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Let’s Talk About the P-Word

Joyful students from AHS took the opportunity to meet and hear from Bernie Sanders prior to the caucus.

Sophia Cordoba, Reporter

March 4, 2020

Young Americans for Freedom. Ames High Young Democrats. Ames High for Bernie. Voter registrations drives. AP Gov. One might assume with all this in-school politics, we could all decide our opinions and be well-informed. Yet, if you truly begin to think about it, when was the last time you discussed polit...

Mandatory Naptime!

The WEB staff taking a nap after a tiring day.

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

March 3, 2020

As I struggle to keep my eyes open for one more class period, my head starts pounding heavily. It is not because I don’t understand anything that the teacher is saying but because I haven’t had a good sleep in days. Now, this may sound alarming, but trust me, there are thousands of high schoolers ...

Teachers, Here’s Your Semester Report Card

Teachers, Here's Your Semester Report Card

Logan Adams-Bacon

December 16, 2019

Generally speaking, all students have wanted to rate their teacher - No matter if it is a good or bad rating, we have all wanted to give our opinions at some point. But where are we allowed to do that? Right now, there really is no place that students are allowed to give opinions to their teachers. ...

Waiting on the World to Change

Zoe Mamakos, Co-editor

December 13, 2019

The catchy rhythm starts with the soothing sound of a well-known radio song: John Mayer’s angelic voice comes in counting, 1-2-3-4. The song is filled with relevant details to 2006, the year it came out. However, if you really listen, you can notice the details that remain relevant now. As Americans,...

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...