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Teen Parenthood

Teen Parenthood

Serena Paulson, Managing Editor

March 17, 2015

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

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

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

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,...

Costa Rica Science Trip

Costa Rica Science Trip

Mykah Kennedy, News Editor

February 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

  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

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...

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