The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.


The Right Thing To Do

The Right Thing To Do

Bennett Anderson May 22, 2023

Identity and what comes with or what it follows is a highlight of any high schoolers life. And it’s always a question often asked unanswered. Instead, many search through experimentation. To find purpose,...

Amazons New Fulfillment Center
Via : Scottish Gov.

Living In Excess

Bennett Anderson May 22, 2023

We all live in material fortune, and all goods must be produced. Around the US, and many other places, a lifestyle of excess and carelessness is societally paramount. What falls by the wayside is our acknowledgment...

Creator: Sylvain Liechti | Credit: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Batteries Kill: Slavery In The Congo

Bennett Anderson May 19, 2023

The lithium-ion batteries in much of what you use, the rechargeable type, the type we are planning so much of our future on, require one resource responsible for an ever-growing wave of modern-day slavery....

What We’re Listening To: December 2022

December 19, 2022

Bennett: Album: Black Messiah - D’angelo Highlights - Really Love, Another Life Album: Yesterday’s Tomorrow - Phony Ppl Highlights - Why iii Love The Moon, Somehow Album:...

What Were Listening To: November 2022

What We’re Listening To: November 2022

November 17, 2022

Lily L: Song: The Ultracheese - Arctic Monkeys  Song: Sweet Dreams, TN - The Last Shadow Puppets Song: Last Train At 25 O’clock - Lamp Album: The Car - Arctic Monkeys Album: Being...

Short Opinions: On Your Opinions

Bennett Anderson, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2022

As you age, a realization occurs. Everyone knows more than me. They always have it all figured out, right? Then why do they disagree so much? The Dunning Kruger effect is not only very common...

Known Face, New Teacher: Ms. Kaufman

Known Face, New Teacher: Ms. Kaufman

Bennett Anderson, Editor October 27, 2022

With a new auditorium, Ames High welcomes a new teacher, and director of the drama club. Melissa Kaufman is a known face to Ames high, but after working as a secretary last year she has now started teaching,...

The End of Tradition - The Wall

The End of Tradition – The Wall

Bennett Anderson, S&A Editor June 1, 2022

Over the years the Ames High Journalism has existed, beginning around 1927, painting bricks has as of (relatively) late become tradition. Starting in 1993 students have written many things, including their...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds delivers her Condition of the State address before a joint session of the Iowa Legislature, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The current progression of legislation affecting Iowa’s public schools

Bennett Anderson May 26, 2022

 Decisions of the government are seemingly more visible than ever, including an ever-more involved youth. Fast, simple information sharing on platforms like Instagram and TikTok continues the growing...

Kathy Packer

Kathy Packer

Bennett Anderson May 25, 2022

After 16 years at the school, Kathy Packer’s career at Ames High is ending as the well known secretary closes out her career. The emails and announcements we all know will come from elsewhere, as Packer...

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