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On singing and listening: Ella’s senior adieu

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Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

May 12, 2015

In ninth grade, I thought a lot of my teachers sounded like the one in Charlie Brown: “Mwah wah wah.” In fact, I thought a lot of students sounded like this too. I was in my own little world: my ears and my voice were not strong. And, until I began to open my mind, to listen and build off the ideas...

The best morning drink: coffee or tea

The best morning drink: coffee or tea

Will Fowler and Ella Bartlett

April 27, 2015

With the insane amount of activities many of AHS students are involved in (and it could be argued that this is too much, but that’s another article), staying awake is important. Be it chugging a few espressos in the morning or sipping a cup of jasmine green tea, everyone has his or her own way of caffeinating...

Robotics Club receives recognition

Robotics Club receives recognition

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2015

On the 1st of April, the AHS Robotics team traveled to Minneapolis to compete in the North Star Regional Competition. This team of about 30-35 robotics experts from Ames High, Ballard, and Gilbert competed their hardest, and though the team as a whole didn’t make it to Global Competitions, they still...

Brenna Peterson makes the most of senior year

Brenna Peterson makes the most of senior year

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

March 10, 2015

Winter cheerleader and lover of language Brenna Peterson is a senior who has a lot to look forward to in her last semester at Ames. Just as her season of cheer has ended, she has more time to get more involved in clubs like Garden Club, Key Club, and Senior Senate. And this spring break she is going...

Inspired by the world: Fashion show takes on the risky

Zoe Pritchard sews a dress for the Fashion Show

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

March 10, 2015

On the 26th of March, 25 brave, creative souls from Ames High will present what they have been working on since September in the annual Fashion Show. Zoe Pritchard, who is the senior leader this year along with Andie Newell, points out the positive differences between this year and last year that...

Montana Rep Theater performs a mediocre Gatsby

Montana Rep Theater performs a mediocre Gatsby

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

February 23, 2015

There is such thing as overacting. Teenage girls overreact when the wrong type of milk is put in their Starbucks, sophomores overreact when getting AP Bio tests back, and my co-editor in chief Will overreacts when I botch up the crossword. But professional actors? The Montana Rep Theater company...

Starting school after September 1st with Branstad’s new policy

Starting school after September 1st with Branstad's new policy

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2015

Students of the Ames Community School District better prepare for 3 extra weeks of summer this year if Gov. Branstad’s new start-date policy is implemented. Director of Iowa’s Department of Education Brad Buck declared in December that schools requesting earlier start dates (like the one we had this...

The State of the Union concerns you, too

The State of the Union concerns you, too

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

January 28, 2015

On Tuesday, January 20th, President Obama gave the State of the Union speech to the country. Despite the important things he addressed, which concern every citizen in the United States, only ten percent of the US watched it (Time Magazine). And I bet, if we took a poll in the high school, that percentage...

“Going bananas” and other reasons to learn a new language

This was taken in Venice, Italy. Culture differs everywhere.

Ella Bartlett, Co-editor in Chief

January 14, 2015

After arriving at my gate at the Atlanta airport, I searched for a place to sit in amongst the other fatigued, impatient passengers. There was an open one right next to a slightly broad-boned African woman with braids who seemed about my mother's age. Only after flopping into the seat did I become aware...

Munch Bunch: Find music, coffee, warmth at Vinyl Cafe

Munch Bunch: Find music, coffee, warmth at Vinyl Cafe

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

December 8, 2014

It was snowy outside, the chill coming in through my mittens and up my wrists, and all I want was a good hot chocolate. And I knew if I crawled down a flight of stairs leading from Kellogg Street and entered the cozy space known as the Vinyl Cafe, I would get just the thing. The Vinyl Cafe’s sitting...