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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...

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...

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...

Cast List for “Little Shop of Horrors” Drops

Sophomore Hunter Weppler and junior Nate McLean take the stage for last year's musical,

Grace Clay, Editor

January 13, 2020

On Dec. 17 and 18, brave singers and actors from AHS auditioned for this year’s spring musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” This classic musical is about a man-eating plant named Audrey II--named after the original Audrey, Seymour's love interest--living in a flower shop with Seymour. Unfortunatel...

“Radium Girls” in Pictures

Seniors Zach McKay and Bradley Dennis have a heated conversation towards the end of the show. Both boys played associates of the U.S. Radium Corporation.

Hana Holtz, Editor

November 19, 2019

Fall Play Review: “Radium Girls”

Junior Olivia Engler and sophomore Brycen Erickson act out a scene on Saturday night. This their first year of being involved with the fall play.

Dani Mathisen, Editor

November 19, 2019

First off, "Radium Girls" was performed at the Atlantic High School last weekend. The three shows were directed by English teachers Alex Bales and Emma Bireline. Overall, I thought the performance went well, but there were a few things I think could have gone better. The microphones definitely needed s...

Speech Team Heads to Des Moines

Juniors Camryn Church and Troy Roach run lines at play practice. At last weekend's competition, Roach swept his categories, winning both events he entered.

Anastasia Muell, Editor

November 4, 2019

The Atlantic High School speech team went to a competition on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2. This was their first contest in over a month. It was hosted at Des Moines East High School and four Atlantic students traveled to participate in the tournament. The four students were juniors Troy Roac...

The Story of “Radium Girls”

Junior Genevieve Martinez and sophomore Nolan Perez chat during a scene in last year's play. Both students auditioned for

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 11, 2019

This year's fall play will keep you on the edge of your seats. The play was announced Wednesday, Sept. 9 during AO and is titled “Radium Girls.” Auditions were held the following Monday and Tuesday.  “Radium Girls” is a drama, based on a true story, about women in the 1920s who used radium to paint...

Three Groups Advance to State Speech Competition

THE LOOK OF SUCCESS - Speech participants grin after a rewarding day. Three of Atlantic's four performing groups received one ratings at District Speech and will be advancing to State.

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

January 23, 2019

Three groups from the speech and debate team will advance to State after receiving one ratings at the District Large Group Speech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 19. Atlantic brought 11 students to Clarinda High School, participating in four categories. Genevieve Martinez, Molly McFadden and Halsey Baile...

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