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An uproar in protests have spiraled due to the recent police related death.

Finding a Middle Ground

Police related deaths have brought more attention to the justice system.
Zane Brownsberger May 27, 2021

In 2020, police shot and killed 1,021 people, and 2021 is on track for a similar amount of shootings. Every year since 2015, police have shot and killed around 1,000 people. In total, half of the people...

The Trades Program focuses a lot on working together. Students who took the class learned valuable skills to use later in life.

Trades Program takes on Garage Project

The Trades Program dove into a garage project in the 2020-2021 school year.
Zane Berg May 26, 2021

The Atlantic High School Trades Program has taken on a pretty large project this semester. The project is building a garage for Dave Erickson, a school bus driver and chief of police. Erickson decided...

Take what you need and give what you can encourages students to spread positivity. The guidance office offers support for all students.

More Than A Body – OPINION

The increase of social media impacts the way people see themselves.
Laney Brosam May 26, 2021

“You are so much more than just a body” is a phrase used by many. People everywhere spend so much time questioning their self-worth or value because they do not fulfill society’s beauty standards....

Brynna Kern is ready to film with Iowa PBS. She was interviewed about her award-winning video about Zoey Moore and her new wheelchair. Kern said that she was proud that she won the award for “Zoey’s In The Driver’s Seat.”

Iowa PBS visits Atlantic High School

Iowa PBS came to Atlantic High School to film a segment about student achievement.
Elizabeth Anderson May 25, 2021

$50,000 of equipment: bright lights, two huge cameras, a backdrop, and a two-person crew is what Iowa Public Television brought to AHS to interview senior Brynna Kern about her award-winning video. Iowa...

Schools across Iowa range from all sizes. Some schools have 400 students, while others have over 1,000.

School Sizes Impact Students

The size of the school a student attends can affect their academic and athletic performance.
Tanner O'Brien May 24, 2021

Schools across the United States vary in size, depending on where the school district is located in the country. In total there are about 89,000 public schools in the United States that have over 1,000...

Fareway is one of the local businesses that employs many students.

First Jobs in High School

Many students balance school, activities, and a part-time job.
Nina Welter May 21, 2021

Studies show that just over 35 percent of teens in high school are part of the workforce. Almost all are employed in a part-time capacity to make time for both school and work. Different opinions can tell...

The Atlantic Police Department has a close relationship with Atlantic High School. They put forth the effort to keep every student safe.

On the Line

Officers in Atlantic and around the U.S. often find themselves in the public eye.
Aubrey Guyer, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

Articles regarding the challenges faced by police officers reach many news platforms daily. Some headlines project the idea that police officers may be overstepping their boundaries; others proclaim that...

Some of the first employees of Udderly Delicious practice their roles in the shop before opening day last year.

The Inside Scoop: Udderly Delicious

Ice cream shop Udderly Delicious made a name for itself after a year of success in the community.

As the weather gets warm and the sun comes out, citizens of Atlantic form a line at the sweet spot, Udderly Delicious. Locally owned by Chris and Lynda Conrad, this ice cream shop showed early success...

Former AHS student Harison  Richter, who graduated in 2015, now tattoos professionally. He began working the front counter at Big Brain West in September of 2020 and has been an apprentice since November of 2020. Only in “the last month or so” has he been tattooing people.

Tattoo or Not Tattoo: That is the Question

Should high school students be able to get tattoos?
Eleanor McCalla, staff writer May 17, 2021

When it comes to expression, high schoolers find many ways to show their personalities through style. While some articles of clothing can be prohibited by the dress code at school or get damaged from the...

FCS teacher Rebecca Wallace's Tik Tok account has gained traction since she began her journey in quarantine.

Teacher Rocks the TikTok Scene

FCS teacher Rebecca Wallace has had over 376k views on her TikTok account.
Taliya James, Editor May 14, 2021

When quarantine started, teacher Rebecca Wallace came down with a severe case of boredom. After hearing many students talking about the app TikTok, she decided sharing her humor with the world might cure...

Junior Lane Nelson preps for a swing at a home match. At the Hawkeye Ten Championship, Nelson placed 7th individually with a score of 80.

Boys Golf Wins Hawkeye Ten Championship Fourth Year in a Row

The boys' hard work this season paid off at the Hawkeye Ten Championship where they won first place for the fourth year in a row.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor May 13, 2021

Working through their season, the Atlantic Boys Golf team has been picking up a handful of wins since the beginning of spring.  On May 10, the team competed at the Hawkeye Ten Championship, earning...

Sophomore Abby Smith preps for a swing at a home meet. A large portion of the girls golf team consists of underclassmen who didn't have the opportunity to play last season.

Girls Golf Prepares for Final Matches

With just four matches left, the Atlantic girls golf team hopes to earn state qualifications.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor May 7, 2021

Starting off the season in April, the Atlantic girls golf team has teed off a number of matches. As the end of the school year approaches, they have only a handful of matches left until the final tournaments...

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