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  • The football banquet is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • All state is on Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • There's a state cross country qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball season has come to an end!
  • The pink out game is on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • There is a girls basketball meeting with Mr. Vargason on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The varsity football team plays Creston on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Football and cheerleading senior night is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Trojan Bowl.
  • There is a fall vocal concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The next driver's ed class begins on Oct. 25.
  • NHS is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Order your yearbook!
The Pledge is recited over the intercom every day. Students choose to participate or not. 
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Liberty and Justice for All

The implementation of the Pledge of Allegiance into Iowa schools this fall has stirred conflicts and questions.
Eleanor McCalla September 9, 2021

Eyes on the flag. Hand on the heart. Recite the Pledge. To some, this is a unifying act of patriotism. To others, a school-led Pledge of Allegiance creates adversity, opposes freedom, and threatens...

The new bill states: “The Constitution of the State of Iowa does not recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion.” Students at AHS have different opinions on the passing of this bill.

New Iowa Constitution Update States it Secures “No Right” to an Abortion

The Iowa Senate is pushing to further limit the ability for women to receive a medical abortion.
Brynna Kern, Editor March 11, 2021

The Iowa Senate is pushing to further limit the ability for women to receive a medical abortion. The Iowa law being debated declared to “defend and protect unborn children.” According to The Des Moines...

Political clashes aren’t uncommon, though often they impact more than just us. Due to our world-wide influence, the instability within our own country leads to a ripple-effect of issues elsewhere in the world.

A Divided Nation

Our nation is experiencing one of its worst divides since the Civil War.
Ariel Clark, Editor March 11, 2021

In today’s world it’s nearly impossible to transverse the sticky web of the Internet without running into raging political arguments. From heavy topics such as abortion or police brutality, to the...

Some students may be confused or overwhelmed by politics. An explanation of different terms in politics may help students get a better grasp at the information.

Political Definitions

Some political terms can be confusing and hard to understand.
Camryn Church, Editor December 17, 2020

Political terms can often be confusing and sometimes misleading. The two party names that are most profound are the Republican and Democratic parties. There are also third parties, which just means the...

Americans watched from home as president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect gave their acceptance speeches from Wilmington, Del. Saturday, Nov. 7.

Madame Vice President

48 vice presidents later, Kamala Harris was elected as the first-ever woman of color to hold the position.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor December 2, 2020

Saturday, Nov. 7, at 11:24 a.m. senator Kamala Harris made history as not only the first woman but also the first African and Asian American, to be elected vice president of the United States of America....

President Elect Joe Biden addressed the American people on Saturday.

The Election Results Are In

Last Tuesday, Nov. 3, many voters across the country casted their ballots.
Camryn Church, Editor November 11, 2020

Although the election was on Tuesday Nov. 3, many states didn’t have a clear winner until days after. This delay was caused by the mail in ballots and was expected due to the large number of people choosing...

Political signs can be found scattered across the nations yards as the country approaches the presidential election. Freshman Cater Bengel said that he and his friends, “argue [about politics] all the time, but it’s fun and we’re still friends the next day.”

Having Different Political Opinions Than Your Parents — OPINION

Many students’ political views can be shaped by their parents.
Camryn Church, Editor September 10, 2020

Like many students at the high school, I have recently been getting more into politics, especially with the upcoming election. And like some students, I have different opinions about politics than my parents....

The 2020 presidential election is on Tuesday, Nov. 3 this year. Citizens planning to vote must be registered.

Registering to Vote

Citizens of eligible voting age are encouraged to register to vote for the upcoming presidential election.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor September 4, 2020

The 2020 election is approaching quickly, leaving Americans with only two months before the big day. This year it falls on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Have you registered to vote yet?   Iowans must be seventeen...

The garden was originally filled with tulips which have been replaced with bushes, and pale flowers.

White House Rose Garden Remodel Faces Backlash

First Lady Melania Trump faces backlash after remodeling the famous rose garden designed by former First Lady Jackie Kennedy.
Camryn Church, Editor August 31, 2020

Jackie Kennedy’s famous rose garden was recently renovated by the current First Lady, Melania Trump. It now has different flowers and bushes compared to the colorful tulips there previously. The iconic...

Senator Grassley spoke to several Cass County citizens on August 20. Answering questions, Grassley covered many things including tariffs and crop damage.

Senator Grassley Continues 99 County Tour

Senator Grassley visited Atlantic on Aug. 20 to continue his tour of the 99 counties in Iowa.
Camryn Church, Editor August 26, 2020

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley visited Atlantic at the Rock Island Depot on Aug. 20 at 9:45. This was a part of his 99 county tour he has done for the past 40 years. The tour had been put on hold due to COVID-19,...

Mayor Pete Buttigieg shares his ideas during a campaign stop in Atlantic. Buttigieg dropped out of the race before Super Tuesday.

Another One Bites the Dust

An update on who is still running in the 2020 presidential election.
Camryn Church, Editor March 6, 2020

This week has been the defining week for some of the presidential candidates, with Super Tuesday’s results leaving only a few left in the race. Senator Elizabeth Warren dropped out on Thursday, March...

Presidential-hopeful Pete Buttigieg speaks to Atlantic residents last fall. Buttigieg is third in the latest Iowa poll, with 15.5 percent.

Caucus Season Kicks Off in Iowa Tonight

AHS will host the Democratic caucus, while five other locations around town will hold the Republican caucus.
Camryn Church, Editor February 3, 2020

The United States looks to Iowa on Monday, Feb. 3, as the nation’s first caucus kicks off. As the Iowa caucus is the first in the country, it sets an example for other states. A caucus is when voters...

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