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  • AP vs. Regular vs. Advanced: taking what’s right for you

    AP vs. Regular vs. Advanced: taking what’s right for you

    Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

    March 24, 2017

    Deciding your course schedule can be one of the most exciting and daunting tasks as a student. The piercing, pressuring voices of older siblings, upperclassmen, friends, parents, as well as your own thoughts, cloud your mind and interfere with your judgement. Pretty soon, it becomes less like school and...

  • Uganda: A Trip of a Lifetime

    Uganda: A Trip of a Lifetime

    Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

    March 23, 2017

    As the end of the year approaches and students are excited to bask in the summer sun, many take the opportunity of the long summer months to embark on a unique and fulfilling experience to Uganda with the high school. Led by Mr. Mooney, Ames High students are able to travel to Uganda to help build classro...

  • OJ didn’t do it.

    OJ didn’t do it.

    Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

    March 22, 2017

    Recently, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the infamous O.J. Simpson Murder Trial. In Oct 1995, the jury of the “Trial of the Century” acquitted Simpson of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her “friend” Ron Goldman. With the permission of Judge Lance Ito (the presiding judge), the media was allowed to broadcast ...

    Credits: New York Times One of the most intense parts of the trial when the gloves that were found at both the murder scene and OJ's house did not fit. This spouted the infamous line: "If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit"

  • Iowa State University’s President Leath Resigns

    Iowa State University’s President Leath Resigns

    Elizabeth Jackson, Reporter

    March 22, 2017

    It was announced on Monday, March 20th, that Iowa State University’s President Leath would be the new president of Auburn University in Alabama. President Leath will be replacing Jay Gogue who is retiring. Leath will leave Iowa State in either May or June and will begin his new job on July 15th. Pr...

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Profiles

Adam Rice

Adam Rice

Lucas Bleyle, Print Manager

“So is this game on the appstore?’ asked Brett Stone who sat next to Adam Rice at a choir concert, playing his self-made smart phone game. “No, it cost one-hundred ...

March 23No Comments

John Kim: Ames High Legend

John Kim: Ames High Legend

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

There are two sides to John Kim, the annoying Junior that is an aficionado at making weird noises and the soft side that I fell in love with. Since I first met John Kim my f...

March 22No Comments

Graceful Grace Wood

Graceful Grace Wood

Sabrina Lang, Reviews Editor

A native to Omaha, Nebraska, freshman Grace Wood is taking on her freshman year at Ames High with no more suitable attitude but a graceful one. “I thought high school w...

March 22No Comments

Haley Nelson

March 22

William Crow: Bird Master of Ames High

February 15

The Amazing Amy Eyles

February 15

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Academics and Arts

Spanish 4

Spanish 4

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

Spanish 4 has long been a subject taught by Mrs. (Sra.) Billings. She has been here for 15 years teaching students the complexities of Spanish grammar and introducing the bas...

March 22No Comments

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

Recently, New York Times bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates gave a lecture at Iowa State. The Great Hall was packed with students and adults eager to listen and participate...

February 23No Comments

News Analysis: LIFE WITHOUT ELECTIVES

News Analysis: LIFE WITHOUT ELECTIVES

Lucas Bleyle, Managing Print Editor

PART 1: The English electives we had The vast, gold engraved ceiling of Carnegie Hall stretched far above, the rows of red seats extended far behind, but Ella Bartlett sat at the...

February 22No Comments

Reggie’s Sleepout – Ames

February 14

No ITBS Bribe

February 6

Madrigal Madness

December 16

Teacher Scapegoating

November 29

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Campus Life

Spain Trip

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

As Spring Break approaches, students break out into spring fever; ready to kick back and relax with friends and family, travel, and enjoy the pleasant weather. Some students...

March 23

P(st)r(ess)om

P(st)r(ess)om

Sonja Paulson, Features and Profiles Editor

Prom. A supposedly magical night that will be forever remembered by everyone who attends. But let's be real here. Prom is nothing more than an event that leaves students s...

March 21

I-Quiz

Peter VanDerZanden, Reporter

You get home from school head downstairs and tune in to the newest episode of Jeopardy, it’s game night and the popular choice is Monopoly but you really want to play trivial...

March 21

Yoga Club Restart

February 23

February Friday’s

February 23

10% of the School Missing

February 15

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The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.
The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.