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AHS football players Joe Kingston, Jamison Patton, JJ Kohl, and Drew Monsivais on the field.
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Inside the life of a student-athlete
Adam Mein, Staff Reporter • January 10, 2023
Shown here is a BeReal posted by AHS senior Drew Taylor with fellow AHS students at a football game.
Let's BeReal about social media
Drew Taylor, Social Media Co-editor; Staff Reporter • January 6, 2023
“SOS” was released on Dec 9, 2022. Since the release of the album, “SOS” has reached over 404 million on-demand streams.
"SOS"
Rose McGill, Staff Reporter • December 22, 2022
The Ankeny Community School Districts current strategic plan, which outlines the districts operations from 2022 to 2027, is divided into three pillars, each representing a set of goals relating to a different part of the education process. The first focuses on preparing students for success after high school, the second focuses on effective teachers, building leadership, and other staff throughout the district, and the third focuses on providing students with a learning environment that enhances education.
'This is a five year plan, and this is only year one'
Noa Jones, Editor; Staff Reporter • November 21, 2022
'This is a five year plan, and this is only year one'
Noa Jones, Editor; Staff Reporter • November 21, 2022
Grades vs. mental health: students voice their concerns
Gabby Risk, Staff Reporter; Web Editor • May 5, 2022
‘Victory for girls’ sports’?
Lauren Kemp, Editor; Staff Reporter • April 14, 2022
Let's BeReal about social media
Drew Taylor, Social Media Co-editor; Staff Reporter • January 6, 2023
"SOS"
Rose McGill, Staff Reporter • December 22, 2022
Hawks spread cheer for all to hear
Vivian Wu, Staff Reporter; Videographer • December 23, 2021
Holiday Hawks with heart
Vivian Wu, Staff Reporter; Videographer • December 20, 2021
Peppermint mocha: Coffee Review
Brianna Peterson, Staff Reporter • December 16, 2021
Pulitzer Prize winning musical artist, Kendrick Lamar, makes quite a comeback with his new album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.
United in Kendrick: a review
Lejla Ahmetovic, Staff Reporter • May 25, 2022

After a long hiatus, Kendrick Lamar has returned to broadcast the fruits of his labor.  After a five-year dry streak, Lamar released his...

High prices are a common sight for many students at stations around the Des Moines metro area as well as the U.S. It takes a whole lot more to fill gas tanks right now, and the price does not seem to be plateauing.
OPINION: Price on the rise
Lejla Ahmetovic, Staff Reporter • May 19, 2022

As gas prices continue to rise, people begin to ask more questions while searching for answers. If you have not noticed already, gas prices...

Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness is playing at B & B in Ankeny currently through May 25. The science fiction action film is part of the Multiverse franchise and has fans of the Marvel empire talking.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness movie review
Justin Banks, Staff Reporter • May 17, 2022

To continue the tradition of Marvel movie reviews, comes the newest edition in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU ), "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse...

AHS football players Joe Kingston, Jamison Patton, JJ Kohl, and Drew Monsivais on the field.
Sports
Inside the life of a student-athlete
Adam Mein, Staff Reporter • January 10, 2023

The life of a student-athlete is very hard to control when handling it as a high schooler. Student-athletes need to make sure they are keeping...

Senior Ryan Crandall (#5) shoots a jump shot against Marshalltown. The Hawks took on Waukee Northwest Dec. 17 with a final score of Waukee Northwest 57 and Hawks 50.
Diving into the statesheet
Paul Erredge, Sports Reporter • December 17, 2021
AHS football players Joe Kingston, Jamison Patton, JJ Kohl, and Drew Monsivais on the field.
Inside the life of a student-athlete
Adam Mein, Staff Reporter • January 10, 2023

The life of a student-athlete is very hard to control when handling it as a high schooler. Student-athletes need to make sure they are keeping...

AHS Principal Daniel Johnson sits in his office getting ready for the day.
Dr. Daniel Johnson takes on Ankeny High School
Ava Tomlinson, Staff Reporter • January 9, 2023

It feels like electricity is surging throughout the school. Everyone is excited for the homecoming game on Friday. As you walk into the school...

Shown here is a BeReal posted by AHS senior Drew Taylor with fellow AHS students at a football game.
Let's BeReal about social media
Drew Taylor, Social Media Co-editor; Staff Reporter • January 6, 2023

Let's “Be Real” Ankeny High School, in the very modern 21st century, social media has become an essential aspect of our everyday lives. Snapchat,...

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