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The Banned Books law is put on a pause and many students are excited about this change.

Broad Book Bans Takes a Break

Alix Nath, Editor February 5, 2024

As society turns to a new chapter, Iowa turns away from a proposed ban. This was a ban prompted by Senate File 496. This ban had many outcomes, including a limit on identity expression and a ban of books...

Junior Isabelle Symonds poses with a football while wearing an I heart Taylor Swift shirt.

Fate or Fake?

Annabelle Meyer, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

Taylor Swift, a 12-time Grammy award-winning artist, is rumored to be dating Travis Kelce, who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL. During the summer when Swift was on her Eras Tour, Kelce said...

English teacher Allison Berryhill has had to preview every new book she adds to her classroom library. Many students read books contained in her classroom.

Story Time

Alix Nath, Editor October 4, 2023

“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight,” said the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chobsky....

The FDA has voted to approve Opill as an over-the-counter contraceptive.

News Story Breakdown: Will Birth Control Become an Over-the-Counter Medication? 

Anna Potts, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

June 23, 1960--a revolutionary day in medicine and healthcare for women. Finally, a way to cut down unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions, ease menstrual cramps, control hormones, and even reduce...

Its hard to hire teachers when the cost is higher than the reward.

“Why is there a teacher shortage?”

Ally Peterson, Editor March 28, 2023

In recent years, there’s been a teacher shortage in the United States. Much of this is due to the recession during COVID-19, which then resulted in tax cuts and salary cuts. This caused a wave of teachers...

The books shown in this image have been banned in many places.

Banned Books Awareness

Adelynn Welsh October 19, 2022

“A book worth banning is a book worth reading,” as said by Asimov. Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 is Banned Books week in the United States, which was started back in 1982 in order to challenge the high amounts...

The new bill states: “The Constitution of the State of Iowa does not recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion.” Students at AHS have different opinions on the passing of this bill.

New Iowa Constitution Update States it Secures “No Right” to an Abortion

Brynna Kern, Editor March 11, 2021

The Iowa Senate is pushing to further limit the ability for women to receive a medical abortion. The Iowa law being debated declared to “defend and protect unborn children.” According to The Des Moines...

Political clashes aren’t uncommon, though often they impact more than just us. Due to our world-wide influence, the instability within our own country leads to a ripple-effect of issues elsewhere in the world.

A Divided Nation

Ariel Clark, Editor March 11, 2021

In today’s world it’s nearly impossible to transverse the sticky web of the Internet without running into raging political arguments. From heavy topics such as abortion or police brutality, to the...

Senior Camryn Church shows off the arm where she got her first COVID-19 vaccine. Church received the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 17.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: How it Works and Why I Got It

Camryn Church, Editor January 28, 2021

Over a month ago my boss, at the nursing home I work at, came to me and asked if I would like to be vaccinated for COVID-19. My answer was an obvious yes, at least from my point of view. I received my...

Some students may be confused or overwhelmed by politics. An explanation of different terms in politics may help students get a better grasp at the information.

Political Definitions

Camryn Church, Editor December 17, 2020

Political terms can often be confusing and sometimes misleading. The two party names that are most profound are the Republican and Democratic parties. There are also third parties, which just means the...

Americans watched from home as president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect gave their acceptance speeches from Wilmington, Del. Saturday, Nov. 7.

Madame Vice President

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor December 2, 2020

Saturday, Nov. 7, at 11:24 a.m. senator Kamala Harris made history as not only the first woman but also the first African and Asian American, to be elected vice president of the United States of America....

COVID-19 has changed many things about students daily life. Because of the virus, hand sanitizer stations can be found around the school.

When Will COVID-19 Go Away?

Camryn Church, Editor December 2, 2020

The lives of many Americans were completely altered after the lockdown that began in March after a surge of COVID-19 cases started popping up in the U.S. The quarantine lasted well into the early months...

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