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.


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...

A Returning Advocate: Ms. Days Change in Position

A Returning Advocate: Ms. Day’s Change in Position

Ellyn Foglesong, Features Editor September 29, 2022

From the start of the 2022-'23 school year, Ames High School has adopted a new building, implemented more support for its students, and welcomed 29 new staff members. Among those 29 staff members stands...

Ms. Driskell, standing next to two of her favorite instruments, the violin and the piano.

Ms. Driskell’s Path to Ames

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor September 27, 2022

Before going to college, Ms. Elizabeth Driskell had been debating between journalism and teaching. After being accepted into Northwestern University initially for journalism,  Ms. Driskell figured writing...

Katie Lindgren Photography

Mr. Tipping: Ames High’s Newest Band Director

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2022

The band program is one of the most celebrated parts of Ames High, and this year our band welcomes a new Associate Director of Bands, Mr. Connor Tipping.  Mr. Tipping has been teaching for 10 years,...

Is It Over Already?

Is It Over Already?

Humza Maqsood, Director of Multimedia May 22, 2022

Has it been 4 years? 4 whole years have flown by faster than the blink of an eye. I can’t remember exactly everything, but I can remember a feeling. It’s not quite nostalgia, but that’s about as...

Retirement: Steve Hosch

Retirement: Steve Hosch

Joshua Casady, WEB reporter May 13, 2022

With the end of the school year approaching quickly, comes the retirement of many great teachers who have decided for one reason or another to close their doors at Ames High for the final time. And even...

Mr. Williams enjoying a  post-retirement activity.

Retirement: Don Williams

Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) May 4, 2022

As the calendar year finally rolls to May, sounds of Pomp and Circumstance echo through the halls, and bittersweet tears are soon to roll from the eyes of Ames High graduates, we all prepare for the goodbyes....

Heathers blue spirit brick that she painted in her graduating year of 2002.

Heather Spangler: Where is She Now?

Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) April 22, 2022

As my Web career comes to a close, it’s hard not to wonder what I will remember from this class in 20 years. Will it be DJ’s kind-hearted nature, or memories of Leola bullying our innocent, wholesome...

Retirement: Monica Behning

Retirement: Monica Behning

Leola Almquist, Features Editor April 22, 2022

Q: How long have you been at Ames High? A: I started during the 2004-2005 school year. Q: Did you work anywhere previously?  A: I have always worked with children and families. I worked as...

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