The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

  • April 11TOLD BY THE BLACK AND GOLD PODCAST IS LIVE ON SOUNDLCOUD

  • April 3Good luck to boys golf at Fox Run on Thursday!

  • April 3Good luck to girls tennis on Thursday!

Harvest: A Midwest Tradition

Harvest: A Midwest Tradition

Braden Bean, Josh Rossell, and Matt St. John

November 22, 2017


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase, The Gallery

A lot has changed throughout the history of Iowa, but one thing remains the same. Every fall, farmers all across the state fire up the combines and head out to field to harvest, and Cass county is no exception. From dawn till dusk you’ll be sure find combines in the field and semis on the road to the grain elevators....

Changes in AHS with Principal McKay

Changes in AHS with Principal McKay

Alexandro Harper

November 22, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

AHS has gone through many principals and that means that there have been many changes in the school. Heather Mckay is the latest principal in AHS and has been for the past seven years.  There are some things that changed in the students that McKay has noticed recently. “One change that has surpr...

Online Textbooks Experience Issues

Online Textbooks Experience Issues

Brylee Aldrich and Ana Muell

November 22, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Early this school year, the students in several Atlantic High School math classes opened their laptops to get on their online math textbooks, only to find the books were no longer in their accounts, and could no longer be accessed. According to Principal Heather McKay, our yearly license expired...

Students Question Their Readiness for Life

Students Question Their Readiness for Life

Zach McKay and Kylie Neal

November 20, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Schools have experienced some criticism online with videos such as “I JUST SUED THE SCHOOL SYSTEM!!!” by Prince Ea and “Don’t Stay in School” by Boyinaband. In such videos they claim the American school system is not preparing students for the outside world and fail to give students vital i...

AHS Students Face the Problem of Fender Benders

AHS Students Face the Problem of Fender Benders

Tayler Burg and Anna Lowary

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, News Briefs, School News, Showcase

Imagine pulling into a parking spot in the AHS parking lot as you hear the dreaded sound of two pieces of metal striking one another. You gently push the door open, hoping and praying the damage wasn’t as bad as it sounded. A dent is visible on the car next to you, and you panic and in fear you w...

An Unlikely Business Owner: AHS Student Makes Toys for Dogs

An Unlikely Business Owner: AHS Student Makes Toys for Dogs

Ashley Wendt

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

Abbey Bishop seems like your typical high school student. She goes to school, hangs out with her friends, and completes other tasks that arise. However, what you may not know is that she has her own business: PAWSomeItems. This small, local company markets a variety of collars, toys, leashes, treats,...

AHS Finds Decline in Ring Sales

AHS Finds Decline in Ring Sales

Aleigh Bean and Tyler Moen

November 17, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Each year class rings are offered the the Atlantic High School sophomore class. AHS Needle conducted a Twitter poll on Nov 2 that received 70 responses which concluded the majority of students did not buy a class ring. A total of 13 students implied they had or were going to buy a ring. So why are rings...

AHS Finds Lack of Student Participation in Events

AHS Finds Lack of Student Participation in Events

Trey Cappel and Connor Church

November 16, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The AHS dodgeball tournament was cancelled a few weeks ago and has since stirred up conversations as to why there is a lack of student participation in school functions. This event is just one of many around the school with low numbers. Students have their own opinions on the lack of participation. J...

All for One: Collective Punishment in Schools

All for One: Collective Punishment in Schools

Haley Engler

November 15, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Sometimes (collective punishment) can work and sometimes it can backfire. When students disrupt in the classroom, it can distract the teacher and other students. However, when one student is disruptive, sometimes the teacher can punish the whole class. A lot of people think these punishments are un...

Students and Faculty Discuss Dress Code

Students and Faculty Discuss Dress Code

Jacqueline Fernandez and Hanna Anstey

November 13, 2017


Filed under Features, School News, Showcase

Dress Code is an issue that schools across America face every day. Some schools are very strict about it while others don’t find it significant to the education of their students. “I think the (AHS) dress code is really fair, it allows students to express themselves, and I like the fact that we don't ...

Drug Usage Draws Increased Awareness

Drug Usage Draws Increased Awareness

Kayla Mauk and Maddy Fell

November 13, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase

Prescriptions and other drugs are a cause for concern at Atlantic High School. Vice principal Matt Alexander said he wouldn't call it an issue "because of how many people are involved," but it is nevertheless a problem which needs to be addressed. Several students have pointed to the freshman class a...

Ally Anderson Signs Letter of Intent to Play Softball at DMACC

Ally Anderson Signs Letter of Intent to Play Softball at DMACC

Cooper McDermott

November 10, 2017


Filed under School News, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Tuesday, Nov. 7, senior Ally Anderson signed her letter of intent to play softball at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Her parents Mike and Kim Anderson, high school coach Terry Hinzmann, and hitting coach and recruiting coordinator of DMACC Daron Harris all attended the signing. Anderson...

The student news site of Atlantic High School
School News