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  • Girls basketball will take on Denison-Schleswig at home on Saturday.
  • There will be a 1.5hr early dismissal Wednesday, Jan. 13.
  • AHS will host boys and girls basketball vs. Clarinda on Tuesday, Jan. 12.
  • Atlantic basketball will play Harlan at home on Friday, Jan. 15.
  • Varsity wrestling will compete in Marion on Saturday.
  • Boys swim competes in a dual at home on Monday, Jan. 11.
  • There is a school board meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.
  • Talk to Mr. Baggett if you are interested in joining debate!
  • Order your yearbook!

Let’s Debate About It

Fine Arts reporter Chaylei Carey explores the class of Debate through video.
December 19, 2020

The Madrigal Dinner in Photos

Sophomores Kylie Pulido, Cater Pellett, Reece DeArment, Charolette Saluk, and Micaiah Anderson sit around a fake fireplace while a Christmas tree twinkles in the background.  Pulido and Anderson played Jesters for the Madrigal.
The Annual AHS Choir Madrigal Dinner was held on Dec. 12 and 13.
December 18, 2020

Senior Year Under the Cloud of COVID-19

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

Served Straight from Trojan Diner 2020

Junior Caleb Minders prepare to pull out the potatoes he helped make for the Trojan Diner.  At the time, the students were in their resting period after successfully delivering some of the meals.
Trojan Diner was served on Friday, Oct. 16 for faculty members.
October 23, 2020

Served to staff members that pre-signed up for a meal, the Foods II classes will serve Trojan Diner seven more times this semester. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there was no sit-in option, instead the...

The Quarantine Cup Comes to a Close

Senior Kenzie Waters dribbles the ball down the field during a game last year. Waters participated in the Quarantine Cup.
Atlantic finishes runner-up in the impromptu competition.
May 22, 2020

After spring sports were cancelled on Friday, April 17, Atlantic teacher Dan Vargason developed an idea in which spring sport athletes would be able to compete in a fun and safe way. Dubbed the “Quarantine...

NHS Blood Drive Gets Called Off

Atlantic's NHS chapter hosts at least two blood drives a year, one in the fall and in one in the spring.
The group looks to reschedule their spring event.
March 17, 2020

The Atlantic NHS chapter has postponed the upcoming blood drive that was set to take place on Wednesday, March 18. NHS adviser Jarrod O’Donnell made the announcement on Friday, March 13. Like many other...

NHS Wants Your Blood

Senior Bethaney Meurer donates blood during the last blood drive. Donators should consider drinking lots of water before they give blood.
The Red Cross is need of donations.
March 12, 2020

The Atlantic NHS chapter will be hosting their second blood drive of the year on Wednesday, March 18 in the high school gym. Individuals can begin donating at 7:30 a.m. The Red Cross will close up shop...

The Importance of Sportsmanship — OPINION

The wrestling team breaks it down after Wrestle-Offs.
Actions can speak louder than words.
February 24, 2020

The sportsmanship of a team says a lot more about them than how they actually perform. With this, the behavior of student sections and crowds represent a school as well. Being a cheerleader, and a huge...

Crush-O-Gram Sales Coming to an End

NHS Vice President Katie Saluk awards new-inductee Maddie Botos her certificate. The Crush-O-Gram activity is put on by Atlantic's NHS chapter.
AHS hosts many events for students to spread positivity.
February 7, 2020

The year is littered with various events that students can partake in. Many of them are ways to spread happiness and joy. The sale of Crush-O-Grams falls into this category. Each year before Valentine’s...

AHS Dominates District Speech

Junior Gen Martinez practices for a competition last year. This year, Martinez was in short film and an ensemble acting group.
The AHS speech and debate team earned five Is, two IIs, and a IV at District speech.
February 5, 2020

The AHS speech and debate team participated in eight different events on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the District speech competition. They had three different ensemble acting events, a one-act play, a musical...

Role Models Among Us

Junior Garrett Reynolds shares his children's book with two first graders. Reynolds is involved in a variety of sports.
Many students have a role model, but others act out the position.
January 30, 2020

Growing up, I can remember many people who I looked up to. When I think about being a student in elementary and middle school, I remember watching the high schoolers in awe. I can picture myself sitting...

The Story Behind Game Club

Freshman Weston Hoover sits next to two of game club's founders, juniors Devlyne Sunderman and Lane Muell. AHS' newest addition had been brewing since May 2019.
There's a new club at AHS.
January 7, 2020

Though game club is a new addition to AHS, its been in the making since May last year. At the activities fair last year, juniors Lane Muell, Xavier Stufflebeam and Devlyne Sunderman decided to try to...

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