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AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The Pink Tax refers to the unnecessary price raises for feminine items compared to masculine items.

The Pink Tax

Kate Nichols, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

What is the pink tax? Wikipedia states, "The pink tax refers to the tendency for products marketed specifically toward women to be more expensive than those marketed toward men. This phenomenon is often...

AHS Student Council members attend the Iowa Association of Student Council conference.

Student Council: The Innovators of AHS

Emma Winford, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Student Council is a school organization where a group of students is passionate about changing the school-wide dynamic. According to IASC, the student council is a “student leadership organization that...

An Inside Look on Krabbe Disease

An Inside Look on Krabbe Disease

Zoey Moore, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

This story features a Q&A with Zoey Moore, an AHS student with Krabbe Disease.

Atlas Atlantic Cinemas Website shows an up-to-date picture of the movie theater. Soon, this building will be renovated into a church.

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: New Life Church

Dakota Oswalt, Lead Editor December 26, 2022

A Kid’s Combo: popcorn with extra butter, M&M’s, and a fun-sized Sierra Mist fountain pop. That was my order every time I went to the local theater to watch the curtain rise on every “first.”...

The Holiday Season is not always cheerful, especially for people who have recently lost a loved one.

Holidays are Hard

Makayla Atkinson, Staff Writer December 24, 2022

With the holidays nearly upon us, there is a lot of cheer in the air. However, that cheer is sadness for some people. Yes, the holidays are exciting, but they are not always easy for people. Many kids...

Jase Oswalt, a toothless second grader from Washington Elementary, asks Santa Claus (Andersen) for his two front teeth for Christmas this year. The Gingery Log Cabin creates the perfect cozy space for Santa to come to visit during the winter months.

Heroes of Atlantic: Steve Andersen

Dakota Oswalt, Lead Editor December 14, 2022

The Gingery Log Cabin, built by John Gingery, was once a single-room schoolhouse northeast of Atlantic. Now it sits in City Park and transforms into Santa’s Cabin during the winter holiday season. Santa...

Genevieve McCalla shows off her All-State acceptance with choir director, Evan Adamon. She joined the choir shortly after moving to Atlantic because she enjoyed making new friends in that class.

Far From Home

Audrianna Bayona, Staff Writer December 12, 2022

About 63% of high school students are not from where they are currently. Most students like Brianna Atkins, Lukas Macias, and Genevieve McCalla, are not from Atlantic and have moved a far distance just...

Misty Rhodes loves making crafts for others in need.

Teacher’s Hobbies

Ella Meyer December 9, 2022

While reading and fishing are some of the most popular hobbies in America, some teachers here at AHS have different types of hobbies. For example, Spanish teacher Dan Vargason likes to play with fireworks...

There are many places in Atlantic that offer healthcare opportunities for high school aged kids.

CNA Workers at Atlantic High School

Emma Rose December 8, 2022

If someone wants to pursue a career that makes a difference in people's lives and they enjoy helping others, maybe the nursing path is the way to go. Over 83% of applicants get accepted into nursing school...

Room 514 is equipped with all of the essentials for students to learn life skills.

Special Education Flourishes at AHS

Isabelle Symonds December 1, 2022

You may be wondering what goes on in room 514 at AHS, the special education room. Special education is the practice of educating students in a way that accommodates their individual differences, disabilities,...

YOUTUBE FAMOUS- Freshman Cameron Schwartz has used his interest in trains to build identity and friendships. He shares his passion on his YouTube channel: Nishna Valley Rail Videos.

A Tale of Two Train Stations

Katie Birge, Editor November 29, 2022

Before living in Denver, Colorado, freshman Cameron Schwartz lived in Atlantic with his grandmother while his mother was in college. He moved to Colorado in the second grade after the death of his father....

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