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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...

The case for an environmentally conscious homecoming

The case for an environmentally conscious homecoming

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Homecoming 2018 was the definition of successful. The Beach Bash theme transformed the school into a week long beach party that was made all the more real by the broken air conditioning. The decorations were tasteful and fun, truly showing the hard work that went into them. The get to know the court assembl...

Teachers’ Pets

Teachers’ Pets

Oliver Chen, Lucas Bleyle, and Zoe Mamakos

September 30, 2018


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

Mr. Crall - Hondo and Stella “I think if Hondo was a celebrity, he’d be Steve Buscemi - he looks really nervous and wired, but he’s actually very chill and a very kind soul,” said special education teacher John Crall. “Some people think he’s strangely attractive - but when you look at...

How the meat we buy will shape the future

How the meat we buy will shape the future

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

September 20, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

I never thought I would be the person who would author a pro-vegetarian article, especially one as passionate as the following one. As someone who has been attempting to pursue as eco-friendly a lifestyle as possible, I came to the realization that I simply could not continue to try to live an environmental...

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Liam Struck, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Campus Life, News, Showcase

Kirk Schmaltz is now passing the baton after 40 years of teaching. Schmaltz has spent 35 years of his life teaching at Ames High. And while he modestly claims that he was at the right place at the right time, his achievements say different. Boasting an impressive amount of time coaching sports, Sch...

Nancy Torkildson

Nancy Torkildson

Lucas Bleyle, Co-editor in Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Ever since she began swimming at the Ames High School Pool in the 1960’s, Nancy Torkildson knew she wanted to be a teacher.   “When I started teaching there were still teachers here that I had had,” Torkildson said. She described having to call her former teachers, now fellow colleagues, b...

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