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Shelby’s six points to success

Shelby’s six points to success

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

My fellow comrades, Over the past four years we’ve had a turbulent time together. We’ve mutually hated each other, briefly basked in the same level of mild irritation with our general surroundings, stood back in awe as our various athletic teams went from fantastic to absolutely terrible in a...

The Web was funnier in 2000

The Web was funnier in 2000

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Recently, our lord and savior Darin Johnson dug old issues of The Web out of the grave and placed them in his class. It’s no secret that The Web back then was radically different from what it is today. However, as I flipped through an issue from 2000, I was stunned to see a full page spread about ec...

Hannah’s senior column

Hannah Sumpter, Reporter

May 9, 2016


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

High school has been wild. I was doing it wrong most of the time. I started off convinced that I had to be extroverted to be likable. I’d talk during class and I hated every second of it. My junior year, I stopped talking. Nobody noticed besides me, and that’s exactly how it should be. I’m so much...

Certainties and Uncertainties of High School

Certainties and Uncertainties of High School

Braxton Buser, Reporter

May 9, 2016


Filed under Archives, Opinion

There’s not much to be certain of in high school. Maybe small things, like what time you’re going to force yourself to get up each morning, what teachers are easier than others, basic things like that… but not much else. Learning to take all of that uncertainty and make it my friend was something...

In Support of Folly

In Support of Folly

Jill Zmolek, Reporter

May 9, 2016


Filed under AHS Shout, In-Depth, Opinion

When I walked into Ames High as a new student in 2012, my entire game plan was to get good grades and to keep my head down. Baby Jill was going to power through high school like a Downton-Abbey-watching rhino. I (begrudgingly) followed through on the grades, but accidentally set fire to my anonymity....

It was all worth it

It was all worth it

Esther Lee, Reporter

May 6, 2016


Filed under Archives, Opinion

Seniors. Remember when we were eighth graders taking our baby steps at Ames High school? The beginning of highschool was a giant puzzle at the time, as we tried to figure out our schedules, get to class on time, and find our way around. And remember how big the seniors seemed? We all wondered how or ...

10 things I wish I could tell my freshman self

10 things I wish I could tell my freshman self

Madi Franco

May 5, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Lifestyle, Opinion

  Your friends now will not be your friends in four years. I know you’re stuck in the mindset that you will have the friends that you have now forever, but you won’t. You will meet so many new people in high school and slowly grow apart from others. Don’t be afraid to branch out and...

What determines if you’re a “girl boss”

What determines if you’re a “girl boss”

Emma Stewart, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2016


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Before you get angry under the suspicion that this article could potentially berate all the work that has been done to further the advance of women into holding more prestigious positions in the workplace, please hear out why I have chosen to write this article. I want to be a "girl-boss." I want to ...

I’d Die For Kahoot

I’d Die For Kahoot

Shelby Reeves, Lifestyle Editor

April 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Kahoot. The name alone evokes a slew of negative emotions due to the stress it induces. Many Ames High students are familiar with the oddly competitive educational tool that creates total mayhem. The brightly colored squares, somewhat threatening instrumental music, and overall mess bring out the wors...

It’s Not ‘Cool’ to Hate Popular Things

Hannah Sumpter and Braxton Buser

April 13, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle, Opinion, Reviews

The word basic can be used in several different ways. For example, in chemistry class. A compound can be basic, or acidic. Or, if you’re a millennial, the word basic is an insult to you. The girl you don’t like that’s always wearing uggs and leggings could be a likely candidate for such an insult. B...

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