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Past Secrets of Ames High

Past Secrets of Ames High

Jonathan Watt and Zoe Mamakos

December 5, 2018


Filed under Campus Life, In-Depth

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...

Teachers’ Pets

Teachers’ Pets

Oliver Chen, Lucas Bleyle, and Zoe Mamakos

September 30, 2018


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

Mr. Crall - Hondo and Stella “I think if Hondo was a celebrity, he’d be Steve Buscemi - he looks really nervous and wired, but he’s actually very chill and a very kind soul,” said special education teacher John Crall. “Some people think he’s strangely attractive - but when you look at...

Why the NCAA is corrupt

Why the NCAA is corrupt

Sam Stuve and Tynan Shahidi, Academics and Arts editor, Reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under Archives, In-Depth

The NCAA has a problem, itself. The so-called "non-profit" organization racked up 1.2 billion dollars last year. Some believe the NCAA is corrupt, including NBA superstar LeBron James. "I don't know if there's any fixing the NCAA. I don't think there is." On October 22nd, 2014 an article published ...

Radical Feminism

Radical Feminism

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor in Chief

April 25, 2018


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

At its root, Radical feminism is an incredibly complex ideology. It is a movement that pushes for a restructuring of the current social hierarchy in order to “liberate people of the female sex,” according to radfemcollective.com. The theory operates under the pretense that people of the female...

A Crummy Fish Underwater

A Crummy Fish Underwater

Petr Karpov, Reporter

March 30, 2018


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase, Top Story

Amidst the dark and turbulent times of late 2017 rose a viral YouTube video, a shining beacon of hope. In it, a group of scholars argue about the condition of a fish completely submerged in water: if no part of the fish was exposed to air, would that fish be considered wet? While this video managed t...

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


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, News, Showcase

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


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


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

  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...

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