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Diversity Potluck

Diversity Potluck

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
March 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Students with different origins traversing across a multitude of points on the globe gathered in a celebration of unified cultures on Thursday, March 4th. Their families, hometowns, and memories may lie thousands of miles away from each other, but as students at Waukee they can discover a crucial con...

Balancing the Bank

Balancing the Bank

Kyndal Lindsay, Reporter
February 24, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

As teens, it’s hard to distinguish between our needs and wants when we aren’t bill-paying adults yet. Those crisp sneakers or in season pumps are calling our name while no other money responsibilities seem to be. But saving money and resisting the temptations of retail stores now will build ou...

Aspiring to Inspire: Mr. Cumings-Peterson

Aspiring to Inspire: Mr. Cumings-Peterson

Claire Baudler, Reporter
February 22, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Drew Cumings-Peterson is new to the Waukee scene, but he has already made a huge impact on the students who know him. From having a similar background to facing similar struggles, Cumings-Peterson has more in common with his students than they might think. Cumings-Peterson grew up in the suburbs of A...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Maddie Huntley, Reporter
February 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

In the year 2016, Ash Wednesday fell on February 10th. Ash Wednesday by definition is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian Church, marked by services of penitence. Some people go to their churches to attend these special services, and spend time in prayer to kick off the season of len...

Multitasking

Multitasking

Maddie Huntly, Reporter
February 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

High school students minds are constantly wandering. In math class they are thinking about english, and in PE they are thinking about their weekend plans. The brain can do miraculous things, but even the brain has limits, and one of those limits might be multitasking, which is the act of handling mo...

Waukee’s New Mascot

Waukee’s New Mascot

Allison Long, Reporter
February 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

A mascot represents not only a school district, but also all the past, present, and future members of a student body. A mascot becomes a part of one’s identity and represents who they are to other schools. At Waukee, students pride themselves on being Warriors, though for the past twenty years, the...

WF Photo Booth

WF Photo Booth

Kurt Lavastida, Photographer
January 31, 2016
Filed under PHOTOS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Special Education: Exceptional to Waukee

Special Education: Exceptional to Waukee

Allison Long, Reporter
January 14, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Public Law 94-142 is a law that changes the lives of children. It’s the law regarding Special Education that schools country-wide are now required to follow. It sets standards that schools must follow concerning Special Education students, such as giving a free education and giving the students the res...

Aspiring to Inspire-Students

Aspiring to Inspire-Students

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

Relishing in the satisfaction of hard work paying off, enjoying the thing they feel meant to do, indulging their hearts in what they love most: this is how students with great passions intend to spend the rest of their lives. Searching for purpose after high school can be nerve-wracking–– e...

Des Moines Social Club

Des Moines Social Club

Grace Culbertson, Reporter
January 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Just a little ways away in downtown Des Moines, amongst the never-ending traffic and the dull, hazy winter, lies a building on the corner of Mulberry and 9th Street. While the weather outside is harsh and murky, within this building is warmth and the sound of constant, excited chatter. All...

Stuck in the Clouds

Stuck in the Clouds

Griffin Wright, Reporter
January 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

During the past few years, vaping has soared in popularity among high school students as they swap their disposable cigarettes for electronic cigarettes. Like any other high school, the fad has seeped into the walls of Waukee and more or less has become an issue in the eyes of administrators.   ...

Truth about the Pill

Truth about the Pill

Genesis Ramos, Reporter
January 7, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

“Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die.” Well, not quite, Coach Carr. But the gym teacher from the iconic 2004 film Mean Girls was heading in the right direction. Having sex can lead to pregnancy, and more than 46% of students are becoming sexually active during their time in high school....

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