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NEWS BRIEF – Winter Formal Postponed due to Future Weather Conditions

NEWS BRIEF – Winter Formal Postponed due to Future Weather Conditions

Kathryn Saluk, Journalism Production Student

February 23, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

Winter Formal has been postponed due to inclement weather predicted on the original date. It will now be held on Friday, March 16th in the AHS commons from 8:30-11:00 p.m. The price is $5 per ticket, and once students leave the dance, they are not permitted to re-enter. The dress attire for boys s...

The History of Valentine’s Day Explained

The History of Valentine’s Day Explained

Ashley Wendt

February 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The history of Valentine’s Day is unlike what most people would guess. It is often thought that the day was created as a ploy by card companies and chocolate producers to make more profit, but according to history.com it can actually be traced centuries back and wasn’t even associated with romance until the 14th century. The t...

To Vaccinate or Not?

To Vaccinate or Not?

Dasha Mahan and Jared Russell

December 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

The flu vaccine has recently been “the talk” around medical fields, schools, and parents. There has been controversy about if someone should or should not get the vaccine. School Nurse Kelli Evans said that she "100 percent believes people should get the vaccine." Evans said, "the flu shot can be de...

Second Year Teachers Take on the School Year

Second Year Teachers Take on the School Year

Cyle Renaud and Brandon Woodard

December 20, 2017


Filed under Academics, Features, School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Last year, the halls of AHS were filled with many new faces. English II teacher Rachelle Lipp and P.E. teacher and coach Tucker Weber are new teachers right out of college, and Science teacher Jedd Sherman is a new teacher at AHS.  In the past year, Lipp has changed her style of teaching from ju...

AHS Adds Competitive Freshmen to the Wrestling Team

AHS Adds Competitive Freshmen to the Wrestling Team

Tyler Moen and Emma Templeton

December 15, 2017


Filed under Activities, Features, Sports, Sports Showcase, Wrestling

Winter is just around the corner which means Atlantic wrestling is back in full swing. “We are excited as a staff for the new year. We have some returners who have a lot of varsity experience and very high individual goals. We have some new faces that are going to get their opportunity to earn varsity...

AHS Addresses Bathroom Policies

AHS Addresses Bathroom Policies

Charity Williams

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

In the past few years there has been a growth in possibilities that have allowed people to define themselves by their gender identity rather than by a birth gender that may not match their sense of self. The school’s goal is to create a comfortable and safe environment for all. To achieve this, gui...

Four Years of Spanish: is it Enough?

Four Years of Spanish: is it Enough?

Jacqueline Fernandez

December 15, 2017


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world. High schools in America teach it as an elective, but the class is not required in most states. Even so, lots of students decide to take it to help them raise their GPA or just for fun. Atlantic High School has two Spanish teachers, Danie...

What is the Mandela Effect?

What is the Mandela Effect?

Kathryn Saluk and Pluma Pross

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Picture this, you’re sitting at home and realize you’re hungry. So you decide to grab a Kit-Kat, but when you take a second look, you notice it is not the same brand name you recall. Actually, KitKat has no hyphen, contrary to what many believe. This is an example of the Mandela Effect.  Acc...

Hunting Season: an Exciting Time for Many Iowans

Hunting Season: an Exciting Time for Many Iowans

Matt St. John, Braden Bean, and Joshua Rossell

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year, people from all around Iowa participate in hunting season. There are many different seasons for hunting, the most popular being shotgun season for deer. Many students at Atlantic High School will find themselves out in the field either by themselves or with their friends and family this...

Brian Church Takes on his First Semester as an Iowa Western Teacher

Brian Church Takes on his First Semester as an Iowa Western Teacher

Connor Church and Trey Cappel

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase, The Gallery, Uncategorized

Brian Church of Atlantic, Iowa, has begun teaching the Design Technology program at Iowa Western Community College. “I was unemployed after being laid off by Plastic Professionals, and I was looking for a job. I saw a job opportunity that was a change of pace and out of my comfort zone. I have always wa...

Is AHS a Safe Place?

Is AHS a Safe Place?

Aleigh Bean

December 8, 2017


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

Threats, bullies, and drugs are issues that can make students feel unsafe at times, but how safe do students feel at Atlantic High School? Pluma Pross said, “I feel safe, but I don’t feel the high school is safe because I’ve heard of the drug use here. There isn’t really a place in the h...

Freshmen Adapt to a New School

Freshmen Adapt to a New School

Emma Templeton and Bernard McGee

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

According to many teachers in AHS, the freshman class is adapting very well. Assistant principal Matt Alexander said every class has a time where they have to get used to additional freedom and that some classes take longer than others. American history teacher Trace Peterson said, “I think...

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