All Inked Up: Special Meanings Behind Teacher’s Tattoos

Zoe Mamakos and Akshata Gandhe

March 4, 2020

Ms. Havens Our new FCS teacher at Ames High is fond of meaningful and inspiring tattoos! Ms. Havens has three tattoos; the first one she got is behind her ankle bone, which is a cross, and the bible verse Philippians 4:13, she said that this particular bible verse motivates and inspires her every day. Her ...

Mandatory Naptime!

The WEB staff taking a nap after a tiring day.

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

March 3, 2020

As I struggle to keep my eyes open for one more class period, my head starts pounding heavily. It is not because I don’t understand anything that the teacher is saying but because I haven’t had a good sleep in days. Now, this may sound alarming, but trust me, there are thousands of high schoolers ...

Sparkman: A bird finally set free..

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

May 22, 2019

From derivatives and integrals to chain rules, Stuart Sparkman has saved every struggling AP Calculus student at this school. Mostly known as the “Calc God” by several students, Sparkman has been around teaching Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus for a long time at Ames High School. He probably taught...



Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

April 18, 2019

92 seconds. That is how often a person is sexually assaulted in this country, be it a 12-year-old or a 50-year-old. Junior co-leaders of SASHA (Students against Sexual Harassment and Abuse) Victoria Kyvergya and Silvia Aydinyan knew that something could be done from their part about this issue. Speaking...

Salty Stereotypes

Akshata Gandhe, Profiles Editor

March 26, 2019

  “Is BuTtEr a CaRb?” These famous words were uttered by THE Regina George when Mean Girls came out in 2004. The strange portrayal of high school in that movie made a lot of us question human sanity but for some of us, the movie was everything. There probably is no high school where people h...

Mason Jar Jason

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

February 13, 2019

Most of us have grown up watching High School Musical or have at least expected High School to be a tad bit like the movies. But in reality, we all know by now that that isn’t the case. Freshman year for most of us went by quickly and was quite hazy. However, freshman Jason Vernon has made it h...

Here’s the tea about Ames Boba.

Here's the tea about Ames Boba.

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

December 15, 2018

It has been a tiresome day and the only thing that you need is a refreshment. You reach out to grab the chilled drink and take a sip of the icy and flavorful milk and the flavor of tea just flows all in your mouth. You chew into the gummy boba’s sweet flavor and realize that this drink is all that you...

Deam the Queen

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

November 29, 2018

Ever heard of superwoman? Not too difficult when we have one at Ames High. You might see her in the language hallway saying, Hallo, Bonjour, or Hola. She is the only teacher at Ames High that has taught all three languages offered. Did you know that Mrs. Deam never intended to become a high sch...

Students find hidden plus options

Students in Mrs. Piatz's Plus enjoy a game of spoons.

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

October 19, 2018

Extra help, test make-ups and homework help can all be done in the 30 minutes of plus period that we have. If you are like me, choosing a plus period is harder than you think. If you don’t have anything to do during those 30 minutes, you’re basically having a study hall. From Mr. Zmolek’s philo...

Camille Jackson

Akshata Gandhe, WEB Staff

October 18, 2018

Sore feet. These two words sum up junior Camille Jackson’s life in a nutshell. She fell in love with running at the age of 7 and took it seriously since freshman year. Not only is she a part of Cross Country but also Track, Dance Marathon, Orchestra and National Honors Society. When asked about he...