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A few simple lessons

A few simple lessons

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

May 9, 2016

Here are some lessons I have learned throughout my four years in high school. Individuality. This is very important. It’s one of the only things that you have that’s completely yours, so own it. I often feel as if I see so many people attempting to be clones of one another. Dress the way you ...

Au Revoir Ali

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

April 1, 2016

As a face of Ames High’s impressive theatre department, senior thespian Ali Sandler is now preparing to depart from stage she’s grown to love. Her work in theatre dates all the way back to second grade, with Story Theatre Company. A theatre company that provides acting opportunities for chil...

2016 Oscar Recap

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

March 10, 2016

Last Sunday, the 88th Annual Academy Awards filled the TV screens of 34 million people, (the lowest viewer turnout since 2009). The highly anticipated award show debuted to mostly average rating. Lots of controversy surrounded the night, because of the lack of diverse nominees. Chris Rock used his o...

Kesha’s Legal Battle

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

March 1, 2016

In 2014 pop singer Kesha sued her Sony music producer, Dr. Luke, saying that he subjected her to verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, for the past decade. Last week, the New York Supreme Court dismissed her case that would let her cut her contract. Her contract states that she must continue t...

What team? Wildcats!

What team? Wildcats!

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

February 9, 2016

Ten years after its release, the cast of the Disney smash hit High School Musical reunited to celebrate its anniversary. The sound of joy, laughter, and lyrical reminisce filled TV screens Wednesday, Jan. 20, as Disney Channel aired this glorious event. When HSM first premiered on television, it qu...

Homeland Review

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

January 26, 2016

“An American Prisoner of War has turned.” This sentence sets the stage for the complexities that go about in the hour long political thriller show, Homeland. If I had to describe Showtime’s series in book terms I would describe it as riveting page-turner. Inducing heart beats faster and faster as each episode goes on, ...

Mockingjay: Part 2

Sahar Sebghati and Braxton Buser

December 14, 2015

The stage is set for battle in the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise, Mockingjay Part 2. Panem’s heroine Katniss Everdeen goes to war one last time. It’s time to finish what she started. The theatre sat anxiously as moviegoers waited for the movie to start. In a matter of hours the...

The Martian Review

Sahar Sebghati and Braxton Buser

November 13, 2015

At almost three weeks since the release date, the film The Martian is still holding its ground at #2 in box office. Matt Damon stars in the widely anticipated book to movie adaption of Andy Weir’s The Martian. Directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian tells the tale of astronaut Mark Watney’s (Da...

Cat People Vs. Dog People

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

November 11, 2015

Most people will be able to tell you within 5 seconds if they prefer dogs or cats. Ever wonded why you gravitate towards dogs more? Cats? It’s likely because your personality fits the framework of either a dog, or a cat. The choice between the two can reveal a lot more about you than you’d think. ...

Madi Franco: Profile

Madi Franco: Profile

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

October 7, 2015

Bustling through the cluttered halls of Ames High school this year, you’ll find Senior Madi Franco. At only 17, her list of accomplishments goes through the roof. Between her multitude of scholastic activities and lending her time for more artistic endeavors, (photography, freelance makeup work) she is a...