Radiant Rowan Daniels

Radiant Rowan Daniels
December 15, 2019

Keyboard keys racing as a harmonious sound escapes from a choir practice room. The familiar, recognizable sound of the Amélie theme song brightens the bleak fluorescent lighting in the small brick room....

Waiting on the World to Change

December 13, 2019

The catchy rhythm starts with the soothing sound of a well-known radio song: John Mayer’s angelic voice comes in counting, 1-2-3-4. The song is filled with relevant details to 2006, the year it came...

Building Inclusivity: Seniors Becoming a Collective

The senior based student section at the UNI dome in Cedar Falls on Aug. 30.
October 25, 2019

We all know it’s coming. The end of an era, of everything we’ve known for 18 years of life.  The last year of high school. The last year of childhood. Where the people you’ve known: the people...

Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

The classroom in Uganda with the lyrics of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star written on the board.
October 25, 2019

Bare mango trees, empty, with unripe ones growing on top, are just out of reach. Long dirt roads are beaten down by the radiant African sun. Beautiful greenery, filled in every space you pass, is in every...

The final mic drop: Spence’s farewell after 9 years at Ames high

The final mic drop: Spence's farewell after 9 years at Ames high
May 17, 2019

Imagine the perfect scene. A gym, lacking air conditioning, fills with over a thousand students. Full of underclassmen, upperclassmen, the best teachers, the worst teachers, and the okay teachers all...

Life is worth living

Life is worth living
April 18, 2019

Life is worth living. The everyday routine. The constant argument with your alarm clock as it shakes, ringing 7:00. Again. A brand new day. You sit up in bed, accepting the idea that it’s not quite...

Very Barchofski

Very Barchofski
March 21, 2019

"I'm tired," said junior Vera Barkosky, going to bed at 8 p.m. This is a common conversation experienced every day by her stay-up-late friends who can’t relate and literally anyone else who knows her....

The secret lives of teachers

The secret lives of teachers
February 12, 2019

As you walk into the English hallway and burst into the first classroom on the left you feel a rush of relief that you aren’t sitting the those dreaded chairs waiting to open brown and white textbooks...

Turtles all the way down…by the greenhouse

Turtles all the way the greenhouse
October 19, 2018

I was given the esteemed task for this edition to write about something I truly care about. If you are someone who has looked outside of Mrs. Testerot or Mr. Jurgenson’s math classes, you might understand....

The best dances at Ames High

The best dances at Ames High
September 30, 2018

Ames High isn’t really known for it’s 7 state swimming titles or its global rank in academics but rather our legendary school dances. From dance marathon to tucheze, we really have it all. As one of...

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