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.


Coach Patrick Donovan has brought esports to the high school. The players meet as a gaming club two to three times a week in English teacher Kate Engekes’ Room 1610.

Welcoming Back Patrick Donovan

Celeste Symons, Sports & Activities Editor November 3, 2022

Recently the Ames Community School district introduced a lot of new staff members, teachers and coaches to the district. One of which is Patrick Donovan. Mr. Donovan is a returning instructional coach...

Daniel Musel in front of ISU Parks Library

Q&A: A Bachelor’s in Saving the World

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Reporter November 3, 2022

At 18, Daniel Musel is the only person at Iowa State University to major solely in saving the world, currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in climate science. The small college launched the program...

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.
An Ames High Class Overflowing with Students.  What is a Class Without A Teacher?

The Relationship Between the Political Environment and the Teacher Shortage

Ellyn Foglesong, Features Editor October 27, 2022

In recent years the decline in available and enthusiastic educators has been excruciatingly prominent, and to be painstakingly honest, it wasn't unprompted, nor is it new.  A report from American Progress...

Known Face, New Teacher: Ms. Kaufman

Known Face, New Teacher: Ms. Kaufman

Bennett Anderson, Editor October 27, 2022

With a new auditorium, Ames High welcomes a new teacher, and director of the drama club. Melissa Kaufman is a known face to Ames high, but after working as a secretary last year she has now started teaching,...

Lori Allen, Supergrandma, stands with her daughter, Molly, who she has advocated for throughout much of her life.

Supergrandma: An Advocate for a Better World

Victor Allen, Reporter October 27, 2022

Lori Allen is not an ordinary woman. Her whole parental life, she has been an advocate. First, she was informal: She advocated for the needs of her children, specifically her daughter with Down syndrome....

Mother, Student, and Inspiration

October 27, 2022

Jennifer Duerkes is the Food Service Director of Roland-Story Community School District. To get this position she had to go back to college with three children in a new state. She struggled with it but...

Mahi Patel, a young teenage girl, who is in the process of shaping her future.

High School: Prime Time for Life Decisions

Iqra Rahim, Reporter October 18, 2022

Settling Down Mahi Patel, 17, a high schooler in Ames talks about how she has her life organized at this point of time. Moving from one place to another within the United States, she has settled in Iowa...

Introducing Mr.Beal

Introducing Mr.Beal

Celeste Symons September 30, 2022

Recently the Ames Community School district has welcomed many new staff members, one of which being Krister Beal, who works in the math department. We asked him a few questions to introduce himself to...

Mr. Cole Cook: Ames Highs Newest Health Teacher

Mr. Cole Cook: Ames High’s Newest Health Teacher

David Lee, Multimedia Editor September 29, 2022

Introducing Mr. Cole Cook, the new Ames High Health teacher and the head girl’s basketball coach for the 2022-23 school year. Born and raised in Iowa, Mr. Cook is an avid athlete, having played four...

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