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  • JV wrestling heads to a tournament at Southeast Polk on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck!
  • The wrestling team takes on Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln this weekend. Good luck!
  • Good luck to the basketball teams on Friday, Dec. 13 as they take on Creston!
  • The Madrigal Dinner is this weekend in the commons. Break a leg!
  • The ACT test is Saturday, Dec. 14 at AHS.
  • AHS is hosting SWIBA auditions on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck to those auditioning!
  • There is a home archery meet on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck!
  • The speech team is participating in a tournament at Dowling Catholic this weekend. Break a leg!
  • The boys swim team hosts Sioux City West and South Sioux City on Thursday, Dec. 12. Good luck!
  • The 2018-19 Javelin is in!

The Secrets Behind Secret Santa

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 share in these joyful traditions, the Atlantic High School hosts many events leading up to the winter...

You Can Drive My Tractor

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, they were able to go to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We also were able to go and kiss the bricks just as...

Another Trip, Another Taco Night

Another Trip, Another Taco Night

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

November 12, 2019

This summer, 28 Spanish class students will be taking a trip to Costa Rica. In order to pay for their trips, the students have done two fundraisers so far, their most recent one being a taco feed for the community. The Taco Night fundraiser took place on Thursday, Nov. 7. Twenty-six of the 28 going ...

The Bloodmobile is Back in Town

The Bloodmobile is Back in Town

Hana Holtz, Editor

October 22, 2019

The Atlantic NHS chapter is hosting their first blood drive of the year on Tuesday. Students, staff, and community members can donate anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the gym.  As usual, the blood drive is through the Red Cross. NHS members will be present to check in students and offer up snacks ...

Documentary AO Rises in Popularity

Documentary AO Rises in Popularity

Carina Birkel and Drew Engler

October 14, 2019

English teacher Randall Simpson created an opportunity for students to watch documentaries during AO. In room 406, Simpson invites students to study “the art of film.” Every Wednesday, anywhere from ten to 15 students come to watch documentaries. “I like to keep it small so the kids can focus ...

New Year, New AOs

New Year, New AOs

Ariel Clark, Editor

October 9, 2019

Band, choir, sports, and journalism are often considered some of the only semi-out of school activities someone can get involved in. However, with the introduction of AO, clubs have become a lot easier to set up and host. Students no longer have to come in after school if they want to form a gatherin...

Speech and Debate Compete at Lincoln Railsplitter

Speech and Debate Compete at Lincoln Railsplitter

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 18, 2018

The AHS speech and debate team has competed in their third straight weekend of competition in December at the Lincoln Railsplitter Speech Debate Tournament in Des Moines. Held on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15, seven Trojans competed in their respective events, with four earning top-five fini...

All About Archery

All About Archery

Bodie Johnson and Mia Trotter

December 18, 2018

The Atlantic Archery team is held to high standards, as they placed third in their first tournament of the season. There are 35 high school students and 35 middle school students who participate in archery. During a competition, each contestant is given five arrows and shoots four times at 10 meter...

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...

Two Straight Weekends of Competition for Speech and Debate

Two Straight Weekends of Competition for Speech and Debate

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 12, 2018

The past two weekends have been busy for the speech and debate department of AHS, with two-day competitions at both Johnston and Dowling. The Johnston Dragon Invitation took place on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, while the Dowling competition was held over the days of Dec. 7 and 8. Seven of the competing pi...

What Students Need to Know About Speech

What Students Need to Know About Speech

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

November 29, 2018

With the fall play over with and musical yet to begin, it seems as if Atlantic High School's theatre/performing arts opportunities have been diminished. But, all is not what it seems, as even though play and musical are not the current focus, the 2018-19 speech season is about to commence. Speech, t...

Dance Team Prepares for First Performance

Dance Team Prepares for First Performance

Dani Mathisen and Mia Trotter

November 23, 2018

The AHS Dance Team is back and better than ever. After taking the fall season off, the team has put together a holiday special routine that will be performed at half-time on Dec. 17 during the varsity boys’ basketball game against Kuemper Catholic. This season’s dance team is made up of junior Madison Fell, so...

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