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Living With A Limb Difference

Living With A Limb Difference

Kate Murray, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2014

I draw my left hand as a slightly misshapen blob.  Partly it’s because drawing accurate hands is the definition of living hell, but partly it’s because my hand actually looks like that.  I was born without fingers on my left hand, yet despite what many people seem to think, it doesn’t really...

The iWatch: Wearable Tech or Terrible Wreck?

The iWatch, essentially

Chris Halbur, Reporter

October 17, 2014

    As Apple rolls out another line of massively sought-after silicon, the jury is out as to whether this fresh new batch is worth the price tag.  Among the highlights of the latest Keynote presentation was the Apple Watch - or iWatch - as the millions of mindless tech-consuming zombies...

Ames High Key Club goes trick-or-treating

Ames High Key Club goes trick-or-treating

Rachel Kim, In-Depth Editor

October 16, 2014

Despite the usual stigma of high school students going trick-or-treating, Ames High Key Club has had a fine tradition of teenagers donating their time for a good cause on the last day of October every year by earning money for UNICEF.   Key Club is for high school students who perform acts of serv...

Bus chaos subsides

Bus chaos subsides

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2014

Monica Gordillo-Herrmann, super-soccer mom, part-time business lecturer at ISU, is finally able to not worry about her 14-year old son missing the first half an hour of his school day. “[One morning, Felipe] was waiting for the bus, and the bus never came,” Gordillo said. “He had to come back...

Anxiety In the School Year

Anxiety In the School Year

Kate Murray, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2014

School is back, and coming with it are all the tests, assignments, and grades everyone dreads.   There are many good reasons for all of these, I know, and most of them are offset by other fun things that roll back into season, but sometimes the stress can become nearly unmanageable without help. School...

A Beautiful Mess: the beginning

A Beautiful Mess: the beginning

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

September 16, 2014

As one Friday rolled around, Junior Kub Stevens and I were discussing some troubles we were having that were out of our control. The conversation finished with one simple quote. “Life is just this one beautiful mess...and we threw away the napkins.” The news and drama Ames High students are exposed...

Facebook Pokes ruin your life

Facebook Pokes ruin your life

AJ Foegen, Online Editor

September 2, 2014

You’re sitting at your computer, maybe on your phone, browsing Facebook like you always do when you’re bored. You stumble upon a friend’s profile (“I’m not stalking, I swear!”) and you see the option glaring at you: “Poke Friend.” You mindlessly click the button, unaware of the future...

Hot or Not- Body Image use in Music and Media

Hot or Not- Body Image use in Music and Media

Serena Paulson and Stephanie Shin

September 2, 2014

“God. My hips are huge!” “Oh please. I hate my calves.” “At least you guys can wear halters. I've got man shoulders.” “My hairline is so weird.” “My pores are huge.” “My nail beds suck.” How is it possible for so many different things to be wrong with one imperfect human body?...

What you’ll remember about prom when you’re forty

Ella Bartlett, Sports and Activities Editor

April 15, 2014

Although the weekend of the 5th was an exciting one for those who attended prom, in forty years, how much will you really remember? Leading up to the event, (the problems planning dinner reservations, flowers, ties, etc) it seems like such a huge occasion, but sometimes what you remember are the small,...

My prom play-by-play

My prom play-by-play

Kub Stevens, Reporter

April 11, 2014

The atmosphere was full of life and energy as I climbed the steps of the Memorial Union, in a hurry to make it to pre-prom pictures on time. A few members of our group had decided on this location to take the photographs, standing in front of an empty fountain with the Campanile in the background.   After the 40 minute...