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Tiger Mothers Paws All Fun

Tiger Mothers Paws All Fun

Hill Wang, Reporter

December 12, 2013

What does stress mean to the average student at Ames High? Is it that fear one feels after having procrastinated too long on Reddit? Or that sudden realization that, a period ago, your two essays and project answering the question “Is infertility a genetic disease?” were due? Whatever it may mean fo...

Football is taking over Thanksgiving

Football is taking over Thanksgiving

Aaron Marner, Reporter

December 3, 2013

On Thursday November 28th, three NFL football games will be played. All three games will be aired on national television. Most likely, at least one of these games will be seen by over 30 million people across the United States. Less than a decade ago, only two games were played on Thanksgiving. But t...

Black Friday: a trend that needs to end

Black Friday: a trend that needs to end

Sam Roberts, Photo Editor

November 4, 2013

Each year, hundreds of millions of families will sit down for a meal nearly three times the size of their average dinner and reminisce together over all the things they’re thankful for. Then after a deep nap, as father and son are celebrating American football, mother and sister will depart in the wee h...

1:1 computing requires one-on-one help

1:1 computing requires one-on-one help

September 27, 2013

Over the summer, Ames High students attended an informational meeting about the laptops they would soon be receiving. In this meeting, students were told of all of the magnificent uses for the computers; besides the obvious homework and projects, suggestions abounded, with everything from starting a...

What can “they” see?

What can “they” see?

Madeline Topf, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2013

With every Ames High student now in possession of a school-issued computer, questions are being raised about what “they” can and cannot see. And that turns out to be most everything. “Tech staff and media staff can see all the documents you have on your computers,” IT specialist Karl Hehr said....

Opinions on new 1:1 program

Opinions on new 1:1 program

Lauren Gentile, News Editor

September 24, 2013

Reactions to Ames’ newly implemented 1:1 computer program range from highly enthusiastic to extremely unfavorable. “I think it’s great,” said foreign language teacher Stacy Dobernecker. “It lets us see and hear authentic materials much more easily.” Others have taken the opposite view,...

Green Week in Review

Green Week in Review

Anuradha Gore

May 20, 2013

The fight for environmental rights is one of most important struggles of the 21st century. Everywhere, people are starting to become more aware of the environment, specifically how to reduce waste. More people are becoming energy efficient in an attempt to reduce and stop the amount of damage being done...

End of year celebrations

End of year celebrations

Anuradha Gore

May 10, 2013

As senior year closes, I realize that I haven't written very many blogs, but that's ok. Right now, I'm going to talk about everyone's absolute favorite thing at the end of the year- Graduation parties! ....Well, let me clarify. The best thing about graduation parties is a.) the graduation cards, b.)...

Grad Parties

Grad Parties

Stephanie Shin

May 10, 2013

The most stressful, happy, bittersweet, sad, exciting, and horrible time of the year has come and along with graduation comes MY favorite part of this time of year, grad parties! For seniors, grad parties may seem like an ending to the biggest part of their lives. It might be a sad look back at all their...

The Meaning of Ames

The Meaning of Ames

Christopher Jackson

May 3, 2013

Principal Evan'€™s recent actions to create a safe and more close-knit student body exemplify the very values that brought me to Ames. His efforts to protect the diversity of Ames High is exactly how a principal should act and many could learn from his approach. I attended Roland-Story Elementary School...

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