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What is FFA?

What is FFA?

Sydney Peterson, Reporter

November 13, 2017

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

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...

Halloween 2017

Halloween 2017

Evan Phillips, Reporter

November 7, 2017

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

“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...

Why Should YOU Be Joining Extracurriculars?

Why Should YOU Be Joining Extracurriculars?

Ben Jordison, Journalist

October 31, 2017

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 ...

OktoberFest 2017

OktoberFest 2017

Lydia Shelton and Zoe Lenart

October 12, 2017

People laughing, a circle of dancing, and eating on decorated tables. All of these things would be found Thursday night in the Waukee High School commons. OktoberFest celebrates German culture with active games and activities. In the cafeteria on Thursday October 5th there was german cakes, bratwursts...

Hair-Dye Dos and Don’ts

Hair-Dye Dos and Don’ts

Alena Gamble, Journalist

October 10, 2017

Hair dye trends are all the rage nowadays, but that perfect head of fire-red or royal purple hair is not achieved as easily as one might think. It takes careful planning in order to successfully dye never before bleached hair. Step 1: Picking the Color When picking a new color, always, always, always take your skin...

Be a Buddy

Be a Buddy

Haven Lackey

October 10, 2017

Everyone knows that sad feeling they get deep down when they have been canceled on at the last minute. Some might have even gotten dressed up already, or had been looking forward to doing something exciting and out of the ordinary. Then, boom—plans are off. Now they do not know what to do with the...

Should You Be Taking Children’s Literature?

Should You Be Taking Children’s Literature?

Felicia Williams, Administrator

October 10, 2017

Taking the Children’s Literature course, offered only to seniors in the third term, could save you more than a thousand dollars. The course is worth three college credits, which are transferable anywhere, and is a $900 UNI course. However, you don’t have to pay a dime if you take it through Waukee H...

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