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The crisis of our time is not on your television screens

The crisis of our time is not on your television screens

Casey Metcalf, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2015

Republican candidate Donald Trump's official statement on climate change is that it simply doesn't exist. He believes it is - at its core - a great hoax composed by China to make sure that America falls behind in our grand industrial race. As unfounded as these statements may seem, he sure isn't alone...

The price of parking

The ticket is placed between the windshield and windshield wipers to signal the student they received a parking ticket. The fee starts at $10 then progresses up to $30.

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

September 23, 2015

Last year approximately 800 parking tickets were written, a majority of these because of students did not have their parking tags showing or did not have a parking tag at all. On average, 40 to 60 tickets come in every time a monitoring teacher goes out on patrol. For a student's first offense it is $10,...

Dragons team up with Waukee for a cause

Seniors Sam Linder, Jake Page, and Joe Thatcher cheer while in the senior student section. During the varsity football against Waukee Sept. 18 the student section all wore gold to support.

Olivia White, Staff Writer

September 22, 2015

As the Dragons battled the Waukee Warriors  Sept. 18, off the field the two teamed up to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Both the Dragons and Warriors had a "gold out" in their student sections. The idea for the night came from nurse Deb Janssen, who emailed athletic director Gary Ross. "My...

TLC program shifts around teachers in effort to build leadership

P.E. teacher Deb Nicholson talks to a small group of teachers about how they can better students' education as part of the TLC program. The meeting took place in Government teacher Tom Griffin's room Sept. 16.

Grace Coleman, Staff Writer

September 21, 2015

A few high school teachers have been pulled from teaching in the classroom in order to be part of the state-wide Teacher Leadership and Compensation program, also known as the TLC program. The program has moved past the pilot stage and is now entering its second year.  Funded by the state, TLC puts a...

Religious persecution is not a government mandate

Religious persecution is not a government mandate

September 21, 2015

Kim Davis, a Kentucky clerk, has been getting a lot of media attention lately. More than that, she has incited strong opinions on both sides. Those who know about the case are either elated that someone is taking a stand or disgusted that she would dare do so. Davis was a clerk in the Kentucky county...

Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ place at Heartland classic

The varsity runners get pumped minutes before they start their race. Sept. 19 the boys' varsity runners placed sixth overall, and JV ninth out of 26 teams from the heartland area.

Ben Lunn, Staff Writer

September 21, 2015

The boys' and girls' cross country teams ran the Heartland Classic Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. The classic was hosted by Des Moines Roosevelt High School on the Iowa State Bill Bergen course. The varsity boys' team placed sixth overall out of 26 teams with junior Patrick Bose in fifth and senior Drew Hershey...