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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...

Green Week Preview

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

April 27, 2015

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

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

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

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...

The Evolution of middle schoolers

The Evolution of middle schoolers

Mykah Kennedy, News Editor

April 14, 2015

When I was 11, I began the most awkward and horrific journey of my life. Middle school. Any ideas that I had about it came from movies and Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. It was way worse than anything could have prepared me for. In the moment, it didn’t seem so bad. The worst part is looking...

OCD is not a joke

OCD is not a joke

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

April 14, 2015

Like most mental illnesses, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is generally misunderstood.  How many times have I heard that people with schizophrenia are crazy, or that people with depression are just lazy?  The misconception of OCD is nothing new, but it’s unique in that people spread their misunderstanding...