DoTA 2 “lolz” at LoL

DoTA 2

Stefan Kraus, Resident Professor of Broscience

October 3, 2013

In light of the flood of interest in LoL among the students of Ames High, I decided to dip my toe into the swirling eddies of this Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. Unfortunately, the raging river of quality gameplay I expected was no more than a shallow marsh of knee-deep casual back-to-base item race. ...

Disney stars, downward spirals

Disney stars, downward spirals

Stefan Kraus, Resident Professor of Broscience

September 26, 2013

The steep downward spiral into obscurity leading out of the back door of Universal Studios is pockmarked by the drug-laced craters left by fallen Disney stars. Like physical stars, the period of luminescence is ended by self-destruction into a dense, circular mass in a field of dust and debris. Suc...

LoL so hard

LoL so hard

Lily Brown, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2013

We all engage in different activities and hobbies that help take our minds off whatever it is that’s troubling us. Simple distractions from everyday problems can seem harmless, even healthy. However, there’s a point when our escapes can consume too much of our time. It can skew our view of what...

Robin Thicke and the degeneration of our society

Robin Thicke and the degeneration of our society

Conor, Editor-In-Chief

September 25, 2013

In recent news, “Blurred Lines” singer and songwriter Robin Thicke hasn’t apologized yet. While colleges and feminist groups across the country desperately try to fight rape culture, Thicke has taken a valiant stand against them. His hit alternates between descriptions of taking advantage of women and...

Why high school journalism matters

The WEB staff brings news and views to Ames High students September through May. Mem- bers of 2013 spring WEB staff: Madeline Topf, Jamie Steyer, Lindsey Tucker, Naomi Peterson, Katie Upah, Anuradha Gore, Stephanie Shin and Lily Brown. BACK ROW: Sydney DeGeest, adviser Darin Johnson, Kendall Stow, Marios Tringides, Christopher Jackson, Conor Burke- Smith, Jon Laczniak, Alex Qin and Patrick LaMar. Senior Josh Newell is not pictured.

Darin Johnson

May 20, 2013

A s the adviser to The WEB , I would like to end this year by thanking The WEB staff for their hard work and dedication. In addition, I want to thank the administration and the ACSD Board of Directors for allowing The WEB to continue. I am pleased that this "€œpublication of, by, and for the students...

Summer is the winter of July

Ah, Summer

Madeline Topf

May 19, 2013

Yesterday I decided that I wasn't going to wear shoes. It was an almost-summer type of day, and I thought I'€™d get a head start on my summer tradition. The light energy from the sun heated up the sidewalk quite nicely as I felt with my first few steps of freedom. It is quite gratifying to go without...

Forget finals, I’m feelin’ fine

Forget finals, I'm feelin' fine

Jamie Steyer

May 10, 2013

I've never been great at studying. I really wish I was, because I have a pretty good memory and understand things quickly. But I'm so easily distracted (oh Pandora, I like this song! Let's find every other song by this band ever on YouTube!), chronically tired (and x+y=z...ZZZzzzZZZZZ), and really good...

Where I see myself


Katie Upah

May 10, 2013

Welp, it looks like I'€™m writing my last blog EVER! I never thought this day would come. Truthfully, no one has probably ever read any of my blogs. If you are reading this right now, please comment on my blog. No one has ever commented on any of my blogs or articles before, therefore, I have come...