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Bearing with the Block Scheduling

Bearing with the Block Scheduling

Seth Bequette, Reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives

As soon as students found out, they were horrified: Block Scheduling. Quickly everyone was convinced doom was coming to drag students from their forty minute classes into some new tortuous ninety minute version. Ames High is set to have a test run of block scheduling during the 2019 - 2020 school...

Dominik McDonald

Dominik McDonald

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

April 18, 2019


Filed under Archives, Profiles, Showcase

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 can likely be traced to senior Dominik McDonald. Since he first began taking lessons in eleme...

SASHA

SASHA

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

92 seconds. That is how often a person is sexually assaulted in this country, be it a 12-year-old or a 50-year-old. Junior co-leaders of SASHA (Students against Sexual Harassment and Abuse) Victoria Kyvergya and Silvia Aydinyan knew that something could be done from their part about this issue. Speaking...

Freshmen strive to improve mental health

Freshmen strive to improve mental health

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

According to a study in the Archives of General Psychiatry half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14; three-quarters by age 24, making high school a critical time to identify and treat mental illness. Mariam Mkhitaryan and Preksha Sarda have spent their Freshmen year working on a projec...

The future of sustainability at Ames High: Carbon neutral by 2030?

The future of sustainability at Ames High: Carbon neutral by 2030?

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

On February 21, the school district hosted a showcase of the latest plans for the new high school building. At the meeting, architects from OPN, the architecture firm tasked with designing the new high school building, showed slides of the floor plans and walked the community through the different ph...

April 8th: Ames High School United

Oliver Chen and Zoe Mamakos

April 8, 2019


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase, Top Story

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.   ...

Salty Stereotypes

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

  “Is BuTtEr a CaRb?” These famous words were uttered by THE Regina George when Mean Girls came out in 2004. The strange portrayal of high school in that movie made a lot of us question human sanity but for some of us, the movie was everything. There probably is no high school where people h...

Very Barchofski

Very Barchofski

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

March 21, 2019


Filed under Archives, Profiles

"I'm tired," said junior Vera Barkosky, going to bed at 8 p.m. This is a common conversation experienced every day by her stay-up-late friends who can’t relate and literally anyone else who knows her. Imagine the dream life, going to bed early every night, getting your homework done RIGHT after...

Glass – A shattered opportunity?

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Archives, Reviews

I’m a bit late for the tea party that is M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Eastrail 177 Trilogy’, though to be fair the first film of this triple play was two years before my time. Despite that and some strange things Shyamalan’s movies have been known for, my interest was piqued by the purple hued thri...

A Senior Artist Snapshot

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives

PRESTON WITTE Preston Witte didn’t discover art until his senior year, initially using robotics as his creative outlet. “I usually have all these ideas just swimming around in my head that I haven’t always been able to elaborate, and I’ve usually strayed away from elaborating,” said ...

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