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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.

Hana Holtz, Editor

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 Cup,” athletes in the Hawkeye 10 conference were given the chance to participate in a thre...

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.

Hana Holtz, Editor

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 activities throughout the school and community, the blood drive was called off due to the outbr...

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.

Hana Holtz, Editor

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 at 1:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome from the high school, as well as from the community. Anyone wh...

The Importance of Sportsmanship — OPINION

The wrestling team breaks it down after Wrestle-Offs.

Molly McFadden, Editor

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 Atlantic fan, I attend many activities throughout the year. In each one, I find that my enjoyment ...

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.

Ariel Clark and Hana Holtz

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 Day, students are able to participate in this event. Hosted by NHS, the members split into groups a...

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.

Grace Clay, Editor

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 theatre piece, a radio broadcast, an improv duo, and a short film at Districts. All three ensembl...

Role Models Among Us

Junior Garrett Reynolds shares his children's book with two first graders. Reynolds is involved in a variety of sports.

Molly McFadden, Editor

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 in the auditorium and watching the “big kids” at our dance recital each year. I would wait patient...

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.

Shelby Nosekabel, Staff Writer

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 start an E-Sports Club, where students could compete in video games.  Over summer break, the boys collected signat...

Final Plans for New Facilities

The Trojan Bowl will undergo many changes, with one being artificial turf in place of grass.

Grant Sturm, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The district has been discussing facility updates in Atlantic since 2016. During the summer of 2019, the final plans were passed through the Atlantic School Board to update some of the sports facilities. “The facilities are in need of drastic improvement, the main drivers being ADA (Americans with Disab...

AHS’ Take on Transgender Athletics

Sports like cross country, basketball, and track offer a team for both boys and girls. According to the IGHSAU and the IHSAA, transgender students play on the team they identify as.

Molly McFadden, Editor

November 11, 2019

Recently in the news there has been talk about transgender athletes and what team they should play for or gender that they should compete with. The headlines are full of titles asking “Do Transgender Athletes Have an Unfair Advantage?”  Atlantic High School follows the Iowa High School Athletic Assoc...

The End of Football Season

Junior Mia Trotter cheers on the Trojans at their last football game. Trotter has been on the cheer squad since her freshman year.

Jasmyne Oasay-Waddell, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Football is not just about the guys in the helmets and pads. It’s the coaches on the sidelines, the cheerleaders revving up the crowd, the band marching at halftime, and of course--the fans in the stands. The many people who contribute to the football experience can now reflect as the 2019 season ...

Activity Equality — OPINION

The cheerleaders stand ready at a football game this season. Behind the scenes, the squad makes snacks and posters.

Camryn Church, Editor

October 29, 2019

When you think of extracurricular activities, what do you think of? Football? Basketball? All of the activities offered at AHS should be considered with the same amount of respect and should be valued in their own ways.  Cheerleaders work hour after hour to make sure the football boys have snacks after ...

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