The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

About

AHSneedle is Atlantic High School’s online news source, providing you with the latest news concerning the school and community through sports stories, activity recaps, opinion pieces, and more. The program is student-driven, which means the junior and senior editors determine and edit the content published.

AHSneedle is a 2021 SNO Distinguished Site and works hard to publish relevant and entertaining pieces. Our site includes staff profiles of all editors and features a live Twitter feed. Readers can participate in weekly polls found on our site, as well as through our Twitter (@AHSneedle).

2021-22 AHS Journalism – Editors

Our news show, “Eye of the Needle,” is produced by students. “Eye of the Needle” is posted on our Youtube account (AHS Needle) often.

Our staff works hard to keep up-to-date with social media trends. We post regularly on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook. Our username on all accounts is @ahsneedle.

The 2022 AHS Journalism staff is made up of 49 students, spanning grades 10-12.

Our vision for AHSneedle is to bring readers clear and concise reports on all aspects of the school in a timely manner. Content created and posted on our site is meant only to inform students, staff, and the surrounding community. While anyone can suggest what to cover, editors have the final say in what and how it is produced. All articles are reviewed by an editor before publication. Information found will always be cited as so. We encourage contact with our readers, however, all comments on our website will be subject to editor approval prior to publication.

The current Editor-in-Chief is Taliya James. Our editor team consists of Elizabeth Anderson, Dakota Oswalt, Eleanor Greving, Eleanor McCalla, and Josie Colton.

Awards 

2021-2022

  • Audience Engagement Badge (SNO)
  • Story Page Excellence Badge (SNO)
  • Continuous Coverage Badge (SNO)
  • Excellence in Writing Badge (SNO)
  • Multi-Media Excellence (SNO)

2020-21

Finalist, Iowa News Team of the Year (Iowa High School Press Association)

First Place, Class A, Web Design (IHSPA)

Distinguished Site (SNO)

  • Audience Engagement Badge (SNO)
  • Site of Excellence Badge (SNO)
  • Story Page Excellence Badge (SNO)
  • Continuous Coverage Badge (SNO)
  • Excellence in Writing Badge (SNO)
  • Multimedia Excellence Badge (SNO)

2019-20

Finalist, Iowa News Team of the Year (Iowa High School Press Association)

First Place, Web Design (IHSPA)

  • Story Page Excellence Badge (SNO)
  • Excellence in Writing Badge (SNO)
  • Audience Engagement Badge (SNO)
  • Site of Excellence Badge (SNO)

2018-19

Finalist, Iowa News Team of the Year (Iowa High School Press Association)

2017-18

Iowa News Team of the Year  (Iowa High School Press Association)

2016-17

All-Iowa News Team Finalist  (Iowa High School Press Association)

First Place Web Design (Iowa High School Press Association)

2015-16

Third Place News Team of the Year  (Iowa High School Press Association)

2014-15

Fourth Place News Team of the Year (Iowa High School Press Association)

2013-14

Iowa ACLU Robert Mannheimer Youth Advocacy Award

Best of SNO

2021-22

What Students Wish Their Teachers Knew, 2021

A Claus for Concern, 2021

Teachers’ Stress in 2021, 2021

2020-21

Dress Code Disguises and Downfalls, 2021

Teachers in Love, 2021

Ken Crane: A Route Not Forgotten, 2021

2019-20

Zoey’s in the Driver’s Seat, 2020

The Life of a Bus Driver, 2020

What’s It Like Having Car Clout?, 2019

2018-19

Girls Wrestling Grows in Popularity, 2019

Getting to Know an Iconic Teacher, 2019

ISASP Testing to Replace Iowa Assessments, 2019