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.


Senior Tate Zalasky jumping 6´5´´ in the High Jump event

Ames Track and Field Takes on the Drake Relays

Erin Murphy and Leola Almquist April 28, 2021

Stands packed to full capacity, the spectators knew the worth their ticket held. Some of the best track and field athletes in the nation compete at the well known Drake Relays. A day is reserved for high...

Ames Senior Leah Tietjens goes for a shot guarded by two  West players

The Perserverance of Ames High Girl’s Basketball

Erin Murphy, Editor, Reporter March 3, 2021

When you think of Ames High Athletics, the Girls Basketball Team may come to mind. Recently, senior Ashley Iiams reached the 1,000 career points mark after her 500th rebound in a game against Pella on...

An extremist hangs from the balcony of the Senate chambers.

The Great American Hypocrisy

Sophia Cordoba, Editor 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...

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

Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

Zoe Mamakos and Tim Mooney 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

Oliver Chen and Zoe Mamakos 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 teacher Carol Vanwaardhuizen instructs foods students on how to make pancakes.

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

Oliver Chen , Co-Editor in Chief 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

Logan Adams-Bacon, Reporter 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

Lucas Bleyle, Co-Editor in Chief 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

Petr Karpov, Reporter 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 band students who chose to walk off stand with arms linked in the student section.

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

Lucas Bleyle and Selaam Dollisso 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...

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