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The ACT’s

The ACT’s

McKenzie Reimer, Academics & Arts Editior

March 2, 2016

When you ask a junior or senior what’s one of the most stressful things about high school, they’ll easily reply with the ACT’s. The ACT stands for American College Testing, and it is a standardized test that assesses a student’s academic achievement and their college “readiness”.   ...

Pep Rallies

Sam Stuve, Reporter

March 1, 2016

Pep Rallies As we normally do, we had a winter sports assembly. Principal Evans and Dr. Avise highlighted boys swimming, DECA, Wrestling, and many more clubs and their accomplishments. At the beginning of the rally it was only Spence and Dr. Avise on the gym floor and the students and staff were in...

Holocaust Survivor Marion Lazan Visits Ames High

Esther Lee, Editor

March 1, 2016

Imagine yourself spending your childhood in a Nazi concentration camp, separated from your parents and all that you love. Marion Blumenthal Lazan was one of these children who suffered as a young girl during the Holocaust. Just last month, Marian came to Ames High School to tell us about her life. Her stor...

Iowa Assessments Bribe

Sonja Paulson

February 9, 2016

New this year, the administration is now bribing the students with the opportunity to opt out of two finals upon shown improvement on the Iowa Assessments.However some students are frustrated by having to show enough growth. “I don’t like how I have to show 8 points of growth to get out of my fina...

Solo-Ensemble

Solo-Ensemble

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

February 9, 2016

Every spring, the students of Ames High are caught in the void after Martin Luther King Jr. Day and before Spring Break where there are solid weeks of class without relent.  The artistic community of our school keeps their pulse going by putting their talents to the test. On Saturday, March 5th, cho...

Student Teachers

Tyler Gross, Online Editor

January 27, 2016

With the start of a new semester Ames High is welcoming some new faces to our school. Arguably none of them more noticeable than the new student teachers we have here at Ames High. As Iowa State begins their new semester, college students are beginning to invade the hallways and classrooms here at Ames Hig...

The scholarship hunt

The scholarship hunt

Kub Stevens, Co-editor in chief

January 27, 2016

As seniors approach that fateful last day of high school, many are poised to continue their education at an institution of higher learning. At this late stage in the game their focus turns from being accepted into college to finding out how to pay for it. According to the college board, the average...

Iowa youth caucus

Iowa youth caucus

Tracie-Lynn Lamoreux, Reporter

December 18, 2015

One of the most talked about things this time of year is politics, and most of the time the topic of too much talk about politics. Although it may be quite annoying to admit, but it needs to be talked about. Elections are coming up soon, but sooner than that is Caucusing. Caucusing is in February, and i...

Skeptical No More

Skeptical No More

Lucas Bleyle, Opinion/Diversion Editor

December 15, 2015

 High school is a time of change and discovery for most teenagers. It really is a time when we are figuring out who we are, what we believe in, and what our purpose is.  As there are no classes about religion at Ames High, Skeptics Club was started by Mr. Walter to fill that need. It is now sponsored ...

The trouble with Plus Period

The trouble with Plus Period

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

December 14, 2015

While FlexiSched has its problems, namely the confusing format and constant email reminders from our technology department, along with dysfunctional servers and intense ramifications for not attending your assigned plus period, we have finally settled into a pattern for the rest of the school year. ...

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