family, refugees head toward a new life a unfamiliar surroundings, seeking safety in America. 84,995 refugees left their homes to find peace and safety by September 2016, according to the Washington Times, and some refugees have f...

Vote for Senior Superlatives!

Vote for Senior Superlatives!

The Echo

March 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

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1 in 1700: Katie Overholt

1 in 1700: Katie Overholt

Averi Baudler, Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

Katie Overholt, a Sophomore who was randomly selected from the 1700 people who attend Waukee, is an easygoing girl who wants to be remembered for her fun energy. “I want to help people with advice, and for them to look back and only remember laughing and smiling when with me. It’s all about the g...

School Counselors

School Counselors

Rashed Alsharqi and Miranda Boyle

March 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Walking down the long hall, staring down at the gray carpet with thoughts locked inside one’s head raging, trying to get out. Going to the one place where those thoughts can be let out. Stepping into the doorway and seeing a familiar face. The counselor's office is a safe environment for any studen...

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