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Entering the 0.5%

Entering the 0.5%

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

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...

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

Lucas Bleyle and Selaam Dollisso

October 23, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Campus Life, In-Depth, Showcase, Top Story, Uncategorized

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...

The Pool Dilemma

The Pool Dilemma

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017


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  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


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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...

De-Collectivizing Collective Bargaining in Iowa

De-Collectivizing Collective Bargaining in Iowa

Lisa Cochran, Co-editor-in-chief

May 17, 2017


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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...

The New World Order

The New World Order

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

April 24, 2017


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(We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming)   When in the course of human events it becomes apparent that we the people have so digressed from the individual investigation of truth to instead rely solely on the information presented to us by the established education and media out...

Your Shirt Costs More Than You Think

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

April 20, 2017


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Being able to buy cute clothes for a good price seems like the perfect deal for most consumers. However, very few people realize the long-term effects of these purchases. Fast fashion is defined as retailers using designs to capture designs as they move from catwalk to store front very quickly. Tradi...

Teacher Sleep

Lucas Bleyle, Print Manager

March 23, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

It’s widely known that the High School a time of less than adequate sleep for students, but does this trend extend to teachers? An unscientific poll conducted by Chiara Travesset and Lucas Bleyle concludes that sampling of teachers from all different departments sleep 6 and a half hours a night. Acc...

Iowa State University’s President Leath Resigns

Iowa State University’s President Leath Resigns

Elizabeth Jackson, Reporter

March 22, 2017


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It was announced on Monday, March 20th, that Iowa State University’s President Leath would be the new president of Auburn University in Alabama. President Leath will be replacing Jay Gogue who is retiring. Leath will leave Iowa State in either May or June and will begin his new job on July 15th. Pr...

The Truth Within The Lies of Media

The Truth Within The Lies of Media

Fake news stories thriving on social media - CNN Video

Phony news stories are thriving on social media, so much so President Obama addressed it. CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

March 22, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

Since the beginning of time, information has traveled fast from person to person. Unfortunately, along with this comes the spread of false and often inaccurate information. This leads the people of our world to believe lies about their government, their nations, and even their own neighbor. The information...

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