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  • Good luck to the girls swim team against Lewis Central on Saturday, Oct. 19!
  • The volleyball team is playing in the Winterset Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 19. Good luck!
  • The movie in the Trojan Bowl is Saturday, Oct. 19.
  • The last home football game of the season is Friday, Oct. 18. Good luck!
  • The first quarter ends on Friday, Oct. 18.
  • Good luck to the cross country teams at the conference meet on Thursday, Oct. 17!
  • The 2018-19 Javelin is in!

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....

When Friends Speak of Suicidal Thoughts

When Friends Speak of Suicidal Thoughts

Dani Mathisen, Editor

October 1, 2019

When you ask a parent what’s the one thing they’re most scared of, their answer would be getting the call that their child has been in a car accident or they have an incurable illness. However, according to The Jason Foundation, “more teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birt...

AHS Takes On Climate Change

AHS Takes On Climate Change

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

September 30, 2019

Though it is easy for youth to feel as though they can not offer aid during tragic events and situations, one teen, Greta Thunberg, has chosen to disregard such feelings. The Switzerland-raised teen has become a prominent face for climate change and global warming advocacy. Her gripping speeches and passi...

All the Good Chemistry Jokes Argon

All the Good Chemistry Jokes Argon

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 26, 2019

“Inconceivable.” Science teacher Valerie Jaerhling’s favorite movie is “The Princess Bride” and many things that Jaehrling has done in her life could be described as Vizzini would say, inconceivable. Throughout Jaehrling’s life she has been a driver for the CyRide, a member of the Peace Corps...

The Dangers of E-Cigs and Vaping

The Dangers of E-Cigs and Vaping

Camryn Church, Editor

September 24, 2019

Vaping has taken the news by storm as 530 individuals have been hospitalized, and nine deaths, all with ties to the new trend, according to The Independent. Michigan and a few other states have already started to take action against teen vaping and juuling. Michigan was the first state to ban flavored e-cigs, and Ne...

How Enrollment Affects Our School

How Enrollment Affects Our School

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 16, 2019

When the school year started, many noticed the hallways were filled with new faces. These new faces had everyone asking questions. “Where are you from? Why did you move to Atlantic? How many new students are there?”  Atlantic High School currently has 424 students. By the numbers, there are 124 ...

The Finances of Teen Drivers

The Finances of Teen Drivers

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

September 16, 2019

Being a teen entails many new responsibilities, especially when the privilege of driving is involved. Car insurance, gas, and repairs are all among the added finances. But the question is whose responsibility is it to pay for those finances, and who does? The parents, or the students?  A recent ...

The Tik Tokers Among Us

The Tik Tokers Among Us

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

September 11, 2019

The History of Tik Tok Whether you’ve heard the occasional “sksksk” in the halls or seen students in classrooms dancing to what’s new on the “for you” page, it’s become clear that the app “Tik Tok,” and its trends, earned popularity over the summer. Formerly known as “Musical.ly...

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