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  • December 4Good luck to the boys' swim team this Saturday at Marshalltown!

  • December 4The Council Bluffs Classic is this weekend. Good luck to the wrestlers competing!

  • December 4Good luck to the boys' and girls' basketball teams on Friday at Creston!

  • December 4The boys' swim team is heading up to Sioux City on Thursday. Good luck!

  • October 15Buy your yearbook!!!

“Fantastic Beasts” is Back — Review

“Fantastic Beasts” is Back — Review

Grace Clay, Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Humor/Satire, Opinion, Reviews

You should know this by now, but spoiler alert. If you want to watch the movie without spoilers, leave now or forever hold your peace. Also, this might be really hard to follow if you are not familiar with some of the terminology used in the "Harry Potter" and "Fantastic Beasts" universe. Earlier...

Queen Kills it on the Silver Screen — Review

Queen Kills it on the Silver Screen — Review

Grace Clay, Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Humor/Satire, Opinion, Reviews

This should go without saying, but SPOILER ALERT. If you have not watched the movie yet, leave now or forever hold your peace. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a Freddie Mercury biopic produced and directed by Bryan Singer. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor approved of the script before production. ...

Back at it Again with Michael Myers — Review

Back at it Again with Michael Myers — Review

Grace Clay, Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Humor/Satire, Opinion, Reviews

I’m going to begin by stating the obvious: there are spoilers in this story. I literally explain the whole plot in this review. I would not recommend reading this unless you have seen the movie or you never plan on watching the movie. If you do plan on watching the movie someday, LEAVE NOW or forever h...

The Nun — Review

The Nun — Review

Hana Holtz, Editor

September 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Warning: May contain spoilers Some people enjoy horror movies, others do not. I am in the group with the latter. Still, I offered to go with a group of friends. “The Nun” is the fifth installment in the Conjuring series. The opening scene of “The Nun” is a backstory of the formation...

Avengers: Infinity War — Review

Avengers: Infinity War — Review

Grace Clay

May 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SOME MINOR SPOILERS “Avengers: Infinity War” is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU. Infinity War is an accumulation of most superheroes already a part of the MCU, including Doctor Strange (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), Iron Man (played by Robe...

To Hurt or to Help? – OPINION

To Hurt or to Help? – OPINION

Abbey Bishop

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

According to stopbullying.gov, the definition of bullying is “any unwanted aggressive behavior; observed or perceived power imbalance; and repetition of behaviors or high likelihood of repetition.” There are many different modes and types of bullying, including direct and indirect. Direct bullying...

To Vaccinate or Not?

To Vaccinate or Not?

Dasha Mahan and Jared Russell

December 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

The flu vaccine has recently been “the talk” around medical fields, schools, and parents. There has been controversy about if someone should or should not get the vaccine. School Nurse Kelli Evans said that she "100 percent believes people should get the vaccine." Evans said, "the flu shot can be de...

The Wrecks Music — Review

The Wrecks Music — Review

Grace Clay

November 14, 2017


Filed under Reviews, Showcase, The Gallery

OMAHA, NE -- At Reverb Lounge late at night on November 1, The Technicolors, Vesperteen, and The Wrecks had a shot at playing in the bar venue. The first to play were The Technicolors. They played a few songs like “Space Cadet” and “Tonight You Are Mine.” The next band to play was Vesperteen. They playe...

EDITORIAL: Superintendent Barber off to a Great Start

EDITORIAL: Superintendent Barber off to a Great Start

Shelby Pelzer, Lead Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Superintendent Steven Barber has shaken the school district in his first few months of working in Atlantic, becoming a visible presence across ACSD. Barber has attended numerous fall sporting events including away games, and he even wrote personalized letters to some of the softball players. Softb...

Saeugling Attends Iowa Youth Institute

Saeugling Attends Iowa Youth Institute

Emily Saeugling

May 3, 2017


Filed under Opinion, School News, Showcase

AHS junior Emily Saeugling attended the Iowa Youth Institute. After attending she wrote this piece, reflecting on her experience there, and what she learned. "Each April, students from around the state of Iowa gather in Hilton Coliseum for the Iowa Youth Institute (IYI). These students aren’t watchin...

SUPER BOWL 51

SUPER BOWL 51

John McConkey and Chase McLaren

February 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Reviews, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized

Super Bowl   And then there were two. On January 22, the stage was set for Super Bowl 51. The New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17, while the Atlanta Falcons beat the Green Bay Packers 43-21. The Patriots and the Falcons will headline in what many say is the biggest stage in...

Should Seniors Play? – OPINION

Should Seniors Play? – OPINION

Alexis Handel

February 1, 2017


Filed under Activities, Opinion, Reviews, School News, Showcase

A daunting question has loomed over varsity athletics for as long as anybody can remember. Coaches, players, and even communities have pondered this single question: Should seniors play just because it’s their last season? Coaches have different philosophies on this subject. Coach Dan Vargaso...

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