Homeschoolers don’t get to graduate

Homeschoolers don't get to graduate

Kub Stevens, Co-editor in chief

April 15, 2016

Upon entering the front doors for the very first time, Ames High School students embark upon a four year journey. This journey will take them in many directions, but, if all goes to plan, the light at the end of the tunnel comes when they cross the stage at graduation and receive their hard-earned d...

Great Gatsby

Sonja Paulson, Reporter

April 13, 2016

Every year, the whole sophomore class is required to read the book “The Great Gatsby.” This year, it was my turn. I had hyped up Gatsby for weeks, and I was quite impressed with how it turned out. I had gotten my dress, headpiece, and boa the week before, so I was set. The day of Gatsby was th...

ICS canceled

ICS canceled

Lucas Bleyle, Diversions/Opinion Editor

April 13, 2016

If people were to look into the Multipurpose Room most mornings, they might not find senior Max Eness sitting at a seat listening to the teacher talk. Instead, they might see Eness working on a project with his peers during ICS (Integrated Capstone Seminar), a course that meets for three periods every...

Senior service learning project

Esther Lee, Reporter

April 13, 2016

Every Ames High student is required to complete a mandatory service learning project through Government class to graduate. Students volunteer for a minimum of eight hours at different locations including Food at First, Ames Public Library, Mary Greeley Medical Center, and nursery homes etc. This pro...

NHS Applications

Sonja Paulson, Reporter

April 1, 2016

What exactly is NHS? NHS, also known as National Honors Society is a national organization that recognizes accomplished students. NHS at Ames High was started a little before World War 2, but was cancelled until 10 years ago. Juniors and sophomores are eligible apply, as long as they have a GPA of 3...

A Multitude of Madi’s

A Multitude of Madi's

Madi Franco

March 31, 2016

My name is my identity. It’s the name that I write on every paper, the name that drives social connections, and the name that I’m stuck with for the rest of my life. I’m my own person. I have my own quirky character traits, my own dreams and aspirations, and my own personality. I am Madi, a uniq...

How seniors chose their post graduation pathways

How seniors chose their post graduation pathways

Emma Stewart, Editor in Chief

March 24, 2016

Four years of high school. The final phase of our childhood before we’re thrown out into the real world (kind of). The four years left before we’re entrusted with the responsibility of feeding ourselves regularly, going to bed before midnight, and washing our own sheets. Choosing a college seems like e...

H(AP)py Testing

H(AP)py Testing

Lisa Cochran, Campus Life Editor

March 11, 2016

The dates are approaching. The information beckons and pleads to be studied for hours on end. One might ask what I am referring to, it is the infamous burden of AP testing in May. Students endure the difficulty of AP classes for a semester or two only to be pulled down by the weight of the college bo...

Ames High’s Newest Addition: Teddy Evans

Ames High’s Newest Addition: Teddy Evans

Tynan Shahidi, Reporter

March 8, 2016

One of the greatest valentine’s gifts Ames High got this past month is something that this school has needed for some time now. No, it’s not a pet monkey but it’s the next best thing. Ames High has welcomed newly acquired free agent, Mr. Teddy “T-Money” Evans. This is a huge get for the Little Cyclones, ...

The glorious CADD 1 class

Lauren Eller, Reporter

March 7, 2016

7Peering into the CADD 1 class at Ames High School one might be under the impression that we have a room of working engineers collaborating to build some great piece of machinery in our midsts. This isn’t far from the truth as those in CADD 1 are using computer software that actual architects, enginee...