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The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

The band students who chose to walk off stand with arms linked in the student section.

Lucas Bleyle and Selaam Dollisso

October 23, 2017

The bright glare of the stadium lights glimmers off the gold of trumpets, saxophones, and horns. The Ames High Band marches into position. There is a certain tension in the stands. Before the national anthem is played, thirteen band members and two cheerleaders leave the field, silently linking arms as...

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Stranger than Fiction

From left to right: Webb, Crosby, Schmidt, Greenlaw, Lunduska, Brekke.

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

October 12, 2017

Teacher’s Hidden Talents is a new section we will be featuring in each edition of the Web where we explore a little known talent, hobby, or quirk of an Ames High Teacher. If you have suggestions for who we should feature next fill out our story idea survey at ameshighweb.com A cheer goes up as the contemporar...

The Cost of Paperless

The Cost of Paperless

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

October 12, 2017

Students entering the media center might notice that something is missing. Where the student printer once sat, whirring and cranking out paper, there is now nothing but a fake potted plant. Students were informed earlier this year that they would no longer have access to printing, a change in part du...

Saying goodbye to Betty and Sue

Saying goodbye to Betty and Sue

Queen Victoria, Reporter

May 19, 2017

Betty Hollander and Sue Nutter both serve the High School as EAs, which stands for Educational assistants. A vital role in the functionality of the High School, they’re sometimes overlooked, but without them, Ames High School would be very different for their students. Betty Hollander has been with t...

Sally MATTERS

Sally MATTERS

Sonja Paulson, Features and Profiles Editor

May 12, 2017

If you’ve ever been in the athletic office to talk to Judge, turn in a physical form, or pick up a form, you’ve probably had the pleasure of meeting Sally Matters, the athletic secretary here at Ames High. She most likely greeted you with a smile, and informed you of where to turn in your form, ...

Mrs. Kautzky

Mrs. Kautzky

Queen Victoria, Reporter

April 26, 2017

Mrs.Kautzky, a staple of Ames High, is retiring after teaching at the high school for 41 years. Over her years at the high school she has seen many things, new additions, administrations and attendees. Speaking of attendees she has taught entire families, she had my mother, aunt and myself. My first...

Mr. Linn says “Adieu” after 26 years of teaching

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Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

April 25, 2017

Year after year, the Ames High music department exhibits excellence through its many captivating performances, including the madrigal dinner, the musical, and other various concerts. For the past 26 years, Steven Linn has manned this multi-faceted and time-demanding ship with remarkable poise and conta...

The man behind the mustache

The man behind the mustache

Lucas Bleyle, Print Manager

April 24, 2017

The once-packed loft of the wood shop has been emptied of its stacks of wood stock piled over the years. A few piles of oak and walnut remain, destined for the lathe. Craig Boylan bustles around talking excitedly about the wood he plans to work with once he retires. “I can take a piece of wood that has been ...

The Truth About Hard Work

The Truth About Hard Work

McKenzie Reimer, Carlie Dellman, Katelyn Tehan, and James Wineinger

April 17, 2017

We talk about the value of hard work but tell ourselves that the reason we’re not working is some perceived unfairness: Obama shut down the coal mines, or all the jobs went to the Chinese. These are the lies we tell ourselves to solve the cognitive dissonance­ the broken connection between the world...

George Orwell’s 1984 Vision of the Future is not Historical Fiction Anymore (4th Period)

April 14, 2017

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past” (248) says George Orwell in his bestselling book 1984. Although this future he saw for 1984 was full of big hair and bright workout outfits rather than a government that controls thought, this future, if we aren’t...