The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


Jade Harter asks former Geometry teacher Lisa Sonntag for help with the homework on last years curriculum.

New Math Curriculum at AHS

Amelia Peterson November 30, 2022

This year, AHS introduced a new math curriculum called Savvas. This new curriculum was created to improve learning and switch to a more up-to-date program. For some background, Savvas, formerly known as...

Senior Evan Brummers artwork was posted on twitter at the beginning of April. The poster showcases senior athletes from AHS.

Represent Black and Gold

Braden Spurr, Staff Writer May 26, 2022

Everyone should have the chance to be involved in school while in high school. Either school or non-school activities, it could be as simple as taking elective classes or joining clubs. Being involved...

Jade Harter asks geometry teacher Lisa Sonntag for help with the homework. Harter is involved in basketball as well.

Balancing It All

Abby Muller January 5, 2022

The life of a student is hard, but the life of an AHS athlete or participant in school activities is even harder. Students at AHS are juggling it all.  Some athletes don’t have an off-season. Four-season...

Jade Harter asks geometry teacher Lisa Sonntag for help with the homework. Harter is involved in basketball as well.

2 + 2 = YOU –A Photo Gallery

Alyssa Neal, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

Chemistry teacher James Todd encourages students to use specific language when making observations.

The Elemental Mr. Todd

Anna Cesaro, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

You’ll recognize him in the hall: he’s wearing a crewneck sweater and his school ID is strapped to his upper arm. He’s standing outside the science lab, drinking hot tea from a green thermos. You...

Side-conversations often get brought up in class, and Mr. McDermott is known for his stories during lessons. When his physics-defying “Honda-Davidson” moped is brought up, eighth graders may become confused or jealous. “My Honda-Davidson goes 19 miles-per-hour down 10th Street hill, and goes 21 up it.” 
Eighth grade is when students start to become of legal age to ride mopeds, so the stories of the “Honda-Davidson” are highly relevant.

Eighth Grade at AHS – Photo Gallery

Bennett Whetstone December 13, 2021

A fire at Atlantic Middle School in August displaced 350 students. The sixth- and seventh-graders are housed in the Cass County Educational Opportunity Center, but 125 eighth-graders have been snuggled...

The Roman Coliseum catches the attention of many at a previous Hawkeye-10 Art Show. Senior Isabellah Petersons stippling is one of her many award-winning pieces of artwork.

More Than a Class, Best of Show

Taliya James, Editor April 13, 2021

In the beginning, she was interested in the art of anime, and her middle school dream was to produce illustrations for Manga. She hoped that hard work would allow her to become big in that field. She was...

AHSNeedle Senior Staff stand under the high schools sign. We feel the school hasnt included our class in enough conversations and decisions this year.

Senior Year Under the Cloud of COVID-19

Staff Editorial December 11, 2020

At the beginning of 2020, the hallways were filled with chatter about a new virus called COVID-19. Now, as we near the end of the year, this virus has become a part of our daily lives. It affects every...

The Class of 2019 adorn themselves in black and gold as they take to the stage for their graduation ceremony. The flowers consisted of perennials.

Classy Choices for the Class of 2021

Ariel Clark, Editor December 3, 2020

Graduation, a time of heightened emotions and prominence. The senior class of that year officially takes off into the world to face whatever future they decide on. At the event, the flowers that adorn...

Tests come in all forms and styles. Each offers a unique twist to the standard method of assessment, which gives insight into the mind of the teacher providing the test.

Testing, 1, 2, 3

Ariel Clark, Editor November 30, 2020

Students in every grade have been subjected to “tests” in one form or another.  However, the type of test they take tends to depend on the teacher of the class.  No matter the subject, students are...

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