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  • The district FFA Convention will be Saturday, March 6 at Harlan
  • State girls basketball is this week
  • The late winter band and vocal concert is Thursday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
  • There will be a 1.5 hr early dismissal Wednesday, March 3
  • The mobile food pantry will be open Wednesday, March 3 from 3-6 p.m. in HS commons
  • Varsity boys basketball substate is Monday, March 1 at Indianola
  • Girls and boys track practice starts this week!
  • Order your yearbook!
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

The first Game Night of the year was held on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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 club's founders, juniors Devlyne Sunderman and Lane Muell. AHS' newest addition had been brewing since May 2019.

The Story Behind Game Club

There's a new club at AHS.
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

The Atlantic NHS chapter has drawn for this year's event.
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

...All the way to Indianapolis.
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,...

Sophomore Kenzie Hoffman serves plates of chips at the Taco Night fundraiser. All students who participated took tickets, made food, or served those attending.

Another Trip, Another Taco Night

The Costa Rica trip is funded partly by 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...

Senior Joel Behrens gives blood at the last blood drive. Behrens plans to donate at this drive as well.

The Bloodmobile is Back in Town

The fall blood drive hits AHS on Tuesday.
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...

Randall Simpson hosts the documentary AO in his classroom. The AO is held on Wednesdays.

Documentary AO Rises in Popularity

Hosted by English teacher Randall Simpson, the AO that pays homage to documentaries is still going strong.
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...

Juniors Beverly Dodson and Jasmyne Oasay-Waddell play some chords on the ukuleles in Allison Berryhill's classroom.

New Year, New AOs

Crocheting and string art are among some of the new clubs at AHS.
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...

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER MEDAL - (top row) Kobe Moss, Genevieve Martinez, Sarah Schorle, Troy Roach, (bottom row) Lane Muell, Carina Birkel and Olivia Engler pose after receiving awards. The Lincoln Railsplitter was the third straight weekend of competing for the AHS speech and debate students.

Speech and Debate Compete at Lincoln Railsplitter

AHS students traveled to Des Moines for yet another competition.
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,...

READY, AIM, FIRE - Sophomore Lea Lillard draws back her arm to make a shot.

All About Archery

The archery season has commenced, with the Trojans placing third at their first tournament.
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....

WIDE SMILES- Seniors Tyler Comes and Nathan Behrends proudly show their plaques from the contest. Comes and Behrends earned third place.

Atlantic FFA Members Compete 2018 Beef Extravaganza

Atlantic senior duo of Tyler Comes and Nathan Behrends place third at the 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...

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