The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


Update on Ukraine

Update on Ukraine

Abbi Richter, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

According to CNN, on Tuesday, March 15, “President Biden has sought to punish and isolate President Vladimir Putin and mitigate the slaughter of civilians by providing defense weapons to the Kyiv Government....

A firetruck arrived at AHS Tuesday morning in response to an alarm. There was no actual fire.

Fire Alarm Deemed Accidental

Kenzie Hoffman and Laney Brosam March 8, 2022

A fire alarm triggered the school-wide exodus of Atlantic High School Tuesday during first-period classes.  Principal Heather McKay said, “Equipment was being moved in the band room and the [fire alarm]...

Trash litters the schools parking lot every day after school.

Talking Trash: Litter at AHS

Mason McFadden and Claire Pellett November 17, 2021

Two students write about the struggles AHS has with trash around the school campus. One student shares the news of the issue while the other shares an opinion.

Trash litters the floor of the restroom in the commons. This is the most commonly used restroom in AHS, but also most trashed.

Trashing the Trojan Nation

Mason McFadden, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

A noticeable upsurge of trash has become an issue at Atlantic High School, and students aren’t the only ones who have noticed. “Clean up after yourself. It’s not hard, just pick up your own trash...

Brycen Ericksens white Buick Rendezvous sustained damage due to the accident.

Atlantic Senior Injured in Accident

Taliya James September 16, 2021

Senior Brycen Erickson was hospitalized after a single-vehicle rollover accident. According to Atlantic News Telegraph, the accident occurred Sunday, Sept. 5, around 4 a.m. Erickson was driving a white...

Junior Katie Birge will play Marcie in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical.

Singing into Musical Season

Eleanor McCalla September 14, 2021
A musical comedy about spelling contests will delight Atlantic audiences.
The AHSneedle staff smiles together at the beginning of the year. The staff worked hard this year to reach goals and improve the journalism program.

A Distignuished Site

Molly McFadden, Da'Jai Wesson, and Camryn Church April 21, 2021

The AHS Journalism program,, was notified that we have achieved the Distinguished Site Award by School Newspapers Online by earning all six of the Excellence Awards. Last year we earned four,...

Second Hour Spanish One students prepare for class. Spanish One students will work on learning new vocabulary and commands this semester.

Spanish Semester Update

Ava Rush , Staff writer February 3, 2021

Students in Spanish class are working on improving their skills as they make their way through the school year. Trisha Nicewanger and Daniel Vargason are the Spanish teachers for Atlantic High School....

Located behind the school, the south parking lot is reserved only for ACSD staff and faculty members. Students are not allowed to park here from the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., but they may do so after school during activities practices.

South Parking Lot Stipulations

Claire Wiederstein, Staff writer January 28, 2021

While issues seemed to arise with students parking in the south lot, on Wednesday, Dec 15, Principal Heather McKay sent out an email to all classes regarding the rules of the back lot. The email served...

Coach Mike McDermott addresses the crowd at the Homecoming pep rally on Oct. 5, 2020. The rally was held in the newly renovated Trojan Bowl.

McDermott Resigns as Football Coach

Brooke Thompson and Ethan Steffens January 21, 2021

After five years of coaching for Atlantic, head football coach Mike McDermott is resigning. McDermott said, “Year five was the most rewarding, as well as the most challenging.” He started his football...

Junior Kadin Stutzman reaves a poster and treats after joining the 100 Win Club. Stutzman received his 100th win poster at a dual in CAM.

Many Pins Adds Up to 100 Wins

Reese DeArment and Lexi Reynolds January 21, 2021

Junior Kadin Stutzman obtained his 100th win on Jan. 2 at a wrestling tournament at Eddysville High School. At the time, Stutzman felt “normal.” But when the match ended, he said it felt “awesome.”...

The Board of Education discusses COVID-19 mitigation strategies at a previous meeting. The board has been discussing how to best support our school during the pandemic since March of 2020.

Another Vote on Face Masks

Payton Fewson, Staff Writer January 12, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 13 the Atlantic School Board will have a meeting to vote on the use of face masks in the school district at 6 p.m. According to the School Board agenda, they will be discussing the facility...

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