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Generation Z

Generation Z

Kathryn Shumaker, Reporter

March 8, 2018

As the 2010’s decade begins its descent into the past, a new generation will begin its rise into the spotlight: Generation Z. For the past 11 years, the Millennial generation has been put under a magnify glass. They’ve been the prime target for scrutinization as everyone looks at them to see what they ...

Girls’ Basketball 2018

Girls’ Basketball 2018

Lydia Shelton, Reporter

February 26, 2018

Initially, the fans of the Des Moines East girls’ basketball team shrieked having unwavering faith that the team will conquer the second bracket’s game and potentially moving on to state. However, when the end of the first half approached, the fans dressed in scarlet switched to rage, roaring with ...

What Crosses the Line?

What Crosses the Line?

Ben Jordison, Reporter

February 21, 2018

“You do have this isolated instance where you walk out and see people making out in the hallway or something people don’t really want to see,” Waukee High School history teacher Corey Kopatich stated. Public display of affection, better known as “PDA,” is an issue WHS school has always been divi...

All-State Speech 2018

All-State Speech 2018

Josh Wente, Reporter

February 19, 2018

All-State Speech Festival is the pinnacle of the speech season. Hosted at Iowa State University, the festival ranks the “most outstanding” performances of IHSSA (Iowa High School Speech Association)from all across the state. Groups at State contest, previously held at Waukee this year, must be...

Love to Volunteer Fair 2018

Love to Volunteer Fair 2018

Bowen Siberz, Reporter

February 19, 2018

Each and every year, the Love to Volunteer Fair is held to offer many students the opportunity to learn about possible choices for volunteering. The choices include a wide variety of options, from Meals From The Heartland to Safety City. While these options may help those students who wish to complete t...

Communication Across the Nation

Communication Across the Nation

Dana Aguilar, Reporter

February 16, 2018

The only reason anyone would be able to read the words that have been typed is through a language shared between the author and the reader. If anyone were to read this, they would more likely than not, speak English and have the ability to read English. Language is essential to the human race, and the way ...

Love Doctors 2018

Love Doctors 2018

February 16, 2018

DISCLAIMER: These questions are submitted by Waukee High School students. We had fun reading the questions, both the serious and sarcastic ones. That being said, not all of our answers should be taken to heart (see what we did there). With all sincerity, we hope the best for your love affairs. <...

A Look into the Chinese New Year

A Look into the Chinese New Year

Rashed Alsharqi, Reporter

February 16, 2018

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is a lunar calendar based event dating back at least four thousand years. Each year the holiday begins on the first full moon between January 21st  and February 20th and lasts for 15 days. This year’s Chinese New Year lands on February ...

Student Day at The Capitol

Student Day at The Capitol

Amelia Roberts, Reporter

February 15, 2018

“The political climate right now is not very friendly to the LGBTQ+ community,” announces Nate Monson, the executive director of Iowa Safe Schools. A silence cascades over the crowd with the mention of politics. However, right now, they are not interested in the political climate in the White House. The...

Students Signing Letters of Intent | 2018

Students Signing Letters of Intent | 2018

Felicia Williams, Reporter

February 9, 2018

Below is a list of Waukee High School students who are signing letters of intent at the Signing Day ceremony on February 9th, 2018, as well as the school that the student will be signing for.   Kyle Biscoglia                       Wrestling                        ...

Waukee’s Stand Against Bullying

Waukee’s Stand Against Bullying

Aliya Warth, Reporter

February 9, 2018

Walking down a school hallway is a simple task for most people. They put their right foot in front of their left, and maybe talk to a friend or get lost in their thoughts while walking. Unfortunately, for more than just a few Waukee High School students, traversing the hallways is anything but easy. ...

Letter to the Editor From Michelle Hill and Mindi Heitland

Letter to the Editor From Michelle Hill and Mindi Heitland

Michelle Hill and Mindi Heitland, Educators

February 8, 2018

When thinking about your future, we know it can seem overwhelming at times, even when you are looking for advice.  In response to the “Future U” article in last month’s Arrowhead, it brings to light that there are many choices out there for students and families, even in the field of college an...

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