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Facing Life Changes

The senior football players face changes each day like other students at AHS. The Trojans have had many changes since they were Steelers.

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor

September 16, 2020

Who are you? Is a question that ponders the minds of students walking through the hallways. Most teenagers are still figuring out who they are, as well as who their friends are, and what they’re going to do with their lives. It can be a difficult time. So how can you push through the rough patches in ...

New Faces at AHS

Mr. Widrowicz gathers his fourth period class for a photo. Widrowicz teaches industrial tech classes at both the high school and middle school.

Taliya James, Editor

September 3, 2020

AHS welcomed three new faces into the hallways this year. Noah Widrowicz, Sarah Rose, and Brandon Baggett are new to the high school’s staff this year. Each teacher brings a different personality and new ideas to Atlantic.

Senator Grassley Continues 99 County Tour

Senator Grassley spoke to several Cass County citizens on August 20. Answering questions, Grassley covered many things including tariffs and crop damage.

Camryn Church, Editor

August 26, 2020

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley visited Atlantic at the Rock Island Depot on Aug. 20 at 9:45. This was a part of his 99 county tour he has done for the past 40 years. The tour had been put on hold due to COVID-19, but has since started up again after Memorial Day. He is visiting 49 counties this month alone. G...

Chalk on the Block

Senior Kylie Neal decorated her driveway and sidewalk with chalk. Neal noticed other posts on Facebook showcasing sidewalk art.

Kenzie Hoffman and Brynna Kern

April 21, 2020

From flowers to positive messages, Atlantic residents have started designing chalk art around town. COVID-19 hasn’t stopped the creative flow of the community.  Junior Molly McFadden started writing positive messages and bible verses relevant to what’s going on in the world on the sidewalks nea...

The COVID-19 Diaries

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, individuals are encouraged to practice

Camryn Church and Molly McFadden

March 26, 2020

Camryn Church, Junior We are more than a week into the four-week break from school, and so far I have been keeping somewhat busy. I know some of my friend’s parents won’t let them out of the house, and I’m really grateful that mine aren’t locking me up like Princess Fiona in “Shrek.” I trus...

Makeup Makeover

April Vanderholm and Mckenzie Hoffman

Kenzie Hoffman and Drew Engler

March 13, 2020

With Prom approaching, students are making preparations to get their makeup done. Sophomore Kenzie Hoffman showcases a makeup look on freshman April Vanderholm. Hoffman, along with junior Kaden Mahan, will be doing makeup on Prom day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA.

Accessory Go-Tos

Sophomore Taliya James works during class. James wears her signature accent item on her left wrist.

Reagan Leonard, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Getting ready in the morning can often be a struggle. While scrambling to get out of the door, many times students aren’t thinking of the perfect way to spice up an outfit. This is why many people have acquired a go-to signature item that adds a little flair and even finishes their look. Sophomo...

All Inked Up

Paraeducator Mallory Kirchhoff has tattoos on her arms and feet. All of her skin inkings symbolize something in her life.

Ariel Clark, Editor

March 4, 2020

From simple to complex, inking one’s skin can provide a far greater meaning than what they first appear to be. Several students and faculty members sport tattoos. With the written consent and presence of a parent, anyone ages 14 to 18 can get a tattoo. People older than 18 don’t require a parent’s...

The Life of a Bus Driver

Atlantic Community School District bus driver Steve Andersen stands by one of the many buses at the bus barn on the edge of town. Andersen is one of the eight regular route bus drivers.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

February 11, 2020

It’s just before 6 a.m. when Steve Andersen walks into the Atlantic Community School District bus barn and is welcomed by a familiar garage smell and freshly-brewed coffee. While some people are still sleeping, he and his fellow bus drivers are already fueled up and ready to start their day, picki...

Meet a Dirt Bike Hauss: Zane Brownsberger

Freshman Zane Brownsberger flies through the air on his dirt bike. The latest competition he attended was in Council Bluffs.

Camryn Church, Editor

February 6, 2020

Freshman Zane Brownsberger has had a passion for riding dirt bikes since he was a young kid. Brownsberger grew up riding and competing across the United States in places like Wisconsin and Texas. Brownsberger was inspired to ride after watching a supercross race, and his dad used to ride as well. Th...

Role Models Among Us

Junior Garrett Reynolds shares his children's book with two first graders. Reynolds is involved in a variety of sports.

Molly McFadden, Editor

January 30, 2020

Growing up, I can remember many people who I looked up to. When I think about being a student in elementary and middle school, I remember watching the high schoolers in awe. I can picture myself sitting in the auditorium and watching the “big kids” at our dance recital each year. I would wait patient...

An Update on the Class of 2019

Hannah Anstey, Halsey Bailey, Nathan Behrends, and Alyssa Behrens sit together at graduation. Last year, the speaker for Commencement was history teacher Trace Petersen.

Camryn Church, Editor

January 28, 2020

Second semester has begun for high schoolers and college students alike. Some 2019 AHS graduates opted out of going to college and are currently in the workforce. Regardless of their location, last year’s graduates are adjusting to their new chapter in life. Someone from the class of 2019 that is curre...

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