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A Jew at Christmas

A Jew at Christmas

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor In Chief

December 16, 2016

As all of the Christian children lay snugly in their beds, they anticipate the arrival of Santa Claus carrying presents for all! Well, except for the Jewish kids. Many Americans, in fact 6.6 million of them, celebrate Jewish holidays.  In a country that targets consumers during the holidays and uses Chr...

Throwing Away Consumerism and Unwrapping Community this Holiday Season

Throwing Away Consumerism and Unwrapping Community this Holiday Season

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

December 13, 2016

Before embarking on this article, I had, like many others, a preconceived notion of the materialistic culture of Christmas in America- and rightfully so. According to Gallup, the average American household spends about $752 a year on Christmas presents. Through curiosity, I began to inquire what could ...

Ames High’s History

Ames High’s History

December 10, 2016

“Not ended, but begun” These are the words of Ames High’s past. The year is 1900. “Central” The first brick schoolhouse in Ames has been the lovely home to knowledge for all grades over the past 20 years. It’s location? on the west side of Clark Street between 5th and 6th. Classes take place...

“Manning Technology”: an Exposé into the AHS Technicians

“Manning Technology”: an Exposé into the AHS Technicians

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor In Chief

December 5, 2016

Technology plays a pivotal role in our lives as children of the twenty-first century. Because our culture is often instantaneous and defined by easy and ready-to-use software, we disregard the possibility of malfunction within our technology. However, in a school where everyone has their own MacBook ...

Necessity of Vape Laws

Necessity of Vape Laws

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

November 11, 2016

Edgy kids love being different, they thrive on excessiveness. When the vape was introduced, these edge-lords were more than ready to hop right onto that bandwagon. Vaping is now the new it-trend, everyone from your grandpa to your 14 year old brother is producing body-sized clouds. Vape (also known as e-cig) is a de...

Safe Spaces 201

Safe Spaces 201

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor In Chief

November 8, 2016

The world is scary, sure. Humanity can be hateful and chalked with malice. As a reflex, people tend to shelter themselves from ideas that frighten them. We are soft and fragile as human beings and it is just as well that we are easily offended by anything poky and mean. Recently, the act of fleeing fr...

Your Comprehensive Guide on Combating The Dead Zone this Winter

Your Comprehensive Guide on Combating The Dead Zone this Winter

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

November 7, 2016

Winter is coming. Just like the Starks in Game of Thrones, we, the citizens of Ames, must prepare for the hardships of an Iowa winter. The feelings the average high schooler experiences during this dreadful season are best expressed by the iconic words of Coolio in his 1995 hit, “Gangsta’s Paradise...

In Support of Folly

In Support of Folly

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

May 9, 2016

When I walked into Ames High as a new student in 2012, my entire game plan was to get good grades and to keep my head down. Baby Jill was going to power through high school like a Downton-Abbey-watching rhino. I (begrudgingly) followed through on the grades, but accidentally set fire to my anonymity....

The Mystery Period

The Mystery Period

Kate Murray, Copy Editor

October 6, 2015

The new plus period has been a point of much debate and contention; however, no one in the general public seems to have any idea how it is supposed to work. “What we are trying to do is make sure we do this right, so we’re focusing in on the faculty right now.” Mr. Anderson said. “It’s...

A nightmare to remember: prom 2015

A nightmare to remember: prom 2015

Stephanie Shin, Managing Editor

April 27, 2015

With every April comes the night of dinner, dancing, and horrible music. But of course, prom wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t for the scary date experiences, awkward group chemistry, and drama. While not everyone has a prom story like Mr. Webb's, some Ames High students experiences are unforgettable. Some...

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