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Stop Defining A Body As A Resume

Seth Bequette, Co-Editor

October 25, 2019

There’s nothing quite like getting the stink eye when you live in a cornfield and soybean plagued mid-west America, but alas, so is the trouble of walking around with blue hair. “How’d you convince your parents to let you do that?” It’s a persistent question, one I’ve gotten many times w...

Has ‘PC’ culture gone too far?

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2019

Seventy-one percent of Americans, in a recent survey from CATO, say that political correctness ”...silence[s] discussions society needs to have.” In today’s political landscape, that is all too true; a well-intentioned and balanced argument can be derailed by claiming that an opponent’s views...

Jonny’s Big Break

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2019

Between the time it’s taken me to start writing this and the time I actually started writing this, I’ve scrolled through 6 Spotify playlists and watched a total of 33 Youtube videos (I counted in my history). It has been two hours. I guess it’s just hard to write about something that is seem...

Proudly, relentlessly wrong

Proudly, relentlessly wrong

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019

After four years of writing for the WEB, my time to write a senior column is here. It’s my time to write about me. For all my articles up until this point (minus two opinion pieces), I have kept first person out of the piece. I’ve kept myself out of it. Yes, I have come to every piece with a ...

5 Tips From a Senior Column

5 Tips From a Senior Column

Liam Struck, Reviews Editor

May 17, 2019

I don’t write this to pretend I’m the Buddha or someone that has any significance in this world, I write this because I’m a senior in highschool and I’ve seen and done some stupid stuff. First of all, DON’T SMOKE WEED. Well at least not when you’re stressed about school. That might so...

Promposals Are Bad

Promposals Are Bad

Liam Struck, Reviews Editor

April 18, 2019

The first promposal occured in 2350 BC, when the first caveman asked the first cave women by throwing a rock at her head with the message ooga ooga slathered with his blood. Ever since there's been millions and millions of promposals all over the world. Promposals might be the oldest homo-sapien traditio...

Life is worth living

Life is worth living

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

April 18, 2019

Life is worth living. The everyday routine. The constant argument with your alarm clock as it shakes, ringing 7:00. Again. A brand new day. You sit up in bed, accepting the idea that it’s not quite summer yet. Followed by your parent's words of encouragement floating out the door, as you promis...

Salty Stereotypes

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

March 26, 2019

  “Is BuTtEr a CaRb?” These famous words were uttered by THE Regina George when Mean Girls came out in 2004. The strange portrayal of high school in that movie made a lot of us question human sanity but for some of us, the movie was everything. There probably is no high school where people h...

The Classes of Ames High: Roasts and Reflection

The Classes of Ames High: Roasts and Reflection

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2019

*THIS IS A COMPLETE JOKE.* August 23rd: The first day of school. You trudge out of class, dragging your feet across the ground, and make your way into the main hallway. However, you come across a mind-boggling obstacle: a 3’7” gremlin, darting to and fro in an unpredictable zig-zaggy fashion acro...

Finals After Break? An Investigation

Finals After Break? An Investigation

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

February 15, 2019

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...