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.


live intentionally.

live intentionally.

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief May 22, 2023

I lost pretty much an entire year of my life. In March 2020, the big bad that I don't even have to name turned from a slow-running stream to Niagara Falls. I don't know how to describe this section of...

Ames High WEB staff members hold their drinks from 1+1 in a circle. Photo by Lily Lupardus.

Tasty Tuesday: 1+1 Review

On April 13th, the Ames High WEB staff took a trip to Campustown and visited 1+1 Restuarant and Tea. Staff members ordered various drinks and snacks, and took in the general splendor. Lily - Japanese...

Baku City Circuit

Race Recap: 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

After a 3 week break, Formula 1 was back last weekend in Baku, Azerbaijan. The weekend had a different schedule than most, with the season’s first sprint race. The sprint race is a shortened version...

Is Graduating Early Worth It?

Is Graduating Early Worth It?

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

For a small group of students, high school doesn’t end with tossing a cap in the air with the rest of their class as confetti rains down on them. It might not even end in a celebration at all. Some students...

Lance Strolls Aston Martin car.

Race Recap: 2023 Australian Grand Prix

Lily Lupardus and Kristin Eggert April 11, 2023

The 2023 Australian Grand Prix was a chaotic and messy race from start to finish. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen may have cruised through to victory in Melbourne, retaking the lead from Mercedes’ George...

Ames High students leave the football field at the end of the walkout on Wednesday, March 1st.

Ames Middle and High School Students Protest Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2023

On Wednesday, March 1st, and Wednesday, March 22nd, Ames High and Middle school students participated in walkouts protesting the numerous anti-LGBTQ+ bills that have been proposed in this legislative session.  Ames...

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...

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