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New Drum Major

New Drum Major

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

May 9, 2016

At the end of the school year, many processes are done to ensure the leaders of next year. One notable change in leadership takes place in the marching band. With Senior Drum Major Caleb Lister graduating, the spot for drum major was open. 13 sophomore band members decided to take up the challenge to bec...

Choir Tour

Choir Tour

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

April 5, 2016

Every year, a different musical group goes on tour. Orchestra goes to Minneapolis, band goes to Orlando, and choir goes to St. Louis. This year, it’s choir’s turn. On April 28th, the students will load onto their two charter buses and begin their week long trip.   In order to raise money for their trip, the...

Underground Tunnels

Underground Tunnels

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

March 11, 2016

As Sonja Paulson goes from class to class, she must weave through a gaggle of slow-moving teenagers in order to reach her destination. Once she makes it to her class, she sits down with a huff, and wistfully wishes for something to help her get from class to class faster. Something to use to avoid all t...

S(no)w days

S(no)w days

March 1, 2016

Why is it that we haven’t had snow days when other schools have? On February 15th, the roads of Ames were completely coated with ice, making driving a pain. The Ames School District responded by doing absolutely nothing, forcing many high schoolers to brave the awful road conditions. The school b...

Winter Clothes

Winter Clothes

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

February 9, 2016

With each season comes a new set of trends. Things to eat, to do, to celebrate, etc. The most prominent change however, is without a doubt, clothing. As the temperature continues to drop, more and more leggings, boots, and jackets grace the population of the sub-zero climate. There are also those who cl...

School starts too early

School starts too early

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

January 26, 2016

At precisely 6:45 in the morning, sophomore Sonja Paulson’s alarm goes off. Groaning and cranky, she rolls out of bed, not at all prepared to start a new day. She arrives to school tired, and nowhere near ready to concentrate for her first class, or any of her classes until at least 10 o’clock. In...

Season of Materialism: Christmas

Season of Materialism: Christmas

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

December 15, 2015

Christmas. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, filled with friends, family, and happiness. And piles upon piles of presents. Back in the day, Christmas was about giving and enjoying the simple pleasures of life with those you love. Now, Christmas is rapidly growing into a giant, loud, money-eatin...

One Size Does Not Fit All

One Size Does Not Fit All

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

December 15, 2015

Lately, many different brands have been slapping something vaguely familiar onto their clothes: the infamous ‘one size fits all’ tag. Commonly used to describe items such as socks or hats, the term is now being stretched and contorted by different brands to describe different items in women’s fa...

Maya Chen

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

November 11, 2015

If you hear the beautiful sound of the flute, there is a good chance that it is coming from the talent of Ames High junior Maya Chen. Maya Chen is a dedicated member of band, having been a member of it since 4th grade. She’s been playing the flute for the past seven years, and enjoys participating...

Mrs. Stearns

Mrs. Stearns

Srishti Mathur, Reporter

November 4, 2015

Last year, students and staff welcomed social studies teacher Leah Stearns to Ames High. Stearns classroom is nestled in a corner of the main hallway. Stearns is originally from Albia, Iowa, and now teaches U.S. History. “My dad was a high school history teacher, so I grew up in that environment,” S...