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The Classes of Ames High: Roasts and Reflection

The Classes of Ames High: Roasts and Reflection

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

March 26, 2019

*THIS IS A COMPLETE JOKE.* August 23rd: The first day of school. You trudge out of class, dragging your feet across the ground, and make your way into the main hallway. However, you come across a mind-boggling obstacle: a 3’7” gremlin, darting to and fro in an unpredictable zig-zaggy fashion acro...

Life Without A Phone

Life Without A Phone

Liam Struck, Review Editor

March 13, 2019

Life has gone on undisturbed for millenium without cellular towers, twitter or instagram. Then came the iPhone, a revolutionary device that changed the way we imagine reality. Something most of us couldn't live without, something I thought I could not live without.  The same night I lost my phone was ...

The Community Academy: a new kind of summer experience

The Community Academy: a new kind of summer experience

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

March 13, 2019

Preschool and elementary school kids dart around wooden benches layed out in the grass. In each eager hand is a natural item; a pinecone, a leaf, a blade of grass that they dip in paint and use to leave patterns on the benches. A few paces away, older kids use wood burners to engrave a quote into th...

Sean Prell: Ames High’s kindly herpetologist

Sean Prell: Ames High’s kindly herpetologist

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

March 13, 2019

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

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...

The Hunger Games Book Review

The Hunger Games Book Review

Lauren Gilligan, Reporter

February 13, 2019

I decided to do a book review over The Hunger Games  by Suzanne Collins. It came out back in 2008, yet I only read it this past school year. It was a lovely discovery. I have not been able to find any recent books that I am interested in enough to read. But reading The Hunger Games caught my full at...

“It smells like broke in here!”

“It smells like broke in here!”

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

February 13, 2019

As we all know, if you don't have AirPods, you're broke. It's just a fact, don't question it. But what if I told you that AirPod owners were the broke ones? There is a new king among the headphone kind. The Louis Vuitton AirPods have taken the supreme role of first class. So the news is out, if you...

Saving Private Liam

Saving Private Liam

Liam Struck, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Up to 5% of the US general population suffers from claustrophobia in some form, including mild versions of this phobia. I was not one of them, but all that changed Saturday, January 12th 2019. The lights were dim, the music was loud and the atmosphere was carefree. I was surrounded by friends, laughter...

Designing a different kind of agricultural pathway

Designing a different kind of agricultural pathway

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

February 12, 2019

In January, the district announced that the high school would offering an agricultural Pathway for the 2019-2020 school year. This offering is in part designed to meet state legislation that requires all secondary schools offer at least 4 out of 6 service areas. Ames high will meet this requirement by off...

Here’s the tea about Ames Boba.

Here’s the tea about Ames Boba.

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

December 15, 2018

It has been a tiresome day and the only thing that you need is a refreshment. You reach out to grab the chilled drink and take a sip of the icy and flavorful milk and the flavor of tea just flows all in your mouth. You chew into the gummy boba’s sweet flavor and realize that this drink is all that you...