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Heart of Art

Heart of Art

Dana Aguilar, Reporter

January 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, Uncategorized

“To be an artist is to believe in life,” stated sculpture artist Henry Moore. This has been acknowledged universally throughout history. Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh and Picasso each changed the course of history, leading to the artists known and loved in today’s day and age.The eight members...

Cameron Wolff’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Cameron Wolff’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

January 8, 2017


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

With the tumultuous events in the United States, from a divisive presidential election to issues of gun violence and discrimination, this year presented a challenge to American filmmakers. I cannot recall any other year that I have seen so many films devoted to social justice, ranging from racism to...

Iowa’s New Governor

Iowa’s New Governor

Ethan Adato, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been appointed to be the new ambassador to China. Branstad is well suited for the position considering he has met with Chinese officials several times in the past. Iowa also exports large amounts of pork and corn to China. With Branstad heading off to China, Iowa is...

A Farewell and A Hello

A Farewell and A Hello

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Waukee volleyball team has experienced years of success and growth under varsity head coach Steven Baas. During his time at the school he lead the team to many victories and helped them through their defeats. Waukee Athletics is losing a bel oved coach to retirement. After the successful 2016 v...

Perfectionism: The Trek Toward the Top

Perfectionism: The Trek Toward the Top

Grace Culbertson, Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

In life, there are mountains. These prominent, colossal peaks are of all different shapes and sizes, and each one is an opportunity. No mountain is of the same height or difficulty, but the climber can choose the hills they conquer, and if one is too tall or the path is too twisted for their liking, t...

A Different Kind of ‘State’ Title

A Different Kind of ‘State’ Title

Averi Baudler, Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

During the first few months of each year, a stroll down the high school choir wing before and after class would be full of singers with nervous expressions on their faces and water bottles and pencils gripped in each hand. These select, stress ridden, extremely hydrated few are the Iowa All State ...

‘Wauk’ the Halls

‘Wauk’ the Halls

Averi Baudler, Reporter

December 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Question: “What is one Holiday tradition that you do with your family or friends?”   Seniors Odessa Neeley “We have a bunch of icicle ornaments that we have to hang on the tree and there’s like one hundred of them.”   Rebecca Corbett “My parents give my b...

Hungry for Hurts Donut

Hungry for Hurts Donut

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

December 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The sweet aroma of sugary dough being rolled into perfect gourmet donuts is the second thing that greets you upon entering Hurts Donut. The first thing you’ll notice? The shop’s incredible popularity, only a week after the West Glen Town Center location’s grand opening. Lines of customers swirl a...

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh Why?

Lions, Tigers, and Bears…Oh Why?

Victoria Dicks, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Abusing and exploiting animals is nothing new to humanity; we eat them, wear them, test on them, hunt them, torture them. And why? For our own enjoyment, in other words--for no necessary or logical reason at all. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that circuses that include animals are just as cruel as an...

Star Wars: Rogue One Movie Review

Star Wars: Rogue One Movie Review

Ethan Adato, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Rogue One is the newest Star Wars movie to keep the growing legions of Star Wars fans happy. The movie takes place before Episode IV and after Episode III. Although it is not part of the official series, the movie fits perfectly into the series to add in additional information and illustrate more of the batt...

Manchester by the Sea Review

Manchester by the Sea Review

Cameron Wolff, Reporter

December 20, 2016


Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Halfway through Manchester by the Sea, I knew a perfect film unfolded before my eyes. Then, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan unveiled an unexpected revelation to the audience and tears flowed throughout the theater. The film became more than a technical masterpiece to me then. Lonergan crafted one of the ...

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