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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...

“It smells like broke in here!”

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

February 13, 2019

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

     “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

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2018

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

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...

Pro-Meat eating

Pro-Meat eating

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

November 1, 2018

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

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...