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Abortion

Abortion

Kyndal Lindsay, Reporter
May 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

A-bor-tion: Noun the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often preformed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. The dictionary sets the definition of abortion, but that has not stopped teens from developing their own views. A Gallup Youth Survey found a majority teens, between ...

Four Students Ace The National German Exam

Four Students Ace The National German Exam

Cole Wilson, Reporter
April 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The students of Waukee who are taking a German class recently took  the National German Exam. The National German Exam is a 100 question test that is administered to nearly 22,000 students every year in the second, third, and fourth levels. All the questions are in German, and the students have to answer...

Drummin’ With the Monkey XIII

Drummin’ With the Monkey XIII

Andi Munford and Kaitlyn Redman
April 23, 2016
Filed under PHOTOS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The audience’s heart beat increased with the pace of the drumsticks. Feet began to tap and bodies swayed side to side, unable to resist the rhythm. The show moved gracefully through each song evoking everything from suspense to melancholy- the crowd completely at the mercy of the music. There’s n...

5 Things You Can Do To Celebrate Earth Day

5 Things You Can Do To Celebrate Earth Day

Griffin Wright, Reporter
April 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

With Earth Day a couple days away (April 22nd), the hype for the lesser known holiday is certainly absent. But Earth Day celebrates probably the most important thing out of any other holiday: the environment. The environment is not doing so hot, with rising sea levels and global warming and such, so...

Prom Court

Prom Court

Kurt Lavastida, Photographer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

(Left) Brett Herren, Katie Quimby, Hannah Quimby, Cole Greenstreet, ChrisEmma Huntley, Chris Kovalsky, Poni Lejukole (Prom Queen), Josh Fett (Prom King), Jacob McDonald, Jakob Allison, Shaye Witte, Jordan Allen (Right)...

Waukee Fashion Show Raises More Than $3,000 For Teens Against Human Trafficking

Waukee Fashion Show Raises More Than $3,000 For Teens Against Human Trafficking

Mady Adams, Reporter
April 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Maybe you are like me, and you believe that everything bad is far away and has no possible way of finding its way close to you. However, this is not the case. 27 million people are affected by human trafficking every year even in Iowa. At first glance, it doesn't seem like The United States is a ...

Puppy Love Conquers Stress at WHS

Puppy Love Conquers Stress at WHS

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
April 5, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Wagging their tails and smiling broadly, dogs look at humans with authentic optimism. They are enthusiastic, loving, and dependable friends. On March 22, Senior Elli Lenz brought Animal Rescue League's therapy dogs to Waukee High School. She generated the idea over winter break, and worked tireless...

15 Years without a Sick Day

15 Years without a Sick Day

Allison Long, Reporter
April 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

According to the CNBC, the average U.S employee takes 4.9 sick days per year. With the teaching profession, where employees are surrounded by students who are constantly falling ill (the average is 9.4 days per year according to an Education Next survey). With Dave Lathrop, that average is blown out...

Coming (Back) To America

Coming (Back) To America

Grace Culbertson, Reporter
March 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Fear. Anxiety. Anticipation. Whether it’s just moving a couple towns over or halfway across the country, these are common emotions that come with moving. This was certainly the case for Waukee junior Emma Rowe, whose family of six packed their bags at the end of her 6th grade year and moved an ent...

Into the Jungle

Into the Jungle

Claire Baudler, Reporter
March 21, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

When it comes to careers, most students have no idea what to expect. The transition from a classroom desk to the professional world can seem daunting, complicated, and is rarely discussed. That’s where the Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) comes in. The APEX program has several different cours...

De-stress with Dogs

De-stress with Dogs

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
March 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Senior Elli Lenz decided to take initiative with a mission to help as many students as she can. The warm, loving attitude of dogs sparked the idea of utilizing animals to aid the mental state of Waukee students. She sees the toll of school work and hectic lives surrounding her, and this inspired an ambit...

Simon Estes Comes to Town

Simon Estes Comes to Town

Kaitlyn Redman, Reporter
March 11, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Simon Estes graced WHS with his eloquent voice and powerful words about equality and education on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Simon Estes was born in 1938 in Centerville, Iowa. As the Simon Estes Foundation site quotes, “Known throughout the world for his opera, concert, and recital performances, as well as for...

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