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Mason Jar Jason

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Most of us have grown up watching High School Musical or have at least expected High School to be a tad bit like the movies. But in reality, we all know by now that that isn’t the case. Freshman year for most of us went by quickly and was quite hazy. However, freshman Jason Vernon has made it h...

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...

Maria Kozakova Ain’t No Square

Photo by Josh McCunn

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)...

Designing a different kind of agricultural pathway

Students involved in Ames high garden club learn about grain production at Early Morning Harvest in Panora, Iowa.

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...

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...

Michael Neppl

Michael poses for a photo near the Converse store in Paris.

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2018

  An 80s-style synthesizer arpeggio fades in and out as the track opens, repeating itself through a series of haunting arpeggios. The music crescendos as layers of punchy harmonic accompaniment emerge beneath it, swelling with each new level of complexity. The music continues until the track...

Past Secrets of Ames High

Past Secrets of Ames High

Jonathan Watt and Zoe Mamakos

December 5, 2018

When you walk through the front doors at Ames High at 8 A.M. and groggily make your way to your first class, you may not take the time to realize where you are. You’re walking in the footsteps of two- even three- generations of Ames High students, each with their own set of quirks and outstanding e...

Deam the Queen

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

November 29, 2018

Ever heard of superwoman? Not too difficult when we have one at Ames High. You might see her in the language hallway saying, Hallo, Bonjour, or Hola. She is the only teacher at Ames High that has taught all three languages offered. Did you know that Mrs. Deam never intended to become a high sch...

Frankly Frankl

Frankly Frankl

Liam Struck, Reporter

November 26, 2018

17 year old Senior Christian Robert Frankl is an outgoing, competitive but friendly run of the mill dream boy. Christian is involved in Choir, Soccer, Iball, Saxophone, Piano and is also an Ames High drum major. But who made Christian into the man he is today? Christian cites his Dad as his role model...