The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The Atlantic Board of Education discusses COVID-19 mitigation strategies at a previous meeting.

McLean Responds to Rumors about ACSD Superintendent

Questions surfaced about Atlantic Community School District Superintendent Steve Barber last week. On Monday, March 27, the Atlantic News Telegraph reported that there was “no change in employment status”...

Its hard to hire teachers when the cost is higher than the reward.

“Why is there a teacher shortage?”

Ally Peterson, Editor March 28, 2023

In recent years, there’s been a teacher shortage in the United States. Much of this is due to the recession during COVID-19, which then resulted in tax cuts and salary cuts. This caused a wave of teachers...

AHS sports lots of hoop styles in the halls.

New Trends at AHS – OPINION

Kylie Templeton, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

2023 is here and it’s time to look at the trends of the upcoming year. Makeup, clothing, accessories, and more. The world waits to see what will be considered as the most popular trends. These are some...

The 8 Minutes Left posters can be seen hanging up around the school.

The Spring Play is Underway

Alix Nath, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

Senior Katie Birge takes the stage for her final performance in Eight Minutes Left. Birge has been a part of AHS Drama since her freshman year, participating in Little Shop of Horrors. She enjoyed that...

One of AHSs GSA advisors Ms. Niceswanger keeps a jar of pride flags in her classroom. Other teachers also show support for the GSA with flags, stickers, and posters.

Walkout Organized for March 1

Genevieve McCalla, Editor February 28, 2023

On Wednesday, March 1, a group of students plans to facilitate a walkout to protest the recent anti-LGBTQIA+ bills being debated in the Iowa legislature. The Iowa QSA, or Queer Student Alliance, a youth-led...

Coach Gaylord Schelling has coached Trojan Baseball in the past.

Coach Schelling Makes a Comeback

Isabelle Symonds, Staff Writer February 28, 2023

The 2023 baseball season in Atlantic is welcoming back Coach Gaylord Schelling to replace Coach Joseph Brummer. Brummer has decided to resign as head coach of baseball and many are wondering why. According...

Principal Heather McKay fills in as an English teacher until Doctor Sadsad arrives in the U.S.

Where is Doctor Sadsad?

Claire Pellett, Editor February 15, 2023

Doctor Sadsad. It’s a name that’s been floating around Atlantic High School since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year. Some students have watched his videos and others don’t believe he’s real....

Senior Katie Birge and Sophomore Megan Birge pose for a photo.

Siblings and Stereotypes

Morgan Botos, Staff Writer February 3, 2023

According to “17 Stereotypes About Birth Order Experts Say Are 100 Percent True,” “When it comes to birth order, there can be some differences between the children based on their position in the...

Freshman Hunter Quist talks to his mom after his race. Quists mom was helping with the meet while cheering him on.

Boys’ Swim Team Makes Waves this Season

Katie Birge, Editor February 3, 2023

The boys swimming season has been thriving for the past two months. According to Dean Junker, the high school boys, and girls swim team and YMCA Flying Sharks’ team Coach, the boys swim team has swum...

Coach Dan Vargason strategizes with his team during the Pink Out game. The girls pink jerseys were made specifically for this game.

Coaches vs. Cancer

Alyssa Neal, Editor January 30, 2023

Every year the Pink-Out basketball games get closer and closer, and the students of AHS begin to see things like basketball stickers on the wall, and decorations in the gym. But what is Pink-Out? Who is...

AHS Student Council members attend the Iowa Association of Student Council conference.

Student Council: The Innovators of AHS

Emma Winford, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Student Council is a school organization where a group of students is passionate about changing the school-wide dynamic. According to IASC, the student council is a “student leadership organization that...

Phone pockets can now be seen in every teachers classroom with the implementation of the new phone policy. They were designed to hold students cell phones during the duration of the class period, as to not distract them.

Is the New Phone Policy Necessary?

Austin Kalny, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

Is the Atlantic High School New Phone Policy really that new? When asked how the new cell phone policy was going, Andrew Mitchell, Vice Principal of AHS had this to say: “Actually, I am cautious with...

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