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.


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...

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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,...

A Short Opinion Essay on Tanning

A Short Opinion Essay on Tanning

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor January 9, 2023

Looking at me, there is no question that I am very pale. Even in the summer, I glow in the sun like Edward from Twilight. For reference, in Fenty beauty’s famous shade range of foundations, I am the...

Dough of the winning cookies.

The Battle for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor December 15, 2022

I have been baking and cooking for as long as I can remember, but I have always just used a random recipe on pinterest for staple recipes, forget to pin it and use a different one next time. My goal with...

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...

Ms. Faas at heaven in the Ames High library.

Ms.Faas’ Taking Charge

Ellyn Foglesong, Features Editor December 12, 2022

For the first time in nearly ten years, Ames High has added a certified Library technician, Erin Faas, to our staff.  Ms. Faas is from the small town of Osage, Iowa, and is familiar with working with...

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,...

Emails are overflowing, and demands are outrageous.

Quiet Quitting Continues to Haunt America

Ellyn Foglesong, Features Editor November 10, 2022

As a new working generation arises, old bleak rhetoric reemerges: leaving the blame for ongoing issues of widespread adjustments to the American work-life balance on Generation Z. Though the fossils of...

The Battle for the Best Cinnamon Roll

The Battle for the Best Cinnamon Roll

Elaina Johnson, Reviews Editor November 1, 2022

I tried out 4 recipes for a classic cinnamon roll, all claiming to be the best and here are my findings:  4.  At the bottom was the one hour cinnamon rolls from Kindly Unspoken. First of all, this...

An Ames High Class Overflowing with Students.  What is a Class Without A Teacher?

The Relationship Between the Political Environment and the Teacher Shortage

Ellyn Foglesong, Features Editor October 27, 2022

In recent years the decline in available and enthusiastic educators has been excruciatingly prominent, and to be painstakingly honest, it wasn't unprompted, nor is it new.  A report from American Progress...

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