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

Ella Bartlett, Sports and Activities Editor

April 15, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

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


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

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...

Conformity is Underrated

Conformity is Underrated

Hans Halverson, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2014


Filed under In-Depth, Uncategorized

Everyone wants to be special. From the hipsters to the hippies to the cat people, teens love to revel in their uniqueness and nonconformity. This stems from the fact that in recent years conformism has gained quite a negative reputation, becoming synonymous with “boring” and “uninteresting.”...

Nonconformists become conformists

Nonconformists become conformists

Stephanie Shin, Features Editor

February 18, 2014


Filed under In-Depth

In movies, everyone seems to aspire to become the definition of a popular, “perfect” high schooler. But as the typically cheesy script and the occasional upbeat songs from these movies show us, the outcasts shouldn’t change who they are, but they should- believe it or not- embrace it and stand...

Self-harm affects Ames High

Self-harm affects Ames High

William Fowler

December 16, 2013


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As much as high school students hear about drunk driving, drugs and unprotected sex, one major problem that is often ignored is Non-suicidal Self Injury (NSSI). It is also known as self-harm or cutting and is the practice of injuring oneself for emotional relief. According to guidance counselor John Bu...

I don’t care anymore

I don’t care anymore

Lily Brown

December 16, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

I sit down and try to come up with a new topic for an opinion piece in “The Web,” slowly arriving at the realization that I don’t care enough about any of my own opinions to compose an entire article based on one. It’s slightly disheartening, but thanks to my new apathetic outlook on life, I d...

Tiger Mothers Paws All Fun

Tiger Mothers Paws All Fun

Hill Wang, Reporter

December 12, 2013


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

What does stress mean to the average student at Ames High? Is it that fear one feels after having procrastinated too long on Reddit? Or that sudden realization that, a period ago, your two essays and project answering the question “Is infertility a genetic disease?” were due? Whatever it may mean fo...

Football is taking over Thanksgiving

Football is taking over Thanksgiving

Aaron Marner, Reporter

December 3, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

On Thursday November 28th, three NFL football games will be played. All three games will be aired on national television. Most likely, at least one of these games will be seen by over 30 million people across the United States. Less than a decade ago, only two games were played on Thanksgiving. But t...

Black Friday: a trend that needs to end

Black Friday: a trend that needs to end

Sam Roberts, Photo Editor

November 4, 2013


Filed under In-Depth, Showcase

Each year, hundreds of millions of families will sit down for a meal nearly three times the size of their average dinner and reminisce together over all the things they’re thankful for. Then after a deep nap, as father and son are celebrating American football, mother and sister will depart in the wee h...

1:1 computing requires one-on-one help

1:1 computing requires one-on-one help

September 27, 2013


Filed under In-Depth

Over the summer, Ames High students attended an informational meeting about the laptops they would soon be receiving. In this meeting, students were told of all of the magnificent uses for the computers; besides the obvious homework and projects, suggestions abounded, with everything from starting a...

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