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The Worst Senior Column Ever

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

May 17, 2017

Honestly, I do not know what to say, which is odd because I always have an opinion. Basically high school means nothing, it’s sort of a glorified babysitting experience. You make friends but eventually you drift apart. You spend eight hours a day learning things that are a) not interesting to you and b...

Your Shirt Costs More Than You Think

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

April 20, 2017

Being able to buy cute clothes for a good price seems like the perfect deal for most consumers. However, very few people realize the long-term effects of these purchases. Fast fashion is defined as retailers using designs to capture designs as they move from catwalk to store front very quickly. Tradi...

Get Out and Go See Jordan Peele’s New Movie

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

March 23, 2017

Jordan Peele, one half of the Key and Peele duo, has achieved the coveted one hundred percent Rotten Tomatoes rating for his new film titled Get Out. Peele uses comedy, horror, and drama to harmoniously highlight the theme of racism. The film addresses microaggressions, stereotypes, and many other thi...

Tomi, Toni, Tomato

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

March 23, 2017

If you consider yourself politically aware and an active social media user then you have probably seen or heard about Tomi “Toyota Lasagna” Lahren. Lahren is known for her menacing rants expressing her opinions on major events that she usually is in disagreement with. Tammy has been the voice for yo...

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

February 23, 2017

Recently, New York Times bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates gave a lecture at Iowa State. The Great Hall was packed with students and adults eager to listen and participate in Coates’ discussion about race. Many Ames High English students have been reading and analyzing Coates’ books Between the Wor...

Shameless

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Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

February 10, 2017

Recently, the Showtime dramedy series Shameless has been gaining popularity. This series follows the misadventures of Frank Gallagher, an alcoholic, who is a single parent of six kids, who often find themselves in loads of trouble. Despite the horrible context of the show, people are still drawn to it. S...