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.


Mr. Ewan, former band director and future photographer.

Mr. Ewan’s Farewell: What’s a Summer?

Sophia Cordoba and Sofia Mamakos May 23, 2022

After 27 years of teaching at Ames High, Mr. Ewan- an icon of the Ames band community- is set to retire. Mr. Ewan’s journey in the band started much like any other student. At Fellows Elementary, he...

David Lee directs the crowd of students on the walkout path.

Ames High Walkout: Iowa WTF?

Sophia Cordoba and Lily Lupardus April 26, 2022

On Friday, April 15th, hundreds of Ames High students walked out of their eighth-period classes to protest a series of bills passed by the Iowa legislature targeting education. The walkout was organized...

The school board meeting held on March 31st.

Former Principal Nyberg Speaks at School Board Meeting

Sophia Cordoba, Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2022

On Tuesday, March 22, Ames High's former principal spoke out at a school board meeting regarding her removal from the school last semester and the state of Ames High School. Though public comments are...

All Your Daylight Saving Questions, Answered

All Your Daylight Saving Questions, Answered

Lily Lupardus, News Editor March 29, 2022

On Tuesday, March 15, the United States Senate suddenly and unanimously approved a bill put forward by Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Named the Sunshine Protection Act, the bill is aimed at making daylight...

Ames High Swim Dome - So Long Old Friend

Ames High Swim Dome – So Long Old Friend

Humza Maqsood, Director of Multimedia February 23, 2022

Ames High has always been proud of its swimming status, and rightfully so! With several championship awards, it’s no surprise that we boast about our record. We always aim to represent the values that...

The Web staff enjoying their caffeinated beverages from North Burgies. (October 2021)


Sofia Mamakos, Editor-in-Chief (Outreach) February 18, 2022

It’s 5 AM and my eyes peel open with exhaustion. As high school students, we have all been there. An early wake-up call for a long day ahead. Remains of my unfinished homework lay sprawled across my...

Genesee Diggins-Kennedy warms up her hops for a Wednesday night game.

Girls iBall: Will the Legacy Carry On?

Sophia Cordoba, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2022

Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day.... there’s much to celebrate in the winter. However, many would argue that these days pale in comparison to the main event: iBall Season. Starting in December,...

The Ames School Board meeting on December 14, 2021

School Board Decides Against SRO’s, Ames High Students Speak

Lily Lupardus, News Editor January 10, 2022

On Monday, December 14th, the ACSD school board voted unanimously to end the contract with the Ames Police Department for the 2022-2023 school year, and remove resource officers from the middle school...

A Semester in Ames

A Semester in Ames

Leola Almquist, Features Editor January 5, 2022

Imagine starting your senior year of high school in South America or Europe. It’s your first time there, and it’s your home for the next few months. Students from all over are presented with the option...

Euphoria Season 2 (Spoilers for Season 1, obviously)

Euphoria Season 2 (Spoilers for Season 1, obviously)

Sam Keenan, WEB Reporter January 2, 2022

Best known for resurfacing the glitter eye makeup fad and immersing fans into the dark secrets of high school, Euphoria is back for season 2, and it's coming a lot sooner than you may think.  The premier...

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