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Nanowrimo- the month of literature nerds

Nanowrimo- the month of literature nerds

Kate Murray, Reporter

March 7, 2016

Halloween is done and to most businesses this means Christmas has begun.  Christmas catalogs are being sent out and presents are being prepared, but to many nerds there’s something else to do before they can start celebrating.  Nanowrimo, a shortening of “National Novel Writing Month” has occurred...

Jessica Jones Doesn’t Jones around

Jessica Jones Doesn't Jones around

Kate Murray, Copy Editor

December 15, 2015

With Daredevil as proof that Marvel, teamed up with Netflix, can tackle far more adult themes than they had previously no time was lost in jumping right into the heart of things with Jessica Jones.  Though Daredevil discussed some domestic abuse and human trafficking it was nothing in comparison to...

Quiet in the MC

A common scene in the MC

November 11, 2015

There is a reason librarians are traditionally portrayed as the people who only show up when someone is being loud, only to shush them or kick them out.  The reason is that libraries are supposed to be quiet spaces. I am in the media center first and second lunch, because my circadian rhythm is wh...

Vampire Bugs

if you listen closely they are also always saying

Kate Murray, Copy Editor

October 21, 2015

People who use the track on a regular basis, or have ever used it at all, will recognize the bugs that always seem to show up on the sides.   Small, round, and black, these scarab-like bugs have made a name for themselves in the halls of Ames High, but the true nature of the bugs has remained a myst...

The Mystery Period

The Mystery Period

Kate Murray, Copy Editor

October 6, 2015

The new plus period has been a point of much debate and contention; however, no one in the general public seems to have any idea how it is supposed to work. “What we are trying to do is make sure we do this right, so we’re focusing in on the faculty right now.” Mr. Anderson said. “It’s...

German Night

TURN DOWN FOR WHAT

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

May 11, 2015

For those of you not familiar with the German class tradition, German night (or Deutsch Abend), is a night that happens once a year where the fourth year German students show off movies that they have made as a final project.  There is also food, of course, because Wurst is a very classically German...

Dinotopia

Dinotopia

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

April 27, 2015

My dad’s favorite book to read to us kids when we were little was The Hobbit.  I, unfortunately, was a “bad kid” and just couldn’t get into it, so he read me a different book, and one that in my opinion is still much better.  Be aware, however, that there is a movie adaptation of this book a...

iZombie

iZombie

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

April 15, 2015

The last TV show I really watched on the CW was a rip-off version of pokemon except with dinosaurs.  To be perfectly frank it was awful, but I kept watching it because I love dinosaurs, so I didn’t expect a whole lot from iZombie, the new CW show based on a DC comic.  I was not disappointed. iZombie...

OCD is not a joke

OCD is not a joke

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

April 14, 2015

Like most mental illnesses, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is generally misunderstood.  How many times have I heard that people with schizophrenia are crazy, or that people with depression are just lazy?  The misconception of OCD is nothing new, but it’s unique in that people spread their misunderstanding...

Leave vegans alone

It's just food, shove it in your pieholes and move on.

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

March 30, 2015

In response to "Vegans need to chill." I’ve seen it before, definitely.  I’ve encountered vegans getting on people’s cases because they think they’re better than everyone else since they don’t eat meat or drink milk.  I’m pretty sure a lot of people have seen it actually.  Heck, I ...