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Joel’s senior column

Joel's senior column

Joel Devick, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2015

I once heard a quote back when I was a tiny freshman. This quote forever changed how I think. It maybe didn’t change my psyche as much as it seems to anyone else, but it runs through my head at least once everyday. It goes as such: “You’ll worry a lot less about what other people think of yo...

Student-Athletes Sign for the Future

Student-Athletes Sign for the Future

Joel Devick, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2015

As expected from a historically rich athletics department here at Ames High, many banner worthy moments have occurred this year for the program. This year, there was the boys basketball triumph at substate to get back to the State tournament at Wells Fargo Arena for the first time in 4 years. Marcus...

Stop the Ticket Competition

Stop the Ticket Competition

Joel Devick, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2015

Prom is once again upon us and the anticipation of enjoying a magical night that will produce memories has everyone very excited. A new caveat about this years prom, however, could put a damper on what should in the end just be a bit of fun to end the school year. This year, the Ames High Prom committee...

Insurgent is Both exciting and boring

Insurgent is Both exciting and boring

Joel Devick, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2015

Dystopian stories are what dominate the teen novel landscape nowadays, and movie productions are being put together for nearly every successful title that sells. The latest series of movies being produced are that of the Divergent series. The sequel in the series, Insurgent, was just released and earned...

More Like “Trash Grier”

More Like

Joel Devick, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2015

Let me read you some statistics: 11 Million Vine followers, 7 Million Instagram followers, 4 Million Twitter followers, 4 Million Youtube subscribers, and one giant pair of frighteningly blue lemur eyes. I am referring to the tween heart throb, of course, teen celebrity Nash Grier. On a daily basis,...

Andrew Burras

Andrew Burras

Joel Devick, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2015

Many Freshman go through a bit of a culture shock in their first year on the campus of Ames High. However, young Andrew Burras is not that guy. A musician and athlete, he’s a well rounded kid that not only has fun being a student but also has a lot of stuff going on outside of the hallways of AHS,...

Net Neutrality: an Impending Downfall for our Internet Life

Net Neutrality: an Impending Downfall for our Internet Life

Joel Devick, Reporter

January 14, 2015

President Obama has recently provided a statement regarding the issue of net neutrality. He firmly backs the current state of keeping the internet open and neutral. In a statement on the official White House website, whitehouse.gov, Obama said, “[the internet] has been organized around the basic principl...

Unbroken: an inspirational lesson

Unbroken: an inspirational lesson

Joel Devick

January 14, 2015

Yet again over the holiday season this year, Christmas day movie releases were pumped out in a large quantity, with many titles like The Interview and Big Eyes grabbing attention. With all the time away from school or work and time to spend with family, many flocked to bond with their kin as they enjoy...

Izzy Manahl: More than a Directioner

Izzy Manahl: More than a Directioner

Joel Devick, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2014

If you hadn’t been introduced to her, Izzy Manahl (aka Isabel) would seem just like a regular senior at Ames High. A girl involved in activities like fall cheer and track and looking towards the next step of college, she is like most other Seniors, and is a very hardcore One Direction fan.   However, a lively personality and buoyant ...

Voting Does Matter, Trust Me.

Voting Does Matter, Trust Me.

Joel Devick

October 29, 2014

We all know that it’s upon us, and if you don’t know about the hotly contested Iowa Senate race or any other of the midterm elections that are going down at the moment, then you probably are perfectly content rooming with Patrick Star under that rock you inhabit. Some of us Seniors will understand...