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Don’t Worry About It

Don't Worry About It

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

May 19, 2017

I remember thinking freshman year before school started that I didn’t care how badly I did in my classes, I just didn’t want to get lost. The high school seemed like this big scary place. Regardless of my fevered prayers I did get lost, but I overcame my fear. I’ve learned a lot in my four...

Spanish schools vs. American schools

Spanish schools vs. American schools

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

April 24, 2017

The atmosphere of a Spanish classroom is extremely different from that of our own classroom at Ames High. In most classes we sit attentively and silently listen to the teacher. In comparison the Spanish school is incredibly rowdy, the students scream at the teachers and the teachers scream at the stud...

Haley Nelson

Haley Nelson

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

March 22, 2017

Haley Nelson is a hard-working freshman who is excited about all things life-science and animal related. She is involved in the school community as well as things outside of the school walls. Below are a few questions that I asked her so you can get to know her better!   Q: How has your freshman year been? A:...

Adios Sra. Billings, ¿Hola Jurg?

Adios Sra. Billings, ¿Hola Jurg?

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

March 22, 2017

Spanish 4 has long been a subject taught by Mrs. (Sra.) Billings. She has been here for 15 years teaching students the complexities of Spanish grammar and introducing the basics to new learners. This year (2017) will be Sra. Billings’ final year at Ames High. When asked what she will miss about Ames Hig...

Reggie’s Sleepout – Ames

Reggie's Sleepout - Ames

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

February 14, 2017

Mark your calendars for March 25th! For the first time ever, Reggie’s Sleepout will be held in Ames. It is one of the most well-known community events in Central Iowa. The event has been held in Des Moines since 2001, raising more than $1.7 million for funding to support child and youth homelessness in our communiti...

In The Defense of The Prius

In The Defense of The Prius

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

December 16, 2016

Let me just start this out with a statement. The Prius is the best car out there. Really. When you see your friend’s prius zipping down the road to pick you up you know it’s going to be a fun adventure and a real steal. Maybe you only have $5 for gas? Don’t sweat it! You can still get where you...

Philosophy Plus Period

Philosophy Plus Period

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

December 1, 2016

Ever open up flexisched dreading the doldrum of plus period sign up? Think again! Every Thursday in in room 110, Mr. Zmolek hosts a plus period based around Philosophy. This weeks’ topic was “the argument against democracy.” He opened this plus period with the term epistocracy written on the boar...

Shria is settling in

Shria is settling in

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

November 8, 2016

I’m sure everyone can remember (and wishes they didn’t) their freshman year, but freshman Shria Chug is taking her first year of high school with determination. When asked how she is settling into her year one  at Ames High Shria said, “I just love the overall spirit of the high school. My freshmen y...

Apple’s Facelift

Apple's Facelift

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

October 7, 2016

When you download iOS10 and your phone restarts, you are presented with the all-too-familiar lock screen. But this time around, it’s a little different. It brings some new tricks. Swiping from the left takes you to the Today screen, which is far more customizable than before. It's a quick way to acc...

On Netflix

On Netflix

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

October 7, 2016

And the school year is off with a bang! Everyone starts out strong week one, week two falters slightly and week three on the school year drudge sets in. Feeling overwhelmed already? Need to turn your mind off and enjoy some stimulating cinema or tantalizing tv? Here are some great shows and movies you...