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.


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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...

Little cyclone shaking hands with the Quad City Blues after their win.

12th Annual Quinn’s Quest

Ellyn Foglesong, Features Editor December 8, 2022

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2022, the Ames Little Cyclone Hockey team hosted their 12th Annual Quinn's Quest Benefit in memory of Quinn Boylston and in honor of the Mid-West Hockey League Miracle Kids,...

Basketball is among many sports that entertain people all the time. Sports are not only great entertainers, but they can also shape who we become.

The Way Sports Shape Us

Victor Allen, Reporter December 8, 2022

Sports are a major component in nearly everyone’s life. Some people like to play sports, finding their passions on the field or the court and building upon it with hard work and dedication each practice....

Madrigal Dinner Is Around the Corner!

Madrigal Dinner Is Around the Corner!

David Lee, Multimedia Manger November 29, 2022

Did someone say Madrigal? Let’s travel back in time to the days when Kings and Queens reigned! Let’s sit and dine with knights from lands afar, dance together with the lords and ladies, be entertained...

Camera: How To

Camera: How To

Humza Maqsood, Director of Multimedia May 13, 2022

Almost, if not everyone, has used a camera before. Whether it’s for a selfie, a landscape, or just recording a random memory, a camera is a fantastic way to immortalize history, or maybe just that funny...

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...

Girls Wrestling on the Rise

Girls Wrestling on the Rise

Leola Almquist, Features Editor February 28, 2022

Ames High’s 2021 wrestling poster is taped throughout the classrooms, and it’s not the default row of senior boys. At a glance, there's a pile of students, but those students belong to the boy's team...

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,...

Ames girls and coaches cradle their trophy.

Ames Cross Country Impresses at State

Leola Almquist, Features Editor November 13, 2021

7:15 AM on October 29, a school bus sat outside the entrance of the athletics complex on 24th street. It was pitch black, but the headlights illuminated the steps into the bus. One-fourth of the girls'...

Claire, Emily and Kiah finishing the last mile of their 24-hour challenge.

One Mile Per Hour, One Marathon Per Day

Sophia Cordoba, Editor June 28, 2021

It was 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning when senior cross country runners Kiah Snyder Claire Galvin, and Emily Poag set out for their first run of the day. Monday morning, over 24 hours later, their workout...

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