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Mike Scaramellino

Mike Scaramellino

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief May 20, 2019

As he finishes his second year teaching at Ames High, industrial technology teacher Mike Scaramellino will be saying goodbye. “I love just working with the kids. It’s a lot of fun. We have great...

Senior Joel Neppl examines the wiring of the team robot.

Team Neutrino gets hands-on with STEM

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief April 18, 2019

For the first six weeks of the year, Sukup hall seems to come alive with the hustle of students. Each adorned with a pair of forest green safety glasses, Story County high school students are engrossed...

Dominik McDonald

Dominik McDonald

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief April 18, 2019

If one happens to hear the stately timpani of Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique or the lively xylophone runs of George Gershwin’s American in Paris drifting through the music wing, the source of the music...

April 8th: Ames High School United

Oliver Chen and Zoe Mamakos April 8, 2019

April 8th: Ames High students and staff joined community members in a peaceful display of unity, in response to a coordinated protest from a well known hate group.  

The Sky Is Not The Limit: Astronaut Scott Kelly comes to ISU

The Sky Is Not The Limit: Astronaut Scott Kelly comes to ISU

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief March 13, 2019

A nervous but energetic anticipation seems to invigorate Stephens auditorium as the crowd makes its way into the main hall, the faint sound of Elton John’s “Rocket man” drifting in the air as the...

FCS teacher Carol Vanwaardhuizen instructs foods students on how to make pancakes.

FCS Suspension, Transparency, and the future of CTE at Ames High

Oliver Chen , Co-Editor in Chief February 15, 2019

In a Jan. 11 press release, the district announced that Family Consumer Science classes would not be offered during the 2019-2020 school year. The school district cited budgetary concerns in several...

Finals After Break? An Investigation

Finals After Break? An Investigation

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief February 15, 2019

Winter break: a time to relax, celebrate the holidays and spend time with family. Yet for many, a once beloved respite from the academic year has turned into a prolonged period of stress over future...

How do Ames High Students celebrate holidays?

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief December 15, 2018

“We go to night mass at a Catholic church, and y’know, gift giving, that whole sh’bang.” - Andrew Sailer   “When we’re in Ames, we celebrate it kind of normally, just standard...

Michael poses for a photo near the Converse store in Paris.

Michael Neppl

Oliver Chen , Co-Editor in Chief December 14, 2018

  An 80s-style synthesizer arpeggio fades in and out as the track opens, repeating itself through a series of haunting arpeggios. The music crescendos as layers of punchy harmonic accompaniment...

Ben Sasse speaks at the great hall in the Iowa State memorial union.

Ben Sasse Comes to ISU

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief November 22, 2018

Senator Ben Sasse addresses the Iowa State Memorial Union, his words seeming to echo through the crowded great hall. “The President is far more right than most of the foreign policy establishment...

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