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Continuing to Aim High

Continuing to Aim High

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

May 21, 2018

When I came to Ames High I was over-confident in my abilities. Middle School had effectively made me think that I was “all that.” I was sure I’d have a 4.0 GPA, I was sure I’d run varsity cross country or play varsity baseball and play saxophone in symphonic band. None of these things happened. ...

Poetry Plus

Poetry Plus

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

May 1, 2018

High school is about expressing yourself, learning what you really want in life and figuring out how to cope with the stress of your teenage years. In poetry plus period you will hear people read beautiful poems about their innermost wants and anxieties in an attempt to understand and tackle these big...

(Lit)dyia Linch

(Lit)dyia Linch

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

April 3, 2018

If you’ve been to an Ames High concert or musical, chances are, you’ve seen Lydia Linch. She has had leading roles in musicals like our most recent high school performance Babes in Arms. She is involved in Jazz Band, Pep Band, Madrigal, Solo ensemble, and she prepared for all-state in choir. In or...

Stay on the Side of Love

Stay on the Side of Love

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

February 13, 2018

“I don’t think that we are free in this country,” lawyer and civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson’s words seem to echo off of the walls of the Great Hall in the Iowa State Memorial Union. Some people in the crowd nod and grimace an affirmative others shift uncomfortably in their seats l...

Gourmet Cooking Fun

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

December 18, 2017

The clock reads 3:45 on a Friday, and the janitors are hard at work cleaning the vacant classrooms. The halls are dead. The school as a whole almost seems abandoned. But one place is still very much alive. The Ames High foods room bustles with activity as 30 young chefs cook, laugh and smile. ...

Entering the 0.5%

Michael Holm crosses the finish line at 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

November 16, 2017

Feet bleeding or blistered, legs cramping, heart pounding, head hurting and lips forcing a triumphant smile. This is the appearance of almost every marathon runner as they cross the finish line. For many people, running a full marathon for the first time is one of proudest moments of their lives, I am lu...

Building Uniformity

Building Uniformity

Thomas Delay, Reporter

October 18, 2017

  The Friday night lights shine over the bright green astroturf field, marching band instruments glimmer in the light and pom poms shine. The student section and cheer squad screams along with the band “Can I get a what what?!”as the drumline plays cowbell. The drums roar and students roc...