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.


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...

Senior Zack Pinto speaks to students on the football field during the March 1st Ames High walkout.

AHS SPECTRUM Leader Zack Pinto Shares His Story Among Rising Anti-LGBTQ Iowa Legislation

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Features Editor April 25, 2023

Ames High students walked out of classes earlier this month to protest proposed legislation by the Iowa House that poses a threat to LGBTQ rights. So far, Governor Kim Reynolds has signed into law SF 538,...

David Lee 23 works on a scholarship for the 2023-24 academic school year.

Non-Citizen High School Student Struggles to Receive Aid When Applying to Colleges

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, WEB Reporter March 17, 2023

For many seniors the final months of the school year are a time of reprise. Colleges have already accepted them - or they are awaiting acceptance, scholarships are wrapping up, and senioritis is finally...

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...

Varsity wrestler Alexis (Lexi) Winkey 23 pins opponent in Girls Dual

2022-23 Sanctioned Iowa Girls Wrestling Redefines What It Means to be Female on the Mat

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, WEB Reporter February 8, 2023

In a decision that has redefined what it means to be a female on the mat, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced on Jan. 12 of last year that Iowa girls wrestling would be sanctioned for the...

For many teens social media can be almost addictive. There are various factors why social media negatively affects teens.

Managing the Effects of Social Media on Teens

Aaron Perrotte, Web Reporter February 7, 2023

Before they shower, brush their teeth, and eat breakfast most teenagers start their day by reaching for their phone. They might scroll through Instagram posts from classmates, look at TikToks from their...

Sophia Hatcher throws a free throw at her club game in 2021.

High school athlete confesses about the life of playing basketball

Jenna Johnson, Freshman Feature February 3, 2023

Basketball, a very time-absorbing, mind-challenging sport, has very many athletes participate every year. Sophia Hatcher is being one of those athletes. Sophia Hatcher, a freshman athlete here at Ames...

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