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  • The fall play is showing Friday, Nov. 15, Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17. Break a leg!
  • There will be a Veteran's Day assembly on Monday, Nov. 11 during seminar.
  • The 2018-19 Javelin is in!

AHS’ Take on Transgender Athletics

AHS’ Take on Transgender Athletics

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

The End of Football Season

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

Activity Equality — OPINION

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 ...

Another Year of Halftime Hurrahs

Another Year of Halftime Hurrahs

Molly McFadden, Editor

August 29, 2019

What happens at band camp, stays at band camp. That is, except for the music they learn. This Friday, Aug. 30, the Trojan Guard will perform their first set of the season. The set is titled contemporary, featuring a mix of pop music. Gwen Irlmeier, a flute player, said that she is excited for the ...

2019 Trojan Football Preview

2019 Trojan Football Preview

Connor Church, Editor

August 28, 2019

The 2019 Atlantic Trojans football season is upon us. After finishing 4-5 last season, the Trojans look to have a bounce-back season in 2019. The Trojans had 11 seniors on the team last year. Then seniors were Connor Pellet, Nathan Behrends, Chase Mullenix, Zade Niklasen, Sam Granner, Benson Lin, Cooper...

Trojan Girls Track Headed to the Blue Oval

Trojan Girls Track Headed to the Blue Oval

Kennedy Goergen, Staff Writer

May 14, 2019

Trojan Girls Track traveled to Carroll for their state qualifier meet on Friday, May 10. As a team the Trojans finished second with 108 points. Nine events qualified for state including three relays and six individual events. Here are the qualifiers: Distance Medley: sophomore Haley Rasmussen, sophomore Alyssa Der...

FFA Achieves First State Officer in 42 Years

FFA Achieves First State Officer in 42 Years

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

April 22, 2019

Big things have been coming from the Atlantic FFA chapter with a successful three-day trip to the State FFA Convention and Leadership Conference over the days of Sunday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 16 in Ames, IA. The group of 12 included seniors Tyler Comes, Nathan Behrends, Katie York and Connor Pellett, ...

Girls’ Tennis Falls to Fillies

Girls’ Tennis Falls to Fillies

Molly McFadden, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

Tennis players Hana Holtz (#1), Molly McFadden (#3) and Nellie Grooms (#4) were the high-scoring Trojans during the competition with Shenandoah Monday night. Although no Trojans won their matches, Holtz and McFadden each won two games and Grooms won one. After graduating Heather Freund (#1) and Ril...

In the Midst of Practice for “Anything Goes”

In the Midst of Practice for “Anything Goes”

Shayla Luke and Da'Jai Wesson

January 18, 2019

Working hard for opening night, preparation for the spring musical has taken effect. Titled “Anything Goes,” the production is making its way on stage in March. As an annual tradition, the cast is putting forth all of their energy into hosting the performance. Following the antics of an ocean liner, t...

Show Choir Season Kicks Off

Show Choir Season Kicks Off

Molly McFadden, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

Atlantic to Host Individual State Speech

Atlantic to Host Individual State Speech

Anastasia Muell, Editor

January 2, 2019

Some say actors can do anything. They do improv after being given only a story base and a few characters, some have tearjerking pieces that tug at the heartstrings, some have funny pieces with wacky characters that make people laugh until they can’t breathe and some sing their hearts out to tell a...

Atlantic FFA Members Compete 2018 Beef Extravaganza

Atlantic FFA Members Compete 2018 Beef Extravaganza

Eric Miller, Contributor

December 18, 2018

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, members of the Atlantic FFA participated in the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation Beef Extravaganza. Team members Nathan Behrends and Tyler Comes placed third overall, while team members Carli Henderson, Tate Den Beste and Zade Niklasen placed 13 out of 20 teams. The Beef Scholarsh...

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