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4-H clubs set up booths for the annual Fall Fest held at the fairgrounds.

4-H For All

Olivia Olson, Staff Writer November 2, 2023

 National 4-H Week is a celebration of 4-H. “It is not only national but international, which is pretty cool, and not many people think about that,” said Katie Bateman, the Cass County Youth Coordinator. ...

The sign up for the tournament hangs outside Trisha Niceswangers classroom. The tournament is held Oct. 27-28.

SPEAK at Bull Creek!

Alix Nath, Editor October 20, 2023

“Great people who happen to be great speakers” is a slogan used by the AHS Speech and Debate team. This team gives students the opportunity to speak well and speak for something they believe in. This...

Students J. Molina, Brady Wagner, and Molly Harris learn to dance a traditional Japanese festival dance.

Welcome to the International Club!

J. Molina, Editor September 29, 2023

Atlantic High School is home to a wide cast of people from all different walks of life. As a community, it’s important to unite ourselves with our peers, but why not celebrate our differences at the...

The 2023-2024 Atlantic FFA Chapter Officers (back) Colton Rudy, Roth Den Beste, Wyatt Simons, Lily Johnson. (front) Claire Pellett, Charli Goff, Lola Comes.

Atlantic FFA Holds Annual Banquet

Lily Johnson*, Contributor April 5, 2023

The Atlantic FFA Banquet was held on Monday, March 28, at the Atlantic High School. There were 172 members and guests present at the event. The banquet started with the opening ceremonies, led by the 2022-2023...

Ms. Niceswanger keeps a jar of pride flags in her classroom. Other teachers also show support for the QSA with flags, stickers, and posters.

Walkout Organized for March 1

Genevieve McCalla, Editor February 28, 2023

On Wednesday, March 1, a group of students plans to facilitate a walkout to protest the recent anti-LGBTQIA+ bills being debated in the Iowa legislature. The Iowa QSA, or Queer Student Alliance, a youth-led...

Photo illustration: Staff around AHS remind students they support them through small gestures.

PSA on the GSA

Eleanor McCalla December 1, 2021

In 1998, a spark of an idea in San Francisco swept through the United States, helping students across the country find support and raise awareness within their school systems. This network of school-based...

Seniors Brendan Atkinson, Drey Newell, and Braden Smith smile on the pond. The boys have placed second in two tournaments.

A Big Catch

Taliya James, Editor April 23, 2021

Iowa is known for its beautiful outdoors and lakes. The Southwest Iowa Fishing Team allows students to get out and truly experience the lakes firsthand. The nonprofit organization invites students, middle...

Elizabeth Anderson

Mental Health is Important as Physical Health

Elizabeth Anderson, Staff Writer November 12, 2020

Mental health days should be as important as physical health. One in four people struggle with some type of mental health and it’s the second deadliest disease in the world. Oftentimes, physical health...

Junior Maddie Botos tosses a bean bag in a game of cornhole. All sorts of activities can be found at Game Night.

It’s Game Night

Ariel Clark, Editor January 27, 2020

Game Night, an event hosted by AHS Fuel, was held on Saturday, Jan. 25 in the gym and commons. Students played kickball, spikeball, and basketball. They also tested their talents on the Wii and at card...

Freshman Weston Hoover sits next to two of game clubs founders, juniors Devlyne Sunderman and Lane Muell. AHS newest addition had been brewing since May 2019.

The Story Behind Game Club

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...

The NHS chapter meets early in the year. Juniors and seniors meet about once a month for NHS discussions.

The Secrets Behind Secret Santa

Ariel Clark, Editor November 21, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, festivities rush to meet the masses. From caroling to decorating trees, people tend to celebrate in their own unique ways in order to bring joy onto others. Wanting to...

The seven travelers pose for a picture at a stop on the trip. The FFA members raise money for the journey by selling fruit.

You Can Drive My Tractor

Camryn Church, Editor November 13, 2019

Seven FFA members made the eight-hour journey to Indianapolis two weeks ago for the National FFA Convention. On the first day, the students checked in and got their IDs for the convention. The second day,...

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