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SAAC - The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is made up of 14 girls from all corners of Iowa. The girls met at the IGHSAU headquarters in Des Moines.
Empowering Today to Lead Tomorrow
Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor • April 30, 2024

FOCUS - Junior Hailey Huffman focuses on nocking her arrow to get the perfect shot. Huffman  made sure her stance was strong and her bow arm did not shake. Huffman shot 3D where she shot all the different animals at all different distances.
Archery Is On the Rise
Anna Potts, Editor • February 23, 2024

Archery- in its tenth year at AHS, the sport is gaining numbers and more of its events are gaining publicity. On Feb. 25, Atlantic is hosting...

Fletcher Toft and Megan Birge dance with glee as vampire villian siblings plotting to kill human students. The play New Kids at Vampire High will be performed on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The Point Episode 11: Spring Play Special
Ella Meyer and Kate NicholsMarch 15, 2024

Hosts Ella and Kate talk with some members of the upcoming spring play "New Kids at Vampire High." Music by AHS graduate Evan Brummer.

IHSSA State Debate last January.
The Road to National Qualifiers
Alyssa Neal, Writer/Editor • February 9, 2024

It’s that time of year when AHS Speech and Debate heads to National Qualifiers, or “nat quals” as the team likes to call them. There are...

The Point Episode 14: Goodbye Seniors
Kate Nichols and Ella MeyerMay 15, 2024

Hosts Kate and Ella talk with AHS seniors about their high school career and their futures. Music by AHS graduate Evan Brummer. This...

THINK ABOUT IT - Kylie Templeton contemplates her answer as she takes one of the Intro to Journalism students quiz.
Buzzfeed Quizzes 2023-2024
Intro to Journalism StudentsMay 9, 2024

Annabelle Meyer and Aubrey Winford: What AHS Car Parker Are You? Aunika Darrow and Rylee Bengel: What Type of Lift Style Are You? Addison...

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The Eye of the Needle

11/13/23

Welcome back AHS, in this week’s episode we cover state cheerleading and the season they’ve had, and we also cover the Veteran’s Day Assembly. We also introduce our latest segments: How to Guides!

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Bennett Whetstone
Bennett Whetstone, Broadcasting Lead Editor
Bennett Whetstone is an AHS senior and award-winning journalist. Whetstone has taken part in journalism for three years. As lead broadcast producer, he specializes in editing weekly videos and “maintaining order” or keeping “everyone on the same page.” Whetstone's favorite part of journalism is taping the comedic parts of the Eye of the Needle around the school or doing Halloween or Christmas specials. Whetstone enjoys the freedom and autonomy of a student driven class. “The group of people I work with, is an awesome group” Whetstone said, “and gives me something to look forward to each day.” He is also a part of the Quill and Scroll journalism honor society.  Other activities Whetstone is involved in are running track and cross-country, National Honor Society, and AHS Fuel.  Outside of school, Whetstone plays guitar and creates music. He has been playing guitar for seven years and is self taught. Whetstone is looking forward to finishing up his high school career on a “good note” and having fun.  Story by Sophie Johnson
Nick Bennett
Nick Bennett, Broadcasting
Nick Bennett, age 17, joined Journalism at the beginning of this year. He had been wanting to join for a little while but his schedule had just been so full. “It was something I’d wished I’d always done, then senior year came around,” Bennett said. Bennett has been “heavily involved” in a broadcasting video his sophomore year. It was a video regarding “How to get a Winter Formal date.” Bennett’s favorite piece he has done was “Eye of the Needle 9/18/23.” He had some individuals come in and blindly try three Coca Cola beverages but all in different containers: one in a glass bottle, one in a plastic bottle, and one in a can. Bennett has no awards for journalism so far, but he has been a national qualifier in speech and debate, a two year football letter winner, and also a three year tennis letter winner. Bennet is also involved in AHS Fuel, the school’s spirit club. Story by Mabry Ohm

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