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Remembering Robin Williams

Remembering Robin Williams

Joel Devick, Web Reporter

September 16, 2014

Esteemed actor and comic Robin Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home on Monday, August 11th from an apparent suicide. He was 63. Heartbroken is a word not used lightly, but it is probably the most accurate way people have reacted to the loss. “Growing up, I wanted to be him,”...

Mrs. Hyman

Mrs. Hyman

Mykah Kennedy, News Editor

September 2, 2014

Walking into Ames High this year, there were plenty of new faces. One of these new faces was in the dark depths of the basement, in room B-9 – Mrs. Lindsey Hyman. She teaches Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra 1A. She originally went to a small college, Waldorf College, in Forest City, Iowa for an accounting...

Uganda Trip Seniors Making a Stand

Uganda Trip Seniors Making a Stand

Anna Ogilvie

September 2, 2014

Ames High’s Senior body looks a little different this year. The 2014 Global Builder’s Life to Life Uganda trip was unusually filled with more than half of the students that went, are rising seniors. “Going as a junior gave me a chance to inspire other students to go on the Uganda trip –or...

Ames High gets icy

Ames High gets icy

Emma Stewart, Reporter

September 2, 2014

By now, most of Ames High has probably participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has been circulating around Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and even Vine like a storm. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a movement that has changed the future for ALS patients worldwide. What some may not know, though,...

In memory of Mr. Brent Helmkamp

In memory of Mr. Brent Helmkamp

The WEB staff

May 20, 2014

Ames High teacher Brent L. Helmkemp, 46, of Ankeny, passed away at home on Sunday, April 27, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Hansen: The heartbeat of AHS track

Stephanie Shin and AJ Foegen

May 20, 2014

A pump of adrenaline runs through his body; his heart races. Senior Thomas Hansen looks at the track ahead. Any normal runner would take a deep breath and sprint forward at the sound of the shot beginning the race. But Hansen, with a different story, thinks about his past endeavours.   Hansen...

Spring Break in Oman

Spring Break in Oman

Ella Bartlett, Sports and Activities Editor

March 30, 2014

Out of all the incredible, out-of-the ordinary Spring Break trips out there, the voyage 8 Ames High Arabic students went on was particularly worth envying. Instead of visiting colleges and getting stressed out or skiing in negative thirty degree Colorado weather, this group of students travelled to Oman,...

Slam poetry: rebel child of traditional poetry

Slam poetry: rebel child of traditional poetry

Lauren Gentile and Serena Paulson

February 18, 2014

A young girl steps up to a microphone nearly as tall as she is, avoiding eye contact with the others in the room. She shuffles her feet, twists her fingers in her hair, and finally straightens up to meet the microphone. The room is buzzing with whispers and hushed voices. And then the girl speaks, and...

Flappy Bird’s longevity ends

Flappy Bird’s longevity ends

Ella Bartlett, Sports and Activities Editor

February 18, 2014

If students were observed in the Ames High School cafeteria during lunch, it would be little surprise that many of the students on their electronic devices would be playing the game Flappy Bird. This game, in the past couple weeks, has become addictive for some, but is no longer available for purchase...

Gretchen Kramer shatters her horizons in semester abroad

Gretchen Kramer shatters her horizons in semester abroad

Madeline Topf, Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2014

Every day last semester, senior Gretchen Kramer arose to the beautiful sunrise that can only be experienced in the land of her ancestors. The subtle mix of the yellows and oranges of the light gently stirred her from her sleep every morning. For Gretchen spent last semester abroad in Germany, where she...