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16 ways to make 2016 the best year yet

16 ways to make 2016 the best year yet

Claire Simmons
January 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Make admiration a habit -- Tell your mom, your dad, your best friend, your teacher, your coach, etc. how much you appreciate them. It will not only make them feel good, but you as well. Start fresh -- This is a new chapter in your life, don’t repeat those old habits; create new ones. Create new goals. ...

Lauren Biggerstaff
January 4, 2016
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The damp smell of sweat seems to cling to your Nike shorts. There’s a constant buzz of machinery and incomprehensive shouting between strangers. The race for the last bike or treadmill determines who will rule and who will be stuck on the floor in an endless cycle of stretching and warm-u...

Holiday Greetings from A Cappella

Holiday Greetings from A Cappella

Kaitlyn Redman, Reporter
December 23, 2015
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE, VIDEO

  Songs of holiday greetings float through the air as the late night meal is brought to the table in the dining hall, students enter the home, only evidence of them being there is the angelical voices, ringing throughout the halls. Residents are humming along to the holiday songs that haven’...

The Magic of the Holidays

The Magic of the Holidays

Vivian Le, Publisher
December 22, 2015
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

As many high school students mature, they tend to forget the magic of the holiday season. From the surprises under the trees to setting out cookies for Santa to decorating the house with bright lights, the excitement that they once had as a child is lost. Instead, stress and anxiety replaces joy and en...

Diversity at Waukee

Diversity at Waukee

Ana Hernandez, Reporter
December 7, 2015
Filed under NEWS, STUDENT LIFE

Waukee’s population has gone from 5,582 to roughly 13,790 since 2000. The district remains the fastest growing in the area. With this has come an influx of diverse cultures amongst the crowd at Waukee High School. The metro area itself has inflated and set themselves a new precedent for the cultural...

Horoscopes and Personalities

Horoscopes and Personalities

Maddie Huntley, Reporter
November 28, 2015
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

At around 5 o’clock every morning on KISS 107.5, Danielle Monaro and Bethany Watson from the Elvis Duran and the Morning Show will make or break the day of many listeners. When reading the daily horoscopes, they will announce the first star sign cueing their audience in. They will then give each s...

Feminism

Feminism

Kaitlyn Redman, Editor-in-Chief [Web]
November 25, 2015
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

Feminism is often seen as a gray area in society that is often discussed with a negative connotation. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines feminism as “the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men,” but the word seems to have a varying definitio...

Why We Give

Why We Give

Madeline Ryan
November 14, 2015
Filed under STUDENT LIFE

“My first thought was, ‘Wow this is a bunch of stuff and my arms are getting really tired.’ Thinking about it now, the fact that I was able to have that much to carry in the first place was really good. From seeing Mr. Pries’ room, I’d say we have enough for several families to keep them warm...

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Kyndal Lindsay
November 5, 2015
Filed under STUDENT LIFE

Ronald McDonald House The Des Moines Ronald McDonald House is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families. One of many rewarding opportunities in accomplishing this is their “Provide a Meal” program, where volunteers can give a family in need a home cooked meal. This is accomplishe...

Parking Spot Controversy

Parking Spot Controversy

Kurt Lavastida, Reporter
November 3, 2015
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

The 2015-2016 school year has turned student drivers aggressive. Parking spots are fought over frequently as we scram in the morning to claim a decent spot. Getting to the building early means the chances of getting a front row spot are fairly high, but once the alarm clock goes off more than three ...

Family

Family

Madeline Ryan
November 2, 2015
Filed under Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

From the outside looking in, the Wilsons are the traditional, cookie cutter family with one dad, a mom, one son and daughter. Faith said, “I feel like we’re a pretty normal family, except for the fact that everyone knows my dad. Everywhere I go, I’m Ed Wilson's daughter.” Ed Wilson’s family...

Balancing Busy Lives: Grace McKeon

Balancing Busy Lives: Grace McKeon

Andi Munford, Reporter
November 2, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, STUDENT LIFE

All students struggle with having to balance their busy lives. Senior, Grace McKeon, shared her unique perspective after having dealt with the issue herself. She came into Waukee High School expecting it to be stressful and shortly after the beginning of her sophomore year, this proved true. She had...

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