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  • The football banquet is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • All state is on Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • There's a state cross country qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball season has come to an end!
  • The pink out game is on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • There is a girls basketball meeting with Mr. Vargason on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The varsity football team plays Creston on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Football and cheerleading senior night is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Trojan Bowl.
  • There is a fall vocal concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The next driver's ed class begins on Oct. 25.
  • NHS is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Order your yearbook!
English teacher Allison Berryhills pencil sharpener cover went missing over a month ago.

Devious Licks: Harmful Pranks or Harmless Fun

Teachers at AHS give their opinions about the social media fad that encourages students to vandalize/steal school property.
Dakota Oswalt October 21, 2021

Devious licks, also known as diabolical or nefarious licks, are the newest TikTok trend, with ‘lick’ meaning to rob, steal, or otherwise abscond with others' possessions. While some licks across the...

Last year, the seniors won the spirit stick. The game was held on Fri. October 23. This was the first game held at the new Trojan bowl facility.

Under The Lights

Homecoming 2021 is underway with many activities coming up.
Elizabeth Anderson, Editor September 30, 2021

After COVID taking over last year's homecoming, this year's “Around the World,” is in full swing with float building, dodgeball, dress days, lunch games, the football game, and the dance. This year's...

The Eye of the Needle

September 29, 2021
Sept. 29, 2021
The art room is used for history teacher Mike McDermotts classes.

Art Becomes History at AHS

In-person art program on hold; Art room used for history classes
Dakota Oswalt, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

At the end of last year, Atlantic High School’s Susan Wedemeyer resigned as the teacher of the building’s art classes. The district has since not been able to find a replacement, leaving the high school...

Enrelin Rano and Erinchina Mark dance during 2020 Homecoming festivities. Students will again hula as part of this years Homecoming assembly.

Students, Assemble!

Assemblies are back on the AHS calendar.
Taliya James and Josie Colton September 23, 2021

With the full return to a “normal” setting, students are left wondering if school activities like pep rallies, Homecoming, and assemblies will make a comeback.  Homecoming is in full force. Guidance...

Bathroom doors display words of encouragement.
(Photo illustration)

Words of Inspiration Flood the Bathrooms

Joy Crew "flushes" away negativity with quotes on the bathroom stalls.
Eleanor McCalla September 21, 2021

As students began using the school bathrooms at the beginning of the school year, they may have noticed something new and different: inspirational quotes on all of the bathroom stalls. The idea was conceived...

Junior Katie Birge will play Marcie in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee musical.

Singing into Musical Season

No matter how you spell it, the musical at AHS has begun!
Eleanor McCalla September 14, 2021
A musical comedy about spelling contests will delight Atlantic audiences.
The middle school bowling team practices under the eye of coach Michael Applegate. Applegate hopes a high school bowling team can be started.

Striking Interest in Bowling

Students wonder if a bowling team could be in store for AHS.
Dakota Oswalt September 13, 2021

Nearly every school in the Hawkeye 10 conference has a high school bowling team. While the Atlantic Middle School has one, coached by seventh-grade science teacher Michael Applegate, the high school is...

Many Orange Frog stuffed animals are found around the school, displayed in many ways.

Orange Frog Happiness Comes to ACSD

Can the district buy happiness?
Elizabeth Anderson, Editor September 13, 2021

Look around: small fuzzy orange frogs, bright orange bracelets, funny orange headbands, and a new welcome banner can be seen throughout AHS.  Curious students want to know: What’s up with the orange...

The Pledge is recited over the intercom every day. Students choose to participate or not. 
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Liberty and Justice for All

The implementation of the Pledge of Allegiance into Iowa schools this fall has stirred conflicts and questions.
Eleanor McCalla September 9, 2021

Eyes on the flag. Hand on the heart. Recite the Pledge. To some, this is a unifying act of patriotism. To others, a school-led Pledge of Allegiance creates adversity, opposes freedom, and threatens...

Nine new faces walk the halls of AHS.

Nine New Faces at AHS

There are nine new teachers at the high school this year.
September 1, 2021

Atlantic High School welcomed nine new teachers this school year. James Todd, Evan Adamon, Holly Esbeck, Bryce Smith, Matthew Best, Cayleigh McBee, Jesse McCann, Guy Somers, and Rob Astuni. Each teacher...

Eighth grade teacher, Mike McDermott, teaches his class in the high school art room.

AHS Adjusts to Influx of Eighth-Graders

As the new school year begins, the high school building makes room for the new addition to the halls.
Dakota Oswalt August 31, 2021

The Atlantic Fire Department and Cass County EMS were dispatched to the Atlantic Middle School after a fire broke out on Tuesday, July 27, at around 12:30 p.m. While the damage from the fire itself was...

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