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I Hate Anime

Dane Dorius, Weeb In Denial

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

I hate anime. I certainly like some, but the medium on average is trash pandering to lonely otaku and pedophiles. The industry underpays everybody within it, and even the voice actors (who’re paid a kingly sum in comparison to the animators) go through terrible abuse- some report being in the rec...

Why Students Don’t Read Anymore

Why Students Don’t Read Anymore

Selaam Dollisso and Lisa Cochran

November 16, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Senior Caroline Paxton eagerly flips to the next page of her classic novel. A single light flickers above her, intermittently dancing onto the pages. Paxton, a bibliophile, is already invested in the plot of this novel and disregards the light. Sadly, Paxton and her love of the written word are both an...

Andres In Space

Andres In Space

Oliver Chen, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Archives, Profiles, Showcase

7 years before Andres Cordoba was born, the Voyager spacecraft turned back towards home for the last time, capturing its final image of earth. Using the famous last photo to describe the insignificance of planet earth to a crowded Cornell lecture hall, Carl Sagan proclaimed “To me, it underscores our re...

Ames All-State Excellence

Ames All-State Excellence

Dominik McDonald, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Students rush to the side of the gymnasium as a volunteer comes out with a sheet of paper. As he tapes it against the bleachers, people begin screaming, crying and jumping with joy. The paper holds a listing of who was accepted for a certain instrument. Now, repeat that process dozens of times over a ...

History of Shout

History of Shout

Petr Karpov, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under AHS Shout, Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

As you shuffle into homeroom on any given Wednesday and head over to your seat, only one thought is racing through your mind: “Is today one of those Wednesdays when I get to watch Shout?”. Ames High Shout, a media outlet produced by students, is a welcome 10 minute interruption from the otherwise...

Entering the 0.5%

Entering the 0.5%

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Showcase

Feet bleeding or blistered, legs cramping, heart pounding, head hurting and lips forcing a triumphant smile. This is the appearance of almost every marathon runner as they cross the finish line. For many people, running a full marathon for the first time is one of proudest moments of their lives, I am lu...

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

Dane Dorius, Reviews Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Archives, Reviews, Showcase

     When I first heard of Blade Runner 2049, I was disappointed. Thirty-five years after a cult classic comes out, a big-budget sequel comes out, and Harrison Ford’s still going to be in it? As more details came out, with the director’s movie Sicario getting nigh-universal acclaim and my eternal man-crus...

Provisions at Provisions

Sam Stuve, Academics and Arts editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Archives, Reviews, Showcase

  2400 N Loop Dr, Ames, IA 50010 “Thank God, we finally have a fine dining place within the Research Park area! Food that's served here is really delicious and I will highly recommend trying the ‘Toast with Fish Spread’ (shown in the attached picture). Do keep in mind that this place...

Sullivan for the win

Sullivan for the win

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, News, Showcase

Aileen Sullivan stands at the front of the classroom in a lab coat, goggles framing her eyes , and ear muffs clasped over her ears. In an outstretched arm she holds a meter stick, at the end of which is a lit match, reaching out towards an orange balloon. The students hold their ears in anticipation...

Ryan Mills

Ryan Mills

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under Archives, Profiles, Showcase

Michael Holm strides towards the finish line, bounding like an antelope. If he is tired, he doesn't show it. He isn’t even sweating and what is that he is wearing? Tight denim jeans. Behind him the mere mortals, attempting to run exactly 26.2188 miles or 42.195 kilometers, stumble along as Michael finish...

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