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Not a calm person but my name is Serene-a

Not a calm person but my name is Serene-a

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

May 12, 2015

The dumb cheerleader and intellectual nerd are typical stereotypes that dictate what we know high school is like. Cheerleaders are supposed to be blonde and bubbly, up in the air, waving at the crowd. They are characterized as preppy, slutty, and relatively stupid. On the other hand, nerds are suppose...

Greek or Geek?

Greek or Geek?

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

There is a lot of stereotyping that comes with someone talking about joining a greek community, whether that be through a fraternity or a sorority. It’s common knowledge that most people think that sorority girls are flirty and dumb, and that frat boys are the cookie cutter douche bag. What the general...

How PDA destroys health

How PDA destroys health

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

April 17, 2015

For the past few weeks, I have been plagued. I am diseased to the point of constant sneezing and wheezing and the likes. We the people at Ames High are sick, not siq, only to be more damaged by our “friend’s” relationships. What I am saying is, the blame and fault of our ill mess is on the romantics. With...

50 Shades of Grey

50 Shades of Grey

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

April 17, 2015

50 Shades of Grey isn’t known for its extensive and detailed writing style. It’s known for its contents of smut and tangled emotions, which was clearly portrayed in its movie adaptation. What people continually fail to realize, and continually criticize, is the fact that the series does not in fact...

Gibbons

Gibbons

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

April 14, 2015

Gibbons are the greatest. Hands down. As I press the lock button of my phone, I am pleasantly reminded of why gibbons are beautiful, seeing as my lock screen is a rotating picture of the mammal. Not only are these majestic beasts unbelievably photogenic, but there are 15 recognized species of the pinnacle...

Death by wisdom teeth removal

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

March 31, 2015

Monday the 16th, 9:15, I was sent to my demise. This was the day I had my wisdom teeth removal. I waited in the oral surgeon’s room in the chair, with my arm extended to him so the oral surgeon can stick me with the anesthesia. I don’t remember anything else after that. There was a point where I...

Teen Parenthood

Teen Parenthood

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

March 17, 2015

We live in a society that likes to hide from our problems. We isolate the things we don’t want to talk about. We pretend they don’t exist. This is very relevant when it comes to teen parenthood and pregnancy. According to StayTeen.org, current teenage pregnancy rates are at 3 in every 10 girls...

Khakis

Khakis

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

February 17, 2015

Since the start of this winter, Ames High has begun to see this stylish leg wear fill up our halls, instead of the humdrum of the typical blue jeans. We all know what I’m talking about here: Khakis. The word khaki simply refers the color of the pants, meaning soil-colored. Derived from Persian and ad...

FAN of Winter Cheer

FAN of Winter Cheer

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

February 12, 2015

With a new season of winter sports comes updates and new ideas. One of these that has already been taken into action is the throwing of FAN t-shirts. The shirts feature the word “FAN” with the Ames High logo on the “A” on the front. The backs of the shirts say, “Ames High Aims High”. These...

E-cigarettes: a threat to public health?

E-cigarettes: a threat to public health?

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

February 10, 2015

Recently, there was a survey sent out to all of the students and staff of Ames in regards to their personal opinions on e-cigarettes and vaping devices. It may not be well known, but the survey was sent out from the Mayor’s Youth Committee, a group of high schoolers connected with the local governme...