The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.

The WEB

The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.

The WEB

The student newspaper of, by, and for Ames High School.

The WEB

2015-2016 Staff

Lucas Bleyle

Lucas Bleyle

This is Lucas' fourth year on the WEB, and second year as Co-Editor in Chief. He plans to work tiredly to elevate the Web to new heights. He is suggesting revolutionary and somewhat radical goals for ...

Tifany Chu

Tifany Chu

Tifany has been in the web for the past 1.5 years, however when she walked in late to the first day of class, DJ said: “Who are u?”  Dedicated to being petty, Tifany loves to be petty. Apart from ...

Sam Stuve

Sam Stuve

Call me PoppaStu. I spit game so good, I belong in the rap hall of fame. I’m a hip hop dancer call me MC Hammer. I behave very well, I’ll never be locked up in the slammer. I drop funky fresh rhymes that...

Victoria Ostendorf

Victoria Ostendorf

When Victoria Ostendorf is not fixing other people's mistakes and solving their problems you will find her lounging around her house in nothing but her finest silk robe and a string of pearls. Her ido...

Tynan Shahidi

Tynan Shahidi

Hey I'm Tynan

Madi Franco

Madi Franco

Madi is a senior and this is her first year participating in The Web. Madi loves exploring her creative side, whether it be through art, writing, music, or photography. Of course, it wouldn’t be possi...

Bella Andersen

Bella Andersen

Ya girl Bella is small ball of uplifting spirit who enjoys binge watching New Girl, and eating Panera’s Mac n’ Cheese. She is a sixteen year old, and this is her first year on The Web. In her free ti...

Hannah Sumpter

Hannah Sumpter

This is Hannah’s first year on The Web. She’s a senior. She’s a Taurus so if you’re an Earth Sign, you might get along. She’s a feminist and will probably fight you about it. After high school...

Tracie-Lynn Lamoreux

Tracie-Lynn Lamoreux

Tracie-Lynn is a senior at Ames High and this is her first year on The Web and she has high hopes. An optimistic intersectional feminist who fills her time with working, being politically involved, and...

Megan Hofer

Megan Hofer

Megan. A fabulously insane person who has a brain that likes to explode on paper. Megan has barely started tenth grade and she has already endured many tragedies such as Netflix shutting down when her ...

Srishti Mathur

Srishti Mathur

If you ever see a name that you don’t know how to pronounce, there is a solid 87% chance that it is sophomore Srishti Mathur’s name. She enjoys wasting her time on Netflix, social media, procrastinating, ...

Jill Zmolek

Jill Zmolek

Jill Zmolek is violently passionate about churning butter. When looking in the mirror, John Cusack winks back and she has taken to krumping to ward off the paralyzing fear of her mortality. Fur is murder....

Lauren Eller

Lauren Eller

Lauren Eller is a living contradiction as she thoroughly enjoys working out and being on the go but also can never pass up a midday nap. In the same way, she doesn’t know if she wants to strive to be th...

Lucas Bleyle

Lucas Bleyle

Lucas enjoys such things as the satisfaction of popping open an umbrella, seeing people nodding along while he speaks, and listening to uncontrolled saxophone duets. Lucas, now 14, lives in Ames, Iowa, wi...

Dane Dorius

Dane Dorius

Dane Dorius is a sophomore at Ames High. He’s a gamer, a geek, a great typer, a lot of things that start with “G”. His favorite video games are Metal Gear Solid 5 (screw thought-provoking discus...

Sonja Paulson

Sonja Paulson

Sonja is a sophomore in high school and hates to procrastinate, but sadly, she could win a gold medal for it. She enjoys watching Netflix and eating corndogs, along with sleeping til noon. One of Sonja's...

Tim Kim

Tim Kim

Tim was raised in a middle-class household in Chicago, Illinois, and began rapping in the third grade, becoming involved in the city's hip hop scene. Tim attended art school for one semester before dropping...

McKenzie Reimer

McKenzie Reimer

McKenzie Reimer is a junior at Ames High School. When not at school, you can often find her curled up at home with a good book, watching Netflix, or crying over fictional characters. Some of her favorite...

Braxton Buser

Braxton Buser

Braxton is a senior. This is her first year on Web, and is excited to join the staff. Along with the Web this year, she is participating in Homecoming committee and creative writing club.  Including the w...

Achala Thippeswamy

Achala Thippeswamy

Hey hello wassup. 16 years ago, Achala (a junior) emerged from the womb ready to fight. Achala is young, inexperienced, lazy, and constantly late to social events due to the fact she lives in Huxley, ...

Tyler Gross

Tyler Gross

Tyler Gross is a rookie writer on the staff, but a veteran high schooler.  He enjoys playing basketball, winning i-ball championships, frisbee golfing, and destroying people in FIFA.  A speaker of the tru...

Lisa Cochran

Lisa Cochran

Born within a little firework of  loud Russian and English combined, Lisa Cochran is a 4’9” sophomore. She strongly enjoys flying in airplanes and living vicariously through celebrities such as Van...

Hayley Martens

Hayley Martens

My name is Hayley Martens and I am a junior. I can't do this I can't write about myself. Just like 4 bags of chips I am 100% salty. You can generally find me in bed listening to various music and binge watc...

Tifany Chu

Tifany Chu

Tifany Chu does not know what this is or what's going on. Tifany is a Junior (surprise!) that joined The Web for attention. Tifany’s dwindling high school experience is summarized best by Britney: “...

Sabrina Lang

Sabrina Lang

Often times confused as a freshman, 4’9” Sabrina Lang is a junior at AHS. She is the Profiles editor on the majestic WEB staff. Her favorite activities include cuddling her psychotic cat, Audibell, ea...

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Kate Murray

Kate is a senior and the copy editor of the newspaper.  She knows what is going on in the school because the resident alliance of cockroach and mice spies report directly to her, as is customary for the...

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Shelby Reeves

Shelby is back on the Web staff for her senior year, not by popular demand, but because she likes causing problems. You may know her by her constant irritated expression, so she defends herself using th...

Sahar Sebghati

Sahar Sebghati

This is Sahar’s second year on The Web as the Reviews Editor. She is a senior. Due to her love for writing and the world, she someday hopes to pursue a career that utilizes social issues and journalism. S...

Kub Stevens

Kub Stevens

As a three time returning member of the WEB, Senior Kub Stevens now reigns as the superior Co-Editor in Chief. He spends his free time drowning in a sea of knowledge, but not of his own, rather that of ...

Emma Stewart

Emma Stewart

As a senior at Ames High, Emma Stewart stops at nothing to keep her daily schedule busy for her last year. Sports wise, Emma is involved in Fall Cheerleading, State Cheer, and Drill Team. She is a member...