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Continuing to Aim High

Continuing to Aim High

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

May 21, 2018

When I came to Ames High I was over-confident in my abilities. Middle School had effectively made me think that I was “all that.” I was sure I’d have a 4.0 GPA, I was sure I’d run varsity cross country or play varsity baseball and play saxophone in symphonic band. None of these things happened. ...

Lisa’s Senior Column

Lisa's Senior Column

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor in Chief

May 21, 2018

As a Junior, I frequented Café Diem over double lunch. Consequently, I was often late for AP Lit (the consecutive class period). One day, I felt an internal drive to not, perhaps, disappoint Mr. Webb for once. I started to speed. After coming to a 4 way stop and seeing the car to the left drive throu...

Hair, Skin, and Nail Trends

Hair, Skin, and Nail Trends

Queen Victoria, Opinion Editor

April 4, 2018

There are lots of new fun and exciting products that were just recently put on the market. One of the newest products I am super excited about is the Color Extend Blondage by Redken. “A new color-depositing system that tones & strengthens blonde hair,” Redken said on their Instagram. Purple sham...

Is HQ Trivia Real?

Is HQ Trivia Real?

Liam Struck, Reporter

April 3, 2018

We all miss the beloved app Vine, the app who gave sanction to more than 40 million users. Co-founders of Vine, Dan Hoffman and Colin Kroll, after shutting it down created a trivia game called HQ. HQ streams twice a day once at 2 pm and again at 8 pm. The concept is that each player is asked 12 questio...

ABSTAIN FROM ABSTINENCE ONLY

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Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor in Chief

March 30, 2018

Many are familiar with the comedic scene from Tina Fey’s film Mean Girls in which the P.E. teacher dramatically says “Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! Don’t have sex in the missionary position, don’t have sex standing up, just don’t do it, ok, promise?” The sent...

Best V-Day Candy

Best V-Day Candy

Tynan Shahidi, Reporter

February 16, 2018

The most loving day of the year is coming upon us very soon, many boyfriends and girlfriends are out getting gifts such as jewelry, clothes or anything to make their girls day. The obvious answer for any girls wishes would be to get them sweet treats for Valentines Day. Ranking the top treats avai...

A Love Letter to Skim Milk

A Love Letter to Skim Milk

Sonja Paulson, Profiles Editor

February 13, 2018

Skim milk, Ever since I was born, you’ve been there for me. Every cookie that needed to be dipped, every bowl of cereal, every lunch and dinner, you were there by my side. I can always count on you to be there for me when I’m dying of thirst. So many people misjudge you. They say you lack fla...

Stay on the Side of Love

Stay on the Side of Love

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

February 13, 2018

“I don’t think that we are free in this country,” lawyer and civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson’s words seem to echo off of the walls of the Great Hall in the Iowa State Memorial Union. Some people in the crowd nod and grimace an affirmative others shift uncomfortably in their seats l...

A Dollar No More

A Dollar No More

Queen Victoria, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2017

It had been several month since the first whispers of a new movie theatre. Day after day as I was taking the salon’s trash out I would try to peer beyond the brown deli paper that covered the glass doors. Then one night, to my excitement, a poster topped the paper announcing the open house and grand...

I Hate Anime

Dane Dorius, Weeb In Denial

December 14, 2017

I hate anime. I certainly like some, but the medium on average is trash pandering to lonely otaku and pedophiles. The industry underpays everybody within it, and even the voice actors (who’re paid a kingly sum in comparison to the animators) go through terrible abuse- some report being in the rec...