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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...

Midnight Madness – OPINION

Midnight Madness – OPINION

Sarah Schorle

January 27, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The clock strikes 10 as I enter my house for the first time since I left at 6:30 in the morning. A full day of school, speech, band, and work behind, the only thing between me and eight hours of blissful sleep is the homework I was unable to finish throughout the day. I could go to bed now and finish my...

What is Your Dream Car?

What is Your Dream Car?

Matt Gearheart and Logan Reilly

December 8, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion, Showcase

Vroom, Vroom What is your dream car? At Deter Motor Company located in Atlantic, Iowa, the most commonly sold car is the Chevrolet Malibu, according to salesman Chuck Sievers. Malibu's have many features that buyers are looking for such as back-up camera, heated seats, sunroof, and lane-change alert. For ...

American Tragedy- OPINION

American Tragedy- OPINION

Sarah Schorle

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, The Gallery

There are many wonderful seasons in this world  (Christmas season, Pumpkin Spice Season, Back-To-School Season), but there is nothing quite like election season. Who doesn’t love a few politically (and sometimes religiously) charged, wealthy, politicians bickering back and forth about what they pr...

Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Zac Stork

November 9, 2016


Filed under Academics, Opinion, Showcase, The Gallery

Last week, AHS was involved in a statewide Straw Poll. The Straw Poll is a program put on by the state of Iowa and the Secretary of State, Paul Pate, to see what the high schoolers of today think about the elections this year. Students were presented a poll to vote for who they think should be President a...

Fall Sports Recap

Fall Sports Recap

Jaxson Eden, Celebrations Editor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Activities, Cross Country, Football, Girls' Volleyball, Reviews, School News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Volleyball

With fall sports officially over here is a slideshow that recaps the fall season of sports.

The Hardest Sport – OPINION

The Hardest Sport – OPINION

Sarah Schorle

October 6, 2016


Filed under Activities, Eye of the Needle, Opinion, School News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Stop and think before lambasting fellow Trojans.

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When in Doubt, Dab Out? – OPINION

When in Doubt, Dab Out? – OPINION

Sarah Schorle

September 21, 2016


Filed under Eye of the Needle, Opinion, School News, Showcase

In the past few days, it has become very clear to me that the dabbing situation has been blown out of proportion. What originally started as a celebratory dance craze has now become a loaded action with consequences attached. It’s turned into a modern, Footloose-esque situation except instead of dancing,...

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