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Dogs, Dad Jokes, and Dodson

Dexter Dodson has made himself at home in the Industrial Tech wing.  Students brighten up when he tells

Brynna Ray, Staff Writer

February 7, 2020

Dexter Dodson: the home improvement and dad joke man. Dodson started at AHS in the 2019-20 school year, becoming some students’ favorite teacher because of his fun personality and teaching skills. Dodson is from Maywood, Neb. In school, Dodson's favorite classes were shop and band, where he play...

Meet a Dirt Bike Hauss: Zane Brownsberger

Freshman Zane Brownsberger flies through the air on his dirt bike. The latest competition he attended was in Council Bluffs.

Camryn Church, Editor

February 6, 2020

Freshman Zane Brownsberger has had a passion for riding dirt bikes since he was a young kid. Brownsberger grew up riding and competing across the United States in places like Wisconsin and Texas. Brownsberger was inspired to ride after watching a supercross race, and his dad used to ride as well. Th...

Writing Lines with Bireline

English teacher Emma Bireline helps junior Rensia Narios with her children's book. Known for her literary prowess, Bireline is always encouraging students to read and write.

Ariel Clark, Editor

January 21, 2020

Emma Bireline’s parents have always encouraged her to write. They would bestow upon her a “lot of journals and different types of writing books” to fuel her mind. Her love for writing never diminished. Now, Bireline is an English teacher that has taken up extra writing on the side. Writing a weekly c...

English as a Second Language

Melissa Soza-Manzanero and Delmy Lam stand together during choir. They spend almost the whole school day together.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

October 29, 2019

Melissa Soza-Manzanero is just like every other student at AHS. In school, she participates in activities such as choir and cheerleading, and in her free time, she listens to music. However, she just moved to the United States three months ago. This also happens to be how long she’s been learning ...

Wrestling and Weights Coach Welcomed at AHS

Connor Larson stands in the weights room. Besides coaching weights and wrestling, Larson also teaches PE.

Lexie Trotter, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

Connor Larson is the new weights teacher, eighth grade football coach, and high school wrestling coach for both the girls and boys. Larson went to Webster High School and later attended college at Grand View University.  Larson came to Atlantic when Coach Tim Duff told him he would like to have hi...

Meet AHS’ Latest Foreign Exchange Student

Denys Tsybulnyak participates in pajama day as part of Homecoming week. Tsybulnyak is involved in many activities at AHS, including football, choir, and student council.

Anastasia Muell, Editor

October 8, 2019

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Do the musical. Hang out in Chicago. Try China Buffet. These are all things from Denys Tsybulnyak’s bucket list to complete while he’s staying in America for the year. Tsybulnyak, who is known by many AHS students as “Den,” is the newest Foreign exchange stu...

Gaining Varsity Volleyball Experience as a Freshman

The freshmen volleyball team huddles after an exciting point. Smith plays on the varsity and freshmen teams.

Connor Church, Editor

October 4, 2019

Aubrey Guyer and Abby Smith suit up for varsity volleyball as freshmen. In fact, Guyer starts. She is a middle hitter in the varsity lineup. Smith plays freshmen volleyball, along with subbing in for varsity. Her position is outside hitter. "I have played volleyball for three years," Smith explained....

All the Good Chemistry Jokes Argon

Science teacher Valerie Jaehrling smiles while teaching a lesson. Besides general chemistry, Jaehrling teaches AP chem and physics.

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 26, 2019

“Inconceivable.” Science teacher Valerie Jaerhling’s favorite movie is “The Princess Bride” and many things that Jaehrling has done in her life could be described as Vizzini would say, inconceivable. Throughout Jaehrling’s life she has been a driver for the CyRide, a member of the Peace Corps...

Freshman with Knowledge of Finance and Food

Charlotte Saluk assists a customer at Produce in the Park last summer. Saluk would sell her goods, as well as answer questions on her business and recipes.

Ariel Clark, Editor

September 25, 2019

“Get yourself out there,” Charlotte Saluk said towards other students that wish to become an entrepreneur. Saluk has been running a sweets business for the past two to three years. She sells a variety of desserts, such as cakes, but her favorite and most popular one to sell is her cupcakes. The bu...

The Life of a Trojan Swimmer

Members of the Atlantic swim team dive into the pool on Tuesday against Lewis Central. Practices and home competitions are held at the Nishna Valley YMCA.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

September 25, 2019

Swimming is an activity enjoyed by people from all walks of life, whether it be for exercise, sport or entertainment. Debatably, the people who spend the most time in the pool are on the Atlantic swim team, as they wake up for 6 a.m. practice and then go straight to practice after school at 3:30 p.m. Bo...

The Tik Tokers Among Us

Senior Belle Wickman spends time off Tik Tik during class. She says she averages seven hours a day on the app.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

September 11, 2019

The History of Tik Tok Whether you’ve heard the occasional “sksksk” in the halls or seen students in classrooms dancing to what’s new on the “for you” page, it’s become clear that the app “Tik Tok,” and its trends, earned popularity over the summer. Formerly known as “Musical.ly...

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