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Beautiful mess: other blessings

Beautiful mess: other blessings

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

December 8, 2014

The Holiday season is filled with so much hustle and bustle (and not enough mistletoe) that anytime taken to count one’s blessings is a swell thing. I’ve always loved this time of year for so many reasons; decadent hot chocolates, Mooney’s terriers, and the small joy of finding a favorite christmas...

Reggie’s (Un)Sleepout

Ames High's Reggie's participants work together to build the fort

Ella Bartlett, Co-Editor in Chief

November 26, 2014

On the eve of November 8th, a group of about 30 Ames High students gathered in the Drake Stadium field and began to assemble a fort made completely out of cardboard, in which they were going to stay for the night. Two groups, SHEPH (Students helping Eliminate Poverty and Hunger) and the Unitaria...

Ames High students share Thanksgiving traditions

Ames High students share Thanksgiving traditions

Rachel Kim, In-Depth Editor

November 26, 2014

Food has always been the essence of Thanksgiving, with the entire family helping with the meal preparation. People usually cook turkeys, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce, and pies for this festive feast. Some Ames High students have shared their favorite...

Record Smashing Coin Drive

Record Smashing Coin Drive

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

November 17, 2014

Ames High Dance Marathon held it's first fund-raising event last week. The friendly competition was between all of the English classes. The teacher who raised the most money for Iowa Children's Hospitals won a party for all of their classes. The goal for the fundraiser was $1,000.00, yet as a schoo...

Anyone can get hacked, even me

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

November 17, 2014

On Saturday, October 11th, my mind was occupied with multiple choice questions and math formulas from the SAT. Little did I know that my life was being invaded in a way I had never imagined. Earlier in the autumn months, I had read and written about celebrities who had been hacked. Never had I thought i...

Beautiful Mess: Unplugging

Beautiful Mess: Unplugging

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

November 17, 2014

You look around the library and find your spot. 3 tables over, 2 back, and chair angled toward the center. Sheldon Cooper would be proud of you. Your typical study hall accomplices give you a head nod of a greeting as you plop into your seat. This is your routine, and sooner or later, the habits you...

The Not-So-‘Sweet’ Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Not-So-'Sweet' Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte

Rachel Kim, In-Depth Editor

October 28, 2014

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is a seasonal favorite, with its lovely taste of pure pumpkin amazingness in the grande-sized white Solo cup with the classic green logo that looks like the Statue of Liberty. (Truth is, it is a depiction of the mermaid “Siren” due to Seattle’s strong seaport roots.)...

Library cracks down on tardies

Jenny Zhou, Visual Editor

October 28, 2014

You walk into the school 2 minutes after the tardy bell. Maybe you slept in because you don’t have a 1st period, or maybe you went to get coffee after that late night studying. And then a question hits you: Where should I go? The library, a hotspot for anyone with a free period, has cracked down...

Singin’ with the Snyder Siblings

Singin' with the Snyder Siblings

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

October 22, 2014

Junior Noah Snyder looks down at his phone, “I swear, he’s coming. Don’t worry. He’ll just be late, it’s typical Miles not to have his phone.” Soon enough, smiling sophomore Miles Snyder pokes his head into the room that the two brothers spend most of their morning in, the Ames High Choir...

Homecoming Etiquette

Homecoming Etiquette

Mykah Kennedy, News Editor

October 21, 2014

With homecoming coming at us at full speed and with so many newcomers to dances, the idea of listing a few of the unspoken set of rules that apply to the Ames High homecoming dance seemed like a good idea. Rule 1. The easiest and most important rule to follow: don’t grind. Nobody wants to see it...