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.


Emily holding up her current best artwork, which she spent hours on

Teenager Dreams of Creating Something That Matters With Her Art

Subaita Alam Nooha, Freshman Feature February 27, 2023

In the small town of Ames, Iowa, high school freshman, Emily Rodriguez Jovel aspires to go down in history and change the world with her art. “I see mistakes as an opportunity to fix and learn from...

English Teacher Mr. Webb enjoys hanging out with his colleagues.

Life of James Webb

Sherry Wang, Guest Writer January 17, 2023

Every day, James Webb gets to school bright and early. But he is not there to learn. He’s got a boatload of tasks to accomplish to prepare for his high school students.  Ames High School English...

Ms. Polashek conducting the Ames High Orchestra in the fall of 2021.

Ms. Polashek: A Lifetime of Music

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2023

*Interview sections are from Ms. Polashek's retirement article, June 2022 On November 21, 2022, former orchestra teacher Ms. Polashek died in her sleep two years after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic...

Ames Highs new auditorium

Ames High Theater’s New Life

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2022

One of the nicest features of the new Ames High building is our auditorium. Widely regarded as the most advanced auditorium in the state, access to the new features included has added new life to Ames...

WEB Staff member Elaina Johnson entering Little Woods tea shop on Main Street

Tasty Tea-Day: Little Woods Review

The Ames High WEB staff recently took a trip to Little Woods, a tea shop on Main Street. There, an assortment of tea was sampled and compiled into this review. London Fog - Ellyn  Compared to other...

Fall-themed cookies baked and decorated by Ms. Hunt

Ms. Hunt: Behind The Scenes at Ames High

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2022
Chris Hunt works as Ames High’s registrar, keeping track of records for ingoing and outgoing students.
Katie Lindgren Photography

Mr. Tipping: Ames High’s Newest Band Director

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2022

The band program is one of the most celebrated parts of Ames High, and this year our band welcomes a new Associate Director of Bands, Mr. Connor Tipping.  Mr. Tipping has been teaching for 10 years,...

Roe and the Right to Privacy

Roe and the Right to Privacy

Lily Lupardus, News Editor May 23, 2022

On Monday, May 2nd, the news organization Politico released a draft of a Supreme Court decision written by Justice Samuel Alito, revealing that the court had voted to repeal the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade....

All Your Daylight Saving Questions, Answered

All Your Daylight Saving Questions, Answered

Lily Lupardus, News Editor March 29, 2022

On Tuesday, March 15, the United States Senate suddenly and unanimously approved a bill put forward by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Named the Sunshine Protection Act, the bill is aimed at making daylight...

Ames High Welcomes Long-Term Orchestra Substitute

Ames High Welcomes Long-Term Orchestra Substitute

Lily Lupardus, News Editor February 28, 2022

Following Ms. Polashek’s retirement after the orchestra’s winter concert, Ames High has a new orchestra director taking her place. Phil Peters is a veteran orchestra teacher, who began teaching in...

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