The WEB

In Support of Folly

In Support of Folly

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

May 9, 2016

When I walked into Ames High as a new student in 2012, my entire game plan was to get good grades and to keep my head down. Baby Jill was going to power through high school like a Downton-Abbey-watching rhino. I (begrudgingly) followed through on the grades, but accidentally set fire to my anonymity....

Congrats, Grad

Congrats, Grad

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

April 13, 2016

The senior early birds have already spread graduation party invites through the halls, and thus it begins. To clarify, the midwest is dumb. Grad parties are only a big deal in the midwest. Everywhere else in the country, a grad party is family and a few close friends for some food and jokes about faile...

Trying Out for Varsity Soccer

soccer ball

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

April 5, 2016

There is something beautiful about walking the halls of Ames High in late March. The birds aren’t singing yet, but it’s the only time one can look at their peers and know whether or not they are trying out for soccer. Those who are, bless them, can be distinguished by the zombie shuffle of their ...

It’s Not An Excuse If It’s True

It's Not An Excuse If It's True

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

March 10, 2016

It’s March. As we work relentlessly to maintain students, we’re likely to slip up now and again and again and again. But never fear! The Web has provided you with a fresh list of fool-proof explanations of why you didn’t make that powerpoint. Or attend class.   Time isn’t real. Your legs are broken. Y...

Logical DIEts

Logical DIEts

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

March 1, 2016

Throughout the majority of human history, the main concern was finding ways to consume more calories in a day. But in 2016 America, CNN is full of pieces of toast that look like Jesus, global warming, and juice cleanses. The demonstration of wealth has shifted from plump to petite, but the cost of sc...

Solo-Ensemble

Solo-Ensemble

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

February 9, 2016

Every spring, the students of Ames High are caught in the void after Martin Luther King Jr. Day and before Spring Break where there are solid weeks of class without relent.  The artistic community of our school keeps their pulse going by putting their talents to the test. On Saturday, March 5th, cho...

Things We Can Do With The Parking Lot Snow Mountain

Things We Can Do With The Parking Lot Snow Mountain

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

January 27, 2016

Outside the walls of Ames High, there lies an ever-growing snow Kilimanjaro. It calls to us on the wind, unappreciated and neglected since the moment the ornaments were taken off the tree. We cannot stand for this. Time is of the essence, because we have neglected our friend. To remedy this, we have...

Single in a Singlet

Single in a Singlet

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

December 15, 2015

Only a brave soul puts on a singlet. In wrestling, men wear sporty unitards. When asked what such a contraption feels like, junior Marcus Coleman laughed adorably. “It’s like wearing compression shorts.” We will take his word for it. And we should- he’s an expert. This past wrestling season he s...

Cargo Pants Must CarGO

Cargo Pants Must CarGO

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

November 12, 2015

Dear Male Population, We have been patient with you. We didn’t say anything when you thought you looked good with shoulder-length hair. Just to be clear, naming it “The Flow” doesn’t make it attractive. We didn’t say anything when you lost your ability to wear anything not bearing a Nik...

Integrated Capstone Seminar update

Integrated Capstone Seminar update

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

October 6, 2015

AMES HIGH WEB EXCLUSIVE. The teachers want their students to be able to articulate what they’re doing, as they think students should be the voice of the class. Once the students can articulate their work, only then can other sources hear from the class.   It’s common knowledge at Ames High t...