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Words From the Wise

Words From the Wise

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Saralee Sloven “Aim high, because when I was in high school, there weren’t very many professions open to women. You could be a teacher, you could be a nurse, or you could be a stenographer. The sciences weren’t geared for women. There was no incentive to excel [...] to be a lawyer, to be an...

Balancing Life

Balancing Life

Emma Kern, Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Forcing themselves out from beneath warm duvets, high school students follow a trend of rising before the sun does and only returning home after the sun disappears. Many students across the nation have their days crammed with sports, school, work, friends, church, ACT prep, and so much more. Balanci...

Inside the Mind of Laura VanWaardhuizen

Inside the Mind of Laura VanWaardhuizen

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
November 10, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

“It’s really dark. I guess if anything, no windows, no doors,” Laura VanWaardhuizen illustrated, pausing to recall the description of a place she avoids visiting. “I picture it as a very, very deep ravine, one that the walls are impossible to climb out of. It’s dense and in my mind; I think i...

A Quick Q&A With Stacy Tharp

A Quick Q&A With Stacy Tharp

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter
November 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Walking through the school lunch line, students browse a myriad of fruits, veggies, and entrees. To pay for their meals, students walk through the lunch clerk lines, and many are greeted by the smiling face Stacy Tharp. The lunch clerk has worked at Waukee High School since 2007, and recognizes the eff...

Waukee Fall Traditions

Waukee Fall Traditions

Miranda Boyle and Megan Groathouse
November 1, 2016
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, STUDENT LIFE

Waukee Athletics excels continually over the years and succeeds consistently, and this 2016 fall sports season proves to be no different. Waukee athletes put in hours of hard work throughout the on and off seasons, however this is not the only thing that contributes to their accomplishments. Each team...

Teachable Moments: Teens and the Consequences of Cyberbullying

Teachable Moments: Teens and the Consequences of Cyberbullying

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

  It is a common sight in Waukee High School: students walking through the halls, ignorant of the other students rushing to their next classes. Their eyes are lowered down to the small, bright screens that flash in their furiously typing fingers. These screens are ubiquitous not only in the ...

‘Wauk’ The Halls

‘Wauk’ The Halls

Averi Baudler, Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Question: “What is one piece of advice that you have for sophomores as they start their first year in the high school?” Seniors: ^^^ Lauren Nelson “Stay on the right side of the hallway.” ^^^ Kristina Isaak “Don’t be afraid to branch out and make new friends, because the...

‘Wauking’ With Honors

‘Wauking’ With Honors

Olivia Gagnon, Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The Waukee Community School District is not immune to awards of any kind, and the talent and skill honed daily is evident through games, performances, and showcases. This past ‘15-’16 school year has been one for the books thanks to athletics, academics, and the fine arts alike, as the distr...

Waukee Homecoming 2016

Waukee Homecoming 2016

Kaitlyn Redman, Editor-in-Chief [Web]
September 15, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

WHS has seen students roam the halls in footsie pajamas, throwback outfits, ER day clothes, twinning with friends, in their beach gear, full of Waukee spirit, or even America pride: this year the tradition will continue. The Homecoming court has been decided, and are pictured above. Important Announcements...

Waukee Named Top School in Iowa

Waukee Named Top School in Iowa

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
September 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Lugging a stuffed backpack over their shoulder, the student notices strain on their tired body enforced by the weight of textbooks they are not yet accustomed to. They're exacerbated by the sleep that was recently robbed by the harsh calls of an alarm clock. Tossing the backpack onto the backseat of t...

Waukee’s First Assembly of the Year

Waukee’s First Assembly of the Year

Andrew Tobey, Reporter
September 12, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, VIDEO

https://youtu.be/hyI4BHHzQhQ

High School Survival Guide

High School Survival Guide

Anna Nelson, Editor-in-Chief [Print]
August 29, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Be on time. There's nothing to gain from being late to class. The occasional tardy won't do too much damage, but it's smart to know exactly how long it takes to travel between locations. That way, you can plan out the best times to make locker stops or chat with friends. Know you're route. It's alwa...

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