The WEB

Madeline Topf’s senior column

Madeline Topf's senior column
May 20, 2014

First, I want to thank Mr. Johnson for overseeing this publication and allowing me the opportunity to be Editor-in-Chief. The WEB as a class is truly a place where open discussion occurs daily. We take...

Nick Ellis’ undercover life

April 12, 2014

Favorite teacher: Mr. Jahn How did he ask his prom date: With flowers If he could have dinner with any person, living or dead, it would be: His grandma Ellis Junior Nick Ellis is finding himself...

Gretchen Kramer shatters her horizons in semester abroad

Gretchen Kramer shatters her horizons in semester abroad
February 18, 2014

Every day last semester, senior Gretchen Kramer arose to the beautiful sunrise that can only be experienced in the land of her ancestors. The subtle mix of the yellows and oranges of the light gently stirred...

The true meaning of Hanukkah

The true meaning of Hanukkah
December 5, 2013

As Hanukkah draws to a close tonight, senior Naomi Peterson will be lighting eighth and final candle on her family’s menorah. She will also light the candle in the middle, the shamash, which sits above...

Promoting dialogue on GMOs

Promoting dialogue on GMOs
November 5, 2013

I had the amazing opportunity to attend this year’s World Food Prize Global Institute, where we attended talks and viewed the presentation of the most controversial World Food Prize award to date. The...

Eight ways the government shutdown affects you

Eight ways the government shutdown affects you
October 2, 2013

The government shutdown was initiated yesterday, due to the fact that congress could not agree on a spending bill. This is a budget that must be passed in order to allow government funds to be spent. Many...

Shelter-in-place initiated in response to domestic incident

Shelter-in-place initiated in response to domestic incident
October 1, 2013

Junior Justin Sung was walking down the hallways after orchestra. He entered the cafeteria and sat down. Because he was unable to hear the intercom over the noisy lunch room, he got a particularly loud...

What can “they” see?

Seniors Moriah Cooper and Jessica Harvey use their laptops in class
Student privacy on new 1:1 laptops
September 26, 2013

With every Ames High student now in possession of a school-issued computer, questions are being raised about what “they” can and cannot see. And that turns out to be most everything. “Tech staff...

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