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

A peppermint for the road
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...

Sunday Ogunsola

Lagos to Ames and Back: Sunday Ogunsola

March 22, 2022

Sunday Oluwagbemiga Joseph Ogundele Ogunsola Adisa Ogundiran, known as Mr.O to most, is a world studies teacher and now a sociology teacher as well. Hailing from Nigeria, Mr.O came to the United States...

Focused on Ice

Focused on Ice

Makaylah Lane March 21, 2022

Covid-19 has affected sports across the nation: preventing practices, games, competitions, nationals, etc. This includes ice skating for Ames High senior Paige Flory. “Figure skating has always been...

Ames High Welcomes Long-Term Orchestra Substitute

Ames High Welcomes Long-Term Orchestra Substitute

Lily Lupardus, News Editor February 28, 2022

Following Ms. Polashek’s retirement after the orchestra’s winter concert, Ames High has a new orchestra director taking her place. Phil Peters is a veteran orchestra teacher, who began teaching in...

Peter: A Reverse Exchange Student

Peter: A Reverse Exchange Student

Varun Prasanna, A&E Editor December 20, 2021

There have been many students who have transferred to AHS from other nations, such as the Philippines and Turkey, yet how often is it when a student from AHS transfers to another country for school? Well...

Joe Strong, the latest chorus teacher at Ames High.

Interview with Joe Strong

Humza Maqsood, Multimedia Editor October 28, 2021

With Mrs. Dieter retiring, Ames High was short one Choir Director. Luckily, Joe Strong was just around the corner to help, and he’s doing a great job. Strong has been teaching for 8 years now, the...

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