The Great American Hypocrisy

An extremist hangs from the balcony of the Senate chambers.
January 6, 2021

This past fall, TikTok users had a fun time ruminating on the idea of storming Capitol Hill. These left-wing Generation Z teens created hour's worth of satirical content for how they might act if Joseph...

Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

The classroom in Uganda with the lyrics of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star written on the board.
October 25, 2019

Bare mango trees, empty, with unripe ones growing on top, are just out of reach. Long dirt roads are beaten down by the radiant African sun. Beautiful greenery, filled in every space you pass, is in every...

April 8th: Ames High School United

April 8, 2019

April 8th: Ames High students and staff joined community members in a peaceful display of unity, in response to a coordinated protest from a well known hate group.  

FCS Suspension, Transparency, and the future of CTE at Ames High

FCS teacher Carol Vanwaardhuizen instructs foods students on how to make pancakes.
February 15, 2019

In a Jan. 11 press release, the district announced that Family Consumer Science classes would not be offered during the 2019-2020 school year. The school district cited budgetary concerns in several...

Nasneen the Queen

Nasneen the Queen
December 14, 2018

Nasneen Abdalim is a sophomore girl at our high school, and past what we all know about her, she has many things that we don't know that differentiate her from almost everyone else. For one, Nasneen has...

WEB Editorial: Facing the climate threat head on

December 14, 2018

At the beginning of the month six hundred and thirteen Ames High students signed a petition asking for the school district and Ames community to take climate action. As a WEB staff we wanted to add our...

A Crummy Fish Underwater

A Crummy Fish Underwater
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...

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

The band students who chose to walk off stand with arms linked in the student section.
October 23, 2017

The bright glare of the stadium lights glimmers off the gold of trumpets, saxophones, and horns. The Ames High Band marches into position. There is a certain tension in the stands. Before the national...

A Memorable Party

March 30, 2017

  The most grand of all Ames High parties is the Great Gatsby Party. Every year this spectacle is hosted by the English department and, the invited guests consist of the entire Sophomore class...

The voices of Ames High

The voices of Ames High
November 15, 2016

Contrary to public expectation, last week's election resulted in a Trump victory. While Clinton won the popular vote, the Electoral College count ended with 289 electoral votes for Trump and 228 for Clinton....

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