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AHS breaks respected national tradition, dishonors MLK, Jr.

Anju Somani

February 9, 2006


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I have always prided Ames High on being extremely socially accepting of each ethnicity and religion represented within our student body. Yet on Jan. 16, something seemed a little out of the ordinary. While the rest of the nation was on holiday celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the...

Two American heroines die

Eric Foley

February 9, 2006


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Recently, two of the most important women in the history of the United States passed away, Coretta Scott King and Betty Friedan. Coretta Scott King, the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., took many important steps to further the ideals of women, peace and minorities. King put together a series of Freedom...

MYSPACE NOT ‘FOR FRIENDS’ ONLY, AHS URGES STUDENTS TO REALIZE RISKS

Sarah Raaii

February 9, 2006


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MySpace.com is a website that has taken Ames High by storm. As its slogan says, MySpace is “a place for friends.” Anyone can go through a short and free registration process to join the online community and create a profile. Profiles are easily customizable and can include descriptions...

Black history is American history

Mukund Premkumar

February 9, 2006


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The month of February marks Black History Month and its origin traces all the way back to a man named Carter G. Woodson, a man many do not know about today. Although Black History Month has come under fire recently, Woodson’s legacy is still a great one. Woodson was a professor, author, journalist,...

Sex offenders have feelings, too!

Benjamin Eric Nelson

February 9, 2006


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The purpose of today’s prison systems is to successfully rehabilitate inmates and make them socially acceptable for the outside world. They have therapy programs, education programs, and even work programs to help inmates become upstanding citizens in the community. Rehabilitation programs...

Abramoff pleads guilty on three counts

Eric Foley

February 9, 2006


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Jack Abramoff, once a Washington lobbyist, pled guilty Jan. 3, to three counts of crimes that could put him in jail for up to 11 years. These three counts include conspiracy, mail fraud, and tax evasion. Abramoff allegedly gave the wife of an unnamed congressional staff member $50,000 to help in eliminating...

Bush’s American Competitiveness Initiative more promising than No Child Left Behind

Sarah Raaii on behalf of the WEB Editorial Board

February 9, 2006


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During his annual State of the Union Address Tuesday, Jan. 31, President George W. Bush introduced the American Competitiveness Initiative, emphasizing a focus on higher-level math and science courses that would ultimately benefit Ames High. To provide students with a solid foundation in math and science,...

Turkish student teachers return to AHS

Molly Golemo

February 9, 2006


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Ezgi Demitkit and Elif Llcaner are new to the high school, Ames, and the United States. But they are not students, they are student teachers! Every year, a program coordinated by Iowa State University and funded by the U.S. State Department brings student teachers from Turkey to the high school. They...

State of the Union 2k6: Analysis: Fear and Lying in LasWashington

Spencer Arritt

February 9, 2006


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President Bush gave his fifth State of the Union speech Jan. 31. To me, the highlight was Dick Cheney sitting menacingly behind the president muttering, “Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon - strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey to the Dark Side...

Cupid is stupid, but St. Valentine is real

Molly Golemo

February 8, 2006


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On Valentine’s Day, some people get special treatment. Some get nothing at all. Then, there are those who choose to entirely ignore this holiday of love. Attitudes toward Valentine’s Day will always vary among people. You can choose to believe in the Roman tradition of romance, or...

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