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

More Than a Class, Best of Show

Artwork, for Bella Peterson, is an escape.
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...

Seniors Devin Wood, Noah VandeVanter, and Zach Colton help build on the roof. The class is only open to juniors and seniors with the correct prerequisites and takes place over two class periods. It is held at the Achievement Center.

Building Skills in Building Trades

The Building Trades class built a shed first semester.
Taliya James, Editor January 19, 2021

AHSNeedle Senior Staff stand under the high school's sign. We feel the school hasn't included our class in enough conversations and decisions this year.

Senior Year Under the Cloud of COVID-19

AHSNeedle Senior Staff ask that seniors be included in decision making.
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

Seniors get to decide on how they want their graduation to look in the form of class colors, a designated flower, song, and a motto to go by.
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

Tests are a foundation to the standard school system, but the style of test taken often depends on a teacher’s personal preference.
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...

Students work together to pack the trailer. Some students have volunteered with Operation Christmas Child before, while many freshman helped for their first time this year.

Giving This Holiday Season

Students at the Link Center spent their day volunteering for Operation Christmas Child.
Molly McFadden, Editor November 24, 2020

“This year we haven’t been able to see much good going on. It will give them an opportunity to see that even in the hard stuff, we can still do good,” Link Center Educator Mary McBride said about...

Students finish up a quiz in Trisha Niceswanger’s second-period Spanish 1 class. The desks in Niceswanger’s classroom are standard for most of the school and require students to look down at what they’re doing. This can contribute to neck pain.

Sitting in Classrooms — OPINION

Sitting for hours each day is, unfortunately, the norm for students.
Eleanor McCalla, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

Seven hours a day, five days a week, 36 weeks a year. Most students spend more of their waking hours at school than anywhere else. Every weekday, students go from sitting in one class to sitting in another...

Michelle Behrends sits in the front of the room and watches over her students, making sure they stay on track with their courses.While she was usually found substitute teaching for various absent teachers, Behrends was offered the position to be a semester-long substitute until the school can find an ample replacement teacher. She took the offer in order to help out the school and to stay safe during the pandemic.

Behrends in the Lab

With the resignation of AHS teacher Valerie Jaehrling due to COVID concerns, Michelle Behrends took over monitoring physics and chemistry online classes.
Ariel Clark, Editor November 13, 2020

“Traditionally as a teacher you don’t proctor classrooms, you teach,” said substitute teacher Michelle Behrends. Behrends took control of the chemistry and physics classes after the previous teacher...

Spanish 4 students Craig Alan Becker and Colin Mullinex act out a scene from the book Don Quijote. Students read Don Quijote in Spanish, translate it to English, and then recreate parts of the book.

Spanish Students Take on “Don Quijote”

Students taking Spanish 4 are currently reading and recreating the book “Don Quijote.”
Camryn Church, Editor November 3, 2020

As a project in Spanish 4, students are recreating scenes from the book “Don Quijote.” Students had a few weeks in class to work on creating the videos complete with narration and speaking.  The...

Many students around AHS use colorful pens to take notes. Some classes require hand written notes, while others don't.

What to Notice While Note Taking

Good note taking skills can benefit a students’ high school years tremendously.
Taliya James, Editor November 3, 2020

Good note taking skills can benefit a students’ high school years tremendously. Even with the world’s increase in technology, the best way to take notes is by hand. A study by Princeton University...

Senior Lia Lillard applied for a scholarship through the school. Information like class ranking, GPA, and volunteering history was needed to apply.

Scholarship Tips

AHS seniors looking for financial aid opportunities in college can apply for scholarships through resources from the school.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor October 28, 2020

Most high school seniors are focused on planning their future, especially this time of the year. Those who are planning to attend college might also be interested in applying for scholarships for financial...

School Board member Laura McLean reads a petition signed by AHS teachers at the last board meeting. McLean was asked questions by Intro to Journalism students during their press conference.

Introduction to Press Conferencing at AHS

Intro to Journalism students are learning about the different ways journalism is conducted.
Ariel Clark, Editor October 27, 2020

School Board member Laura McLean visited the 4th period Intro to Journalism class on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event was hosted in order to teach students more about how a press conference is run. Taking...

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