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.


Creator: Sylvain Liechti | Credit: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Batteries Kill: Slavery In The Congo

Bennett Anderson May 19, 2023

The lithium-ion batteries in much of what you use, the rechargeable type, the type we are planning so much of our future on, require one resource responsible for an ever-growing wave of modern-day slavery....

Senior Zack Pinto speaks to students on the football field during the March 1st Ames High walkout.

AHS SPECTRUM Leader Zack Pinto Shares His Story Among Rising Anti-LGBTQ Iowa Legislation

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Features Editor April 25, 2023

Ames High students walked out of classes earlier this month to protest proposed legislation by the Iowa House that poses a threat to LGBTQ rights. So far, Governor Kim Reynolds has signed into law SF 538,...

NHS 5k Fundraiser for Belin Blank Childrens Hospital

NHS 5k Fundraiser for Belin Blank Children’s Hospital

David Lee, Multimedia Manager April 8, 2023

EVENT HIGHLIGHT! Feeling like you need to burn a few calories for a good cause? NHS is hosting a 5k run at Ames High to fundraise for Blank Children’s Hospital this April! The run will take place...

Ames High students leave the football field at the end of the walkout on Wednesday, March 1st.

Ames Middle and High School Students Protest Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2023

On Wednesday, March 1st, and Wednesday, March 22nd, Ames High and Middle school students participated in walkouts protesting the numerous anti-LGBTQ+ bills that have been proposed in this legislative session.  Ames...

David Lee 23 works on a scholarship for the 2023-24 academic school year.

Non-Citizen High School Student Struggles to Receive Aid When Applying to Colleges

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, WEB Reporter March 17, 2023

For many seniors the final months of the school year are a time of reprise. Colleges have already accepted them - or they are awaiting acceptance, scholarships are wrapping up, and senioritis is finally...

Ames High Police stand outside Ames High during February 6th Shelter-In-Place.

Shelter-In-Place Result of Anonymous Robo-Call

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, WEB Reporter February 27, 2023

The shelter-in-place issued to Ames High School on February 6th was the result of an anonymous robocall with a disguised voice threatening violence towards the high school, said acting principal Kenneth...

See Big Fish on Feb 3 & 4 at 7 pm and Feb 5 at 2 pm in the Ames High Performing Arts Center.

See ‘Big Fish’ Feb. 3-5

AHS WEB, Press Release February 3, 2023

Don't miss your chance to see Big Fish on Feb. 3 & 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb 5 at 2 p.m. in the Ames High School Performing Arts Center. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Skip the line...

Affirmative Action 101: What It Is and What It Isnt

Affirmative Action 101: What It Is and What It Isn’t

David Lee, Multimedia Manager January 10, 2023

"If I'm more qualified than them, then I wouldn't want someone else to be admitted instead of me just because they're a minority and I'm not," a friend said. And as a minority, I entirely agree; most of...

Lifeguard Equipment

Four New Physical Education Courses Added to The Ames High Registration Handbook

Ellyn Foglesong, Features Editor January 10, 2023

The Ames Community School Board voted unanimously (7-0) to add four new Physical Education courses to the high school on Dec. 12, 2022. Tara Stemsrud, an Ames High P.E teacher, publically proposed Aquatics,...

Ms. Polashek conducting the Ames High Orchestra in the fall of 2021.

Ms. Polashek: A Lifetime of Music

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2023

*Interview sections are from Ms. Polashek's retirement article, June 2022 On November 21, 2022, former orchestra teacher Ms. Polashek died in her sleep two years after being diagnosed with Amyotrophic...

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