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Classes Held Via Zoom

Classes Held Via Zoom

Hana Holtz, Editor

April 7, 2020

With schools remaining closed until Friday, May 1 per Governor Kim Reynolds’ instructions, teachers at Atlantic High School have gotten creative in regards to instructing their students. While a lot of the course material distributed is optional in nature, many students are taking part. One way edu...

The COVID-19 Diaries

The COVID-19 Diaries

Camryn Church and Molly McFadden

March 26, 2020

Camryn Church, Junior We are more than a week into the four-week break from school, and so far I have been keeping somewhat busy. I know some of my friend’s parents won’t let them out of the house, and I’m really grateful that mine aren’t locking me up like Princess Fiona in “Shrek.” I trus...

The Environmental Impact of AHS

The Environmental Impact of AHS

Grace Clay, Editor

March 17, 2020

Climate change has been a topic of conversation for over 30 years. Lately, it’s been talked about even more, especially with people like Leonardo DiCaprio and Greta Thunburg advocating for the fight. Earth science teacher Kathy Hobson said she thinks the school’s carbon footprint is average and “we a...

NHS Blood Drive Gets Called Off

NHS Blood Drive Gets Called Off

Hana Holtz, Editor

March 17, 2020

The Atlantic NHS chapter has postponed the upcoming blood drive that was set to take place on Wednesday, March 18. NHS adviser Jarrod O’Donnell made the announcement on Friday, March 13. Like many other activities throughout the school and community, the blood drive was called off due to the outbr...

Makeup Makeover

Makeup Makeover

Kenzie Hoffman and Drew Engler

March 13, 2020

With Prom approaching, students are making preparations to get their makeup done. Sophomore Kenzie Hoffman showcases a makeup look on freshman April Vanderholm. Hoffman, along with junior Kaden Mahan, will be doing makeup on Prom day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the YMCA.

Spring 2020 FFA Update

Spring 2020 FFA Update

Hana Holtz, Editor

March 13, 2020

The warmth in the weather has brought along a full schedule for the Atlantic FFA chapter. On Friday, March 6, students participated in Tractor Day, in which kids can drive a tractor to school. The participants met at the Atlantic Walmart parking lot before making the jaunt to school as a group. Ten stude...

Scholarship Opportunities for AHS Seniors

Scholarship Opportunities for AHS Seniors

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

March 12, 2020

Every year, AHS seniors have the opportunity to fill out scholarships to be financially rewarded for their academic and extracurricular achievements.  The website for scholarships is open to all seniors as of Saturday, Feb. 1. There are multiple scholarships sponsored locally throughout the commu...

NHS Wants Your Blood

NHS Wants Your Blood

Hana Holtz, Editor

March 12, 2020

The Atlantic NHS chapter will be hosting their second blood drive of the year on Wednesday, March 18 in the high school gym. Individuals can begin donating at 7:30 a.m. The Red Cross will close up shop at 1:00 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome from the high school, as well as from the community. Anyone wh...

Look Out, Here Comes “Little Shop of Horrors”

Look Out, Here Comes “Little Shop of Horrors”

Camryn Church, Editor

March 11, 2020

“Little Shop of Horrors” cast members will be performing this weekend in the AHS auditorium. There are three shows audience members can watch. The Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and the final show on Sunday kicks off at 2:30 p.m. The tickets are $5, and activity passes aren’t ac...

Attacking the Track

Attacking the Track

Taliya James, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Atlantic High School is filled with extraordinary students, including freshman Jazzy Dagel. Known for her passion for the sport of track and field, Dagel has been running and training for four years, both on her own and with the school program. Currently, Dagel is preparing for her freshman season with th...

Speech Kids are State Bound

Speech Kids are State Bound

Hana Holtz, Editor

March 10, 2020

Twenty-one events will be back in action on Saturday, March 14 at the individual IHSSA State speech contest. As a member of the Southwest District, Atlantic will head to Abraham Lincoln High School in Council Bluffs to compete. In order to make it to State, contestants must first compete at the Distr...

The Arrow Points to Nationals

The Arrow Points to Nationals

Molly McFadden, Editor

March 10, 2020

Atlantic archery attended the State tournament this weekend in Des Moines. The event was held at the Iowa State Fair Grounds and Atlantic took 24 bullseye archers and 12 archers to the 3D tournament.  Placing 11th in the high school girls bullseye category was freshman Halle Copeland. She shot a...

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