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Shelby’s six points to success

Shelby's six points to success

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

May 9, 2016

My fellow comrades, Over the past four years we’ve had a turbulent time together. We’ve mutually hated each other, briefly basked in the same level of mild irritation with our general surroundings, stood back in awe as our various athletic teams went from fantastic to absolutely terrible in a...

I’d Die For Kahoot

I'd Die For Kahoot

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

April 13, 2016

Kahoot. The name alone evokes a slew of negative emotions due to the stress it induces. Many Ames High students are familiar with the oddly competitive educational tool that creates total mayhem. The brightly colored squares, somewhat threatening instrumental music, and overall mess bring out the wors...

House of Stress

House of Stress

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

April 4, 2016

Spoilers!! House of Cards recently dropped its fourth season on Netflix in early March, dead set on scalping myself and other fans. Where many White House dramas fail to surprise, (distraught daughter of Senator in rehab, press secretary is stressed out, the President is a moron) House of Cards t...

Tenfrat and the return of girls tennis

Tenfrat and the return of girls tennis

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

March 11, 2016

For twenty four girls, spring marks not just a change in the seasons, but a change of pace. As spring break comes to a close, the tennis courts open their gates to prospective girls tennis players. Those privy to the inner workings of the team may be familiar with “Tenfrat”, an unofficial, underground orga...

The Importance of Gilmore Girls

The Importance of Gilmore Girls

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

March 1, 2016

Gone are the days of “guilty pleasure” culture and here to (hopefully) stay is fully embracing the garbage we love so dearly. After a recent announcement regarding the revival of Gilmore Girls, my heart soared. I’ve yet to finish the series, mainly because it is pretty much trash. Binge-watching for...

No Joy

No Joy

Shelby Reeves and Tifany Chu

February 8, 2016

Joy is a horrific movie. So bad in fact that we couldn’t put this article in the reviews section due to some politics and the overwhelming need to publically rant. Picture this. Christmas Day. Me. My family. Movie theater. Lights go down. Three hours of Jennifer Lawrence sobbing, glaring and ...

The trouble with Plus Period

The trouble with Plus Period

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

December 14, 2015

While FlexiSched has its problems, namely the confusing format and constant email reminders from our technology department, along with dysfunctional servers and intense ramifications for not attending your assigned plus period, we have finally settled into a pattern for the rest of the school year. ...

The Courtyard Squirrel

The Courtyard Squirrel

Shelby Reeves

November 13, 2015

The legend of the courtyard squirrel. Universally regarded as the pride and joy of Ames High, the squirrel has successfully made it to infamy through hushed hallway whisperings. The life of the squirrel began with his humble, blind and naked birth. As our squirrel finally ventured into the real world, h...

Tif and Shelby went on a “juice cleanse”

Tif and Shelby went on a

Shelby Reeves and Tifany Chu

November 13, 2015

In America where food is abundant but some people still choose to not eat any, comes the juice cleanse. The juice cleanse is fully endorsed by many celebrities, including America’s sweetheart, Fergie, and America’s mistake, Nicole Richie. Since so many people have been harping us to experience t...

Fashion Show Club

Fashion Show Club

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

October 7, 2015

You’ve heard of the fashion show, so get ready for THE FASHION SHOW CLUB. Every spring, the most fashion forward Ames High students gather in the auditorium in a grand spectacle of luxurious fabrics, bizarre headpieces and glamour to showcase their best creations. Models cram backstage speaking in hu...