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  • Winter Formal is Saturday, Feb. 1.
  • The jazz band will participate in the State contest on Saturday, Feb. 1. Break a leg!
  • Trojan wrestling heads to a double dual on Thursday, Jan. 30 in Council Bluffs. Good luck!
  • Trojan basketball takes on Kuemper Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Good luck!
  • Order your yearbook!

The Start of Second Semester Art

The Start of Second Semester Art

Troy Roach and Carina Birkel

January 23, 2020

Art classes plant the seeds for a creative outlet. They lead to a multitude of different styles and pieces of art. This is reflected in the course offerings at the high school, where any mediums range from drawing to painting. Junior Cameryn Pitzer is in Ceramics II, which she sees as an "outlet for cre...

Washing Germs Down the Drain

Washing Germs Down the Drain

Troy Roach, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

When it comes to the war on germs, it is hand-to-hand combat. Often people can forget the importance of being aware, and washing with care. However, the impacts are major. Kelli Evans, the school nurse at AHS, said hand washing can prevent infection, illnesses, and the spread of germs. Evans said, ...

ACSD Staff Takes On Self-Care Challenge

ACSD Staff Takes On Self-Care Challenge

Ava Bruckner and Harley Oliver

January 23, 2020

Members of the Atlantic Community School District started their option health challenge on Monday, Jan. 13. The participants who chose to take this on were given a week to prepare. In order to receive points, there is an app where videos were posted to show how to practice good health. For example, one v...

Senior Photo Deadline Quickly Approaching

Senior Photo Deadline Quickly Approaching

Kyra Namanny and Den Tsybulnyak

January 22, 2020

The deadline for senior pictures to be turned in to the yearbook staff is nearing. All photos must be turned in by Saturday, Feb. 1. If a senior student hasn't purchased professional photos, a member of the journalism staff can take their picture. If a photo is not submitted, “We will track them down, and...

Student Youtubers at AHS

Student Youtubers at AHS

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

January 21, 2020

Youtube is a video-sharing website that’s been around since 2005. Users can both stream and upload videos ranging from music videos, to vlogs, to tutorials on various subjects. Everybody is allowed to use the platform, which means even someone you know personally might upload videos, or consider them...

Writing Lines with Bireline

Writing Lines with Bireline

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. Taking over a week...

Creative Writing: From Berryhill to Bireline

Creative Writing: From Berryhill to Bireline

Taliya James and Dreyah Rutherford

January 20, 2020

English teacher Emma Bireline took on a new task at AHS: the Creative Writing class. This year, the class is trying new things after being taught by Allison Berryhill for the last few years. Bireline would like to teach nonfiction first, then fiction. She will focus on technique, characterization, di...

Second Semester’s New Course

Second Semester’s New Course

Ariel Clark, Editor

January 16, 2020

With the ever-looming presence of technology integrating itself further into society, more and more careers rely on technology-based backgrounds. Coding, a base of most technological advances, is now being taught as a semester-long class at AHS. Led by Rhonda Hawkins, it’s designed to teach freshm...

Passing Period Anthems

Passing Period Anthems

Camryn Church, Editor

January 15, 2020

Throughout the week, music has been played in the halls as students walk to their classes. Each song is different, varying in style and genre. Principal Heather McKay said this has no correlation to the sounds that were played previously in the halls as soothing music between classes.  On Friday...

AO Scheduling Changes

AO Scheduling Changes

Ayden Brown and Jayden Ford

January 14, 2020

Atlantic High School has a period of time between the second and third periods that allows students to get extra help, study for a class, or to take a brain break. This period of time is called AO, short for Academic Opportunity. Last semester, principal Heather McKay said the amount of students with fai...

Different Teachers, Different Styles

Different Teachers, Different Styles

Alyssa Brockob, Editor

January 14, 2020

Starting a new school year, or semester, can be challenging, as it presents unneeded nerves in the form of uncertainty and excitement. Students change classrooms, classmates, and teachers without having much say in the matter. Changing up an entire learning environment for a school subject, after an ...

Petersen Takes On the Psyche

Petersen Takes On the Psyche

Kenzie Hoffman and Addi Schmitt

January 13, 2020

History teacher Trace Petersen has stepped up to the plate and taken on the role of teaching the Behavioral Science course at AHS.  Petersen has taught CPI and American History at Atlantic High School for 15 years. Before that, he taught psychology for 16 years at other schools in cities such as P...

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