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William Crow: Bird Master of Ames High

William Crow: Bird Master of Ames High

Tifany Chu, Opinion Editor

February 15, 2017


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Statistically, 1 in every 300 people are considered geniuses. That means that in every class there is that one special individual standing far above the rest. William Crow is the class of 2017’s very own super genius. Already young for his grade (born in Aug 2000), Crow opted to skip the 5th grade and...

The Amazing Amy Eyles

The Amazing Amy Eyles

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing and In-Depth Editor

February 15, 2017


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Late Saturday night, the black of the gym is illuminated by freckles of bright neon dancing across the walls. Music pulses through the crowd of hundreds of feet pounding against wooden floor, but one girl’s sparkling footsteps stand out amongst the rest. Erupting with energy even in the late hours o...

Anu Lamsal

Anu Lamsal

Lucas Bleyle, Print Manager

February 13, 2017


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The moment had come. The late nights researching the topic were finally paying off. The  debate began. Anu Lamsal’s heart raced and adrenaline coursed through her veins, but her brain kicked into high gear and all the stress building up to this moment now became fuel. Then pouring from her mouth at ...

D’nel van der Berg: Is She A Mean Girl?

D’nel van der Berg: Is She A Mean Girl?

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

February 9, 2017


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“If you’re from Africa, then why are you white?” these are the words foreign exchange student D’nel van der Berg hears every once in awhile when walking down the halls of Ames High. With her once orange hair and South African origins, it’s no wonder D’nel has often been likened to Mean Girls...

The Smith Twins

The Smith Twins

Liam Struck, Reporter

January 1, 2017


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It’s the last leg of the race for birth, Cary and Ryan Smith are both hurdling towards the finish line, Ryan's shoelace comes untied, he trips and falls! Cary takes the initiative and uses the advantage, thus allowing him to be born two minutes earlier than his twin brother. The twins were born an...

A Portrait of David Vigil

A Portrait of David Vigil

Peter VanDerZanden, Reporter

December 9, 2016


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When you walk past senior David Vigil in the hallway he might appear as regular guy. You might notice one of his snazzy striped polo shirts or his glorious long hair, but don’t be fooled that is only the tip of the iceberg. For the past 3 years I have been conducting an ongoing study on the creatur...

Taddy Daddy

Taddy Daddy

Liam Struck, Reporter

November 18, 2016


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             Tad Diress, a name that can send chills down your spine or sweet warm vibrations through your whole entire body. Whether it’s hoppin’ over hurdles or talking to his hundreds of fans, the only thought on Tads mind is Bernie Sanders. Now before you radical right winged loyal patr...

Shria is settling in

Shria is settling in

Hayley Martens, Campus Life Editor

November 8, 2016


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I’m sure everyone can remember (and wishes they didn’t) their freshman year, but freshman Shria Chug is taking her first year of high school with determination. When asked how she is settling into her year one  at Ames High Shria said, “I just love the overall spirit of the high school. My freshmen y...

Melina Hegelheimer

Melina Hegelheimer

Liam Struck, Reporter

October 20, 2016


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As Melina Hegelheimer exited from her mother's womb, one thought popped into her tiny not so fetus anymore head. That thought was to be a winner. Starting in 3rd grade, Melina joined Ames soccer club. “It just felt so natural and right,” Melina explains. “I knew it was something I could stick wit...

Q & A with Ethan Gindt

Q & A with Ethan Gindt

Peter VanDerZanden, Reporter

October 12, 2016


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Many people remember the loud zany character that was Alex Gindt. What many people don’t know is that there is a new Gindt roaming the halls of Ames High this year. I took some time and asked Ethan some questions.   Q: What was one thing you were nervous about coming to Ames high this ye...

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