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The Trades Program focuses a lot on working together. Students who took the class learned valuable skills to use later in life.

Trades Program takes on Garage Project

The Trades Program dove into a garage project in the 2020-2021 school year.
Zane Berg May 26, 2021

The Atlantic High School Trades Program has taken on a pretty large project this semester. The project is building a garage for Dave Erickson, a school bus driver and chief of police. Erickson decided...

Schools across Iowa range from all sizes. Some schools have 400 students, while others have over 1,000.

School Sizes Impact Students

The size of the school a student attends can affect their academic and athletic performance.
Tanner O'Brien May 24, 2021

Schools across the United States vary in size, depending on where the school district is located in the country. In total there are about 89,000 public schools in the United States that have over 1,000...

Fareway is one of the local businesses that employs many students.

First Jobs in High School

Many students balance school, activities, and a part-time job.
Nina Welter May 21, 2021

Studies show that just over 35 percent of teens in high school are part of the workforce. Almost all are employed in a part-time capacity to make time for both school and work. Different opinions can tell...

The Atlantic Police Department has a close relationship with Atlantic High School. They put forth the effort to keep every student safe.

On the Line

Officers in Atlantic and around the U.S. often find themselves in the public eye.
Aubrey Guyer, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

Articles regarding the challenges faced by police officers reach many news platforms daily. Some headlines project the idea that police officers may be overstepping their boundaries; others proclaim that...

Some of the first employees of Udderly Delicious practice their roles in the shop before opening day last year.

The Inside Scoop: Udderly Delicious

Ice cream shop Udderly Delicious made a name for itself after a year of success in the community.

As the weather gets warm and the sun comes out, citizens of Atlantic form a line at the sweet spot, Udderly Delicious. Locally owned by Chris and Lynda Conrad, this ice cream shop showed early success...

Former AHS student Harison  Richter, who graduated in 2015, now tattoos professionally. He began working the front counter at Big Brain West in September of 2020 and has been an apprentice since November of 2020. Only in “the last month or so” has he been tattooing people.

Tattoo or Not Tattoo: That is the Question

Should high school students be able to get tattoos?
Eleanor McCalla, staff writer May 17, 2021

When it comes to expression, high schoolers find many ways to show their personalities through style. While some articles of clothing can be prohibited by the dress code at school or get damaged from the...

Senior Gwen Irlmeier has been pioneering her handmade card making business for the past year. Irlmeier customizes the cards to each customer's preference and in accordance with the occasion.

Letters From a Loved One

Senior Gwen Irlmeier has a handmade card business, each card made individually with watercolors and a calligraphy pen.
Camryn Church, Editor April 26, 2021

How often do you give someone a card? For Senior Gwen Irlmeier, giving out cards is a way to spread love among her friends and family members. Irlmeier wanted to start designing and creating custom cards...

Every week new Gen-Z phrases are shouted across the halls at AHS.

A Guide to Gen-Z Slang

Gen-Z regularly popularizes new sets of different phrases.
McKenna Nelson and Alexis Reynolds April 22, 2021

Do you have a hard time figuring out Gen-Z phrases? Here’s a guide to some of the most commonly used slang among the generation. The results of an AhsNeedle Twitter poll show “Bet” as one of...

The Roman Coliseum catches the attention of many at a previous Hawkeye-10 Art Show. Senior Isabellah Peterson's stippling is one of her many award-winning pieces of artwork.

More Than a Class, Best of Show

Artwork, for Bella Peterson, is an escape.
Taliya James, Editor April 13, 2021

In the beginning, she was interested in the art of anime, and her middle school dream was to produce illustrations for Manga. She hoped that hard work would allow her to become big in that field. She was...

This is the original Atlantic High School. After the school closed, it became home to the Cappadelle Apartments. It burnt down in 1955 and became known as the greatest fire in Atlantic, Iowa’s history.

Conspiracy Theories Haunt AHS

Urban legends swirl around Atlantic High School's past.
Dakota Oswalt, Staff writer April 5, 2021

Disclaimer: None of the events discussed in this article have been proven true--nor have they been proven false. These are just rumors, well, mostly. The sources of this story will remain anonymous for...

Alyssa Dovenspike is one of the two high school guidance counselors. They provide multiple resources to students and attend meetings on a daily basis.

The History Behind Your AHS Counselors

The guidance counselors are two of the biggest support systems offered to AHS students.
Reese DeArment , Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Going to the counselors might be a monthly, weekly, or even daily occurrence depending on the student. It is a safe and healthy space to talk about things students need to get off their chests or anything...

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Change Your Life

An episode of AHSneedle podcast The Thread.
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