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I bid you Adieu Ames High

I bid you Adieu Ames High

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

May 15, 2017

I walked into Ames High expecting every cheesy teen film I had ever seen. It isn’t hard to imagine what role I wanted to be. I was too quiet for anyone to notice and too terrified to speak up in fear of rejection. I wanted someone to magically notice that I was shy and shepherd me into their world...

A New Netflix Original: 13 Reasons Why

A New Netflix Original: 13 Reasons Why

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

April 25, 2017

A young girl sits in her English class writing a reflective essay on a book that changed her perspective on life. Five years later, this same girl’s perspective is once again shattered when she starts the first episode of the new Netflix TV series 13 Reasons Why. Who is this girl? Well, that doesn’t...

The Truth About Hard Work

The Truth About Hard Work

McKenzie Reimer, Carlie Dellman, Katelyn Tehan, and James Wineinger

April 17, 2017

We talk about the value of hard work but tell ourselves that the reason we’re not working is some perceived unfairness: Obama shut down the coal mines, or all the jobs went to the Chinese. These are the lies we tell ourselves to solve the cognitive dissonance­ the broken connection between the world...

The Truth Within The Lies of Media

The Truth Within The Lies of Media

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

March 22, 2017

Since the beginning of time, information has traveled fast from person to person. Unfortunately, along with this comes the spread of false and often inaccurate information. This leads the people of our world to believe lies about their government, their nations, and even their own neighbor. The information...

Bernie Sanders Is Too Good For America

Bernie Sanders Is Too Good For America

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

March 22, 2017

America, we are wrong. We voted for a man who young children have nightmares about. We vote for a man who makes the Statue Of Liberty look like a joke. How? How did America fall so far from grace? Was he our only option for a change? Was he the only way to get what we needed? No. We were wrong. There...

John Hughes Movie Review

John Hughes Movie Review

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

February 15, 2017

As it is the month of romance, it becomes a necessity to have amazing movies to watch when you’re inevitably sad and alone with only a cat to love. Although, not just any movies will do for this month long love fest. I think we all know what I’m talking about. I’m not only bringing out the big ...

D’nel van der Berg: Is She A Mean Girl?

D'nel van der Berg: Is She A Mean Girl?

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

February 9, 2017

“If you’re from Africa, then why are you white?” these are the words foreign exchange student D’nel van der Berg hears every once in awhile when walking down the halls of Ames High. With her once orange hair and South African origins, it’s no wonder D’nel has often been likened to Mean Girls...

Ames High’s History

Ames High's History

December 10, 2016

“Not ended, but begun” These are the words of Ames High’s past. The year is 1900. “Central” The first brick schoolhouse in Ames has been the lovely home to knowledge for all grades over the past 20 years. It’s location? on the west side of Clark Street between 5th and 6th. Classes take place...

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

December 5, 2016

By now, everyone and their dead ancestors should know that the popular TV show, Gilmore Girls, has returned for a 4 part miniseries on Netflix. If this is somehow new information to you, where have you been? Living under a rock? Gilmore Girls ran from 2000-2007 and stole the hearts of many. It stars...

Flipped Classrooms: Worth a Shot?

Flipped Classrooms: Worth a Shot?

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

November 15, 2016

Over the past couple of years, the term flipped classroom has become one of the best words in my vocabulary. The goal of a flipped classroom is to expose students to the required material outside of school in a video or assigned reading. The students then come into the classroom and do their assignments...