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SUPER BOWL 51

SUPER BOWL 51

John McConkey and Chase McLaren
February 3
Filed under Football, Reviews, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized

Super Bowl   And then there were two. On January 22, the stage was set for Super Bowl 51. The New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17, while the Atlanta Falcons beat the Green Bay Packers 43-21. The Patriots and the Falcons will headline in what many say is the biggest stage in...

Should Seniors Play? – OPINION

Should Seniors Play? – OPINION

Alexis Handel
February 1
Filed under Activities, Opinion, Reviews, School News, Showcase

A daunting question has loomed over varsity athletics for as long as anybody can remember. Coaches, players, and even communities have pondered this single question: Should seniors play just because it’s their last season? Coaches have different philosophies on this subject. Coach Dan Vargaso...

Midnight Madness – OPINION

Midnight Madness – OPINION

Sarah Schorle
January 27
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The clock strikes 10 as I enter my house for the first time since I left at 6:30 in the morning. A full day of school, speech, band, and work behind, the only thing between me and eight hours of blissful sleep is the homework I was unable to finish throughout the day. I could go to bed now and finish my...

What is Your Dream Car?

What is Your Dream Car?

Matt Gearheart and Logan Reilly
December 8
Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Vroom, Vroom What is your dream car? At Deter Motor Company located in Atlantic, Iowa, the most commonly sold car is the Chevrolet Malibu, according to salesman Chuck Sievers. Malibu's have many features that buyers are looking for such as back-up camera, heated seats, sunroof, and lane-change alert. For ...

American Tragedy- OPINION

American Tragedy- OPINION

Sarah Schorle
November 16
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Gallery

There are many wonderful seasons in this world  (Christmas season, Pumpkin Spice Season, Back-To-School Season), but there is nothing quite like election season. Who doesn’t love a few politically (and sometimes religiously) charged, wealthy, politicians bickering back and forth about what they pr...

Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Zac Stork
November 9
Filed under Academics, Opinion, Showcase, The Gallery

Last week, AHS was involved in a statewide Straw Poll. The Straw Poll is a program put on by the state of Iowa and the Secretary of State, Paul Pate, to see what the high schoolers of today think about the elections this year. Students were presented a poll to vote for who they think should be President a...

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Jaxson Eden, Celebrations Editor
November 4
Filed under Activities, Cross Country, Football, Girls' Volleyball, Reviews, School News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Volleyball

With fall sports officially over here is a slideshow that recaps the fall season of sports.

When in Doubt, Dab Out? – OPINION

When in Doubt, Dab Out? – OPINION

Sarah Schorle
September 21
Filed under Eye of the Needle, Opinion, School News, Showcase

In the past few days, it has become very clear to me that the dabbing situation has been blown out of proportion. What originally started as a celebratory dance craze has now become a loaded action with consequences attached. It’s turned into a modern, Footloose-esque situation except instead of dancing,...

Dinner at the Diner

Dinner at the Diner

Mariah Cook
March 18
Filed under Reviews, School News, Showcase, The Gallery

Did someone say diner? I know a lot of people were looking forward to having a Jimmy John’s. Sophomore Morgan Guyer said he was “pretty disappointed because Jimmy John’s is better than Subway.”  What's better than a Jimmy John’s? A Farmer’s Walnut Street Diner is what’s better! As...

The Joy of Jorts

The Joy of Jorts

Kole Hansen
March 17
Filed under Reviews, School News, Showcase, The Gallery

Denim shorts, also know as jorts, are making a comeback? Jorts,”shorts made of denim fabric,” came into popularity quickly a long time ago. Wearing short jorts started as a trend in the late 1960s, according to the vintage clothing site DustFactoryVintage.com. In this time period much of f...

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