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Finals After Break? An Investigation

Finals After Break? An Investigation

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

February 15, 2019


Filed under Campus Life, Opinion

Winter break: a time to relax, celebrate the holidays and spend time with family. Yet for many, a once beloved respite from the academic year has turned into a prolonged period of stress over future final exams. Ames High’s current practice of holding finals after break is an unpopular one...

“It smells like broke in here!”

“It smells like broke in here!”

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

As we all know, if you don't have AirPods, you're broke. It's just a fact, don't question it. But what if I told you that AirPod owners were the broke ones? There is a new king among the headphone kind. The Louis Vuitton AirPods have taken the supreme role of first class. So the news is out, if you...

Lazy Language

Seth Bequette, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion

     “What, are you triggered?” Cue flashbacks to freshman year when the only word in anyone’s repertoire was triggered, spit out at classmates anytime they displayed the slightest infraction of annoyance or irritation. The phrase might have replaced ‘and like’ as the most overused and a...

WEB Editorial: Facing the climate threat head on

WEB Staff

December 14, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase, Top Story

At the beginning of the month six hundred and thirteen Ames High students signed a petition asking for the school district and Ames community to take climate action. As a WEB staff we wanted to add our voices to this overwhelming call for action. The reality and scope of the climate change has been b...

Driving is Overrated.

Driving is Overrated.

Seth Bequette, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion

Driving - a sixteen-year-old’s long-awaited ticket to freedom from bumming rides and begging for a lift, it’s now time to chauffeur friends around with the car speakers edging death while the music plays. Teenagers receiving their license is an iconic point of many television shows and movies, long-awaited...

The Humanitarian Case for ‘Sweatshops’

The Humanitarian Case for ‘Sweatshops’

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

November 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion

To many people in the developed world, the dark underbelly of the modern economy is the means through which we obtain the consumer goods we own. While rich westerners splurge on iPhones and designer clothing, the other end of the supply chain reveals long hours, hazardous working conditions, and...

Pro-Meat eating

Pro-Meat eating

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

I love meat, and the chances are, if you are reading this you eat meat. People have been eating meat for thousands upon thousands of years on Earth, and no one thinks that it will stop any time soon. So why do we humans eat meat? Is it because it gives us iron and vitamin B? Or is it just because it tas...

Quick Tunes: Iridescence by Brockhampton

Quick Tunes: Iridescence by Brockhampton

Jonathan Watt, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Archives, Lifestyle, Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

Coming on the heels of a highly-publicized controversy regarding former member Ameer’s sexual misconduct allegations over the Summer, Brockhampton was in a dark place. They had lost one of their core founding members- one that hadn’t only yielded his own superb style of rapping (which would frequen...

The case for an environmentally conscious homecoming

The case for an environmentally conscious homecoming

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Homecoming 2018 was the definition of successful. The Beach Bash theme transformed the school into a week long beach party that was made all the more real by the broken air conditioning. The decorations were tasteful and fun, truly showing the hard work that went into them. The get to know the court assembl...

APUSH: a necessary evil

APUSH: a necessary evil

Jonathan Watt, Reporter

September 30, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Opinion, Reviews

You wake up in a drowsy, panicked state. It’s Friday morning, you’re at the kitchen table with papers strewn about haphazardly, and your computer is still playing the same playlist of chapter reviews that you had been frantically combing the night before in place of the assigned American Pageant c...

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