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April 8th: Ames High School United

Oliver Chen and Zoe Mamakos

April 8, 2019

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

  “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

"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

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

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 ...

Life Without A Phone

Life Without A Phone

Liam Struck, Review Editor

March 13, 2019

Life has gone on undisturbed for millenium without cellular towers, twitter or instagram. Then came the iPhone, a revolutionary device that changed the way we imagine reality. Something most of us couldn't live without, something I thought I could not live without.  The same night I lost my phone was ...

The Community Academy: a new kind of summer experience

The Community Academy: a new kind of summer experience

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

March 13, 2019

Preschool and elementary school kids dart around wooden benches layed out in the grass. In each eager hand is a natural item; a pinecone, a leaf, a blade of grass that they dip in paint and use to leave patterns on the benches. A few paces away, older kids use wood burners to engrave a quote into th...

Sean Prell: Ames High’s kindly herpetologist

Sean Prell: Ames High’s kindly herpetologist

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

March 13, 2019

The Reptile Room is the second book in A Series of Unfortunate Events. In the book, the Baudelaire orphans find themselves in the home of their uncle and renowned herpetologist Dr. Montgomery. An entire room in Dr. Montgomery’s home is packed to brim with the reptiles. One might assume reading this novel...

Four classes you may not have heard of

Four classes you may not have heard of

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

March 13, 2019

Anyone who’s flipped through a student course book knows about the class descriptions plastered on the pages. Reading like an IKEA direction manual, some courses sound nothing like what they actually are. Other paragraphs are so formal and technical that it’s hard to figure out what the authors were...

Mason Jar Jason

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Most of us have grown up watching High School Musical or have at least expected High School to be a tad bit like the movies. But in reality, we all know by now that that isn’t the case. Freshman year for most of us went by quickly and was quite hazy. However, freshman Jason Vernon has made it h...

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