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  • The choir is having a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16. The chili-cook off starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • The fall play is showing Friday, Nov. 15, Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17. Break a leg!
  • The 2018-19 Javelin is in!

Another Trip, Another Taco Night

Another Trip, Another Taco Night

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

November 12, 2019

This summer, 28 Spanish class students will be taking a trip to Costa Rica. In order to pay for their trips, the students have done two fundraisers so far, their most recent one being a taco feed for the community. The Taco Night fundraiser took place on Thursday, Nov. 7. Twenty-six of the 28 going ...

AHS’ Take on Transgender Athletics

AHS’ Take on Transgender Athletics

Molly McFadden, Editor

November 11, 2019

Recently in the news there has been talk about transgender athletes and what team they should play for or gender that they should compete with. The headlines are full of titles asking “Do Transgender Athletes Have an Unfair Advantage?”  Atlantic High School follows the Iowa High School Athletic Assoc...

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Cael Pulido and Aspen Niklasen

November 8, 2019

Students were curious and confused when music was played over the loud speakers between classes Friday afternoon, Nov. 8. One asked if it was an audio test. "I had no idea what that was," English teacher Randall Simpson said. "It sounded like weird space-ambient music with an ominous tone." Freshman...

The End of Football Season

The End of Football Season

Jasmyne Oasay-Waddell, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Football is not just about the guys in the helmets and pads. It’s the coaches on the sidelines, the cheerleaders revving up the crowd, the band marching at halftime, and of course--the fans in the stands. The many people who contribute to the football experience can now reflect as the 2019 season ...

Helping Out in the Classroom

Helping Out in the Classroom

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

November 6, 2019

There are many opportunities for high school credits at AHS. Being a teacher’s aide, or T/A for short, is one. High schoolers taking on the position of a teacher’s aide can find themselves assisting teachers who offer the job in whatever they need help with in the classroom.  Senior Aly Broc...

The Tea on the Tower Trees

The Tea on the Tower Trees

Camryn Church, Editor

November 5, 2019

What’s the tea on the tower trees in the media center? These machines grow plants like lettuce, arugula, and basil. They have a set time to turn on their lights and water the plants. After school, visitors to AHS can spot the glowing lights. The tower trees were on display at Parent/Teacher conferences t...

Students’ Favorite Activities in Gym Class

Students’ Favorite Activities in Gym Class

Beverly Dodson and Jasmyne Oasay-Waddell

November 4, 2019

Sometimes PE class is the only physical activity students get, but what exactly do they want to spend that time doing? Gym teacher Cole Renken said, “Students seem to enjoy volleyball, bowling, and ping pong.” According to a Twitter poll conducted @AHSneedle, volleyball is the most popular among the s...

Halloween at AHS

Halloween at AHS

Molly McFadden, Editor

November 1, 2019

All-State Auditions Recap

All-State Auditions Recap

Hana Holtz, Editor

October 31, 2019

Being an All-Stater is one of the highest honors a high school musician can have. The auditioning process is lengthy and intricate, not to mention stressful. Auditioners on both the vocal and instrumental sides spend months preparing for their shot at impressing a judge and their ticket into the All-S...

The Sad Truth of Disappointed Parents

The Sad Truth of Disappointed Parents

Grace Clay, Editor

October 31, 2019

A common theme in teen movies is the teenagers always feel like they are a disappointment to their parents. While it may not be direct, there’s always that one moment of “my parents are going to kill me” that show the disappointments. How does this affect a student when their parents tell them th...

No New Books in the Media Center

No New Books in the Media Center

Addie DeArment, Reagan Leonard, and Carson Konken

October 31, 2019

There are no new books in the AHS media center this fall, but library supervisor Laurie Parrott hopes to buy “at least 30 to 50 books.” Last year, according to Parrott, approximately 100 new books were added to the high school shelves. Parrott said anime, romance, and comedies are some of student...

Flu Shots at School

Flu Shots at School

Molly McFadden, Editor

October 30, 2019

Employees of the Cass County Memorial Hospital visited the Atlantic School District to give flu shots on Monday, Oct. 28. In order to receive a flu shot, students and teachers were given the option to sign up a couple weeks before. Junior Trista Flathers was one who received a shot. Flathers said, “It wa...

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