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On singing and listening: Ella’s senior adieu

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...

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...

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...

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...

Zoe Pritchard sews a dress for the Fashion Show

Inspired by the world: Fashion show takes on the risky

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...

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...

Starting school after September 1st with Branstads 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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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