Does “IT” Stay Afloat?


Sonja Paulson, Profiles Editor

October 12, 2017

First appearing in 1990, IT was one of the most horrifying movies of its time. But as the years went by and technology got better, IT faded into the background and became the “classic horror film” that many people think of today. With so much hype, this movie had a lot pressure to be as unforg...

Will Bill Nye save the World?

Will Bill Nye save the World?

Queen Victoria, Reporter

May 19, 2017

I must admit, I had extremely high expectations when I first heard about the Bill Nye the Science Guy reboot. Some of my most treasured childhood memories are tied to Bill Nye the Science Guy, and I was terrified that this reboot would be a huge let down like Fuller House was. To my excitement, it was far ...

Freshman Little Cyclones Dominate the Field

Freshman Little Cyclones Dominate the Field

Liam Struck, Reporter

May 15, 2017

I talked to Ames High freshman center mid Ethan Gindt for the details of their incredible 14-2 season record. He gave some insight into what makes their team work hard, play hard and come together to secure the “dub”. Before every game, the team engages in what are called Rondos. Rondos are a soc...


May 3, 2017

Usually around this time of year as the temperature drops and finals coming up I fall into a winter induced state of melancholy. I became desperate for some sort of new fix that could entertain me. So I figured I should start watching a new show on Netflix. But after browsing Netflix for a hour I found noth...

A New Netflix Original: 13 Reasons Why

A New Netflix Original: 13 Reasons Why

McKenzie Reimer, Co-Editor In Chief

April 25, 2017

A young girl sits in her English class writing a reflective essay on a book that changed her perspective on life. Five years later, this same girl’s perspective is once again shattered when she starts the first episode of the new Netflix TV series 13 Reasons Why. Who is this girl? Well, that doesn’t...

NieR Automata: Not Just Near a Tomato

Dane Dorius, videogame man

April 25, 2017

My first thought when I finished Nier Automata was “oh my god,” followed by “that could only be done in a video game”.  With a flashy combat style made by the creators of cult hits like Bayonetta, Vanquish, and Metal Gear Rising, Neir Automata uses fantastic music and voice acting to tell a story th...

Get Out and Go See Jordan Peele’s New Movie

Jourdan-Ashle Barnes, Reporter

March 23, 2017

Jordan Peele, one half of the Key and Peele duo, has achieved the coveted one hundred percent Rotten Tomatoes rating for his new film titled Get Out. Peele uses comedy, horror, and drama to harmoniously highlight the theme of racism. The film addresses microaggressions, stereotypes, and many other thi...

My Fifty Shades Darker Review

My Fifty Shades Darker Review

Elizabeth Jackson, Reporter

March 22, 2017

Say what you want about the ‘Fifty Shades’ series. It has plenty of critics and plenty of people that roll their eyes at its storyline. Personally, I was excited to go see the new ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ film in theaters. Though its much-anticipated release was February 10th (right in time for Valenti...

Best Fries in Ames

Best Fries in Ames

Sonja Paulson, Features and Profiles Editor

March 8, 2017

With many fast food restaurants in Ames, it can be hard to determine what place has the best meal. Putting burgers and chicken strips aside, I decided to figure out what fast food restaurant had the best fries. All I needed was $20 and an empty stomach, so I was good to go. Do to my budget, I only ...

Split Review

Split Review

Skip Stevens, The Reporter

February 24, 2017

Ever since the days of Alfred Hitchcock, Psychological Thrillers have been a big part of the movie world. Films like Seven and The Shining have been successful at putting moviegoers on the edge of their seats (or behind the protection of a blanket) for a long time, and M. Knight Shyamalan’s film Split continue...