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AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

Coach Dan Vargason strategizes with his team during the Pink Out game. The girls pink jerseys were made specifically for this game.

Coaches vs. Cancer

Alyssa Neal, Editor January 30, 2023

Every year the Pink-Out basketball games get closer and closer, and the students of AHS begin to see things like basketball stickers on the wall, and decorations in the gym. But what is Pink-Out? Who is...

The Atlantic Parks and Recreation Department aims to create fun environments for everyone.

Splashing its way to Atlantic: A New Splash Pad

Katie Birge, Editor January 30, 2023

A splash-pad for sunnyside park is coming to Atlantic, Iowa. According to executive committee member Ali Pieken, the Parks and Recreation Board put together the executive members who are to oversee the...

The Pink Tax refers to the unnecessary price raises for feminine items compared to masculine items.

The Pink Tax

Kate Nichols, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

What is the pink tax? Wikipedia states, "The pink tax refers to the tendency for products marketed specifically toward women to be more expensive than those marketed toward men. This phenomenon is often...

AHS Student Council members attend the Iowa Association of Student Council conference.

Student Council: The Innovators of AHS

Emma Winford, Staff Writer January 27, 2023

Student Council is a school organization where a group of students is passionate about changing the school-wide dynamic. According to IASC, the student council is a “student leadership organization that...

Sports at AHS are a big deal. Many students attended football games last fall.

Athletes’ Superstitions

Gradyn O'Hara, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

All have seen or heard of elite sportspeople performing a ritual movement, dance, or, the same warm-up before competing. For a track athlete, doing the same warm-ups before running a hundred meters, or...

AHS students have a blast during homecoming. Dance like no one is watching and laugh like everyone sees you dance.

Funniest Things People Have Done

Jeremy Waldmann, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

What’s the funniest thing you've ever done? Several AHS students have said that they have done a number of things. An anonymous student shared with us that they stole 50 golf balls during their freshman...

Phone pockets can now be seen in every teachers classroom with the implementation of the new phone policy. They were designed to hold students cell phones during the duration of the class period, as to not distract them.

Is the New Phone Policy Necessary?

Austin Kalny, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

Is the Atlantic High School New Phone Policy really that new? When asked how the new cell phone policy was going, Andrew Mitchell, Vice Principal of AHS had this to say: “Actually, I am cautious with...

An Inside Look on Krabbe Disease

An Inside Look on Krabbe Disease

Zoey Moore, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

This story features a Q&A with Zoey Moore, an AHS student with Krabbe Disease.

Art is often referred to as the ultimate form of expression and allows creativity in all aspects.

The Impact of Art

Gabbie Porter, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

Art is everywhere. Many shirts people wear are designed by someone and are art. Many buildings are designed by someone, and it is art. Some book’s covers are designed to interest people, and it is art....

Even Teachers Need a Break - 
Despite visiting her to talk about how his son is doing in Statistics, Mark Foegen and Sheila Hayden are talking about anything other than that. Having discussed life stories, it was a good break from talking about math all night. After all, teachers (even math teachers) are humans as well!

Qualities that Make a Teacher Good

Jaylen "JJ" McDaniel, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

Teachers have a lot of knowledge about everything, specifically in the subject they specialize in. A good teacher expands their knowledge and continues to provide good answers to their students. Similarly,...

100-Word Rants: 2023

100-Word Rants: 2023

January 20, 2023

Everyone has an opinion. Can you express yours in exactly 100 words? Send your rant to [email protected] If we select it for publication, get your shades out!

Leaving a Mark

Leaving a Mark

Jersey Phippen and Jocelyn McEntaffer January 19, 2023

For many decades people have been leaving their “mark” in the Atlantic Middle School auditorium. If you participated in a musical in your 7th-grade year of middle school, most people wrote their names...

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