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  • Volleyball senior night will be held Thursday.
  • Football will be at Des Moines Christian on Friday!
  • There will be a 1.5 hour early dismissal on Sep. 23.
  • Cross country will run in Creston on Sep. 22.
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New Season, New Field, New Music

The trumpets play along with the Trojan Guard during the Trojan's game against Harlan last year. This year the Trojan Guard has 20 senior members.

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 14, 2020

The Trojan Guard is preparing to take the field Sept. 18 at the first home game. This game is set to take place in the newly renovated Trojan Bowl and will be one of two that Atlantic hosts this season. On Sept. 18 the band will perform the set Women in Pop featuring the songs “Havana” by Camil...

“Addams Family” Cast List Goes Up

The cast list was hung on the choir room door. The list includes all named characters as well as chorus member who will portray the Addams' Ancestors.

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 10, 2020

As the year approaches fall, the AHS musical, “Addams Family,” is in full swing. The cast list dropped on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 10. Playing Wednesday Addams will be senior Olivia Engler and her love interest, Lucas, will be played by senior Colten Tasto. Other couples in the show inclu...

“Addams Family” Announced as Fall Musical

The cast of last year's spring musical

Dani Mathisen, Editor

September 4, 2020

Among the many changes that come with a new school year and COVID-19, Atlantic High School’s Spring Musical has now changed to the Fall Musical. This year the theater department will be producing the Addams Family Musical.  The musical is a comedy based mainly on the daughter of Gomez and Morticia...

Look Out, Here Comes “Little Shop of Horrors”

Seymour Krelborn--portrayed by senior Bradley Dennis--looks in shock at the dentist--played by senior Clayton Jipsen. This is both boys' fourth musical production at the high school.

Camryn Church, Editor

March 11, 2020

“Little Shop of Horrors” cast members will be performing this weekend in the AHS auditorium. There are three shows audience members can watch. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and the final show on Sunday kicks off at 2:30 p.m. The tickets are $5, and activity passes aren’t ac...

Speech Kids are State Bound

A group of freshmen work together during Drama class. Speech coach Alex Bales teaches the course.

Hana Holtz, Editor

March 10, 2020

Twenty-one events will be back in action on Saturday, March 14 at the individual IHSSA State speech contest. As a member of the Southwest District, Atlantic will head to Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs to compete. In order to make it to State, contestants must first compete at the Distr...

Atlantic Forensics Sends One to Nationals

Junior Troy Roach poses with his plaque after qualifying for the National speech and debate tournament. Roach attended the tournament last year along with 2019 grad Sarah Schorle and junior Genevieve Martinez.

Ariel Clark, Editor

February 25, 2020

Entering multiple tournaments and even having a student advance to Nationals, Atlantic High School’s speech and debate program has been speeding along its tournament season. The team has attended multiple new tournaments this year. Speech coach Alex Bales said, “It’s been a pretty solid year so far...

Spaghetti Supper Funds Upcoming Music Trip

Junior Jasmyne Oasay-Waddell helps at the spaghetti supper dessert table. All band members are required to participate in the supper.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

February 18, 2020

For the spring break of 2020, the AHS band and choir will be taking a trip to Florida. On Monday, Feb. 10, the spaghetti supper was held in the commons at the high school. This is one of the ways the band prepares for the upcoming trip.  According to band director Jarrod O’Donnell, the spaghetti sup...

Strong Day at State Speech

Junior Molly McFadden and senior Aly Brockob prepare to perform at District speech.

Grace Clay, Editor

February 17, 2020

The AHS speech and debate team had five events go on to Large Group State Speech. These events were three ensemble acting events, a one-act play, and a musical theater piece. The one-act play, titled “This is a Test,” earned a straight I. This means all three of the judges gave the piece the hi...

Atlantic Musicians Attend ISU Honor Band

The concert band performs their piece early in the winter. Erin Barrick, Grace Clay, Evalyn Perez, and Lex Somers are all involved with concert band.

Grace Clay, Editor

February 12, 2020

Over the course of a musician’s high school career here at AHS, students can audition or be nominated for many different types of honor bands. From SWIBA to All-State, there’s even more than just these audition honor bands. One of the nomination bands--meaning the band director nominates student...

AHS Dominates District Speech

Junior Gen Martinez practices for a competition last year. This year, Martinez was in short film and an ensemble acting group.

Grace Clay, Editor

February 5, 2020

The AHS speech and debate team participated in eight different events on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the District speech competition. They had three different ensemble acting events, a one-act play, a musical theatre piece, a radio broadcast, an improv duo, and a short film at Districts. All three ensembl...

Large Group Speech Preview

Sophomore Carina Birkel chats with coach Alex Bales about speech. Birkel will be attending District Large Group this weekend.

Drew Engler and Chaylei Carey

January 21, 2020

The Atlantic speech team is planning on competing at Creston for Districts on Saturday, Jan. 25. They are bringing 20 competitors. There are numerous events that students can participate in for Large Group speech, including oral reading, group ensemble, one-act play, group musical, and short film. Dur...

Swing Inn is Here

Sophomore Katy Rothfusz sings along to the ballad. Last year, Rothfusz was a part of the Diversity show choir, but this year she is in Premiere.

Brynna Kern and Cael Pulido

January 16, 2020

The Atlantic High School show choirs and jazz band will be performing their annual Swing Inn show on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  The two show choirs will be performing recognizable pieces, like “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, “Hey Jude” by the Beatles...

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