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Plus Period cancelled for rest of year

Lucas, Co-editor in Chief

April 25, 2018

On Monday April 16th, for the first time in nearly three years, as the bell sounded students spilled into the hallways headed directly from their 6th to their 7th period classroom. “It felt a little empty, like something was definitely missing,” said junior Abbas Kusow.  The administration...

Science at Ames High: Path 3 and the way forward

Science at Ames High: Path 3 and the way forward

Oliver Chen, Reporter

March 30, 2018

By the eighth grade, Aidan Diggins-Kennedy knew his future belonged in STEM. With his strong interest in science and engineering, the challenge of a new, specialized science pathway for high achieving and STEM bound students made him a natural candidate. It came as no surprise that when applications...

SACRE Sock Hop

SACRE Sock Hop

Petr Karpov, Reporter

February 15, 2018

Buckle up kiddos, emerging onto the scene of high school dances is a new contender. No, Winter Formal isn’t back but we’re about to get something just as good: the SACRE Sock Hop. The leaders of SACRE, or Students Activating Civil Rights Education, have been cultivating this idea since November, and a...

Madrigal

Madrigal

Dominik McDonald, Reporter

January 4, 2018

As winter arrives, so do the annual traditions of Ames High. When you think of these Ames High winter traditions, one of the first that comes to mind is Madrigal. This tradition unites musicians and performers from chorus, drama, orchestra, band and never fails to stun audiences. Madrigal is a re...

A Peek Into Scratch Pad

A Peek Into Scratch Pad

Oliver Chen, Reporter

December 19, 2017

A strange phenomena occurs each year within the English and Art class rooms - Disguised on top of cabinets, desks, and tables, the ominous presence of rectangular plastic tubs can only mean one thing - Scratch Pad submissions are open. A student run literary and visual arts magazine, Scratch Pad pub...

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Around the World with Klass

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Around the World with Klass

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

December 18, 2017

Inside Daniel Klass’s drawer lies a book weathered from over twenty years of age. What’s left of the teal cover reveals the book to be an Arabic-English dictionary, the very first Klass bought while beginning his studies in Arabic in D.C. After moving from a state school in California for his bachelor...

Ames All-State Excellence

Ames All-State Excellence

Dominik McDonald, Reporter

November 16, 2017

Students rush to the side of the gymnasium as a volunteer comes out with a sheet of paper. As he tapes it against the bleachers, people begin screaming, crying and jumping with joy. The paper holds a listing of who was accepted for a certain instrument. Now, repeat that process dozens of times over a ...

Sullivan for the win

Sullivan for the win

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 14, 2017

Aileen Sullivan stands at the front of the classroom in a lab coat, goggles framing her eyes , and ear muffs clasped over her ears. In an outstretched arm she holds a meter stick, at the end of which is a lit match, reaching out towards an orange balloon. The students hold their ears in anticipation...

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

Lucas Bleyle and Selaam Dollisso

October 23, 2017

The bright glare of the stadium lights glimmers off the gold of trumpets, saxophones, and horns. The Ames High Band marches into position. There is a certain tension in the stands. Before the national anthem is played, thirteen band members and two cheerleaders leave the field, silently linking arms as...

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Stranger than Fiction

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Stranger than Fiction

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

October 12, 2017

Teacher’s Hidden Talents is a new section we will be featuring in each edition of the Web where we explore a little known talent, hobby, or quirk of an Ames High Teacher. If you have suggestions for who we should feature next fill out our story idea survey at ameshighweb.com A cheer goes up as the contemporar...

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