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Mrs. Bechtum Wins the Golden Apple Award

Mrs. Bechtum Wins the Golden Apple Award

Chloe Wagner, Reporter

November 15, 2019

     Mrs. Bechtum is a teacher here at Waukee High School, who teaches what most consider some of the hardest classes offered here. She teaches AP Physics and AP Chemistry, but she is not like any other teacher. On November 5th, Mrs. Bechtum won the Golden Apple Award, which is only given ou...

Iraq Protests

Iraq Protests

Stephanie Diaz, Reporter

October 30, 2019

FED UP. Fed up with years of corruption, unemployment and a lack of basic services, thousands of Iraqis are taking to the streets to protest for better living conditions and a better future. Most of the young people from the community when out on the streets to show the government that they are done...

This American Life Podcast Review

This American Life Podcast Review

Camden Habgood, Reporter

October 30, 2019

“...These stories are a kind of beacon. By making stories full of empathy and amusement and the sheer pleasure of discovering the world, these writers reassert the fact that we live in a world where joy and empathy and pleasure are all around us, there for the noticing,” reporter Ira Glass described...

Polio Outbreak

Polio Outbreak

Serenity Lo, Reporter

October 30, 2019

The world is changing in more ways than one. People are coming across new facts and ideas every day, whether they are supported by scientific evidence or pseudoscience. An example seen today is the controversy regarding vaccines. Many parents choose not to vaccinate their children due to the believed...

2020 Election: Road to 270

2020 Election: Road to 270

Hunter Spooner, Reporter

October 7, 2019

Most who want change feel like they have to be a senator, governor or even the president to do real change. The people that change things most often started small. One vote could change the course of history; it could be yours.   Most young people don’t take government until they’re seniors in ...

Fall Sports Expectations

Fall Sports Expectations

Camden Habgood and Cristen Ballard

September 27, 2019

Scott Carlson - Football “I’ve got your six, it’s a military term. If you look at the hands of a clock, 12 is in the front, 9 is on the left, 3 is on the right and 6 [is in the back]. That’s your back,” boys football Coach Carlson says as he describes the mentality and motivation for this...

The Earth’s Lungs Are On Fire

The Earth's Lungs Are On Fire

Camryn Ward and Hailey Oswald

September 26, 2019

Commonly referred to as “the Earth’s lungs,” the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is large and lush; its biodiverse atmosphere creates a home for a mass of different species. The ecosystem is filled with diverse plants, animals and trees of many kinds. Constituting nearly 3.4 million square miles of...

Dr. Buck’s Return

Dr. Buck's Return

Maya Badeaux, Reporter

September 25, 2019

The Waukee Community School District is growing and changing rapidly. With this growth comes changes to the staff at the district office. Dr.Brad Buck is the Waukee Community School District’s new superintendent. Dr. Buck is coming into this position following last year’s controversies around spending...

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