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The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


Its hard to hire teachers when the cost is higher than the reward.

“Why is there a teacher shortage?”

Ally Peterson, Editor March 28, 2023

In recent years, there’s been a teacher shortage in the United States. Much of this is due to the recession during COVID-19, which then resulted in tax cuts and salary cuts. This caused a wave of teachers...

Ms. Niceswanger keeps a jar of pride flags in her classroom. Other teachers also show support for the QSA with flags, stickers, and posters.

Walkout Organized for March 1

Genevieve McCalla, Editor February 28, 2023

On Wednesday, March 1, a group of students plans to facilitate a walkout to protest the recent anti-LGBTQIA+ bills being debated in the Iowa legislature. The Iowa QSA, or Queer Student Alliance, a youth-led...

The Point host, Molly McFadden, sits down with senior Olivia Engler to discuss holiday favorites, Christmas in the Engler household, and best holiday traditions at AHS. Tune in to hear all about madrigal dinners, Mr. Petersons scary Christmas narrations, and the tea on Christmas trees.

The Point: Spongebob Squarepants the Musical ft. Reese DeArment, Grace Mitchell, and Micaiah Andersen

Dakota Oswalt and Alex Garcia November 15, 2022

Alex Garcia brings exclusive interviews from the lead cast members of Spongebob Squarepants the Musical. Also, Dakota Oswalt gives a personal review of her experience of watching the musical live. We hope...

Last year, AHS held two blood drives. With the help of the National Society, they signed people up and made the blood drive run smoothly. Cathy Knuth often gives blood at the blood drives.

National Honor Society Holds a Blood Drive

Elizabeth Anderson, Lead Editor October 26, 2022

Atlantic High School's chapter of the National Honor Society has been experiencing hardships this year. After being unable to find a replacement advisor for the group, NHS has been officially taken over...

ALL ABOUT THE BRASS - The jazz band boasts five trombone players, the largest section group. Two of the players also play bass guitar, so they switch out on that instrument at times.

Marching Band’s Final March

Katie Birge October 20, 2022

The marching band had its final performance last Friday, Oct. 14. The band transitioned its focus to concert band on Monday, Oct. 17. Angelica Anderson, a senior and bass clarinet player, said that the...

Lexi Reynolds is shown taking deep breaths after a race at a swim meet.

Swimming Away the Future

Claire Pellett, Editor October 19, 2022

In 2015 the first-ever Atlantic Swim team was formed, comprised of 13 girls. In 2019 that number dropped to seven. Now in 2022, a mere three students are participating in girls' swim, with only two from...

Archers prepare to shoot their arrows. The archery team is comprised of middle and high schoolers.

Archery Pre-Season News Brief

Mariah Hadley October 13, 2022

With archery season around the corner and tournaments coming up, archery members are getting their bows out and ready to compete.  Sophomore Conner Johnson said he is most excited for "My best year...

Lola Comes sings in last years Concert Choir. All freshmen start out in the Concert Choir and can audition for Chamber Choir their Sophomore year.

Fall Choir Concert Coming Up

Katie Birge October 12, 2022

On Oct. 18, 2022, the Choir Fall Concert will be held in the Atlantic High School auditorium. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m., but the Chamber Choir will need to be at the school by six so they can...

Students line dance at last years Homecoming Dance.

Homecoming Dance to be Held on Saturday

Katie Birge September 23, 2022

Homecoming tickets were sold this Friday morning as well as during lunch. The tickets cost $5 per person. Tickets are also available at the dance entrance, which will be held on Sept. 24. All Student Council...

Two spokespeople for different colleges set up their table for the college fair.

College Fair Comes to AHS

Dakota Oswalt, Lead Editor September 21, 2022

There will be a college fair at Atlantic High School on Wednesday, Sep. 21. Dozens of colleges will be there to present their establishments to everyone. Students were urged to sign up for the college...

Senior Chrissy Thomas works on her college class on her chromebook. I think the state trooper is good to come and talk to AHS so we can get educated on what to post or not.

State Trooper to Talk About Cyber Security

Claire Pellett, Editor August 31, 2022

A State Trooper will talk to AHS students on Thursday, Sept. 1 about Cyber Security. Shelby McCreedy will share cautionary tips on the usage of cell phones and other electronic devices to protect students....

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....

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