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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. And as laughter and repetition of well loved music fills the echoing hallway, it’s time for audit...

Waiting on the World to Change

Zoe Mamakos, Co-editor

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 out. However, if you really listen, you can notice the details that remain relevant now. As Americans,...

Building Inclusivity: Seniors Becoming a Collective

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

Zoe Mamakos, Co-editor

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 who have defined you, simply become memories and photographs of all the crazy stories that you te...

Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

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

Zoe Mamakos and Tim Mooney

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 corner you turn. Echoing voices of fragmented English resonate from the classroom. The simple exch...

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

Zoe Mamakos, In-depth Editor

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 together in one space. The skippers have skipped, the ISU class attendees are at their classes, and the ...

Life is worth living

Life is worth living

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

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 summer yet. Followed by your parent's words of encouragement floating out the door, as you promis...

Very Barchofski

Very Barchofski

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

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. Imagine the dream life, going to bed early every night, getting your homework done RIGHT after...

The secret lives of teachers

The secret lives of teachers

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

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 to a text titled Barn Burning. A familiar feeling, that upperclassmen and underclassmen alike can rel...

Turtles all the way down…by the greenhouse

Turtles all the way down...by the greenhouse

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

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. While pondering existence in these classrooms both Freshman and Sophomore year, I looked down t...

The best dances at Ames High

The best dances at Ames High

Zoe Mamakos, Web Staff

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 the last overheated homecoming’s passes, upperclassmen reflect on which dance was the most memora...