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Michael Holm crosses the finish line at 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

November 16, 2017

Feet bleeding or blistered, legs cramping, heart pounding, head hurting and lips forcing a triumphant smile. This is the appearance of almost every marathon runner as they cross the finish line. For many people, running a full marathon for the first time is one of proudest moments of their lives, I am lu...

Ryan Mills

Ryan Mills

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 14, 2017

Michael Holm strides towards the finish line, bounding like an antelope. If he is tired, he doesn't show it. He isn’t even sweating and what is that he is wearing? Tight denim jeans. Behind him the mere mortals, attempting to run exactly 26.2188 miles or 42.195 kilometers, stumble along as Michael finish...

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...

Chair Traveler

A Chair Traveler in its natural habitat

Oliver Chen, Reporter

October 18, 2017

Fact: A “Chair Traveler” is not a mysterious species of globetrotting furniture, but rather the infamous alter ego of Ames High Junior Chiara Travesset. “It was freshman year. When you spell my name on iMessage, it autocorrects it to Chair.” said Travesset. “I was doing a science project with ...

Our Bae Aniey

Our Bae Aniey

Petr Karpov, Reporter

October 13, 2017

Running is an experience so physically and mentally taxing few students can claim to have participated in any form of this sport. However, freshman Aniey Akok manages to defy all expectations. Taking part in both cross country and track, Aniey began running as a 6th grader and hasn’t slowed dow...

The Pool Dilemma

The somber entryway to the current high school pool, clearly outdated and decrepit.

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017

  Senior Olivia Jenks secures her swim cap over her hair, determinedly snaps her goggles onto her face and prepares to swim briskly to the other side of the Ames High pool. A stench of mildew perfumes the air, most likely due to the faulty air quality in the facility. Jenks takes a breath an...

Election Reflection

Election Reflection

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

September 25, 2017

The night of September 25th, community members gathered to witness the induction of newest Ames School Board members Monic Behnken, Jamet Colton, and Gina Perez. The results of the election shifted the composition of the board from only one female member, to a female majority. The women also bring much neede...

Don’t Worry About It

Don't Worry About It

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

May 19, 2017

I remember thinking freshman year before school started that I didn’t care how badly I did in my classes, I just didn’t want to get lost. The high school seemed like this big scary place. Regardless of my fevered prayers I did get lost, but I overcame my fear. I’ve learned a lot in my four...

Tifany’s Senior Column.

Tifany's Senior Column.

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

May 19, 2017

Hey it’s me, senior heartthrob Tifany Chu. All things considered, except not considering my attendance, I’ve really tried my best these past four years. If High School was Mario Kart, each year would be the set of three bananas you slip on, until you finally cross the finish line as an ashamed a...

De-Collectivizing Collective Bargaining in Iowa

De-Collectivizing Collective Bargaining in Iowa

Lisa Cochran, Co-editor-in-chief

May 17, 2017

In the wake of recent political events, the issue of collective bargaining has become prevalent in our community. Recently, the district took a vote on this issue and a new law was put into place by Republican legislators- House file 291. While not all facets of the Iowa workforce were negatively affec...