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.


Mr. Ewan, former band director and future photographer.

Mr. Ewan’s Farewell: What’s a Summer?

Sophia Cordoba and Sofia Mamakos May 23, 2022

After 27 years of teaching at Ames High, Mr. Ewan- an icon of the Ames band community- is set to retire. Mr. Ewan’s journey in the band started much like any other student. At Fellows Elementary, he...

David Lee directs the crowd of students on the walkout path.

Ames High Walkout: Iowa WTF?

Sophia Cordoba and Lily Lupardus April 26, 2022

On Friday, April 15th, hundreds of Ames High students walked out of their eighth-period classes to protest a series of bills passed by the Iowa legislature targeting education. The walkout was organized...

The school board meeting held on March 31st.

Former Principal Nyberg Speaks at School Board Meeting

Sophia Cordoba, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2022

On Tuesday, March 22, Ames High's former principal spoke out at a school board meeting regarding her removal from the school last semester and the state of Ames High School. Though public comments are...

Lily Lupardus enjoyed using  Lockwoods typewriter to produce this articles title.

Tasty Tuesday: Lockwood Review

Iced Chai Tea Latte - Sam Keenan I and a few other staff members were the first to arrive at Lockwood. We parked on the side street and walked up and around the conventional and sustainable outdoor...

Genesee Diggins-Kennedy warms up her hops for a Wednesday night game.

Girls iBall: Will the Legacy Carry On?

Sophia Cordoba, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day.... there’s much to celebrate in the winter. However, many would argue that these days pale in comparison to the main event: iBall Season. Starting in December,...

Mr. Johns, Ames High Schools principal starting this school year.

Introducing: Mr. Johns

Varun Prasanna and Humza Maqsood January 7, 2022

Since 2019, Ames High has had at least one new administrator every year. The latest principal, Mr. Johns, voices his support for a “stable, safe learning environment.” Steve Johns grew up in Colo,...

Mirabel and her family captured in a gorgeous scence from Disneys latest production, Encanto.

Encanto: A Colombian Perspective

Sophia Cordoba, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2022

Encanto is Disney’s latest animated production, and certainly one of their best movies to date. The movie was released on November 21st, and since then, has received glowing reviews and audience affection....

Members of key club gather in the lunchroom to decorate cookies that they will later be donating.

Ode to Clubs

Sophia Cordoba, Editor-in-Chief January 3, 2022

  In the beginning, there was nothing. Like any traditional start to the school year, the days were filled with homeroom-only after 2nd period. Without a period to meet, Club Fair came and went...

A visual posted by Stromae on the morning of Santés release, depicting a series of dance steps.

Santé: Stromae’s Flawless Return

Sophia Cordoba, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2021

A waitress arches her back as she screams soundlessly in an empty restaurant, hair mussed up and lipstick faded. Her expression reveals a clash of emotions: frustration, exhaustion, and most prominently,...

Students line up outside Ames city hall with signs demanding climate action.

Students Rally for Climate Action

Sophia Cordoba, Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2021

This past Monday, October 25th, students took the streets to demand climate action. Members of the Sunrise Movement, CAUSE (Citizens Actualizing and Understanding Sustainable Environments), and ISU’s...

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