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Lisa’s Senior Column

Lisa’s Senior Column

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor in Chief

May 21, 2018

As a Junior, I frequented Café Diem over double lunch. Consequently, I was often late for AP Lit (the consecutive class period). One day, I felt an internal drive to not, perhaps, disappoint Mr. Webb for once. I started to speed. After coming to a 4 way stop and seeing the car to the left drive throu...

Why the NCAA is corrupt

Why the NCAA is corrupt

Sam Stuve and Tynan Shahidi, Academics and Arts editor, Reporter

May 18, 2018

The NCAA has a problem, itself. The so-called "non-profit" organization racked up 1.2 billion dollars last year. Some believe the NCAA is corrupt, including NBA superstar LeBron James. "I don't know if there's any fixing the NCAA. I don't think there is." On October 22nd, 2014 an article published ...

Reality Review: Do We Live In A Simulation?

May 10, 2018

     Since philosophy’s beginnings, people have debated the nature of reality. From Descartes hypothesizing that a demon was using evil magics to fool his senses, to the ‘brain in a vat’ that is directly stimulated, to Zhuangzi wondering if he was a man dreaming he was a butterfly or a butterf...

Close the Moon

Close the Moon

Liam Struck, Reporter

May 1, 2018

Many experts have speculated if our existence is a reality or simply a mirage inside our mind. Steve Harvey among other notable scientists claim that we are all living inside of a Capri Sun, their evidence for this is that the moon is the opening for a straw hole. This would most directly explain glo...

Poetry Plus

Poetry Plus

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

May 1, 2018

High school is about expressing yourself, learning what you really want in life and figuring out how to cope with the stress of your teenage years. In poetry plus period you will hear people read beautiful poems about their innermost wants and anxieties in an attempt to understand and tackle these big...

Girl’s Soccer 2018

Sam Stuve, Academics and Arts editor

April 30, 2018

Last year, the Ames High Girls soccer team made history by winning the state championship. Now they look to defend their title this season. Defending a state title is not something that is easy to do. But that is the task that the girls soccer team has ahead of them. In order to do so, they need to ...

The Role of A Woman

The Role of A Woman

Selaam Dollisso, Online Editor

April 30, 2018

During the first weekend of April, Ames was met with a wave of feminism discussion. Coming all the way from Ohio, author Mindy McGinnis came to Ames High and the public library to discuss her book “The Female of the Species”, among other things relating to her experience with feminism in today’s worl...

Lettuce Club

Lettuce Club

Petr Karpov, Reporter

April 30, 2018

As the clock reached 3 minutes and 30 seconds, the only sound that could be heard from Mrs. Brenneman’s room was the crunchy sound of lettuce consumption. Suddenly, just as the timer hit 3:41, the room was overcome with cheers of joy and sorrow as Sean Prell sprang to his feet in victory. Having jus...

Life Is Hell Christabel

Life Is Hell Christabel

Oliver Chen, Reporter

April 30, 2018

What is the meaning of life? After two years at Ames High, Christabel Forney has found the answer. “Life has no meaning,” said Christabel when asked about her favorite Ames High moment. “It all runs together. It’s just a blurry mixture of wanting to die,” said Christabel. Well known for...

Radical Feminism

Radical Feminism

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor in Chief

April 25, 2018

At its root, Radical feminism is an incredibly complex ideology. It is a movement that pushes for a restructuring of the current social hierarchy in order to “liberate people of the female sex,” according to radfemcollective.com. The theory operates under the pretense that people of the female...

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