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.


Jabari Hinson (middle) stands with his teammates before a tournament—photo by Adam Atkinson.

Grappling Greatness: Jabari Hinson

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor April 5, 2024

Being a student-athlete can be a daunting task for most high schoolers. Maintaining acceptable grades while also making time for practice and competitions can be a struggle for a lot of student-athletes....

Jack Wynter shoots a free throw against Marshalltown. Photo by Mary Greenfield.

Little Cyclones Dismantle Bobcats to Cap Off Action-Packed Senior Night

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor February 14, 2024

  On Tuesday, February 6th, Harrison Barnes Gymnasium filled with spectators to watch the Senior Night matchup between the Ames High Little Cyclones’ and the Marshalltown Bobcats' Varsity...

Key Club secretary Carissa Andorf and Key Club editor Wenjun Liu pose for a photo at ICON, the Key Club International Convention in Anaheim, California in 2022.

Club Spotlight: Key Club Q&A

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Editor-in-Chief January 24, 2024

Hannah Song ‘24 is the 2023-24 club president of key club at the high school as well as a co-webmaster at the district level. She is responsible for communication, task delegation, and planning district...

Herrera awaiting his Quarter Final matchup at the Super 32 Wrestling Tournament on October 22, 2023, in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo by Allyson Schwab

Ames High Transfer Denied Athletic Eligibility

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor January 3, 2024

Last summer, two-time California state wrestling champion Daniel “Peanut” Herrera elected to forgo his Senior year at Palm Desert High School in the Coachella Valley and to instead attend Ames High....

Baku City Circuit

Race Recap: 2023 Azerbaijan Grand Prix

Lily Lupardus, Editor-in-Chief May 4, 2023

After a 3 week break, Formula 1 was back last weekend in Baku, Azerbaijan. The weekend had a different schedule than most, with the season’s first sprint race. The sprint race is a shortened version...

The State of Chelsea FC

The State of Chelsea FC

Aaron Perrotte, Web Reporter April 15, 2023

On Sunday, Chelsea fired head coach Graham Potter after less than 7 months of being in charge, with a dismaying record of 12 wins out of 31 games. How did it all come to grief?  “Of course, there...

Lance Strolls Aston Martin car.

Race Recap: 2023 Australian Grand Prix

Lily Lupardus and Kristin Eggert April 11, 2023

The 2023 Australian Grand Prix was a chaotic and messy race from start to finish. Red Bull’s Max Verstappen may have cruised through to victory in Melbourne, retaking the lead from Mercedes’ George...

Real Madrid 5, Liverpool 2

Real Madrid 5, Liverpool 2

Aaron Perrotte, Web Reporter March 7, 2023

From lighting off fireworks outside of their opposition's hotel with the hopes of disturbing their sleep to their cries and screams of anguish from the results of the game, Liverpool fans gave their all...

Patrick Mahomes Limps Onto Field, Should Athletes Be Playing While Injured?

Patrick Mahomes Limps Onto Field, Should Athletes Be Playing While Injured?

Celeste Symons, Sports & Activities Editor February 26, 2023

Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes sustained a high ankle sprain after being tackled by Arden Key during the first quarter of the AFC divisional round game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, where his foot...

Qatar Stadium at the Fifa World Cup 2022 by TubiTV Corporate

To World Cup Or Not To World Cup?

David Lee, Multimedia Editor December 13, 2022

In 2010, when the Federation Internationale de Football Association (or FIFA) announced that Qatar was the hosting nation of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a barrage of investigations began to research who Qatar...

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