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.


Photo session for DECA. Photo by leelandphoto

A Journey Through DECA

Ethel Navarro, Features editor May 20, 2024

In the world of business education, DECA stands as a beacon of opportunity and empowerment for young individuals aspiring to make their mark in the industry. For one ambitious student, her journey...

Elizabeth Brenneman sits and poses at her desk. Brenneman seeks to create an environment in her classroom where all students, regardless of skill level, can feel empowered.

Teacher Spotlight: Elizabeth Brenneman

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Editor-in-Chief April 17, 2024

For Elizabeth Brenneman, teaching was never the plan. Physics, however, had been her intention since her senior year of high school.  “[Physics is] just so powerful. If you know the initial conditions...

Jabari Hinson (middle) stands with his teammates before a tournament—photo by Adam Atkinson.

Grappling Greatness: Jabari Hinson

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor April 5, 2024

Being a student-athlete can be a daunting task for most high schoolers. Maintaining acceptable grades while also making time for practice and competitions can be a struggle for a lot of student-athletes....

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...

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...

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...

Stefanie Day works at the printer at Sawyer Elementary.

Sawyer Elementary EA Stefanie Day Speaks About Staff Being Underappreciated

Harrison Day, Freshman Feature February 3, 2023

During Covid-19, there were always messages saying, “Thanks to our doctors for helping us through these trying times!” But not for teachers. Why? Teachers make those jobs possible. Being an educator...

Frankie and Grace at church getting confirmed.

Roland-Story Freshman Shares What Life Is Like as a Christian Girl in 2022

Grace Saxton, Freshman Feature February 3, 2023

According to, 63% of US teenage girls ranging from the ages of 13-17 attend religious services and identify as Christian. For Frankie Hadsall, she is proud to say she is part of...

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. Faas at heaven in the Ames High library.

Ms.Faas’ Taking Charge

Ellyn Foglesong, Features Editor December 12, 2022

For the first time in nearly ten years, Ames High has added a certified Library technician, Erin Faas, to our staff.  Ms. Faas is from the small town of Osage, Iowa, and is familiar with working with...

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