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The Evolution of middle schoolers

The Evolution of middle schoolers

Mykah Kennedy, News Editor

April 14, 2015


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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


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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...

Ames High travels Coast to Costa

Ames High travels Coast to Costa

Maddie Funk, Reporter

March 30, 2015


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Over spring break, 14 sophomores went on a science trip to Costa Rica. The trip was organized through the company Worldstrides. It would be easy to think that this trip would be filled with down time on the beach and hanging out with friends, but it actually let students explore science and learn in...

Not so ‘Miserables’

Not so ‘Miserables’

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

March 30, 2015


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Junior Jill Zmolek has been involved with theater productions for a majority of her life. She is most known for her presence on AHS SHOUT and primary leads in the winter musical. Zmolek also participated in the spring play last year. The Ames High Theatre/speech department has many opportunities for...

Keeping it up with the kustodians

Keeping it up with the kustodians

Rachel Kim, In-Depth Editor

March 30, 2015


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With over 1,200 students wandering in one single building for over seven hours per day and 180 days per year, sanitation and personal hygiene are inevitably factors that can hugely impact Ames High.   By the end of the school day, the restrooms’ garbage cans are overfilled with damp paper to...

Trip to the Shrine

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

March 30, 2015


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On a dull Saturday afternoon, my friends and I decided to give ourselves a little scare and drive to “the Shrine.”   We really didn’t know anything about it, other than it’s a creepy memorial to dead people in the middle of nowhere. But because of local gossip and exaggerations it sound...

Teen Parenthood

Teen Parenthood

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

March 17, 2015


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We live in a society that likes to hide from our problems. We isolate the things we don’t want to talk about. We pretend they don’t exist. This is very relevant when it comes to teen parenthood and pregnancy. According to StayTeen.org, current teenage pregnancy rates are at 3 in every 10 girls...

The Cost of Prom

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

March 10, 2015


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As Spring approaches, so does what’s suppose to be the “pinnacle” of every high schoolers life. The most magical night of them all. A night that’s up there with your wedding day and maybe even the birth of your first child. Memories that you will cherish forever. The pictures that you will look...

Cosby quote mishap

Cosby quote mishap

Stephanie Shin and Serena Paulson

March 10, 2015


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For all of those misinformed and fretting seniors, have no fear: this year’s senior quote is not tainted by the words of Bill Cosby and his regretted past. At the beginning of the year, Senior Senate voted on possible quotations to represent the graduating class of 2015. “In order to succeed,...

SST Photography shines through

SST Photography shines through

Stephanie Shin, Managing Editor

March 10, 2015


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Over the past year, senior Saba Toosi’s photography has been taking the community by storm. As senior pictures pop up on social media, SST photography has risen to the top of Ames High School’s competing senior photography studios. With soft lighting and natural beauty, her hard work, creativity,...

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