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  • JV wrestling heads to a tournament at Southeast Polk on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck!
  • The wrestling team takes on Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln this weekend. Good luck!
  • Good luck to the basketball teams on Friday, Dec. 13 as they take on Creston!
  • The Madrigal Dinner is this weekend in the commons. Break a leg!
  • The ACT test is Saturday, Dec. 14 at AHS.
  • AHS is hosting SWIBA auditions on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck to those auditioning!
  • There is a home archery meet on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck!
  • The speech team is participating in a tournament at Dowling Catholic this weekend. Break a leg!
  • The boys swim team hosts Sioux City West and South Sioux City on Thursday, Dec. 12. Good luck!
  • The 2018-19 Javelin is in!

“Radium Girls” in Pictures

“Radium Girls” in Pictures

Hana Holtz, Editor

November 19, 2019

Fall Play Review: “Radium Girls”

Fall Play Review: “Radium Girls”

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

Speech Team Heads to Des Moines

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”

The Story of “Radium Girls”

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

Three Groups Advance to State Speech Competition

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...

District Large Group to be Held on Saturday

District Large Group to be Held on Saturday

Camryn Church, Staff Writer

January 17, 2019

For speech and debate students, District Large Group is coming up on Saturday, Jan. 19. The event will be held at Clarinda High School, and the public can attend the event. A suggested $3 donation can also be made. Fifteen students from AHS are planning to attend the competition. There are a total of ...

Atlantic to Host Individual State Speech

Atlantic to Host Individual State Speech

Anastasia Muell, Editor

January 2, 2019

Some say actors can do anything. They do improv after being given only a story base and a few characters, some have tearjerking pieces that tug at the heartstrings, some have funny pieces with wacky characters that make people laugh until they can’t breathe and some sing their hearts out to tell a...

Speech and Debate Compete at Lincoln Railsplitter

Speech and Debate Compete at Lincoln Railsplitter

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 18, 2018

The AHS speech and debate team has competed in their third straight weekend of competition in December at the Lincoln Railsplitter Speech Debate Tournament in Des Moines. Held on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15, seven Trojans competed in their respective events, with four earning top-five fini...

Two Straight Weekends of Competition for Speech and Debate

Two Straight Weekends of Competition for Speech and Debate

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

December 12, 2018

The past two weekends have been busy for the speech and debate department of AHS, with two-day competitions at both Johnston and Dowling. The Johnston Dragon Invitation took place on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, while the Dowling competition was held over the days of Dec. 7 and 8. Seven of the competing pi...

What Students Need to Know About Speech

What Students Need to Know About Speech

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

November 29, 2018

With the fall play over with and musical yet to begin, it seems as if Atlantic High School's theatre/performing arts opportunities have been diminished. But, all is not what it seems, as even though play and musical are not the current focus, the 2018-19 speech season is about to commence. Speech, t...

AHS Attends Annual Thespian Festival

AHS Attends Annual Thespian Festival

Alyssa Brockob

November 19, 2018

Although students often know when football teams and basketball teams partake in elite competitions and trips, they tend to be lesser aware of the activities participated in by the AHS speech team. On November 9th, eight students along with English teacher and speech coach Alex Bales, made their way to C...

Curtains Close for “Almost, Maine”

Curtains Close for “Almost, Maine”

Shayla Luke

November 9, 2018

The performance has wrapped, the cast has taken their final bows and a collective sigh of relief can be heard through the auditorium. As a tale from the perspective of the various characters, the play’s particularly interesting vinette-style provided a refreshing experience for its young actors and audien...

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