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The Dead Zone Outside the Window

The Dead Zone Outside the Window

Tamaiah Crawford and Erin Murphy

October 28, 2019

Whether the community of Ames High has noticed this or not, there is currently something outside our classroom windows, a new and, possibly, reformed future Ames High waiting for the next generation to experience.   There isn’t anything wrong about polishing a school or extending the place to b...

Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

Zoe Mamakos and Tim Mooney

October 25, 2019

Bare mango trees, empty, with unripe ones growing on top, are just out of reach. Long dirt roads are beaten down by the radiant African sun. Beautiful greenery, filled in every space you pass, is in every corner you turn. Echoing voices of fragmented English resonate from the classroom. The simple exch...

Team Neutrino gets hands-on with STEM

Team Neutrino gets hands-on with STEM

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

April 18, 2019

For the first six weeks of the year, Sukup hall seems to come alive with the hustle of students. Each adorned with a pair of forest green safety glasses, Story County high school students are engrossed in designing, programming, and assembling a sophisticated robot. These students make up Team Neutrino, a FIRS...

The future of sustainability at Ames High: Carbon neutral by 2030?

The future of sustainability at Ames High: Carbon neutral by 2030?

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

April 17, 2019

On February 21, the school district hosted a showcase of the latest plans for the new high school building. At the meeting, architects from OPN, the architecture firm tasked with designing the new high school building, showed slides of the floor plans and walked the community through the different ph...

Life Without A Phone

Life Without A Phone

Liam Struck, Review Editor

March 13, 2019

Life has gone on undisturbed for millenium without cellular towers, twitter or instagram. Then came the iPhone, a revolutionary device that changed the way we imagine reality. Something most of us couldn't live without, something I thought I could not live without.  The same night I lost my phone was ...

The Sky Is Not The Limit: Astronaut Scott Kelly comes to ISU

The Sky Is Not The Limit: Astronaut Scott Kelly comes to ISU

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

March 13, 2019

A nervous but energetic anticipation seems to invigorate Stephens auditorium as the crowd makes its way into the main hall, the faint sound of Elton John’s “Rocket man” drifting in the air as the seats quickly fill. The lights dim, and onto the stage walks the man of the hour: astronaut, enginee...

FCS Suspension, Transparency, and the future of CTE at Ames High

FCS Suspension, Transparency, and the future of CTE at Ames High

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

February 15, 2019

In a Jan. 11 press release, the district announced that Family Consumer Science classes would not be offered during the 2019-2020 school year. The school district cited budgetary concerns in several key areas. In order to comply with state Career Technical Education (CTE) standards, the district anno...

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...

Designing a different kind of agricultural pathway

Designing a different kind of agricultural pathway

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 14, 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...