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Achala’s Senior Column

Achala's Senior Column

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

May 16, 2017

I started off in this high school as the usual awkward tween with a slight stache and eyebrows that were not taken care of. Fast forward 4 years and not much has changed but the stache is gone and the eyebrows are more defined. So, I guess you could say I improved. Although I did not think I would learn m...

Are Bagels Bread?

Are Bagels Bread?

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

April 25, 2017

As you take a bite of a bagel, does it feel and taste like bread or something completely different? This issue surrounding whether bagels are considered bread is a hot topic that has been constantly debated about. Let’s start by comparing and contrasting a typical loaf of bread and a bagel. Brea...

Uganda: A Trip of a Lifetime

Uganda: A Trip of a Lifetime

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

March 23, 2017

As the end of the year approaches and students are excited to bask in the summer sun, many take the opportunity of the long summer months to embark on a unique and fulfilling experience to Uganda with the high school. Led by Mr. Mooney, Ames High students are able to travel to Uganda to help build classro...

Spain Trip

Spain Trip

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

March 23, 2017

As Spring Break approaches, students break out into spring fever; ready to kick back and relax with friends and family, travel, and enjoy the pleasant weather. Some students from Ames High are starting off spring break on the right foot by travelling to Spain with Spanish teachers Julie Dunkin and Kay B...

Yoga Club Restart

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

February 23, 2017

As students begin to hit the slump of the school year, it is hard to find something to look forward to and keep occupied. But don’t worry, your life just got a little more exciting. With yoga club restarting, there is no better way to unwind in the company of others in a relaxing atmosphere. Lead ...

Madrigal Madness

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

December 16, 2016

With the holiday season at it’s peak, the annual traditions of Ames High have resurfaced and filled the halls of the school with joy. Among the many other traditions here, the Orchestra, Choir, and Drama students have once again come together to bring us another unique and special performance to cele...

Winter Where Ya At

Winter Where Ya At

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

December 5, 2016

While people would be bracing themselves for the harsh Iowa winter by this time of year, most of us have noticed that it is much warmer than it has been these past years. By the end of November, the first snowfall has usually passed and temperatures are below 0. We should be trudging around in knee high...

State Cross Country

State Cross Country

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

November 22, 2016

After months of dedication and hard work, the Ames High Cross Country team made it to their final meet of the season on Saturday, October 29th. Soon after placing in the top 20 at Districts the week before, the team advanced on to State. The varsity team consisting of Katie Fukushima, Katelyn Moore,...

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

October 11, 2016

During the summer of 2016, most people were continuing their lives as normal until the game that created an uproar throughout the world was dropped. Immediately after the release of Pokemon Go, the app blew up and soon took over social media and lives. It became an intense craze and the topic of conversa...

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Achala Thippeswamy, Reporter

May 9, 2016

If you’re looking for a hilarious, light show to leisurely watch, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is your calling. The show has a unique storyline about mole women, women who have been trapped in a bunker for 15 years by a reverend claiming that the world has ended, have escaped and are now living in the real ...