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Broken surveys sent out, made harder to send

An actual question from a survey sent to the entire student body

Will Fowler, Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2015

If you’ve opened your email in the last several weeks, you’ve probably been asked to complete a survey. The surveys seem to be about anything. E-cigarettes, sustainable food, school start dates–with quality ranging from scientific to outright confusing (one survey had multiple broken questions,...

Mysterious calls from Bahamas cost district $20,000

Mysterious calls from Bahamas cost district $20,000

Will Fowler, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2015

Over the last year, thousands of unusual calls to the Bahamas have been made from Ames School District lines, costing the district around $20,000. Karl Hehr, Technology Director of the district, said they had “no clue” who had been making the calls, despite bringing in a consultation company to investigate. “[The...

Aw Snap! I’m sick of Chrome

Aw Snap! I'm sick of Chrome

Will Fowler, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2015

  Every day, my life is transformed into a living nightmare. I live in constant terror that, at any moment, I could be struck with an event that will stop whatever I’m doing and inflict me with excruciating emotional pain. I’m talking, of course, about Chrome’s “Aw, Snap!” error. If by ...

Trivia Crack is more addictive than actual crack

January 28, 2015

We’re told in health class to stay away from dangerously addictive substances like marijuana and happiness, but there’s one thing more addictive than anything we learn about in school: Trivia Crack. If you haven’t heard about Trivia Crack, it’s a trivia game that can be accessed for fr...

The Finals Countdown

Will Fowler, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2014

  After two years of discussion, finals have been moved up to be before winter break. “I was one of the people that pushed for this,” said Principal Spence Evans. “I wanted to give students a chance to download, to be kids...over break, they didn’t have that time.” “To have that abilit...

Shut up and stop procrastinating

Shut up and stop procrastinating

Will Fowler, Editor in Chief

October 16, 2014

  I procrastinate. I always have. But I vow, here, on the pages of this venerable (slight sarcasm intended) publication, to never do it again. I realize now that what I’ve been doing, what we call procrastination, is just laziness and a lack of discipline. And we call it procrastination,...

Meditation Club: where you can finally relax

Caption: Clemens, the founder of meditation club

William Fowler, Reporter

February 21, 2014

In the mysterious mountain temples of Tibet and Nepal, monks meditate for hours to restore the body, mind and soul. Sometimes hundreds will gather in one place to practice the ancient art, sitting in absolute silence and focusing their thoughts inward. And meditation has found its way to Ames High. ...