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Starting a Brand: Shroom Crew Outdoors

Senior Gunner Kirchhoff shows off some of Shroom Crew Outdoors' merchandise. Selling hats is one way for the brand to get advertisement and make money.

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 23, 2020

“Well, we were all mushroom hunting one day and somebody changed the group chat to ‘Shroom Crew,’” senior Gunner Kirchhoff said. That’s how it started. Kirchhoff and his friends wanted a place where they could share the adventures they go on with others, so they took to social media. Kirchh...

Trojans Keep the Winning Streak Against Clarinda

The Trojans huddle up while preparing for the next play.  The Trojans are currently 3-1.  Grant Sturm had four interceptions last Friday night.

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor

September 22, 2020

The Trojans took the win against Clarinda 7-0 at Glenwood on Friday night. Sophomore Caden Anderson threw 167 yards. Senior Bodie Johnson rushed 51 yards and senior Collin Mullinex received 77 yards. Anderson loved every minute out on the field.  “There were a lot of flags on our side, but it made ...

Girls Swim Dives into First Meet

Senior Bryer Rose gets ready to dive before her event at home last year. She competed both individually and in relays for the first meet at Marshalltown this fall.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

September 22, 2020

The girls swim team’s first meet was Saturday, Sept. 19. They finished in 6th place out of 8 teams at the Marshalltown invitational.  The girls swim team’s overall score for the meet on Saturday was 97. Some highlights for the team include a 4th place 400-yard freestyle relay swam by junior A...

The Future of Choir and Band Events

The 2019 freshman show choir performs on stage. The days of performing in close groups have been put on hold due to the pandemic.

Ariel Clark, Editor

September 21, 2020

Various events have been postponed or canceled for fine arts classes such as band and choir due to the implementation of safety procedures such as social distancing and masks.   While no future plans are set in stone, events such as the Fireman’s Parade had already been canceled due to the Co...

Trojan XC Takes to Pella

Freshman Faith Altman rushes towards the finish line at DCG. Altman placed 46 with a time of 25:00.9 in Pella.

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 21, 2020

Cross country teams traveled to Central College to compete in the 15th Heartland Classic on Saturday, Sept. 19. The Trojans left Pella with a third place finish for the boys and a sixth place finish for the girls. Senior Craig Allen Becker ran a 16:35.3 landing himself a second place finish. Cros...

Girls Volleyball Powers Through

The Trojans celebrate a point together from their game in Harlan last Tuesday. They won their match against Clarinda, 3-2.

Camryn Church, Editor

September 18, 2020

Last Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Volleyball girls played in a triangular against Glenwood and Clarinda. The Trojans won against Clarinda 3-2 but lost to Glenwood 0-3. Sophomore Aubrey Guyer said she “played better” than she had in previous games this year. The girls also played the Harlan Cyclones on T...

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 ...

Trojans Set to Play in Glenwood

The Trojans huddle in during the game against Underwood to devise a plan. The boys will play the Cardinals in Glenwood on Sept. 18.

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 16, 2020

The home football game set for Sept. 18 against the Clarinda Cardinals has been moved to Glenwood due to the incompletion of the Trojan Bowl. Face coverings will be required for all students and are expected for spectators while moving around. The bleachers will be marked with tape to show social distan...

Facing Life Changes

The senior football players face changes each day like other students at AHS. The Trojans have had many changes since they were Steelers.

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor

September 16, 2020

Who are you? Is a question that ponders the minds of students walking through the hallways. Most teenagers are still figuring out who they are, as well as who their friends are, and what they’re going to do with their lives. It can be a difficult time. So how can you push through the rough patches in ...

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...

New Season, New Field, New Music

The trumpets play along with the Trojan Guard during the Trojan's game against Harlan last year. This year the Trojan Guard has 20 senior members.

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 14, 2020

The Trojan Guard is preparing to take the field Sept. 18 at the first home game. This game is set to take place in the newly renovated Trojan Bowl and will be one of two that Atlantic hosts this season. On Sept. 18 the band will perform the set Women in Pop featuring the songs “Havana” by Camil...

Skipping Over Junior Year

Sisters Brynna and Alexya Kern are on track to graduate a year early. During their sophomore year, they took extra classes to obtain all credits.

Taliya James, Editor

September 11, 2020

Alexya and Brynna Kern, now seniors, decided to graduate early for the 2020-2021 school year. Alexya was involved in cheerleading and choir, while Brynna was involved in Colorguard, band, and choir only during her freshman year. The Kerns decided to graduate early due to their own high school indiffere...

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