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Saying goodbye to Betty and Sue

Saying goodbye to Betty and Sue

Queen Victoria, Reporter

May 19, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

Betty Hollander and Sue Nutter both serve the High School as EAs, which stands for Educational assistants. A vital role in the functionality of the High School, they’re sometimes overlooked, but without them, Ames High School would be very different for their students. Betty Hollander has been with t...

Sally MATTERS

Sally MATTERS

Sonja Paulson, Features and Profiles Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives

If you’ve ever been in the athletic office to talk to Judge, turn in a physical form, or pick up a form, you’ve probably had the pleasure of meeting Sally Matters, the athletic secretary here at Ames High. She most likely greeted you with a smile, and informed you of where to turn in your form, ...

Mrs. Kautzky

Mrs. Kautzky

Queen Victoria, Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Mrs.Kautzky, a staple of Ames High, is retiring after teaching at the high school for 41 years. Over her years at the high school she has seen many things, new additions, administrations and attendees. Speaking of attendees she has taught entire families, she had my mother, aunt and myself. My first...

Mr. Linn says “Adieu” after 26 years of teaching

Mr. Linn says “Adieu” after 26 years of teaching

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Year after year, the Ames High music department exhibits excellence through its many captivating performances, including the madrigal dinner, the musical, and other various concerts. For the past 26 years, Steven Linn has manned this multi-faceted and time-demanding ship with remarkable poise and conta...

The man behind the mustache

The man behind the mustache

Lucas Bleyle, Print Manager

April 24, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

The once-packed loft of the wood shop has been emptied of its stacks of wood stock piled over the years. A few piles of oak and walnut remain, destined for the lathe. Craig Boylan bustles around talking excitedly about the wood he plans to work with once he retires. “I can take a piece of wood that has been ...

The Truth About Hard Work

The Truth About Hard Work

McKenzie Reimer, Carlie Dellman, Katelyn Tehan, and James Wineinger

April 17, 2017


Filed under APLAC 2017

We talk about the value of hard work but tell ourselves that the reason we’re not working is some perceived unfairness: Obama shut down the coal mines, or all the jobs went to the Chinese. These are the lies we tell ourselves to solve the cognitive dissonance­ the broken connection between the world...

George Orwell’s 1984 Vision of the Future is not Historical Fiction Anymore (4th Period)

April 14, 2017


Filed under APLAC 2017, Archives

“Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past” (248) says George Orwell in his bestselling book 1984. Although this future he saw for 1984 was full of big hair and bright workout outfits rather than a government that controls thought, this future, if we aren’t...

WHY BLACK PEOPLE KEEP DYING IN PRISONS UNFAIRLY

April 14, 2017


Filed under APLAC 2017, Archives

“Capital punishment means them without the capital get the punishment.” This powerful quote from Just Mercy written by Bryan Stevenson addresses an ever present issue in this country. The United States justice system is fundamentally flawed in that it is biased against those who cannot afford lawyers,...

Our Beautiful Struggle (4th Period)

April 14, 2017


Filed under APLAC 2017, Archives

“I did not know then that this is what life is - just when you master the geometry of one world, it slips away, and suddenly again, you're swarmed by strange shapes and impossible angles.” ― Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood.   Although th...

AP vs. Regular vs. Advanced: taking what’s right for you

AP vs. Regular vs. Advanced: taking what’s right for you

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

March 24, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Deciding your course schedule can be one of the most exciting and daunting tasks as a student. The piercing, pressuring voices of older siblings, upperclassmen, friends, parents, as well as your own thoughts, cloud your mind and interfere with your judgement. Pretty soon, it becomes less like school and...

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