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Walking Into the Unknown – AHS was not prepared for the Estes assembly – OPINION

November 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News

OPINION By Alexi Allen & Maren McNees At the close of the Simon Estes assembly on October 28, AHS vice principal Matt  Alexander addressed the student body about their behavior during the assembly. He said students’ actions were both disappointing and embarrassing. While the AHSneedle staff doe...

Opinion: Powerful Seniors

Opinion: Powerful Seniors

November 7, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News

By Tyler Christensen My freshman year, I was terrified of upperclassmen. When I walked through the hallways, I would speechlessly huddle against the lockers, hoping not to get into anyone’s way. A school where the freshmen are afraid of the senior class is not a good environment. Now that I am a ...

According to Mark

According to Mark

October 15, 2013


Filed under Opinion

By Mark Stinn A Profane Statement:  What can we really say? Free speech is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution, but you can’t say anything you want.  Well, you can, it’s not a good idea most of the time.  For example, it is illegal to say, “I want to kill the President of the...

Student Shares her College Visit Experience

October 15, 2013


Filed under Opinion

By Macey Schmitt Finding the right college for can take a lot of work. Scheduling college visits as a junior is very beneficial in searching for the right college. If you wait until you are a senior you don’t have as much time to visit as many colleges as you could if you were a junior. It is good...

Editorial: Questionable Tweet Provokes a Call to Action

Editorial: Questionable Tweet Provokes a Call to Action

September 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News

By Senior Editors Meghan Plambeck, Sierra Smith, and Lillie Zablocki On Friday, August 16, an explicit image was posted from an eighth-grade teacher’s Twitter account. Students following Marnie Leiferman were shocked by the image, and former graduates of AHS retweeted it. Many students screenshotted an...

Opinion: Prom

April 22, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News

By Emily Mitchell Prom: noun a formal dance, especially one held by a high school or college class at the end of an academic year. Prom is a time where juniors and seniors come together for one spectacular night.  It's a night full of dancing, many pictures, games, and even breakfast. Prom...

OPINION: Lack of Sleep in School

April 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News

By Landon Stark Every morning, we see what looks to be zombies roaming the halls, but if you look closer, you will notice those zombies are actually tired students. Students always come to school seeming as if they have lack of sleep, and it is a big problem. We as students get pounded with variou...

Should Prom be Expensive?

April 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News

By Kallee Mudd   Well everyone, prom is just around the corner! Which means it’s time to gather everything you are going to need. But how much are you willing to spend? Every year the average family spends $1,078 on prom including: dress, tux, flowers, car rentals, and other things. But I'd like...

AHSneedle reaches 1000 posts!

March 14, 2013


Filed under Beat Reports, Club News, Reviews, School News

By Josh Schorle AHSneedle.com has been publishing stories online since Sept. of 2010. Since that day, the journalism department has published 1,000 stories in about two and a half years. Our first story published online was entitled "Positive Behavior Rewarded" written by AHS graduate Heather Harri...

Poor Sportsmanship…or School Spirit? Opinion

March 5, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News, Sports

OPINION By Meghan Plambeck One of the biggest problems at AHS the past couple of years has been the lack of school spirit. This basketball season however, people outside of the high school would have no idea this was ever a problem. At the boys' games, the student sections were filled and attendance...

AHS decides which is best. Twitter or Facebook?

February 1, 2013


Filed under Reviews, School News

By Mike Kirchner Nearly half of AHS students who responded to an AHSneedle survey use both Twitter and Facebook to connect to friends. Of the 70 students who reported their social networking preferences, 29 said they use both. Twenty-two use Facebook and 17 use Twitter. Two students said “other.” Students...

GUEST OPINION: Who Should Go Out For Track & Field?

February 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News

OPINION - By Coach Paul Iekel, Atlantic Track & Field Do you like to compete?  Are you the type of person who wants to be the best at something? Track and Field is the sport for you.  Sprints, Distance, Hurdles, Jumps, and Throws: there are so many different types of activities that anybody...

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