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Political Race Update

Political Race Update

Anna Potts, Editor January 25, 2024

The Republican Primary was held on Jan. 15, and Iowans chose Donald Trump as their pick, however, where does this leave other candidates? Primary polls showed 51 percent of registered Republicans in Iowa...

Vice President Pence will offer the opening coin toss on Oct. 6.

Pence to Appear at Pink-Out

Claire Pellett, AHS Needle Lead Editor September 28, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence will attend the Oct. 6 Pink-Out football game at the Atlantic Trojan Bowl. His events coordinator recently contacted ACSD Activities Director Andrew Mitchell about having...

The FDA has voted to approve Opill as an over-the-counter contraceptive.

News Story Breakdown: Will Birth Control Become an Over-the-Counter Medication? 

Anna Potts, Staff Writer May 18, 2023

June 23, 1960--a revolutionary day in medicine and healthcare for women. Finally, a way to cut down unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions, ease menstrual cramps, control hormones, and even reduce...

FFA members in the House of Representatives. From left to right: DJ Shepperd, Claire Pellett, Daniel Fruend, Representative Tom Moore, Colton Rudy, Jackson McLaren, Charli Goff, Callee Pellett. Seated: Dylan Comes.

38th Annual Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at the Capitol

Contributed by Charli Goff* February 13, 2023

FFA members from across Iowa converged at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines to build character and promote citizenship, volunteerism, and patriotism. Nearly 700 high school students wearing blue corduroy...

This political cartoon depicts the irony of the new cell phone policy.

Phone Policy Promotes less than Positive Conditions for Pupils

Ally Peterson October 14, 2022

The new phone policy, though a somewhat needed procedure, is infantilizing in its delivery at times. It makes it seem as though we are small children who can't control themselves. As if we are so immature...

The Pledge is recited over the intercom every day. Students choose to participate or not. 
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Liberty and Justice for All

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

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

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

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

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....

The Election Results Are In

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

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....

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