Designing a different kind of agricultural pathway

Students involved in Ames high garden club learn about grain production at Early Morning Harvest in Panora, Iowa.

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief

February 12, 2019

In January, the district announced that the high school would offering an agricultural Pathway for the 2019-2020 school year. This offering is in part designed to meet state legislation that requires all secondary schools offer at least 4 out of 6 service areas. Ames high will meet this requirement by off...

How do Ames High Students celebrate holidays?

Oliver Chen, Co-Editor in Chief

December 15, 2018

“We go to night mass at a Catholic church, and y’know, gift giving, that whole sh’bang.” - Andrew Sailer   “When we’re in Ames, we celebrate it kind of normally, just standard setting up the tree, lights etc...but when we go to Colombia, we join our family and engage in other...

Past Secrets of Ames High

Past Secrets of Ames High

Jonathan Watt and Zoe Mamakos

December 5, 2018

When you walk through the front doors at Ames High at 8 A.M. and groggily make your way to your first class, you may not take the time to realize where you are. You’re walking in the footsteps of two- even three- generations of Ames High students, each with their own set of quirks and outstanding e...

Teachers’ Pets

Teachers' Pets

Oliver Chen, Lucas Bleyle, and Zoe Mamakos

September 30, 2018

Mr. Crall - Hondo and Stella “I think if Hondo was a celebrity, he’d be Steve Buscemi - he looks really nervous and wired, but he’s actually very chill and a very kind soul,” said special education teacher John Crall. “Some people think he’s strangely attractive - but when you look at...

Why the NCAA is corrupt

Why the NCAA is corrupt

Sam Stuve and Tynan Shahidi, Academics and Arts editor, Reporter

May 18, 2018

The NCAA has a problem, itself. The so-called "non-profit" organization racked up 1.2 billion dollars last year. Some believe the NCAA is corrupt, including NBA superstar LeBron James. "I don't know if there's any fixing the NCAA. I don't think there is." On October 22nd, 2014 an article published ...

Radical Feminism

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor in Chief

April 25, 2018

At its root, Radical feminism is an incredibly complex ideology. It is a movement that pushes for a restructuring of the current social hierarchy in order to “liberate people of the female sex,” according to The theory operates under the pretense that people of the female...

A Crummy Fish Underwater

A Crummy Fish Underwater

Petr Karpov, Reporter

March 30, 2018

Amidst the dark and turbulent times of late 2017 rose a viral YouTube video, a shining beacon of hope. In it, a group of scholars argue about the condition of a fish completely submerged in water: if no part of the fish was exposed to air, would that fish be considered wet? While this video managed t...



Selaam Dollisso, Online Managing Editor

February 14, 2018

Ames High is home to an array of talented students: from National Merit Scholars to All-State musicians and some of the best athletes in the state. In August of 2017, the school-ranking website Niche named Ames High the number one public high school in the state of Iowa for the fifth consecutive ...

Ames High Gets High

Ames High Gets High

Lisa Cochran, Co-Editor-in Chief

December 18, 2017

Liam Struck is a riveting conversationalist, sociable and lively. He is well-known for his outgoing nature and he is a strong student in multiple AP classes. Struck has a wide range of friends of all ages and prides himself on his rampant political activism. Struck has also just returned from a three-m...

Entering the 0.5%

Michael Holm crosses the finish line at 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Thomas DeLay, Reporter

November 16, 2017

Feet bleeding or blistered, legs cramping, heart pounding, head hurting and lips forcing a triumphant smile. This is the appearance of almost every marathon runner as they cross the finish line. For many people, running a full marathon for the first time is one of proudest moments of their lives, I am lu...