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.


Photos by Hector Vivas, Scott Garfitt, The Brown Daily Herald, and Gustavo Dudamel.

What We’re Listening to: May 2024

Brody Lang, Sports and Activities Editor May 20, 2024

        Sam 100 - Dean Blunt Hosianna Montra - Popol Vuh Khaar - Kourosh Yaghmaei Concordancia (1973) - El Polen Dunkelheit - Burzum San Vicente - Milton...

Seniors pose for a group photo on their first day of senior year in school facilities. Photo  by Building Minds School.

Exploring Excellence: Inside Building Minds School, an English Education System outside the U.S.

Ethel Navarro, Features editor April 8, 2024

Building Minds School, a bilingual school system in Honduras, students and staff talk to us about their school system and how English is taught outside the U.S. Alexa Aguilar, one of the BMS staff members/teacher,...

As of Feb 26 2024, 1.9 million Palestinians have been displaced since the Israeli siege of Gaza. Photo by Mohammed Ibrahim on Unsplash.

Israel is Committing Genocide in Gaza

Sam Galindo, WEB Editor February 28, 2024

We have heard for months of the terrible suffering in Palestine. Nearly two million Gazans have been displaced, tens of thousands have been killed, infrastructure in Gaza has been razed to the ground by...

Chelson Peter Kon Jong, known by her family, friends, and teachers as Nosha, has her picture taken while sitting in a chair.

Obituary – Chelsen Peter Kon Jong

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Editor-in-Chief December 20, 2023

Ames High School student and senior Chelson Peter Kon Jong, known more commonly by her teachers and friends as Nosha, passed away on 09/16/2023. Nosha, ethnically Dinka and South-Sudanese, grew up in...

ESL students get a picture taken while learning a new vocabulary.

Ames High ESL teachers

Ethel Navarro, Features editor October 11, 2023

Understanding is difficult for them at first, and there are no clear advantages or disadvantages, but it is great to observe how students are developing. Establishing communication ensures that students...

Amazons New Fulfillment Center
Via : Scottish Gov.

Living In Excess

Bennett Anderson May 22, 2023

We all live in material fortune, and all goods must be produced. Around the US, and many other places, a lifestyle of excess and carelessness is societally paramount. What falls by the wayside is our acknowledgment...

Creator: Sylvain Liechti | Credit: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Batteries Kill: Slavery In The Congo

Bennett Anderson May 19, 2023

The lithium-ion batteries in much of what you use, the rechargeable type, the type we are planning so much of our future on, require one resource responsible for an ever-growing wave of modern-day slavery....

Small Town Homelessness – An Invisible Struggle

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, WEB Reporter March 17, 2023

This article was originally written in August of 2022.  Sandwiched between Panera Bread and Hy-Vee at 225 South Kellogg Avenue in Ames, Iowa, The Bridge Home (TBH) is as invisible as its clients.  Comprised...

The Hangouts main sign, pictured leaning against the side of the Northern Presbyterian Church.

Cookies and Love: Northminister Presbyterian Church Seeks to Provide Support to High School Students with After-school Program 

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Guest Contributor January 24, 2023

The ring of the bell, the crossing of train tracks, and another Tuesday afternoon.  A group of students returns to the Presbyterian Church turned high-school hangout space, now moved inside to avoid...

Daniel Musel in front of ISU Parks Library

Q&A: A Bachelor’s in Saving the World

Chantal de Macedo Eulenstein, Reporter November 3, 2022

At 18, Daniel Musel is the only person at Iowa State University to major solely in saving the world, currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in climate science. The small college launched the program...

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