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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Abbey Bishop

May 25, 2018


Filed under Features

The month of May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States since 1949. According to Mental Health America, during the month of May, there are many different activities happening all over the U.S. to support mental health, such as walks and runs for people to participat...

Teachers Negotiate for Changes

Teachers Negotiate for Changes

Grace Bruckner and Kelsie Siedlik

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

Many students have been wondering why approximately 70 teachers attended the Atlantic School Board meeting on the night of April 11. According to the agenda, the meeting was a regularly scheduled monthly business meeting to approve the budget and finances. This is a time when the board certifies that t...

Beauty Icon James Charles Rises to Fame

Beauty Icon James Charles Rises to Fame

Kayla Mauk and Callie Richter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features, World and National News, World/National News

Not only is James Charles 17 years old and not yet graduated from high school, he was also named the world’s first-ever male ambassador for American cosmetic brand CoverGirl in 2016. As a young teen, Charles built a beauty empire with the YouTube videos he created at home, most notably his entertai...

Getting to Know the Class of 2018: Jiles McCoy

Getting to Know the Class of 2018: Jiles McCoy

Benard McGee

May 9, 2018


Filed under 2018, Features, Senior Spotlight, Senior Spotlight

Jiles McCoy has a good connection with his family. “They are a great bunch of people,” McCoy said. He has two siblings: Shea, 5, and Paige, 21. During his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his girlfriend and playing football. McCoy decided to join football because he was “tired of being lazy....

Getting to Know Our New AD: Andrew Mitchell

Getting to Know Our New AD: Andrew Mitchell

Anna Lowary and Reagan Pellett

May 1, 2018


Filed under Activities, Features, School News

Be prepared to see a new face around the halls next year, AHS. A new activities director and assistant principal is coming to town. The school board hired Andrew Mitchell of Fort Madison on April 11 in hopes of bringing new ideas to the school. Mitchell grew up in Geneseo, Ill., which is a small town simila...

Opioid Epidemic Continues in the US

Opioid Epidemic Continues in the US

Alex Harper and Katie Schmitt

April 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, World and National News

Opioids have taken over as a quick way to get high in America. There are several types of opioids, both legal and illegal. Some examples include heroin, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and oxycodone. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “All opioids are chemically related and interact with opioi...

Taking Back the Track

Taking Back the Track

Aleigh Bean

April 24, 2018


Filed under Activities, Features, Girls' Track, Showcase, Sports

Nine senior girls are out for track this year: Sydney Bean, Charity Williams, Sidney Svoboda, Cheyenne Elliott, Morgan Altman, Jessica Hartwig, Kylie Proehl, Haley Engler and Cora Zikuda. Svoboda and Elliots are throwers; Bean, Williams and Hartwig are sprinters; Altman and Proehl run hurdles; Engler ...

Cross Country Teams Plan “Dye Dash” as a Fundraiser

Cross Country Teams Plan “Dye Dash” as a Fundraiser

Tayler Burg and Pluma Pross

April 18, 2018


Filed under Activities, Cross Country, Features, Sports

The Atlantic Cross Country team will be holding a color run dubbed the “Dye Dash” on May 12 as a fundraiser to raise money for a chip-timing system. Head cross country coach and AHS Fuel advisor Dan Vargason is organizing the run with the help of the cross country team. The cost to participate i...

Read Across America Day at AHS

Read Across America Day at AHS

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” National Read Across America Day was held on Friday, March 2, in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. and classes from pre-kindergarten through third grade were invited to com...

Local Group Formed to Enhance School Safety

Local Group Formed to Enhance School Safety

Ashley Wendt and Erin Wendt

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

In consideration of recent school shootings that have taken place in the country, a local group called “Iowans Protecting Our Children,” or IPOC, has gotten together and formed a plan to help secure the schools. Junior Joshua Smith helped organize this group after discussing the Parkland, Fla. s...

NEWS BRIEF – Tractor Day takes place at AHS

NEWS BRIEF – Tractor Day takes place at AHS

Pluma Pross, Journalism Production Student

March 15, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

Today, March 15, 2018, 10 tractors are participating in tractor day along with two pedal tractors. There is a range of tractors from small to large, with different colors and styles. All of the tractors are parked in the first two rows on the east side of the parking lot. They started their journey at t...

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