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A Love Letter to Skim Milk

A Love Letter to Skim Milk

Sonja Paulson, Profiles Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

Skim milk, Ever since I was born, you’ve been there for me. Every cookie that needed to be dipped, every bowl of cereal, every lunch and dinner, you were there by my side. I can always count on you to be there for me when I’m dying of thirst. So many people misjudge you. They say you lack fla...

Stay on the Side of Love

Stay on the Side of Love

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

“I don’t think that we are free in this country,” lawyer and civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson’s words seem to echo off of the walls of the Great Hall in the Iowa State Memorial Union. Some people in the crowd nod and grimace an affirmative others shift uncomfortably in their seats l...

Madrigal

Madrigal

Dominik McDonald, Reporter

January 4, 2018


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

As winter arrives, so do the annual traditions of Ames High. When you think of these Ames High winter traditions, one of the first that comes to mind is Madrigal. This tradition unites musicians and performers from chorus, drama, orchestra, band and never fails to stun audiences. Madrigal is a re...

Exchange Students

Petr Karpov

December 19, 2017


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

Zain Al Qalawi, from Jerusalem, Palestine, attends a small private school with only 40 students in each grade. There aren’t very many activities offered to the students, classes can’t be chosen, and no opportunity for school sports are given either. “They give you so many options here that ...

A Peek Into Scratch Pad

A Peek Into Scratch Pad

Oliver Chen, Reporter

December 19, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Showcase

A strange phenomena occurs each year within the English and Art class rooms - Disguised on top of cabinets, desks, and tables, the ominous presence of rectangular plastic tubs can only mean one thing - Scratch Pad submissions are open. A student run literary and visual arts magazine, Scratch Pad pub...

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Around the World with Klass

Teacher’s Hidden Talents: Around the World with Klass

Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Academics and Arts, Archives, Showcase

Inside Daniel Klass’s drawer lies a book weathered from over twenty years of age. What’s left of the teal cover reveals the book to be an Arabic-English dictionary, the very first Klass bought while beginning his studies in Arabic in D.C. After moving from a state school in California for his bachelor...

Gourmet Cooking Fun

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Archives, Campus Life, Showcase

The clock reads 3:45 on a Friday, and the janitors are hard at work cleaning the vacant classrooms. The halls are dead. The school as a whole almost seems abandoned. But one place is still very much alive. The Ames High foods room bustles with activity as 30 young chefs cook, laugh and smile. ...

A Dollar No More

A Dollar No More

Queen Victoria, Opinion Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase

It had been several month since the first whispers of a new movie theatre. Day after day as I was taking the salon’s trash out I would try to peer beyond the brown deli paper that covered the glass doors. Then one night, to my excitement, a poster topped the paper announcing the open house and grand...

Dak-shining Star

Dak-shining Star

Lucas Bleyle, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Archives, Profiles, Showcase

“Everyone else can be a mom friend, but everyone needs a dad friend. Distant, but still there for you,” said Dakshina Paudyal, junior at Ames high and certified ‘hot spicy cheeto’ according to Irina Pogostick. “I love dad jokes so much,” Dakshina said. “My actual dad never makes dad ...

Ames High Gets High

Ames High Gets High

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor-in Chief

December 18, 2017


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Liam Struck is a riveting conversationalist, sociable and lively. He is well-known for his outgoing nature and he is a strong student in multiple AP classes. Struck has a wide range of friends of all ages and prides himself on his rampant political activism. Struck has also just returned from a three-m...

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