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Aaron Marner’s Senior Column

Aaron Marner's Senior Column

Aaron Marner, Online Editor

May 11, 2015

Most senior columns hit on some pretty serious stuff, but I’m usually not super serious during school. Because of this, part of me is afraid this column is going to be a flaming pile of garbage. Anyway, while I’m certainly not an expert on life or high school-- there are definitely some underclassmen...

“Get Hard” Review

Aaron Marner, Online Editor

March 30, 2015

When Will Ferrell is cast in a movie, expectations are immediately high. He’s quite clearly the second best actor of our generation (behind Nicolas Cage, of course) so every movie in which he appears is a must-see. After hearing Will Ferrell was going to be in “Get Hard,” an esteemed movie critic...

Down Home Cookin’ and BBQ

Down Home Cookin'  and BBQ

Aaron Marner and Emma Stewart

February 12, 2015

There are a lot of barbecue joints to choose from here in Ames, but if you’re looking for some good ol’ home cooked food, Down Home Cookin’ is the place for you. While it may not be the fanciest sit down restaurant Ames has to offer, it does have some some kick-arse ribs, voted #1 in Iowa. Located...

House of Cards? More like House of awesome

House of Cards? More like House of awesome

Aaron Marner, Online Editor

January 28, 2015

When House of Cards premiered in February of 2013, there were high expectations. Since it was only available on Netflix, there was plenty of speculation about how wide of an audience it could reach. Could it keep up with shows like Breaking Bad?   House of Cards more than met expectations. In 20...

Gabriel “Juicy” James Woodbeck

Gabriel

Aaron Marner, Online Editor

January 14, 2015

When you walk down the halls of Ames High, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle of over a thousand students. However, one individual stands above them all. He is the man all women want. He is the man all men want to be. He is Gabe Woodbeck, known to millions of Americans simply as, “Gabe the Babe.”   Gabe, a junior, is a man of many talent...

Stop asking me where I’m going to college

Aaron Marner, Online Editor

November 17, 2014

It’s almost time for Thanksgiving and Christmas. For me (and many other high school students) this means I’ll be badgered with the same questions I’ve been asked for the past few years. “Where are you going to go to college,” “Are you ready for your senior year to be over,” and, my personal...

Elections 2014: Voting Guide

Elections 2014: Voting Guide

Aaron Marner, Online Editor

October 28, 2014

With all of the political mumbo-jumbo and attack ads these days, it can be hard to keep everything straight. However, in order for our great state of Iowa and proud nation of ‘Merica to function properly, we need to elect the best candidates. For the sake of our well-being, I’ve created a handy-dandy...

Staff retirement: Bob Uetz

Staff retirement: Bob Uetz

Aaron Marner, Reporter

May 21, 2014

What are your favorite memories from your teaching career? Too many to list but they all involve people – mostly young people.   What led you to become a teacher? When we figured out our youngest son had a bad teacher. A bad kindergarten teacher, of all things, I didn’t know it wa...

STOP THE FLOW

STOP THE FLOW

Aaron Marner, Reporter

March 31, 2014

Look, there’s no way around it. Flow is nasty.   It takes a special person to look good with flow. Most likely, you do not possess the innate mojo necessary to rock the flow. It’s impossible to gain the ability to rock the flow. One is simply born with it. People who have flow are taking a hu...

Tagpro: Capture the Flag on steroids

Tagpro: Capture the Flag on steroids

Aaron Marner, Reporter

February 19, 2014

Tetris with Friends was soooooo 2013. 2014 is the year of Tagpro.   For those unfortunate souls who haven’t experienced the phenomenal world of Tagpro, I will explain the magic behind the game. Tagpro is played with 4-8 players, 2-4 on each team. Each player controls a ball, and the player must n...