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ANALYSIS: THE RACIAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP— NOT BLACK AND WHITE

ANALYSIS: THE RACIAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP— NOT BLACK AND WHITE

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

Ames High is home to an array of talented students: from National Merit Scholars to All-State musicians and some of the best athletes in the state. In August of 2017, the school-ranking website Niche named Ames High the number one public high school in the state of Iowa for the fifth consecutive ...

Ames High Gets High

Ames High Gets High

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor-in Chief

December 18, 2017


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Liam Struck is a riveting conversationalist, sociable and lively. He is well-known for his outgoing nature and he is a strong student in multiple AP classes. Struck has a wide range of friends of all ages and prides himself on his rampant political activism. Struck has also just returned from a three-m...

Entering the 0.5%

Entering the 0.5%

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

November 16, 2017


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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


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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...

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