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Mrs. Pauley teaches the Chemistry class. Pauley teaches AP Chemistry, Chemistry, and Physics at AHS.

Iowa Arming Educators

Alix Nath, Editor March 25, 2024

Following the Perry High School shooting, Iowa proposed a bill to permit educators to carry firearms, should a school choose to participate and arm its educators. This file was swiftly stopped in the...

AHS student reads Iowa Capital Dispatch article on House File 2319. The article was posted on Feb. 5 of 2024, and has displayed the impact of the proposed law to Iowa.

Rights Rebuttals

Alix Nath, Editor March 12, 2024

Senate File 496 has created many conflicts within Iowa. One conflict which has been created was due to the introduction of House File 2319. House File 2319, according to Iowa Capital Dispatch, forbids...

Local news broadcasters like We Are Iowa cover the days events, arriving at the scene during or after various speech teams left the premises.

Atlantic Speech Team Evacuated From Competition After Bomb Threat

J. Molina, Editor February 5, 2024

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of all performers and spectators present at the IHSSA Southwest State Large Group Contest. Members of the AHS speech team were also present at Ankeny Centennial High...

The Banned Books law is put on a pause and many students are excited about this change.

Broad Book Ban Takes a Break

Alix Nath, Editor February 5, 2024

As society turns to a new chapter, Iowa turns away from a proposed ban. This was a ban prompted by Senate File 496. This ban had many outcomes, including a limit on identity expression and a ban of books...

Political Race Update

Political Race Update

Anna Potts, Editor January 25, 2024

The Republican Primary was held on Jan. 15, and Iowans chose Donald Trump as their pick, however, where does this leave other candidates? Primary polls showed 51 percent of registered Republicans in Iowa...

What Is a Primary Election?

What Is a Primary Election?

Anna Potts, Editor January 15, 2024

Tomorrow Jan. 15, the presidential race unofficially begins. At the Republican/Democratic Primary, anyone 18 years of age or turning 18 before Nov. 5, votes for their top pick for the 2024 President. Primaries...

Applications for FAFSA will open Dec. 1, 2023.

FAFSA Is Changing

Anna Potts, Editor November 15, 2023

Have you ever heard of Free Application for Federal Student Aid? Do you know what it is, or why it is important? Do you know that applications open on December 1, 2023? What about changes made to the application...

Seniors Kipp Namanny and Katreen Buliche look inside the damaged Camaro. The AHS students watched a video on the crash and heard from the officer that was in charge of reconstructing the vehicle after the crash.

Irresponsible Decisions Leave an Irreplaceable Impact

Alyssa Neal, AHS Needle Senior Editor October 20, 2023

On Oct. 17th, 2023, AHS held their first ever “State Patrol Safety Carnival”. At this event, students were presented with many officers from around the state. “Some of the best, if not the best,”...

The Atlantic Football Team Captains, Karen and Mike Pence, and the Perry Team Captains stand on the Trojan Head before the coin toss.

Pence Flips the Coin in Trojan’s Favor

Genevieve McCalla, Editor October 10, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence visited Atlantic last Friday to do the coin toss at the football game against Perry. Followed by his wife and his team, he flipped the coin tails-up, giving the Trojans...

English teacher Allison Berryhill has had to preview every new book she adds to her classroom library. Many students read books contained in her classroom.

Story Time

Alix Nath, Editor October 4, 2023

“Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes our ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight,” said the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chobsky....

Vice President Pence will offer the opening coin toss on Oct. 6.

Pence to Appear at Pink-Out

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor September 28, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence will attend the Oct. 6 Pink-Out football game at the Atlantic Trojan Bowl. His events coordinator recently contacted ACSD Activities Director Andrew Mitchell about having...

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