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All John Green books are the same

All John Green books are the same

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

December 8, 2014

An extraordinary friend. A main character who is dull, but has some special talent that sets them apart. A posse of friends who help said main character in some farfetched plan. This is the equation that John Green concocts all his books from. Having read Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherine...

North Grand in Ames: How grand is it really?

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

December 8, 2014

  Some of my earliest memories take place while shopping with my parents. Almost none of them, however, include shopping at North Grand. Instead, I remember making a Build-A-Bear at the larger Jordan Creek in Des Moines. I recall getting ice cream at Coldstone and trying clothes on at kid...

Grace “Weirder than a string bean” Ryken

Grace

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

December 8, 2014

Tell me a bit about behind homeschooled I like being homeschooled, and I’ve always been homeschooled. I really like the opportunity to come to school for part of the day. I don’t think I could ever be fully homeschooled because I like the social interaction. There are a lot of opportunitie...

Anyone can get hacked, even me

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

November 17, 2014

On Saturday, October 11th, my mind was occupied with multiple choice questions and math formulas from the SAT. Little did I know that my life was being invaded in a way I had never imagined. Earlier in the autumn months, I had read and written about celebrities who had been hacked. Never had I thought i...

Anyone can get hacked, even me

November 13, 2014

On Saturday, October 11th, my mind was occupied with multiple choice questions and math formulas from the SAT. Little did I know that my life was being invaded in a way I had never imagined. Earlier in the autumn months, I had read and written about celebrities who had been hacked. Never had I tho...

Library cracks down on tardies

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

October 28, 2014

You walk into the school 2 minutes after the tardy bell. Maybe you slept in because you don’t have a 1st period, or maybe you went to get coffee after that late night studying. And then a question hits you: Where should I go? The library, a hotspot for anyone with a free period, has cracked down...

My anaconda don’t want none unless you say yes hun

My anaconda don't want none unless you say yes hun

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

October 16, 2014

Just as Robin Thicke seems to think, rape always has “blurred lines”. Did they say yes? Did they want it? Those are questions people don’t tend to ask when they’re in the moment. California has enacted a new “Yes Means Yes” law that creates a clear definition of what rape is, and what consent...