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.


Dana Logan goes back to her high school years and tells us the story behind her skills. Photo by Kim Mohler.

From being an Ames High Cheerleader, to an Ames High Cheer Coach.

Ethel Navarro, Features editor February 9, 2024

Dana Logan (Coach Logan)is super proud to say that she’s an Ames High graduate, Logan feels Ames is known as one of the best schools academically in the state. Moreover, she’s aware of the numerous...

Sylvie McConnell showing off her skills at the fall cheer showcase before her state performance. Photo by Ryan Renger.

Athlete by Nature, Cheerleader by Choice.

Ethel Navarro, Features editor January 29, 2024

Since childhood, Sylvie McConnell has immersed herself in the world of dance, beginning at the age of three. Her journey into cheerleading unfolded when she tried out for the cheer squad in her freshman...

Meet Mr. Krajnovich

Ethel Navarro, Features editor November 22, 2023

Mr. Krajnovich wanted to work in a field where he could help others and make use of the skills he had.  He wanted to use the gifts he had to help others. He was good with languages and loved working with...

As Senate File 496 modifies provisions related to school district library programs, classics such as Toni Morrisons Beloved and Alice Walkers The Color Purple are pulled from classroom shelves.

Books Banned From Iowa Classrooms – What Does it Look Like at Ames High?

Charlotte Canny, News Editor October 28, 2023

In the back corner of English teacher James Webb’s high school classroom is a collection of large reusable bags. They’re filled with books. “And there are more that need to be pulled,” he said. On...

ESL students get a picture taken while learning a new vocabulary.

Ames High ESL teachers

Ethel Navarro, Features editor October 11, 2023

Understanding is difficult for them at first, and there are no clear advantages or disadvantages, but it is great to observe how students are developing. Establishing communication ensures that students...

Spanish exchange students at Ames High pose for a photo on their last night in Ames.

Ames High Welcomes Spanish Exchange Students

Ethel Navarro, Features editor October 2, 2023

  Their total travel time was more than 26 hours, six of which they spent at the Chicago airport. Their American hosts were very welcoming, and they made the Spanish exchange students feel...

David Lee Senior Column: Words, words, words. How to not lose meaning behind the words you write.

David Lee, Multimedia Manager May 17, 2023

Words are simply… ethereal.    720 days, is all it took to understand how empowering words can be. Like Dr. Seuss, I learned that I could create words, and attach a meaning to them as simple...

Inflation – In a Nutshell

David Lee, Multimedia Manager May 16, 2023

This is the economic concept of Inflation - In a Nutshell, brought to you by minimum wage and a soon-to-be-broke college student! Today, we will explore what inflation is, why it's important to understand...

Beauty Sleep

Beauty Sleep

Aaron Perrotte, Web Reporter May 14, 2023

Why is Sleep Important? Sleep is all-important for people of all ages. Especially for teenagers, quality sleep affects all aspects of life including academic achievement, emotional health, physical...

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...

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