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. Williams enjoying a  post-retirement activity.

Retirement: Don Williams

Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) May 4, 2022

As the calendar year finally rolls to May, sounds of Pomp and Circumstance echo through the halls, and bittersweet tears are soon to roll from the eyes of Ames High graduates, we all prepare for the goodbyes....

Heathers blue spirit brick that she painted in her graduating year of 2002.

Heather Spangler: Where is She Now?

Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) April 22, 2022

As my Web career comes to a close, it’s hard not to wonder what I will remember from this class in 20 years. Will it be DJ’s kind-hearted nature, or memories of Leola bullying our innocent, wholesome...

The Web staff enjoying their caffeinated beverages from North Burgies. (October 2021)


Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) February 18, 2022

It’s 5 AM and my eyes peel open with exhaustion. As high school students, we have all been there. An early wake-up call for a long day ahead. Remains of my unfinished homework lay sprawled across my...

Sofia Mamakos and her Pop It that she received during Secret Snowman.

Give it a Pop

Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) December 20, 2021

I was second in line at the checkout in Barnes and Noble. Shelves lined with the typical avalanche of overpriced plastic tempted me as I held a crisp twenty-dollar bill, along with my book of choice. With...

The Web staff sits down at Starbucks to pass judgement upon their seasonal drinks.

Tasty Tuesday: A Starbucks Review

Starbucks is notorious for annually jumping the gun with the release of Holiday items. As early as November 4th, various Christmas drinks, cups, food, and decor fill stores across the nation. The new variety...

Making Peace with Food During the Holidays

Making Peace with Food During the Holidays

Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) November 23, 2021

  The time of year has come where treats of all sorts fill bags, houses, and stores. Delectable chocolates; Kit Kats, Snickers, and Milky Way bars are consumed in record-breaking numbers. Turkeys,...

The Web staff sits down inside Daytime Diner for a taste of their food and drinks.

Tasty Tuesday: A Daytime Review

On October 26th, The Web took a field trip to Daytime Diner, a recently-opened cafe/diner in West Ames. While the staff unanimously agreed that the vibe was impeccable, we had mixed reviews on the food...

Stephanie and Serenas bricks, captured on DJs wall.

Serena Paulson: An Editor from the Past

Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) October 21, 2021

Many attempts have been made to contact the names on the bricks. From email to Facebook messenger, to searches on the alumni website; finding these people sometimes feels impossible. Though many are unresponsive,...

Madeline Topf: What stories lie within the walls of Ames High?

Madeline Topf: What stories lie within the walls of Ames High?

Sofia Mamakos, WEB reporter September 27, 2021

For decades The Web has been the glue that holds Ames High together. All controversies captured in an electronic time machine, 2 clicks away at all times. However, one might question, how did these stories...

Mr. Peterson captured in his natural habitat, the weights room.

Mr. Peterson: PE Teacher and Coach

Sofia Mamakos, WEB reporter September 10, 2021

Mr. Peterson, one of the many new young and friendly faces of Ames High, started his 2nd year of teaching this year as a Weights PE teacher, football coach, and strength and conditioning coach for athletics...

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