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  • Good luck to the girl wrestlers attending State this weekend!
  • The boys basketball team plays Saydel on Friday, Jan. 24. Good luck!
  • Good luck to the swim team on Saturday, Jan. 25 against Lewis Central!
  • The IHSSA District Large Group contest is Saturday, Jan. 25 in Clarinda. Break a leg!
  • AHS' show choirs will perform at the DCG competition on Saturday, Jan. 25. Break a leg!
  • Good luck to the wrestling team in Glenwood on Thursday, Jan. 23!
  • The girls basketball team takes on Des Moines North on Thursday, Jan. 23. Good luck!
  • Order your yearbook!

Behind the Mask of “Majora’s Mask”

Behind the Mask of “Majora’s Mask”

Ariel Clark, Editor

December 19, 2019

One of Nintendo’s most popular action-adventure series is the "Legend of Zelda" franchise. Each installment to the series skips around in the timeline, forming a confusing mess of plotlines. The "Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask" is one of many in this developing franchise. Released in 2000, it’s the si...

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Review

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Review

Hana Holtz, Editor

December 19, 2019

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” tells not the life story of Fred Rogers, famous as the title character on “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” However, it is influenced by a true event, an article written by Tom Junod for Esquire in 1998. Junod’s article was part of the hero campaign from the magazine, in which American cel...

Dead or Alive: Juice WRLD

Dead or Alive: Juice WRLD

Camryn Church, Editor

December 18, 2019

According to Vulture, Juice WRLD was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. Juice WRLD was just 21 years old. The rapper, who had risen to fame in 2018 for his releases of “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams,” suffered from an appa...

History on the Screen — “Midway” Review

History on the Screen — “Midway” Review

Grace Clay, Editor

December 10, 2019

“Midway,” released on Friday, Nov. 8, was just in the Atlas Atlantic Cinema last Thursday night. This is a World War II movie based on a “real account” of the battle of Midway (according to the beginning credits). As always, there will probably be spoilers ahead. This movie starts out with a couple of U.S. ...

12 Days of Christmas…Movies

12 Days of Christmas…Movies

Grace Clay, Editor

December 5, 2019

Like the song, I will be doing movie reviews for 12 different Christmas movies. From "The Nightmare Before Christmas" to "Noelle," I tried to find as wide of a variety of Christmas movies as I could, and maybe you guys will even find some new Christmas movies to enjoy with your families. Each day,...

MCRIB: My Chemical Romance is Back

MCRIB: My Chemical Romance is Back

Grace Clay, Editor

December 3, 2019

Like Halloween itself, My Chemical Romance (also known as MCR) spookily announced they will be doing a reunion tour in 2020 on All Hallow’s Eve. The band had originally broken up in 2013, with their last post to their website as a band thanking their fans for always being there, and making it poss...

Hollowing Out “Hollow Knight”

Hollowing Out “Hollow Knight”

Ariel Clark, Editor

December 2, 2019

"Hollow Knight" is an icon in the developing metroidvania subgenre. Created by Team Cherry and released on PC on Feb. 24, 2017, they raised $57,138 AU of their $35,000 goal on Kickstarter. The extra money was put into incorporating more areas and bosses into the game. The developers, consisting of o...

“Thank GOD For Rednecks” — A “Zombieland: Double Tap” Review

“Thank GOD For Rednecks” — A “Zombieland: Double Tap” Review

Grace Clay, Editor

November 22, 2019

Released on Friday, Oct. 18, “Zombieland: Double Tap” is the sequel to “Zombieland,” released in 2009. There may be spoilers ahead so if you have not seen this hilarious zombie flick, you have been warned.  “Zombieland: Double Tap” follows Tallahassee (played by the redneck Woody Harrels...

The Most Influential People Behind Jazz

The Most Influential People Behind Jazz

Grace Clay, Editor

November 22, 2019

With the play being set in what is probably the jazziest era--also known as the 20s--and jazz band starting up recently, I have been listening to a lot of jazz music. Here are the stories of some of my favorites I have been listening to in no particular order.

Fall Play Review: “Radium Girls”

Fall Play Review: “Radium Girls”

Dani Mathisen, Editor

November 19, 2019

First off, "Radium Girls" was performed at the Atlantic High School last weekend. The three shows were directed by English teachers Alex Bales and Emma Bireline. Overall, I thought the performance went well, but there were a few things I think could have gone better. The microphones definitely needed s...

My Top Ten Country Songs

My Top Ten Country Songs

Grace Clay, Editor

November 14, 2019

My absolute least favorite genre of music is country. Listening to all of these country songs for this story was complete agony. So, enjoy the least of all the agonizing songs I had to endure for this story. That being said, this is my first top-ten story that has no honorable mentions. Coincidence? ...

Candy Confessions

Candy Confessions

Ariel Clark, Editor

November 1, 2019

As a self-certified sugar addict, I have a lot of opinions when it comes to candy. As such, it's extremely hard for me to list them in any specific order. Not to mention, there's an extremely large variety when it comes to these sweets. With so many options and such a small amount of space to fill, I'll...

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