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AP Art Students

AP Art Students

Nancy Tran, Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under BLOG, Classes, Clubs, Contests, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, Social, STUDENT LIFE

 Whether it’s expressing it through a painting, or through photography, art is something that brings out the creativity in every student.  “It expresses us,” exclaimed senior Haylee Kidd. Every morning in room 214, during their AP Art class, students work on pieces they are passionate...

Waukee Snapchat Stories

Waukee Snapchat Stories

Claire Peterson, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Social, STUDENT LIFE

Waukee Snapchat Stories. You’ve probably seen them while scrolling through your snapchat stories and then do one of four things: leave the group, ignore the story, watch the story, or add to it. However, have you ever wondered what sparked the interest in creating these? To begin, the Snapchat stories...

What is FFA?

What is FFA?

Sydney Peterson, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Clubs, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

A bus full of exhausted agriculture students was on its way home from the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana–or at least they thought they were. With only five members of Waukee’s FFA Chapter attending the convention, they rode on two charter buses with lots of other chapters from aro...

Students and Cheating

Students and Cheating

November 9, 2017


Filed under BLOG, Classes, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Cheating. Most of us know someone who’s done it if we haven’t ourselves. A poll done by ABC news interviewed students ages 12-17, and out of those students one in three admitted to cheating. The question is: why do students cheat? Cheating occurs in our high school, people cheat at Harvard, it see...

Student Excuses and Procrastination

Student Excuses and Procrastination

Marissa Garton, Journalist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

“Time is everybody's enemy at some time,” stated a Waukee High School English teacher, Adam Werley. Trying to get everything done by a certain time is hard when there are other things that also need to be done. Some students will go down to Maggie Murillo, the school nurse, and ask to lay down or...

The Voice(s) of Des Moines

The Voice(s) of Des Moines

November 8, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, ENTERTAINMENT, NEWS, PHOTOS, Showcase, Uncategorized

Lights. Camera. Action! The stage is set and millions of Americans anticipate the newest recruits of 2017 Emmy-winning singing competition, The Voice. With hundreds auditioning and only a limited amount of spots on each team, the pressure is on to be the best. The hosts, Adam Levine, Miley Cyrus, Jennife...

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017

Evan Phillips, Reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Beyond The Kee, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

All Hallows Eve, better known as Halloween is a time where friends, family, and strangers alike celebrate the dead by dressing up and eating more candy then should be humanly possible.  It gets its roots from a long forgotten Celtic holiday called Samhain.  It is similar to Dia de los Muertos, or the D...

1 in 1900: Cole Van Hauen

1 in 1900: Cole Van Hauen

Dana Aguilar, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

“I get up and get ready, go to school and take class, get really bored! Then after school gets out I go home, I’ll have an hour or two to myself before I have to get ready, and go to dance from 4:30 to 9:00 or 10:00. I go home and do homework, go to bed, and repeat.” This is an average day for seni...

Behind the Scenes of Waukee High School

Behind the Scenes of Waukee High School

Haven Lackey, Andrew Tobey, and Debashish Koirala

October 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, VIDEO

When the word “janitor” comes to mind, many stereotypes are associated. Thoughts such as jumpsuits, huge creepy closets, and night workers may be linked. However, this isn’t true at all. Russ Bickett, head custodian at WHS, is here to put an end to the predetermined words that are used to describe...

Why Should YOU Be Joining Extracurriculars?

Why Should YOU Be Joining Extracurriculars?

Ben Jordison, Journalist

October 31, 2017


Filed under Classes, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

It is quite common nowadays for adolescents to not know what they want to do with their lives or know what they want to pursue. Most teenagers that face this dilemma often lack any structure in their life and harbor no motivation to try new things. However, extracurricular activities offer a solution to ...

IT (2017) Movie Review

IT (2017) Movie Review

Stephen Holko, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

  IT (2017) is a near perfect recreation of Stephen King's original story by the same name. To not over elaborate on the many ins and outs of Stephen King's literary universe, IT is about a spider demon clown god, if you have a problem with that, it's an omnipotent being from before the creation ...

Super ‘Gehrl’

Super ‘Gehrl’

Kaitlyn Harris, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase

From lifting cars to smashing through buildings to save the public, superheros are widely known for their extraordinary powers and exceptional skills. At Waukee, we have one ‘superhero’ in particular who really saves the school. While she might not have super strength or heat vision, Gehrls has supe...

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