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Students Duel in Grilled Cheese Cook-Off

Students Duel in Grilled Cheese Cook-Off

Ashley Wendt and Erin Wendt

May 8, 2019


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

In a test of creativity, seniors Brandon Woodard and Christian Clausen decided to hold their own grilled cheese cook-off. The idea was first proposed on Thursday, May 2, and the pair were required to have their grocery lists prepared by Monday for the competition on Tuesday. The sandwiches were judged by A...

Teacher Feature

Teacher Feature

Kylie Neal, Producer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Video

Science teacher Valerie Jaehrling, Spanish teacher Daniel Vargason, and English teachers Randal Simpson and Emma Bireline compete in the "Teacher Feature" to see who knows the most. Check out this video to find out who wins.

Meet the 2019 State Wrestling Participants

Meet the 2019 State Wrestling Participants

Ashley Wendt

February 23, 2019


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

After a tough three days of competition, the troupe of five Atlantic wrestlers left the 2019 State wrestling tournament with two place-winners: seniors Chase McLaren (138) and Connor Pellett (152). McLaren made it to finals and finished in the runner-up position, while Pellett made it to the podium i...

Winter Formal Slideshow

Winter Formal Slideshow

Aleigh Bean and Sarah Schorle

February 11, 2019


Filed under Features, FFA, School News, Showcase

Video by Aleight Bean; photos by Sarah Schorle

The Story Behind the Scars

The Story Behind the Scars

Grace Barkley and Dani Mathisen

January 29, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

When she was just three years old, senior Chamilla Colton suffered severe burns in an apartment fire in Creston. Early on the morning of Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, a fire broke out in her room. Her dad had left for work at 6:30 a.m., leaving open the bedroom doors of Colton and her brother, which ended up...

Phone Usage Continues to Increase

Phone Usage Continues to Increase

Bryer Rose and Jenna Pelzer

January 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

How much time does the average person spend looking down at their phone, scrolling through endless social media apps, texting or calling? Time spent on mobile apps is continuing to grow and according to new data, users in the United States are spending five hours per day on their mobile devices, with a...

Getting to Know an Iconic Teacher: Trace Petersen

Getting to Know an Iconic Teacher: Trace Petersen

Ariel Clark, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Trace Petersen has been the American History teacher for Atlantic High School for 14 years and counting. He began in 2005, with the intent to retire closer to his family. Originally from Elkhorn, Petersen graduated from Elkhorn Kimballton before going to Iowa Western in Clarinda for two years and then...

In the Midst of Practice for “Anything Goes”

In the Midst of Practice for “Anything Goes”

Shayla Luke and Dajai Wesson

January 18, 2019


Filed under Activities, Features, Fine Arts, Showcase

Working hard for opening night, preparation for the spring musical has taken effect. Titled “Anything Goes,” the production is making its way on stage in March. As an annual tradition, the cast is putting forth all of their energy into hosting the performance. Following the antics of an ocean liner, t...

Area Jobs Available for High School Students

Area Jobs Available for High School Students

Hana Holtz, Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

After the School to Work Committee sent out a career-interest survey, many new opportunities have been presented to AHS students. As communication with local businesses began, many expressed available positions in their workplaces....

Sophomore Class Prepares for the Future

Sophomore Class Prepares for the Future

Alyssa Brockob

December 17, 2018


Filed under Academics, Features, School News, Showcase

Students at AHS frequently spend their time involved in the wide range of activities offered, whether it be playing on a sports team or singing in a choir. However, the sophomore class has been learning about another commitment many students have also taken on. Current English teacher Randall Simpson...

Petersen Commits to NIACC

Petersen Commits to NIACC

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 14, 2018


Filed under Boys' Track, Cross Country, Features, Showcase, Sports

As the semester winds down, yet another senior has made the commitment to participate in college athletics. Jalen Petersen, a three-sport athlete for the Trojans, has signed to continue his running career at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City, making the switch from an Atlantic Tro...

Niklasen Signs with Dordt College

Niklasen Signs with Dordt College

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Football, Showcase, Sports

For senior Zade Niklasen, the days of helmets, pads and line-striped fields are not yet over. On Saturday, Dec. 1, he signed with Dordt College to continue his football career and become a Defender. Located in Sioux Center, IA, Dordt is a private, Christian, liberal arts college and a member of the Nat...

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