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  • December 4Good luck to the boys' swim team this Saturday at Marshalltown!

  • December 4The Council Bluffs Classic is this weekend. Good luck to the wrestlers competing!

  • December 4Good luck to the boys' and girls' basketball teams on Friday at Creston!

  • December 4The boys' swim team is heading up to Sioux City on Thursday. Good luck!

  • October 15Buy your yearbook!!!

Tree Decorating Competition Located in Media Center

Tree Decorating Competition Located in Media Center

Ariel Clark

December 7, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

It a cold winter’s day, and all through the school, Not a person was talking, not even the fool. The trees were given and decorated with care, And smiling faces of various teams were made clear. The season of giving is among us, and with it comes the annual Christmas tree competition. Like l...

Students Familiarize Themselves with Latin Music

Students Familiarize Themselves with Latin Music

Ariel Clark

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, School News

¡Hola! ¿Quieres bailar? Translating to "Dance Friday," Spanish teacher Trisha Niceswanger hosts "Bailes Viernes" during her AO period every Friday. Niceswanger said, “It’s a no judgment zone.” Though the majority of her attendees are freshmen, she reports that she does have quite a few regula...

Kurt Meyer Presents Pulitzer Prize Information

Kurt Meyer Presents Pulitzer Prize Information

Alyssa Brockob

November 26, 2018


Filed under Features, School News

Many students aren’t accustomed to the names Hamlin Garland and Edna Furber, nor their accomplishments, and close to home roots. Both Garland and Furber were highly acclaimed authors and won the Pulitzer Prize for their work, but what do these two have in common with students from AHS? Both were r...

College Tips from Alumnus Zeke Whetstone

College Tips from Alumnus Zeke Whetstone

Beau Dickerson, Caroline Pellett, and Ashley Wendt

November 22, 2018


Filed under Academics, Features, School News, Showcase

2018 graduate Zeke Whetstone re-entered the halls of Atlantic High School with a smile and a wish to help prepare seniors for their college experience by sharing some of his own findings. Whetstone currently attends Iowa State University as a first-generation college student, and initially began as an undec...

Successful Business Managed by AHS Senior

Successful Business Managed by AHS Senior

Grace Barkley and Jenna Pelzer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

A new business in town, Off the Rack, is a second-hand clothing store owned by senior Cambry Miller. The store displays good-condition used clothing that people can bring for Miller to buy from. The clothes cannot have any stains or holes and must be of good quality. After buying clothing, Miller g...

“Giving Up is Not an Option”

“Giving Up is Not an Option”

Dannan Mathisen

November 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

According to cancer.gov, there are hundreds of types of cancers and 1,735,350 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States this year alone. One of the many affected includes Jennifer Muzney, who was diagnosed last August with cervical cancer. Muzney is the mother of junior Cayman Muzney and has played...

Meet a Five-Sport Athlete: Chase Mullenix

Meet a Five-Sport Athlete: Chase Mullenix

Kennedy Goergen, Lauren Nicholas, and Ashley Wendt

November 16, 2018


Filed under Boys' Basketball, Boys' Track, Features, Football, Showcase, Sports, Wrestling

Involved is an understatement when it comes to Chase Mullenix and athletics. For the past three years, Mullenix has participated in four sports year-round: football, basketball, track and baseball. However, this year he will not only be a four-sport athlete but a five-sport athlete. Mullenix has decided t...

Prom Dress Wishes from Fellow AHS Students

Prom Dress Wishes from Fellow AHS Students

Dannan Mathisen and Makynzie Steffens

November 13, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

Prom is on the horizon for the students of Atlantic High School. Many girls are beginning to look for dresses in preparation for the night they’ve been waiting for. This year, prom will be held on Saturday, April 6. Juniors Gillian Askeland and Reagan Pellett have already decided on their dres...

To Grandma, with Love

To Grandma, with Love

Hana Holtz, Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

While a stroke can happen to anyone, not everyone will recognize the symptoms: droopage in facial features, arm weakness, and slurred speech--and act to prevent the condition from worsening. And it takes a special person to step in and assist with the rehabilitation process. Sophomore Sydney Sann...

Two Trojans Commit to Grand View

Two Trojans Commit to Grand View

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

After much consideration, seniors Chase McLaren and Matt Gearheart have announced their commitment to Grand View University to extend their respective athletic careers of wrestling and golf. Grand View is a Division 3 private liberal arts college in Des Moines, IA. Wrestling since age four, McLaren said ...

Meet an Aspiring Writer: Shayla Luke

Meet an Aspiring Writer: Shayla Luke

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Features

Who knew AHS was harboring it’s very own writing prodigy? Shayla Luke, a sophomore at Atlantic High School, has a passion for exercising, reading and the topic of interest: writing. Luke, a lifetime resident of Atlantic, lives with her mom while the rest of her family resides in Oklahoma. She is fon...

Eye of the Needle Sept. 14, 2018

Halsey Bailey, Noah Rutherford, Kelsey Siedlik, Katie Saluk, Aleigh Bean, Lucas Behrens, Brandon Woodard, Alex Harper, Chloe Davis, McKenzie Waters, and Anna Lowary

September 16, 2018


Filed under Activities, Band, Choir, Eye of the Needle, Features, Fine Arts, Football, Football, Girls' Volleyball, Humor/Satire, School News, Speech and Theater, Sports, Swimming, Video, Volleyball

[/video] Featuring School News: 2018 Homecoming court, college fair; picture day; Fine Arts: marching band performed Imagine Dragons, fall vocal concert preparation, fall play "Almost Maine" auditions; Sports: Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Girls Swimming; Specials: Camblin Plumbing and Heating ...

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