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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...

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...

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