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Necessity of Vape Laws

Necessity of Vape Laws

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

November 11, 2016


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

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


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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


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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


Filed under AHS Shout, In-Depth, Opinion

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


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, News, Showcase

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


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

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...

Green Week Preview

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

April 27, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Green week is an event held every year that helps empowers schools all over the US, to participate in lessons, activities, and projects that focus on the environment. Green months begins in the beginning of February and ends at the end of National Earth month (April). Schools choose one week in b...

Beautiful Mess: Brekke

Beautiful Mess: Brekke

Anna Ogilvie, In Depth Editor

April 15, 2015


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I had popped into Brekke’s for a last minute request for scholarship supplements (procrastination is bad, don’t do it.) A few students remained to ask questions about a project and I didn’t want to intrude so I awkwardly walked over to a bookshelf to occupy myself. I wasn’t looking for anything,...

Post Prom

Post Prom

Emma Stewart, Opinion Editor

April 15, 2015


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Behind every great post prom is a plethora of parents willing to give up their time for the cause of us prom-goers not to get into any trouble prior to the dance (because we all know that’s the real reason for this fun event). They spend their days in search of donors willing to give away money, food,...

Does Ames High get high?

Does Ames High get high?

Kub Stevens, Features editor

April 15, 2015


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Since its inception in the 1930’s, the motto “Ames Hi Aims High” has been both a rallying cry and a description, encouraging current students to be all they can be and recognizing the accomplishments of students past. Over the years, the motto has been grossly bastardized, so that now a far less...

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