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OPINION – Are guns really needed for protection?

January 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion, School News

  OPINION - By Angel Kunik The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last month brought the issue of gun ownership back into the spotlight.    According to GunPolicy.org, 32,163 people died as a result of firearms in 2011. This number has been on a rising trend since 1999, wh...

OPINION: Opt out of semester tests?

December 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion, School News

by Mikayla Somers Students all around the US are preparing for semester finals. But some many only have to study for one or two finals. Why? If a student has a A, which they’ve worked hard for all semester long, taking a final could only bring their grade down. Some school districts allow such students...

Removing Study Halls

December 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion, School News

By Meghan Plambeck At the BLT meeting this week, one of the things that was discussed was changing the availability of study hall to AHS students. The issue was that student productivity in study hall is low, and they discussed various ways to change that. I think that study hall should be left as...

Energy Drinks: Good or Bad?

December 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion, School News

By Dakota Erickson and Haley Wright Many American citizens drink energy drinks every day. Energy drinks can start destroying teeth after just five day of consistent use. Thirty to fifty percent of American teens drink energy drinks at least once a day (ABCnews). The energy drink, Monster has been linked to five people’s deaths. Researchers cannot directly link Mons...

When does Twitter go too far? – OPINION

December 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion, School News

OPINION - By Landon Stark Many people at Atlantic High School use a Twitter account on a daily basis. Twitter has good uses: Teachers can use it as a way to connect with their students outside of class and keep them up to date on class work. Students also use Twitter as a way to communicate with their...

ACT? SAT? COMPASS? What are these? – OPINION

December 14, 2012


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By Kristin Johnk - OPINION As upperclassmen begin to plan for their future, tests scores become important for admission to college. Nearly every college or university in the United States use some kind of test scores as a common way for evaluating a student’s college readiness. Many schools use...

Adoption creates a special bond – OPINION

December 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion, School News

OPINION By Emily Mitchell My life was changed when I found out I had the chance to have a little sister. We had only seven weeks to prepare for her arrival. In that seven weeks, we had to: clear out a room, paint, get a crib, buy food, shop for baby clothes, and pick a name. It was complete chaos....

Does School Spirit Need Improvement?

December 13, 2012


Filed under Academics, Reviews, School News, Sports, Video

http://youtu.be/b6ewG4MXI3A by Hannah Jespersen School spirit at AHS has been severely lacking this 2012-2013 school year. It has become clear to multiple students and faculty that our students need to be more dedicated to the school, sports and other activities. Monica Witzman interviewed eight...

OPINION: Students need study halls

December 13, 2012


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OPINION By Lillie Zablocki The BLT (Building Leadership Team) met on Monday Dec. 10 to discuss changes that should be made to benefit AHS. One topic of discussion was the possibility of eliminating everyday study halls. This discussion not completely thought out. First of all there are stude...

#JuniorProblems

December 13, 2012


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By, Lisa Gearheart and Maren McNees As juniors at Atlantic High School we all seem to think the same thing, “Can I please just graduate already? #JuniorProblems.” 2014 seems to be a multitude of years away and as senioritis approaches us quickly, we become melancholy and piles of rubbish. Homework...

New Halo Game REVIEW – OPINION by Darrian Schwenke

November 19, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

OPINION By  Darrian Schwenke The new Halo game came out on Nov. 6 at midnight. Many students at AHS got the game. There were about 70 gamers at the midnight selling of Halo 4 at our local Wal-Mart. Sophomore Matt Smith said, “Halo 4 is like Call of Duty and Halo mixed together.” Halo 4 has been ...

Scary movies have AHS students on the edge of their seats

October 31, 2012


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By Alaura Schuler Halloween is in the air and students of Atlantic High School are feeling it, by watching their favorite scary movies. AHHHHH! Students have identified their favorite scary movies.  Can you match them up? CLICK HERE for answers!          ...

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