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Has ‘PC’ culture gone too far?

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Seventy-one percent of Americans, in a recent survey from CATO, say that political correctness ”...silence[s] discussions society needs to have.” In today’s political landscape, that is all too true; a well-intentioned and balanced argument can be derailed by claiming that an opponent’s views...

Jonny’s Big Break

Jonathan Watt, Opinion Editor

May 30, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Between the time it’s taken me to start writing this and the time I actually started writing this, I’ve scrolled through 6 Spotify playlists and watched a total of 33 Youtube videos (I counted in my history). It has been two hours. I guess it’s just hard to write about something that is seem...

Mr. Lachen

Mr. Lachen

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

May 20, 2019


Filed under Academics and Arts, Showcase, Uncategorized

  Mr. Lachen, a  name known by many and loved by all. But now he has a  daughter, and needs to stay home to care for her and teach her the ways of science. He wants to leave to make sure that his daughter is raised right and grows up to love science as much as he does. When interviewed, Mr ...

Proudly, relentlessly wrong

Proudly, relentlessly wrong

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

May 17, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

After four years of writing for the WEB, my time to write a senior column is here. It’s my time to write about me. For all my articles up until this point (minus two opinion pieces), I have kept first person out of the piece. I’ve kept myself out of it. Yes, I have come to every piece with a ...

Why Study Philosophy

Why Study Philosophy

Ezra Shirtcliff, Editor

April 18, 2019


Filed under Uncategorized

How was the world created? Is there any will or meaning behind what happens? Is there a life after death? How should we live? People have been asking these questions throughout the ages. We can’t name a culture which has not concerned itself with what humanity is and where their home came from. ...

Lauren Gilligan

Lauren Gilligan

March 8, 2019


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Corinne Sailor

Corinne Sailor

March 8, 2019


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“It smells like broke in here!”

“It smells like broke in here!”

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Archives, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

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...

How do Ames High Students celebrate holidays?

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

December 15, 2018


Filed under Archives, In-Depth, Uncategorized

“We go to night mass at a Catholic church, and y’know, gift giving, that whole sh’bang.” - Andrew Sailer   “When we’re in Ames, we celebrate it kind of normally, just standard setting up the tree, lights etc...but when we go to Colombia, we join our family and engage in other...

The Electoral Threat

The Electoral Threat

Ezra Shirtcliff

December 15, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Centuries ago, the first president of the United States, George Washington, gave a warning to political parties in his farewell address. ““However political parties may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambi...

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