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Cross Country Teams Plan “Dye Dash” as a Fundraiser

Cross Country Teams Plan “Dye Dash” as a Fundraiser

Tayler Burg and Pluma Pross

April 18, 2018


Filed under Activities, Cross Country, Features, Showcase, Sports

The Atlantic Cross Country team will be holding a color run dubbed the “Dye Dash” on May 12 as a fundraiser to raise money for a chip-timing system. Head cross country coach and AHS Fuel advisor Dan Vargason is organizing the run with the help of the cross country team. The cost to participate i...

Read Across America Day at AHS

Read Across America Day at AHS

April 12, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn the more places you’ll go.” National Read Across America Day was held on Friday, March 2, in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. and classes from pre-kindergarten through third grade were invited to com...

Local Group Formed to Enhance School Safety

Local Group Formed to Enhance School Safety

Ashley Wendt and Erin Wendt

March 16, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

In consideration of recent school shootings that have taken place in the country, a local group called “Iowans Protecting Our Children,” or IPOC, has gotten together and formed a plan to help secure the schools. Junior Joshua Smith helped organize this group after discussing the Parkland, Fla. s...

NEWS BRIEF – Tractor Day takes place at AHS

NEWS BRIEF – Tractor Day takes place at AHS

Pluma Pross, Journalism Production Student

March 15, 2018


Filed under Features, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

Today, March 15, 2018, 10 tractors are participating in tractor day along with two pedal tractors. There is a range of tractors from small to large, with different colors and styles. All of the tractors are parked in the first two rows on the east side of the parking lot. They started their journey at t...

Trojan Diner Serves Up Success Among Teachers and Community Members

Trojan Diner Serves Up Success Among Teachers and Community Members

Alyssa Brockob and Hana Holtz

March 2, 2018


Filed under Activities, Features, School News, Showcase

For 15 years, AHS students have been serving up great times and great food through the Trojan Diner. The restaurant-like experience has been something to look forward to for both involved students as well as teachers and other community members who attend. FCS teacher Meryl Hopper-Henningsen, the adv...

Meet a State Champ: John McConkey

Meet a State Champ: John McConkey

Ashley Wendt and Erin Wendt

March 2, 2018


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase, Wrestling

All aboard the Panther Train as things get chugging along for senior John McConkey, future wrestler at the University of Northern Iowa. Becoming the 2A 285-pound champion was the final accomplishment for McConkey as an Atlantic-CAM wrestler, and he said it gives him more confidence leading into the off...

2018 Winter Olympic Games Conclude

2018 Winter Olympic Games Conclude

Chloe Davis and Cole Sampson

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Held in 23 different cities over the course of 94 years and involving millions of professional athletes sporting their unique talents in 15 different events, the Winter Olympic Games are a worldwide sensation. Athletes from across the globe experienced the inclement weather of the 2018 Winter Olympics ho...

Fortnite Gains Popularity Among Users

Fortnite Gains Popularity Among Users

Cole Sampson

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Recently spiking in popularity, Fortnite is a multiplayer Tower Defense game and a Battle Royale (a video game genre that blends the survival, exploration and scavenging elements of a survival game with last man standing gameplay). Fortnite is a multiplatform game that is available on PC, Xbox One, an...

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...

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