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Avery Mosher

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Profiles

“...generally, I’m a pretty boring person.” - A.M.   As high school students at the best school in the state, many of us dedicate ourselves to achieving satisfaction, something that never seems to be quite within our reach. So far we have gone, so hard we have worked, that many of us ...

Dominik McDonald

Dominik McDonald

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

April 18, 2019


Filed under Archives, Profiles, Showcase

If one happens to hear the stately timpani of Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique or the lively xylophone runs of George Gershwin’s American in Paris drifting through the music wing, the source of the music can likely be traced to senior Dominik McDonald. Since he first began taking lessons in eleme...

Very Barchofski

Very Barchofski

Zoe Mamakos, Reporter

March 21, 2019


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"I'm tired," said junior Vera Barkosky, going to bed at 8 p.m. This is a common conversation experienced every day by her stay-up-late friends who can’t relate and literally anyone else who knows her. Imagine the dream life, going to bed early every night, getting your homework done RIGHT after...

Sean Prell: Ames High’s kindly herpetologist

Sean Prell: Ames High’s kindly herpetologist

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

March 13, 2019


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The Reptile Room is the second book in A Series of Unfortunate Events. In the book, the Baudelaire orphans find themselves in the home of their uncle and renowned herpetologist Dr. Montgomery. An entire room in Dr. Montgomery’s home is packed to brim with the reptiles. One might assume reading this novel...

Mason Jar Jason

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Most of us have grown up watching High School Musical or have at least expected High School to be a tad bit like the movies. But in reality, we all know by now that that isn’t the case. Freshman year for most of us went by quickly and was quite hazy. However, freshman Jason Vernon has made it h...

Maria Kozakova Ain’t No Square

Maria Kozakova Ain’t No Square

Seth Bequette, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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“This is so hard, I don’t know how to describe myself. I dunno who the heck I am,” said Maria Kozakova, an Ames High senior. When her interview began, she quickly turned around to a group of classmates for words they’d use to describe her. “Erratic” and “Unique :)” (textual smiley included)...

Nasneen the Queen

Nasneen the Queen

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Archives, Profiles, Showcase, Top Story, Uncategorized

Nasneen Abdalim is a sophomore girl at our high school, and past what we all know about her, she has many things that we don't know that differentiate her from almost everyone else. For one, Nasneen has 11 siblings. Of the 11, 5 are boys and 6 are girls. Growing up with this many people living under o...

Michael Neppl

Michael Neppl

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

December 14, 2018


Filed under Archives, Profiles

  An 80s-style synthesizer arpeggio fades in and out as the track opens, repeating itself through a series of haunting arpeggios. The music crescendos as layers of punchy harmonic accompaniment emerge beneath it, swelling with each new level of complexity. The music continues until the track...

Deam the Queen

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Profiles, Showcase

Ever heard of superwoman? Not too difficult when we have one at Ames High. You might see her in the language hallway saying, Hallo, Bonjour, or Hola. She is the only teacher at Ames High that has taught all three languages offered. Did you know that Mrs. Deam never intended to become a high sch...

Frankly Frankl

Frankly Frankl

Liam Struck, Reporter

November 26, 2018


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17 year old Senior Christian Robert Frankl is an outgoing, competitive but friendly run of the mill dream boy. Christian is involved in Choir, Soccer, Iball, Saxophone, Piano and is also an Ames High drum major. But who made Christian into the man he is today? Christian cites his Dad as his role model...

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