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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...

The case for an environmentally conscious homecoming

The case for an environmentally conscious homecoming

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

October 19, 2018

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

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...

How the meat we buy will shape the future

How the meat we buy will shape the future

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

September 20, 2018

I never thought I would be the person who would author a pro-vegetarian article, especially one as passionate as the following one. As someone who has been attempting to pursue as eco-friendly a lifestyle as possible, I came to the realization that I simply could not continue to try to live an environmental...

Selaam Dollisso’s Senior Column

Selaam Dollisso’s Senior Column

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

May 21, 2018

Writing a reflection on four years worth of high school with only two weeks left is a daunting task—proportionally, it just doesn’t work. Not to mention the hindrance of slow motion brain-clutter that many seniors are now experiencing as the final days of our secondary education come to a swift hault...

The Ultimate Finale Megamix Of The Matter

The Ultimate Finale Megamix Of The Matter

Dane Dorius, Academics and Arts Editor

May 21, 2018

I’ve always liked writing about whatever’s interested me, but I don’t like writing about myself specifically. It never comes out right and it feels egotistical. This entire article isn’t my kinda gig, where either I dispense academic advice with my incredible 2.07 GPA, give social tips when I di...

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