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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...

Conformity is Underrated

Conformity is Underrated

Hans Halverson, Opinion Editor

February 18, 2014

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

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

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

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...

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