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The State of the Union concerns you, too

The State of the Union concerns you, too

Ella Bartlett, Editor in Chief

January 28, 2015

On Tuesday, January 20th, President Obama gave the State of the Union speech to the country. Despite the important things he addressed, which concern every citizen in the United States, only ten percent of the US watched it (Time Magazine). And I bet, if we took a poll in the high school, that percentage...

Standardized Testing

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

January 28, 2015

Every year that dreaded time of state testing approaches. By the time you’re in high school you’re used to the Iowa Assessments and can go about it without fear. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not annoying. It can seem to many that spending over a week taking tests is useless since it doesn’t...

Net Neutrality: an Impending Downfall for our Internet Life

Net Neutrality: an Impending Downfall for our Internet Life

Joel Devick, Reporter

January 14, 2015

President Obama has recently provided a statement regarding the issue of net neutrality. He firmly backs the current state of keeping the internet open and neutral. In a statement on the official White House website, whitehouse.gov, Obama said, “[the internet] has been organized around the basic principl...

Athletes get recognition with Marketing class

Athletes get recognition with Marketing class

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

January 14, 2015

This winter, Mrs. Schmaltz’s Sports and Entertainment Marketing class is trying something new and it is catching the eye of Ames High students. In the main lobby, different athletes from the winter sports will be featured in the classes ‘Athlete of the Week’ showcase. The marketing class is...

A cataclysmic movement at Ames High

A cataclysmic movement at Ames High

Kub Stevens, Features Editor

January 14, 2015

Ames High is a school with something for everyone. Clubs cater to a wide range of interests, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s easy to start a club of your own. Unfortunately, having so many clubs can lead to confusion about what each one does.   Catalyst, one of Ames High’s two Christ-f...

AHS and Salvation Army divorce drama begins to resolve

Kate Murray, Visual Editor

January 14, 2015

Many of you no doubt saw the Salvation Army posters that were put up around school during winter madness last semester, urging people to donate toys to the charity so they could give them to kids in need.  However, many of you also know about the Salvation Army’s history of homophobia and transphobia. They...

The Finals Countdown

Will Fowler, Editor-in-Chief

December 8, 2014

  After two years of discussion, finals have been moved up to be before winter break. “I was one of the people that pushed for this,” said Principal Spence Evans. “I wanted to give students a chance to download, to be kids...over break, they didn’t have that time.” “To have that abilit...

Did Kris Kross make it into the musical?

Did Kris Kross make it into the musical?

Kub Stevens, Features Editor

November 26, 2014

Energetically pacing the hall and chatting with fellow auditioners, junior Kris Kross is trying to manage his nerves while simultaneously getting hyped up for his audition for Ames High’s winter musical, “Once Upon A Mattress.”   “It’s always nerve-racking because there are people who won...

Ames High reflects on Veteran’s Day

Ames High reflects on Veteran’s Day

Rachel Kim, In-Depth Editor

November 17, 2014

Above the numeric beauty of Nov. 11 with its palindromic nature, this significant date serves to annually commemorate veterans that have served our country. Veterans Day is designated as an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.   Nine-and-a-half decades ago, President Woodrow Wi...

Record Smashing Coin Drive

Record Smashing Coin Drive

Anna Ogilvie, In-Depth Editor

November 17, 2014

Ames High Dance Marathon held it's first fund-raising event last week. The friendly competition was between all of the English classes. The teacher who raised the most money for Iowa Children's Hospitals won a party for all of their classes. The goal for the fundraiser was $1,000.00, yet as a schoo...