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parking lot

Logan Adams-Bacon, reporter

March 4, 2020

Almost everyone in the high school has to deal with the parking lot. If you are someone that owns a  car, you have to park in it and spend 20 minutes getting out of it. If you are walking to school you have to deal with people driving around and almost hitting you. And if you are getting dropped off ...

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 ...

Holiday Culture of Ames High School: The Different Celebrations of Students

Holiday Culture of Ames High School:  The Different Celebrations of Students

Akshata Gandhe, Reporter

December 16, 2019

Chinese New Year The Chinese New Year celebrates the beginning of the new year according to the Chinese calendar. Tiffany Rong, a senior at Ames High shared her family traditions and how they maintain their culture even in the US. One of her favorite traditions includes cooking dumplings with her gran...

Building Inclusivity: Seniors Becoming a Collective

Building Inclusivity: Seniors Becoming a Collective

Zoe Mamakos, Co-editor

October 25, 2019

We all know it’s coming. The end of an era, of everything we’ve known for 18 years of life.  The last year of high school. The last year of childhood. Where the people you’ve known: the people who have defined you, simply become memories and photographs of all the crazy stories that you te...

2019 AHS Senior Sendoffs

2019 AHS Senior Sendoffs

WEB staff

May 30, 2019

  Musa Abd'Alim ISU elementary education Shayna M. Abel DMACC nursing Garang Akok Wartburg undecided Sarah Arbuckle IOWA human physiology Grace Arndt IOWA health and human physiology, danc...

Mike Scaramellino

Mike Scaramellino

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

May 20, 2019

As he finishes his second year teaching at Ames High, industrial technology teacher Mike Scaramellino will be saying goodbye. “I love just working with the kids. It’s a lot of fun. We have great shops, great equipment, a great administration, and everybody is great to work with,” Scaramellino...

Mr. Lachen

Mr. Lachen

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter

May 20, 2019

  Mr. Lachen, a  name known by many and loved by all. But now he has a  daughter, and needs to stay home to care for her and teach her the ways of science. He wants to leave to make sure that his daughter is raised right and grows up to love science as much as he does. When interviewed, Mr ...

The final mic drop: Spence’s farewell after 9 years at Ames high

The final mic drop: Spence’s farewell after 9 years at Ames high

Zoe Mamakos, In-depth Editor

May 17, 2019

Imagine the perfect scene. A gym, lacking air conditioning, fills with over a thousand students. Full of underclassmen, upperclassmen, the best teachers, the worst teachers, and the okay teachers all together in one space. The skippers have skipped, the ISU class attendees are at their classes, and the ...

Ann Lee leaves behind a loving legacy

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

May 17, 2019

“You did not wake up to be mediocre today!” is the phrase written across Ann Lee’s whiteboard just inside the doorway of Room One. Throughout the room the walls are filled with newspaper clippings and photos of Lee’s students and their successes. Anything from play posters to photos of students...

Last class of Klass

Seth Bequette, Academics & Arts Editor

May 17, 2019

With six languages and a plethora of curriculum under his belt, Daniel Klass is Ames’ High school’s very own “Renaissance man.” The multilingual humanity’s teacher is a regular attendee of the philosophy plus periods, and has taught at Ames for fourteen years, but the 2018 to 2019 term will b...