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Costa Rica Science Trip

Costa Rica Science Trip

Mykah Kennedy, News Editor

February 23, 2015


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Every year at AHS, there’s something new that’s happening. One of the newest things this year is a science trip to San Jose, Costa Rica. March 14–20, Spanish teacher Jane Jurgensen and 15 students will fly out to Costa Rica to participate in about 42 different educational and fun activities. The...

Diary of an Alcoholic’s Daughter

Diary of an Alcoholic’s Daughter

Sabrina Lang, Reporter

February 23, 2015


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First of all, I’d like to state that my mother has been clean and sober for over two years. I couldn’t be more proud of her. I was 12 years old when my mom told me she was an alcoholic. I remember sitting in the car next to her and being agonizingly angry. It hurt to know that the person I worshipped an...

Racist Oscar Snubs

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

February 20, 2015


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A lot of scrutiny has been stirring up during Hollywood award show season this year. Much of the attention, according to sources like the Huffington Post,  revolves around the lack of non-white nominees in the categories. This year all 20 acting nominees consist of all white actresses and actors. The t...

Hybrid senior class introduced to AHS

Hybrid senior class introduced to AHS

Emma Stewart, Opinion Editor

February 12, 2015


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It all began one sunny afternoon four years ago. Environmental science teacher Mike Todd was out with the Garden Club tending to the plants, when in rode English teacher Joe Brekke exclaiming, “Oh man, I’ve got something here!” Brekke had recently visited Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts an...

Violence in media: a violent problem?

Violence in media: a violent problem?

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, In-Depth, Showcase

  I’ve never watched a whole lot of violent tv, due mostly to my parents forbidding it, but lately I’ve been noticing that there’s a lot more violence in the things I watch or read.  I was absolutely horrified by the violence in Outlast, a horror video game, but I still watched Markip...

High school students attempt to change virtual identity

High school students attempt to change virtual identity

Rachel Kim, In-Depth Editor

January 28, 2015


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I recently logged into Facebook, unable to recognize the majority of friends on my newsfeed. Instead, I saw a few too many pun-intended nicknames decorated with fanciful fonts and unconventional punctuation replacing the common first and last name. This trend of changing Facebook names prevails every...

Super Bowl Showdown: Patriots vs. Seahawks

Super Bowl Showdown: Patriots vs. Seahawks

January 28, 2015


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Two AHS WEB staff members, Joel Devick and Anna Ogilvie reflect on the upcoming Super Bowl as fans of both teams. Ogilvie: My whole life I’ve been a Patriots fan. Even though I’ve grown up in Ames, I still hold on to this small (very small) grip to Boston, Massachusetts, where I was born. The ...

Letter from an irate instrument

Letter from an irate instrument

Kaleb Stevens, Features Editor

January 14, 2015


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Everyone knows how it feels to be under-appreciated. The lineman who worked his butt off all game long but got no cheers for it. The quiet kid in the presentation group who put together the entire presentation by herself then watched as her partners took all of the credit. The Energizer Bunny, who ke...

Beautiful Mess: New Year’s Resolution

Beautiful Mess: New Year’s Resolution

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

January 14, 2015


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I’ve never been much for New Year’s Resolutions. It’s not that I wouldn’t be able to stick to it, (which could be debated) but a time where I have to write out everything in my life that I should be doing that I’m not on a piece of paper just doesn’t feel right. Having too many New Year’s...

Drama department deserves more recognition

Drama department deserves more recognition

Mykah Kennedy, News Editor

January 14, 2015


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At Ames High, there’s an amazing amount of support for sports. Athletes are constantly being praised for their performance in their sports and are publicly recognized at school. Athletes are also treated with a high amount of respect. However, the drama department almost never gets anything like this. "People...

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