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Classes Held Via Zoom

Classes Held Via Zoom

Hana Holtz, Editor

April 7, 2020

With schools remaining closed until Friday, May 1 per Governor Kim Reynolds’ instructions, teachers at Atlantic High School have gotten creative in regards to instructing their students. While a lot of the course material distributed is optional in nature, many students are taking part. One way edu...

Straining Against Corona

Straining Against Corona

Ariel Clark, Editor

March 17, 2020

Presenting the infected with flu-like symptoms such as fever and coughing, a new strain of the coronavirus, called COVID-19, has presented itself to mankind. The virus is known as “zoonotic,” meaning that it passes between animals and humans. Research by the World Health Organization finds that cert...

The Environmental Impact of AHS

The Environmental Impact of AHS

Grace Clay, Editor

March 17, 2020

Climate change has been a topic of conversation for over 30 years. Lately, it’s been talked about even more, especially with people like Leonardo DiCaprio and Greta Thunburg advocating for the fight. Earth science teacher Kathy Hobson said she thinks the school’s carbon footprint is average and “we a...

NHS Blood Drive Gets Called Off

NHS Blood Drive Gets Called Off

Hana Holtz, Editor

March 17, 2020

The Atlantic NHS chapter has postponed the upcoming blood drive that was set to take place on Wednesday, March 18. NHS adviser Jarrod O’Donnell made the announcement on Friday, March 13. Like many other activities throughout the school and community, the blood drive was called off due to the outbr...

Scholarship Opportunities for AHS Seniors

Scholarship Opportunities for AHS Seniors

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

March 12, 2020

Every year, AHS seniors have the opportunity to fill out scholarships to be financially rewarded for their academic and extracurricular achievements.  The website for scholarships is open to all seniors as of Saturday, Feb. 1. There are multiple scholarships sponsored locally throughout the commu...

NHS Wants Your Blood

NHS Wants Your Blood

Hana Holtz, Editor

March 12, 2020

The Atlantic NHS chapter will be hosting their second blood drive of the year on Wednesday, March 18 in the high school gym. Individuals can begin donating at 7:30 a.m. The Red Cross will close up shop at 1:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome from the high school, as well as from the community. Anyone wh...

Accessory Go-Tos

Accessory Go-Tos

Reagan Leonard, Staff Writer

March 9, 2020

Getting ready in the morning can often be a struggle. While scrambling to get out of the door, many times students aren’t thinking of the perfect way to spice up an outfit. This is why many people have acquired a go-to signature item that adds a little flair and even finishes their look. Sophomo...

A Clean Getaway

A Clean Getaway

Ariel Clark, Editor

March 6, 2020

With winter still having yet to fade away, it’s ample time for sickness to spread throughout the student body. While excused absences due to extreme sickness--including fevers of over 101 degrees and vomiting--don’t count against a student, the missing days can quickly leave the absentee at a loss fo...

The Tobacco Law Change

The Tobacco Law Change

Jayden Ford, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The United States Food and Drug Administration raised the official minimum age to buy tobacco products like cigarettes, vapes, and chewing tobacco from 18 to 21. President Donald Trump signed the new age limit into effect on Friday, Dec. 20 as part of a larger government funding bill. Even if a user wa...

Prom Fashion Trends

Prom Fashion Trends

Addie DeArment, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Prom 2020 is right around the corner, which means it’s time for attendees to show off their style. Prom is a way students can express themselves. Students choose anything from floral print to basic colors, as well as prints and designs that will show off their individual style. With such a large variet...

Superb Substitute

Superb Substitute

Molly McFadden, Editor

March 4, 2020

Substitute teachers play an important role in the school. Many substitutes have become familiar faces around AHS. Students know their names and a lot of substitutes know the high schoolers’ names as well. One prime example of an iconic sub is none other than Julie Kennon. Kennon only substitute teaches at Atlantic H...

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