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The 5 issues multi activity students are likely to face

The 5 issues multi activity students are likely to face

Sam Stuve, Reporter

February 23, 2017

There are a lot of multi sport/activity students in our high school. Some of them struggle, some of the flourish. Some people put too much on their plate and it affects how well they do those activities. This is not to say that regular students face no issues at all. That would be a completely ign...

A Letter to My Anxiety Disorder

A Letter to My Anxiety Disorder

Sabrina Lang, Reviews Editor

February 13, 2017

I remember the first time I met you. I was seven years old curled up in the fetal position crying hysterically and hyperventilating. You were the only one there to help me cope when my parents were fighting. You were there when I wanted to make new friends on the playground cautioning me to keep to myself...

Myers-Briggs is something you should care about.

Myers-Briggs is something you should care about.

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

February 9, 2017

School is hard; everyday we are forced to talk and work with all sorts of people. To say that you genuinely love everyone that you have ever interacted with would be a blatant lie. People are different, some people click and some don’t. If you think about it, who you are today is mostly based on th...

Making America Un-American Again

Making America Un-American Again

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing & In-Depth Editor

February 5, 2017

The State of The Union address is an annual speech given by the President of the United States discussing the nation’s current condition. But instead of waiting for that speech, let’s ask the question right now. What is the state of the union? It’s that crappy reality show that’s way too cringey to watc...

A Jew at Christmas

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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

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

Pic Credit: Jon Williams
A line of different types of Vapes. Most consist of a bottom battery (tank) and a top tank that holds various flavored juices.

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...