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Best Bathroom at AHS

Best Bathroom at AHS

Sonja Paulson, Features and Profiles Editor

December 5, 2016

There are many questions involving Ames High, but here is one of the biggest questions: what Ames High bathroom is the best? When looking at the bathrooms, there are some bathrooms that would obviously not be it. For example, the bathroom MIT Hall. The bathroom in that hallway is small, poorly lit, ...

America: the triumph of triviality

America: the triumph of triviality

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

November 8, 2016

Let me start by saying this: a lot of American teenagers are smart intellectuals. They have gotten good grades up until their senior years of High School, and plan on going to a good college in order to receive their degree(s). But despite all of their knowledge, they are a people that have fallen v...

Voting third party doesn’t make you edgy

Voting third party doesn't make you edgy

Lucas Bleyle, Print Manager

November 7, 2016

Donald Tump and Hillary Clinton are the least liked candidates in the modern history of the United States. This is evident every time you flip on the TV or through the pages of a newspaper. For many people dissatisfied with the Democratic and Republican candidates, the logical next step would be to l...

The Video Game Industry Is Kinda Screwed Right Now

Dane Dorius, Academics and Arts Editor

November 7, 2016

If you look around you, both in the digital world and in meatspace, video games are a common thread. People argue about Battlefield One versus Titanfall Two versus Call of Duty Thirteen while playing the newest base-building player-versus-player mobile games. If you read business reports, gaming compan...

FDA Classification of Marijuana

FDA Classification of Marijuana

William Tibben, Reporter

October 14, 2016

Marijuana. It’s a very controversial and heavily contested issue. This, however, isn’t an article about how "it’s 100% safe we promise” or how the ganja is the devil’s drug. No, I’m here to talk about how the regulations around Marijuana hurt both sides for almost no logical reason. Wheth...

#stopthesnakes

#stopthesnakes

Sonja Paulson, Animal Specialist

October 12, 2016

Living in the Midwest, many of us don't think about rattlesnakes- and with good reason. Rattlesnakes are pointless and must be stopped. Like many other animals, rattlesnakes are pointless. They don’t negatively or positively affect the environment, they are just kind of there. There are 29 type...

I just miss you

I just miss you

Sabrina Lang, Reviews Editor

October 12, 2016

I wanted to write an article about “fake friends.” But to be completely honest, the more I thought about it, the more I realized… I’m just salty because I miss you. This isn’t an article bashing people who have walked in and out of my life. This is about those I’ve loved along the way and ...

The “Sexploitation” Of Women In America

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McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

October 11, 2016

American pop culture is based on viewing women as objects. We are put in sexy outfits and made to sell everything from hamburgers to cologne. Unfortunately, it doesn’t just end in the media, it continues into our everyday lives. How is a woman feeding her child in public sexual? Or wearing a shirt that...

On Netflix

On Netflix

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

October 7, 2016

And the school year is off with a bang! Everyone starts out strong week one, week two falters slightly and week three on the school year drudge sets in. Feeling overwhelmed already? Need to turn your mind off and enjoy some stimulating cinema or tantalizing tv? Here are some great shows and movies you...

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

September 23, 2016

As September begins once again, so does National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents through the past 30 years. With statistics so high, the time for change is now, but wit...