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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...

Ames High travels Coast to Costa

Ames High travels Coast to Costa

Maddie Funk, Reporter

March 30, 2015

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

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

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

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...

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