The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


Is College a Necessary Investment?

Is College a Necessary Investment?

Anna Potts May 14, 2024

It is easy to believe that with the increasing growth of the job market, a college degree has become irrelevant. Although, required education is largely influenced by your professional goals, as well as...

Mrs. Pauley teaches the Chemistry class. Pauley teaches AP Chemistry, Chemistry, and Physics at AHS.

Iowa Arming Educators

Alix Nath, Editor March 25, 2024

Following the Perry High School shooting, Iowa proposed a bill to permit educators to carry firearms, should a school choose to participate and arm its educators. This file was swiftly stopped in the...

AHS student reads Iowa Capital Dispatch article on House File 2319. The article was posted on Feb. 5 of 2024, and has displayed the impact of the proposed law to Iowa.

Rights Rebuttals

Alix Nath, Editor March 12, 2024

Senate File 496 has created many conflicts within Iowa. One conflict which has been created was due to the introduction of House File 2319. House File 2319, according to Iowa Capital Dispatch, forbids...

Brenna Bird discusses drug usage for AHS.

Drug Discussion

Alix Nath, Editor February 8, 2024

“Just one pill can kill.” This was said on Feb. 2 by the Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird. Bird came to speak to the Atlantic High School students about Fentanyl's impact on and in our community. According...

The Banned Books law is put on a pause and many students are excited about this change.

Broad Book Ban Takes a Break

Alix Nath, Editor February 5, 2024

As society turns to a new chapter, Iowa turns away from a proposed ban. This was a ban prompted by Senate File 496. This ban had many outcomes, including a limit on identity expression and a ban of books...

Painting Our Spirit

Bennett Whetstone, EON Lead Producer December 21, 2023

In this video, we learn about AHS's newest mural. Art teacher Elizabeth Herrick painted it over the summer.

A New Chapter

Bennett Whetstone and Mason McFadden December 21, 2023

In this video, we welcome the newest class of freshmen to AHS. They tell us about their experience so far and how they are adjusting.

Applications for FAFSA will open Dec. 1, 2023.

FAFSA Is Changing

Anna Potts, Editor November 15, 2023

Have you ever heard of Free Application for Federal Student Aid? Do you know what it is, or why it is important? Do you know that applications open on December 1, 2023? What about changes made to the application...

Dexter Dodson speaks with students and parents during parent-teacher conferences.  The conferences were held Oct. 25-26.

A Much Needed Break

Alyssa Neal and Claire Pellett October 28, 2023

Parent-teacher conferences are a great way for parents to learn about how their child is doing in school and for teachers to praise or share concerns with the parents. However, they're also a well-deserved...

Rooms 408 and 410 are decorated with painted ceiling tiles. This tradition started in 2013.

See the Ceiling Tiles

Rylee Bengel and Aunika Darrow October 25, 2023

Most people who attend AHS know of Allison Berryhill and her creativity in her classroom. She allows her students to feel more open toward their ideas and allows her journalists to put their creativity...

English teacher Allison Berryhill has had to preview every new book she adds to her classroom library. Many students read books contained in her classroom.

Story Time

Alix Nath, Editor October 4, 2023

“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight,” said the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chobsky....

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