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Can Hair Be Cultural Appropriation?

Can Hair Be Cultural Appropriation?

Maanya Pandey, Reporter

March 9, 2020

Whether it is on Instagram, T.V., the runway or just everyday life, finding non-black people sporting dreadlocks or cornrows is not unusual. Celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Zac Efron and Kylie Jenner have been accused of cultural appropriation for wearing these hairstyles as caucasian people. Many peopl...

A Different Stance on Feminism

A Different Stance on Feminism

Audra Wilkinson, Yearbook Editor

February 11, 2020

No, I am not a feminist, but I have to watch where I say that. I have faced more backlash from self-proclaiming feminists than any sexist or belittling comment a man has spoken. Yes, my folks raised me to be strong and independent. I remember my father telling me “Now Audra, you need to work hard fo...

Open Message to the Class of 2020

Open Message to the Class of 2020

Aubrey Mahoney, Yearbook Editor

January 13, 2020

Hey class of 2020 - guess what? It’s 2020.   Scary, right? Here we are, in the year that’s been plastered on posters and shirts since we were in elementary school. “Class of 2020,” they read. We didn’t entirely understand what it meant, but at a young age, 2020 became a time we wo...

Variety of Cultures, but not Classes

Variety of Cultures, but not Classes

Serenity Lo, Reporter

December 13, 2019

There is more to the world than many students see. Often, we see the world with a closed mind and little tolerance. We do not see how 1.2 billion people, out of the 7.53 billion people on Earth, speak Chinese as their native language. That is almost as many English speakers, which is 1.5 billion. 420 milli...

ThesFest 2019: A Celebration of Theatre

ThesFest 2019: A Celebration of Theatre

Camryn Ward, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Attending conventions and conferences centered around events enjoyed by participants can be extremely rewarding experiences. In theatre, this conference is The Iowa Thespian Festival, a forty-eight-hour-long festival that goes above and beyond the standard conference. Students from all across Iowa can attend various p...

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...

More Than Christmas

More Than Christmas

Keegan Pickering, Reporter

September 24, 2019

Everybody has their family traditions, and it’s easy to get stuck in a mindset of “that’s how everything is supposed to be done”. It can be refreshing for one to take a look at other cultures and traditions, and oftentimes one even learns about their own culture in return. Holidays and festivals ...

Waukee: Then and Now

Waukee: Then and Now

Serenity Lo, Reporter

September 19, 2019

In the city that was once called Shirley, Waukee is now home to over 20,000 people. Behind this growing community is a wonderful history that makes Waukee what it is today. When Waukee was first founded, its name was Shirley. Shirley changed to Waukee after General Reid said that the city should have...

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