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The Hunger Games Book Review

The Hunger Games Book Review

Lauren Gilligan, Reporter

February 13, 2019

I decided to do a book review over The Hunger Games  by Suzanne Collins. It came out back in 2008, yet I only read it this past school year. It was a lovely discovery. I have not been able to find any recent books that I am interested in enough to read. But reading The Hunger Games caught my full at...

“It smells like broke in here!”

“It smells like broke in here!”

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

February 13, 2019

As we all know, if you don't have AirPods, you're broke. It's just a fact, don't question it. But what if I told you that AirPod owners were the broke ones? There is a new king among the headphone kind. The Louis Vuitton AirPods have taken the supreme role of first class. So the news is out, if you...

Saving Private Liam

Saving Private Liam

Liam Struck, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Up to 5% of the US general population suffers from claustrophobia in some form, including mild versions of this phobia. I was not one of them, but all that changed Saturday, January 12th 2019. The lights were dim, the music was loud and the atmosphere was carefree. I was surrounded by friends, laughter...

Zmolek Spices up Social Studies

Zmolek Spices up Social Studies

Seth Bequette, Reporter

February 12, 2019

A punching bag that’s verbally bludgeoned, slaughtered and slandered for being boring, dull, and stale —  history class has been dragged through the dirt by everyone who’s ever been stuffed into a wobbly desk and had a textbook with six hundred pages (or more) thrown at them. Including myself. Chad...

Maria Kozakova Ain’t No Square

Maria Kozakova Ain’t No Square

Seth Bequette, Reporter

February 12, 2019

“This is so hard, I don’t know how to describe myself. I dunno who the heck I am,” said Maria Kozakova, an Ames High senior. When her interview began, she quickly turned around to a group of classmates for words they’d use to describe her. “Erratic” and “Unique :)” (textual smiley included)...

The secret lives of teachers

The secret lives of teachers

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

February 12, 2019

As you walk into the English hallway and burst into the first classroom on the left you feel a rush of relief that you aren’t sitting the those dreaded chairs waiting to open brown and white textbooks to a text titled Barn Burning. A familiar feeling, that upperclassmen and underclassmen alike can rel...

Designing a different kind of agricultural pathway

Designing a different kind of agricultural pathway

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

February 12, 2019

In January, the district announced that the high school would offering an agricultural Pathway for the 2019-2020 school year. This offering is in part designed to meet state legislation that requires all secondary schools offer at least 4 out of 6 service areas. Ames high will meet this requirement by off...

How do Ames High Students celebrate holidays?

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

December 15, 2018

“We go to night mass at a Catholic church, and y’know, gift giving, that whole sh’bang.” - Andrew Sailer   “When we’re in Ames, we celebrate it kind of normally, just standard setting up the tree, lights etc...but when we go to Colombia, we join our family and engage in other...

Here’s the tea about Ames Boba.

Here’s the tea about Ames Boba.

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

December 15, 2018

It has been a tiresome day and the only thing that you need is a refreshment. You reach out to grab the chilled drink and take a sip of the icy and flavorful milk and the flavor of tea just flows all in your mouth. You chew into the gummy boba’s sweet flavor and realize that this drink is all that you...

Nasneen the Queen

Nasneen the Queen

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

December 14, 2018

Nasneen Abdalim is a sophomore girl at our high school, and past what we all know about her, she has many things that we don't know that differentiate her from almost everyone else. For one, Nasneen has 11 siblings. Of the 11, 5 are boys and 6 are girls. Growing up with this many people living under o...

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