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Certainties and Uncertainties of High School

Certainties and Uncertainties of High School

Braxton Buser, Reporter

May 9, 2016

There’s not much to be certain of in high school. Maybe small things, like what time you’re going to force yourself to get up each morning, what teachers are easier than others, basic things like that… but not much else. Learning to take all of that uncertainty and make it my friend was something...

It’s Not ‘Cool’ to Hate Popular Things

Hannah Sumpter and Braxton Buser

April 13, 2016

The word basic can be used in several different ways. For example, in chemistry class. A compound can be basic, or acidic. Or, if you’re a millennial, the word basic is an insult to you. The girl you don’t like that’s always wearing uggs and leggings could be a likely candidate for such an insult. B...

Go Puff Yourself

Braxton Buser, Reporter

April 13, 2016

Who cares about Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram when there’s a website that allows you to transform yourself into a powerpuff girl? Honestly I’ve been waiting for this opportunity since I was a 6 year old on Halloween wearing my Blossom costume. The website (found at https://www.powerpuffyourself....

Review: Salt & Pretzel

Braxton Buser, Reporter

March 10, 2016

Are you a fan of the Pretzel Maker at North Grand mall? Do you love supporting small businesses? Then something like the newly expanded food stop called Salt & Pretzel will be an exciting new place for you to visit. Locally owned and family operated at 2610 Northridge Pkwy, the business was created ...

Review: New Altoona Cinemark Nextgen Theater

Braxton Buser, Reporter

March 2, 2016

Attention all movie lovers: the new Cinemark Nextgen movie theater in Altoona is sure to impress both movie goers and those of you who prefer to stay at home and watch Netflix. When I first heard that Altoona was going to be welcoming a new theater I thought ‘Big deal I can watch anything at home wi...

Joy Review

Braxton Buser, Reporter

March 2, 2016

Joy was written and directed by David O. Russell, the film is a biographical drama based on a woman named Joy Mangano. Joy, played by award winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, is an inventor since childhood who rekindles her passion and goes on to be a millionaire from patenting and selling her invent...

Scandal

Scandal

Braxton Buser, Reporter

March 2, 2016

Nearly everyone who loves to binge watch TV shows has an even deeper love for "Grey’s Anatomy", created by Shonda Rhymes. There’s another TV show just as good, but underrated, and also created by the dearly loved Shonda Rhymes. "Scandal" combines crime, drama, and mystery to draw in fans of all ...

Madrigal 2015

Madrigal 2015

Braxton Buser, Reporter

December 15, 2015

Madrigal. As student of Ames High, when you hear that word you probably instantly think of the joyous middle ages dinner theater that our fellow students put on to guide us into a tender-hearted holiday season. The students behind the dinner deserve a lot of credit for how much they do to make sure i...

Life and Death After the Twilight Saga

Life and Death After the Twilight Saga

December 2, 2015

The Twilight saga has been finished for years now, and most of what remains to remember it by are internet memes and the few, still loyal fans. On October 6th the author of the Twilight saga, Stephanie Meyer, surprised everyone with a 10 year anniversary (of the publishing of the first book, Twilight)  ren...

What are you watching this fall?

What are you watching this fall?

Braxton Buser, Reporter

October 7, 2015

Some of the best and most loved TV shows of the year begin again during everyone’s favorite season: fall. Beginning with the fantasy/horror favorite Supernatural, and the gothic drama American Horror Story: Hotel (both airing Oct. 7th) and ending with medical favorite Grey’s Anatomy (aired Sept. 2...