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Waukee High School Family Tree

Waukee High School Family Tree

Kaitlyn Harris, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

For most kids at Waukee, the typical morning includes rushing around with hardly time to even say goodbye to their family. But what about the families who are lucky enough to see each other everyday while at work or school? At Waukee, this category has an abundance of families who fall under it. From parent...

1 in 1900: Judy Siria

1 in 1900: Judy Siria

Dana Aguilar, Stephen Holko, Claire Petersen, and Felicia Williams

October 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Pencil and paper. The power of those two things can hold is quite remarkable, and junior Judy Siria uses the two to create something new. Previously, Siria was not too fond of English, but now she enjoys her time writing. A couple of years ago, she became interested in writing poetry about racism in...

Crowding in the ‘Kee

Crowding in the ‘Kee

Marissa Garton, Adison Koester, C.J. Rogers, Lydia Shelton, and Josh Wente

October 1, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Lunch Room Rampage A new school year comes with many new issues. This year at Waukee High School, crowding in the cafeteria caught the attention of students and staff. “Crowding is a problem, but a good problem,” stated principal Cary Justmann. In the first few days of classes, students struggled to find a place to sit at lunch or finding a table accommodat...

Foreign Friends

Foreign Friends

Haven Lackey, Nancy Tran, Bowen Siberz, and Dawson Wetlaufer

October 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Nayem Fayard Rodriguez – Spain: 1.What are some differences in you have noticed in our culture here in Iowa versus back home? He noticed the classes are a lot longer at Waukee, but there is a lot more one-on-one learning.   2. What do you like most about Waukee? P.E. is his favori...

Starcatching 101

Starcatching 101

Alena Gamble, Kat Lewallen, Evan Phillips, and Aliya Warth

October 1, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The Waukee High School fall play takes a different turn from last year’s somber rendition of Dracula. Aiming for a more lighthearted story, this year’s cast is excited for how Peter and the Starcatcher will be perceived.   “It's really fun, it's really imaginative, [and it] is familiar beca...

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...

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