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Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Petr Karpov, Reporter

May 22, 2018

While countless Ames High students spend hours working on creative projects in and out of school, few receive the fame and recognition that all of their hard work warrants. Thus enter the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards–a program intended to recognize the artistic and writing abilities of studen...

Lettuce Club

Lettuce Club

Petr Karpov, Reporter

April 30, 2018

As the clock reached 3 minutes and 30 seconds, the only sound that could be heard from Mrs. Brenneman’s room was the crunchy sound of lettuce consumption. Suddenly, just as the timer hit 3:41, the room was overcome with cheers of joy and sorrow as Sean Prell sprang to his feet in victory. Having jus...

A Crummy Fish Underwater

A Crummy Fish Underwater

Petr Karpov, Reporter

March 30, 2018

Amidst the dark and turbulent times of late 2017 rose a viral YouTube video, a shining beacon of hope. In it, a group of scholars argue about the condition of a fish completely submerged in water: if no part of the fish was exposed to air, would that fish be considered wet? While this video managed t...

SACRE Sock Hop

SACRE Sock Hop

Petr Karpov, Reporter

February 15, 2018

Buckle up kiddos, emerging onto the scene of high school dances is a new contender. No, Winter Formal isn’t back but we’re about to get something just as good: the SACRE Sock Hop. The leaders of SACRE, or Students Activating Civil Rights Education, have been cultivating this idea since November, and a...

Exchange Students

Petr Karpov

December 19, 2017

Zain Al Qalawi, from Jerusalem, Palestine, attends a small private school with only 40 students in each grade. There aren’t very many activities offered to the students, classes can’t be chosen, and no opportunity for school sports are given either. “They give you so many options here that ...

History of Shout

History of Shout

Petr Karpov, Reporter

November 16, 2017

As you shuffle into homeroom on any given Wednesday and head over to your seat, only one thought is racing through your mind: “Is today one of those Wednesdays when I get to watch Shout?”. Ames High Shout, a media outlet produced by students, is a welcome 10 minute interruption from the otherwise...

Our Bae Aniey

Our Bae Aniey

Petr Karpov, Reporter

October 13, 2017

Running is an experience so physically and mentally taxing few students can claim to have participated in any form of this sport. However, freshman Aniey Akok manages to defy all expectations. Taking part in both cross country and track, Aniey began running as a 6th grader and hasn’t slowed dow...