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Deam the Queen

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Profiles, Showcase

Ever heard of superwoman? Not too difficult when we have one at Ames High. You might see her in the language hallway saying, Hallo, Bonjour, or Hola. She is the only teacher at Ames High that has taught all three languages offered. Did you know that Mrs. Deam never intended to become a high sch...

Frankly Frankl

Frankly Frankl

Liam Struck, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Archives, Profiles

17 year old Senior Christian Robert Frankl is an outgoing, competitive but friendly run of the mill dream boy. Christian is involved in Choir, Soccer, Iball, Saxophone, Piano and is also an Ames High drum major. But who made Christian into the man he is today? Christian cites his Dad as his role model...

Driving is Overrated.

Driving is Overrated.

Seth Bequette, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion

Driving - a sixteen-year-old’s long-awaited ticket to freedom from bumming rides and begging for a lift, it’s now time to chauffeur friends around with the car speakers edging death while the music plays. Teenagers receiving their license is an iconic point of many television shows and movies, long-awaited...

New English options for seniors

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

“At the beginning of the year we had a meeting with the English Department, and it was at that time it was shared that we could bring electives back,” Principal Spence Evans said. New district Superintendent Jenny Risner and new director of curriculum and instruction Amy Lanegave the green light t...

Complaints about Jostens ‘picking up steam’

Complaints about Jostens ‘picking up steam’

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Senior Sara Joerger is no stranger to high school graduations. As the youngest of five siblings she has seen many graduations come and go. She is also no stranger to the process of buying caps and gowns from Jostens, the company Ames High partners with for graduation. “I am the youngest of five so...

Pro-Meat eating

Pro-Meat eating

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

I love meat, and the chances are, if you are reading this you eat meat. People have been eating meat for thousands upon thousands of years on Earth, and no one thinks that it will stop any time soon. So why do we humans eat meat? Is it because it gives us iron and vitamin B? Or is it just because it tas...

Ames High’s Newest Star

Ames High’s Newest Star

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

October 22, 2018


Filed under Archives, Profiles, Showcase, Uncategorized

Tamin Lipsey; the three-sport athlete, is starting off his high school career continuing to do what he did in Middle School; excel in sports. In Middle School he garnered a great deal of attention for his skill in basketball, football and track. As a freshmen Tamin has already received an offer from Iowa Stat...

Quick Tunes: Iridescence by Brockhampton

Quick Tunes: Iridescence by Brockhampton

Jonathan Watt, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Archives, Lifestyle, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

Coming on the heels of a highly-publicized controversy regarding former member Ameer’s sexual misconduct allegations over the Summer, Brockhampton was in a dark place. They had lost one of their core founding members- one that hadn’t only yielded his own superb style of rapping (which would frequen...

New Faculty

Ezra Shirtcliff, WEB Staff

October 19, 2018


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

Associate principal Brian Carico My primary responsibilities include attendance, discipline, testing, AP and student services.  This is my 22 year as a school administrator. I have been a school administrator in Des Moines, Johnston, Indianola, Waukee school districts.  I have also worked at Grand V...

Students find hidden plus options

Students find hidden plus options

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Extra help, test make-ups and homework help can all be done in the 30 minutes of plus period that we have. If you are like me, choosing a plus period is harder than you think. If you don’t have anything to do during those 30 minutes, you’re basically having a study hall. From Mr. Zmolek’s philo...

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