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  • Why Students Don’t Read Anymore

    Why Students Don’t Read Anymore

    Selaam Dollisso and Lisa Cochran

    November 16, 2017

    Senior Caroline Paxton eagerly flips to the next page of her classic novel. A single light flickers above her, intermittently dancing onto the pages. Paxton, a bibliophile, is already invested in the plot of this novel and disregards the light. Sadly, Paxton and her love of the written word are both an...

  • Andres In Space

    Andres In Space

    Oliver Chen, Reporter

    November 16, 2017

    7 years before Andres Cordoba was born, the Voyager spacecraft turned back towards home for the last time, capturing its final image of earth. Using the famous last photo to describe the insignificance of planet earth to a crowded Cornell lecture hall, Carl Sagan proclaimed “To me, it underscores our re...

    Andres poses for a photo in Ledges state park, one of his favorite nature retreats.

  • Ames All-State Excellence

    Ames All-State Excellence

    Dominik McDonald, Reporter

    November 16, 2017

    Students rush to the side of the gymnasium as a volunteer comes out with a sheet of paper. As he tapes it against the bleachers, people begin screaming, crying and jumping with joy. The paper holds a listing of who was accepted for a certain instrument. Now, repeat that process dozens of times over a ...

    Ames Band 2016 All-State participants (photo courtesy of band director Chris Ewan)

  • History of Shout

    History of Shout

    Petr Karpov, Reporter

    November 16, 2017

    As you shuffle into homeroom on any given Wednesday and head over to your seat, only one thought is racing through your mind: “Is today one of those Wednesdays when I get to watch Shout?”. Ames High Shout, a media outlet produced by students, is a welcome 10 minute interruption from the otherwise...

  • Entering the 0.5%

    Entering the 0.5%

    Thomas DeLay, Reporter

    November 16, 2017

    Feet bleeding or blistered, legs cramping, heart pounding, head hurting and lips forcing a triumphant smile. This is the appearance of almost every marathon runner as they cross the finish line. For many people, running a full marathon for the first time is one of proudest moments of their lives, I am lu...

    Michael Holm crosses the finish line at 4 hours and 50 minutes.

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Profiles

Ryan Mills

Ryan Mills

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 14, 2017No Comments

Michael Holm strides towards the finish line, bounding like an antelope. If he is tired, he doesn't show it. He isn’t even sweating and what is that he is wearing? Tight de...

Chair Traveler

Chair Traveler

Oliver Chen, Reporter

October 18, 2017No Comments

Fact: A “Chair Traveler” is not a mysterious species of globetrotting furniture, but rather the infamous alter ego of Ames High Junior Chiara Travesset. “It was ...

Our Bae Aniey

Our Bae Aniey

Petr Karpov, Reporter

October 13, 2017No Comments

Running. An experience so physically and mentally taxing, few students can claim to have participated in any form of this sport. However, freshman Aniey Akok manages to defy all ...

Don’t Worry About It

May 19, 2017

Tifany’s Senior Column.

May 19, 2017

I bid you Adieu Ames High

May 14, 2017

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Academics and Arts

Sullivan for the win

Sullivan for the win

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 14, 2017No Comments

Aileen Sullivan stands at the front of the classroom in a lab coat, goggles framing her eyes , and ear muffs clasped over her ears. In an outstretched arm she holds a meter stick, at...

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

Lucas Bleyle and Selaam Dollisso

October 23, 20173 Comments

The bright glare of the stadium lights glimmers off the gold of trumpets, saxophones, and horns. The Ames High Band marches into position. There is a certain tension in t...

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Stranger than Fiction

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Stranger than Fiction

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

October 12, 2017No Comments

Teacher’s Hidden Talents is a new section we will be featuring in each edition of the Web where we explore a little known talent, hobby, or quirk of an Ames High Teacher. If ...

The Cost of Paperless

October 12, 2017

Saying goodbye to Betty and Sue

May 19, 2017

Sally MATTERS

May 12, 2017

Mrs. Kautzky

April 26, 2017

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Campus Life

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

Lucas Bleyle and Selaam Dollisso

October 23, 2017

The bright glare of the stadium lights glimmers off the gold of trumpets, saxophones, and horns. The Ames High Band marches into position. There is a certain tension in t...

Sacre

Sacre

Sam Stuve, Academics and Arts editor

October 18, 2017

Every school year, there some new and fascinating activities going on at Ames High; the formation of a new club SACRE (Students Advancing Civil Rights Education) is high up on the list. What is SACRE you might ask? In an...

Building Uniformity

Building Uniformity

Thomas Delay, Reporter

October 18, 2017

  The Friday night lights shine over the bright green astroturf field, marching band instruments glimmer in the light and pom poms shine. The student section and ...

Team Neutrino competes at World’s

May 15, 2017

If you’re reading this it’s (not) too late

May 15, 2017

The Big Paper

April 24, 2017

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