Alexa, Play Africa By Toto

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

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 corner you turn. Echoing voices of fragmented English resonate from the classroom. The simple exch...

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

FCS teacher Carol Vanwaardhuizen instructs foods students on how to make pancakes.

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 key areas. In order to comply with state Career Technical Education (CTE) standards, the district anno...

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 11 siblings. Of the 11, 5 are boys and 6 are girls. Growing up with this many people living under o...

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 voices to this overwhelming call for action. The reality and scope of the climate change has been b...

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 part of the fish was exposed to air, would that fish be considered wet? While this video managed t...

The Walkout: An Ames High Perspective

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

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 anthem is played, thirteen band members and two cheerleaders leave the field, silently linking arms as...

A Memorable Party

Liam Struck, Journalist

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 packed into the English hallway. Who conducts this spectacular event? The answer is, two dedicate...

The voices of Ames High

The voices of Ames High

Lucas Bleyle and Ames High, Print Editor

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. The results were also in sharp contrast with the mock election held at Ames High School, which ...

Kesha’s Legal Battle

Sahar Sebghati, Reviews Editor

March 1, 2016

In 2014 pop singer Kesha sued her Sony music producer, Dr. Luke, saying that he subjected her to verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, for the past decade. Last week, the New York Supreme Court dismissed her case that would let her cut her contract. Her contract states that she must continue t...