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Fidget Toys in the Classroom

The elastic strings on Trahyger Carey's bookbag provide a diversion when he's bored. Carey is a freshman.

Taliya James, Editor

September 16, 2020

Fidgeting is our body’s way of releasing all of our restless energy. If the fidgeting is redirected, it can be beneficial to learning and a classroom environment. Fidgeting can be redirected through the use of fidget toys. Fidget toys are tools that help with focus, attention, calming, and active ...

College Application Changes

Due to our school’s no visitors policy, college representatives will offer students an online tour instead of attending the College Fair. Guidance counselor Sarah Elm recommends students to at least attend these virtual tours due to the lack of physical visiting ability.

Ariel Clark, Editor

September 15, 2020

Applying for colleges has changed drastically in most areas due to the full-fledged pandemic tackling the world. According to KGW8, a lot of colleges are allowing students to decide if they want to include their SAT/ACT scores on their applications or not. This is because the testing dates have been constantly rescheduled and postponed as the virus spr...

Lunch Portion Debate

Most students eat school lunch in the commons. Lunch is divided into two sections: A and B.

Eleanor Greving, Editor

September 9, 2020

The new school year brings nerves for the upcoming freshman, exciting new classes, and tons of new opportunities for new friends. One thing that the students didn’t think they should worry about is the school lunch. A group of boys at AHS feels passionate about this subject. Sophomores Cole Park, ...

Chemistry Teacher Resigns

Former science teacher Valerie Jaehrling sits down for an interview. She said in an email sent to students,

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 8, 2020

The resignation of Chemistry and Physics teacher Valerie Jaehrling will be considered by the Atlantic Board of Education on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Jaehrling said she has tendered her resignation due to safety concerns during COVID-19. Early in the summer, Jaehrling contacted the administration of AHS and told ...

Registering to Vote

The 2020 presidential election is on Tuesday, Nov. 3 this year. Citizens planning to vote must be registered.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

September 4, 2020

The 2020 election is approaching quickly, leaving Americans with only two months before the big day. This year it falls on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Have you registered to vote yet?   Iowans must be seventeen years old to register, and eighteen years old to vote in elections. American Government teacher H...

New Faces at AHS

Mr. Widrowicz gathers his fourth period class for a photo. Widrowicz teaches industrial tech classes at both the high school and middle school.

Taliya James, Editor

September 3, 2020

AHS welcomed three new faces into the hallways this year. Noah Widrowicz, Sarah Rose, and Brandon Baggett are new to the high school’s staff this year. Each teacher brings a different personality and new ideas to Atlantic.

Present Impacting the Future

Due to social distancing procedures, students are offered the choice to either sit in the Band Room, Cafeteria, or Multipurpose Room. If the weather is nice enough, students could also go outside with their lunch.

Ariel Clark, Editor

September 2, 2020

Normalcy. A routine schedule that high schoolers follow and adapt to with time, allowing them to go through their daily life without much fear. Most of these teens spend time organizing how their day will go, what they need to get done, and how they’re going to do it. When, suddenly, the world shake...

Masks and Mindfulness at the Trojan Bowl

Student sections have already kicked off at away football games. While playing Underwood, last week's theme was Hawaiian. Social distancing was not enforced during the game.

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor

September 1, 2020

Lots of conversations have been brought to the halls of AHS, many of them concerning football games. Athletic Director Andrew Mitchell said student sections at home games are undecided as of right now. “We do not have any decisions on student sections yet, except that in the gym there are only four pe...

Center of Attention

Brimming with room, the renovated space forms a space where students can abide by the social-distancing standard. Only Simpson’s American Literature class filled every seat. The vast area also allowed students easier access to books and other learning material.

Ariel Clark, Editor

August 31, 2020

Change upon change has been thrown around at the high school in response to the rampaging disease that has taken the world by storm. One of these changes includes the attempt to space out classroom seats to be at least 6 feet apart. Another change has been the banishment of smaller classrooms to more s...

Resignations at the High School

Four high-school-related resignations have been approved in recent months. At the same time, two contract recommendations have been approved.

Hana Holtz, Editor

May 20, 2020

While the school year ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the administration and school board have been hard at work, holding monthly meetings to discuss a variety of topics. The group has met electronically to talk about new protocol in these quarantine times, reschedule events, and approve resignation...

Thoughts for the Future

Students spend their study hall in the media center. This atmosphere may look a little different going into next school year.

Dani Mathisen, Editor

May 19, 2020

As the end of the school year approaches, many ponder what the 2020-21 school year may look like. Students, teachers and staff question what may come in August as this ever-changing time leaves many uncertainties. The biggest question may be whether or not the district plans to return to school in-person...

Celebrating Inside

Senior Savannah Cameron blows out her candles with a friend that she shares her birthday with. This year, her birthday was a lot different than usual.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

May 13, 2020

Many social gatherings have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 social distancing regulations. Because of these circumstances, for many, it’s hard for life to feel “normal,” especially while celebrating various holidays and birthdays. For most, family and friends have found creative...

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