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  • Winter Formal is Saturday, Feb. 1.
  • The jazz band will participate in the State contest on Saturday, Feb. 1. Break a leg!
  • Trojan wrestling heads to a double dual on Thursday, Jan. 30 in Council Bluffs. Good luck!
  • Trojan basketball takes on Kuemper Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Good luck!
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Student Youtubers at AHS

Student Youtubers at AHS

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

January 21, 2020

Youtube is a video-sharing website that’s been around since 2005. Users can both stream and upload videos ranging from music videos, to vlogs, to tutorials on various subjects. Everybody is allowed to use the platform, which means even someone you know personally might upload videos, or consider them...

Writing Lines with Bireline

Writing Lines with Bireline

Ariel Clark, Editor

January 21, 2020

Emma Bireline’s parents have always encouraged her to write. They would bestow upon her a “lot of journals and different types of writing books” to fuel her mind. Her love for writing never diminished. Now, Bireline is an English teacher that has taken up extra writing on the side. Taking over a week...

Australia Taken Over by Bushfires

Australia Taken Over by Bushfires

Grace Clay, Editor

January 9, 2020

Over the course of the last several months, Australia has been affected by terrible fires. Since last week, the fires have gotten worse. According to BBC, Australia has had “record-breaking heat and months of severe drought.” These fires started burning in September, but they have become worse o...

Sitting Down with Hunt and McLean

Sitting Down with Hunt and McLean

Molly McFadden, Editor

December 19, 2019

The two new members of the Atlantic School Board are ready to make their marks on the district. Nick Hunt and Laura McLean met with AHSneedle editors on Monday, Dec. 16 to discuss their plans as they take office.  Both board members have a vision for their contribution to the schools: Hunt has specific...

Atlantic Volleyball Says Goodbye to Seniors

Atlantic Volleyball Says Goodbye to Seniors

Malena Woodward, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

The volleyball seniors have packed away their knee pads and spandex. After their four years as Trojans, Emma Templeton, Chloe Davis, and Kenzie Waters are saying goodbye to the volleyball court.  Together the three seniors made some lifelong memories while competing in a sport they all enjoy, startin...

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

October 29, 2019

Melissa Soza-Manzanero is just like every other student at AHS. In school, she participates in activities such as choir and cheerleading, and in her free time, she listens to music. However, she just moved to the United States three months ago. This also happens to be how long she’s been learning ...

An Ax-citing Mystery

An Ax-citing Mystery

Ariel Clark and Shayla Luke

October 23, 2019

Found in Villisca, Iowa, the Villisca Ax Murder House obtained its infamous name from a heinous crime. It harbors the gruesome story of an unknown culprit that occurred on June 10, 1912. Two adults, Josiah B. and Sarah Moores, along with six children, two of those being Lena and Ina Stillinger who wer...

Teachers’ Pets

Teachers’ Pets

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

October 14, 2019

Pets have been around since the beginning of time. From dogs to spiders, it’s safe to say that almost everyone has had a pet sometime in their life. Pets can serve as friends, guard animals, service animals, and just about anything else. Though students may not realize it, many teachers at AHS own a ...

Meet AHS’ Latest Foreign Exchange Student

Meet AHS’ Latest Foreign Exchange Student

Anastasia Muell, Editor

October 8, 2019

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Do the musical. Hang out in Chicago. Try China Buffet. These are all things from Denys Tsybulnyak’s bucket list to complete while he’s staying in America for the year. Tsybulnyak, who is known by many AHS students as “Den,” is the newest Foreign exchange stu...

When was the Last Time You Cried?

When was the Last Time You Cried?

Camryn Church, Editor

October 7, 2019

When was the last time you cried? For some, it’s just yesterday, and for others, it’s been months. According to Enlightened Solutions, crying is not a sign of weakness, but actually a sign of strength. Crying reduces emotional stress and helps to process it. They go on to explain the social stigma behind cryi...

What’s It Like Having Car Clout?

What’s It Like Having Car Clout?

Hana Holtz, Editor

October 7, 2019

As a teenager, having easy access to a vehicle is key. Whether it’s an impromptu trip to grab a snack before practice, a jam sesh with friends, or a late-night cruise, having the ability to drive is many teen’s first taste of freedom. Every student craves that precious moment when they turn 16 and ca...

Gaining Varsity Volleyball Experience as a Freshman

Gaining Varsity Volleyball Experience as a Freshman

Connor Church, Editor

October 4, 2019

Aubrey Guyer and Abby Smith suit up for varsity volleyball as freshmen. In fact, Guyer starts. She is a middle hitter in the varsity lineup. Smith plays freshmen volleyball, along with subbing in for varsity. Her position is outside hitter. "I have played volleyball for three years," Smith explained....

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