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  • Winter Formal is Saturday, Feb. 1.
  • The jazz band will participate in the State contest on Saturday, Feb. 1. Break a leg!
  • Trojan wrestling heads to a double dual on Thursday, Jan. 30 in Council Bluffs. Good luck!
  • Trojan basketball takes on Kuemper Catholic on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Good luck!
  • Order your yearbook!

The Beginning of the 2020 Softball Season

The Beginning of the 2020 Softball Season

Malena Woodward and Trista Flathers

January 24, 2020

AHS softball players are getting ready for another season. Coach Terry Hinzmann is preparing the girls with the hope of another winning campaign. Hinzmann is also hoping the team has another chance to make it to State. During the winter months, most of the girls are going to pitching and catching practi...

Girls Track Knows No Offseason

Girls Track Knows No Offseason

Addie DeArment and Reagan Leonard

January 24, 2020

The girls track team has been hard at work this winter during their Winter Warrior workouts.  The team meets after school four times a week for 45 minutes.   Head Coach Matt Mullinex said, “Our training this winter is entirely sprint-based. We are trying to improve our sprint foundation for o...

Basketball Teams Split Against Red Oak

Basketball Teams Split Against Red Oak

Hana Holtz, Editor

January 24, 2020

Atlantic hosted Red Oak in Hawkeye 10 play on Tuesday, Jan. 21. This was the first time the Trojans played the Tigers this season. The Trojan girls were coming off a solid win over the Clarinda Cardinals a week prior. With a record at 6-6, the Trojans took on the 12-2 Tigers, who were ranked #6 in cla...

The Start of Second Semester Art

The Start of Second Semester Art

Troy Roach and Carina Birkel

January 23, 2020

Art classes plant the seeds for a creative outlet. They lead to a multitude of different styles and pieces of art. This is reflected in the course offerings at the high school, where any mediums range from drawing to painting. Junior Cameryn Pitzer is in Ceramics II, which she sees as an "outlet for cre...

Washing Germs Down the Drain

Washing Germs Down the Drain

Troy Roach, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

When it comes to the war on germs, it is hand-to-hand combat. Often people can forget the importance of being aware, and washing with care. However, the impacts are major. Kelli Evans, the school nurse at AHS, said hand washing can prevent infection, illnesses, and the spread of germs. Evans said, ...

ACSD Staff Takes On Self-Care Challenge

ACSD Staff Takes On Self-Care Challenge

Ava Bruckner and Harley Oliver

January 23, 2020

Members of the Atlantic Community School District started their option health challenge on Monday, Jan. 13. The participants who chose to take this on were given a week to prepare. In order to receive points, there is an app where videos were posted to show how to practice good health. For example, one v...

Interest in Girls Wrestling Grows Across Iowa

Interest in Girls Wrestling Grows Across Iowa

Kenzie Hoffman, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Waverly-Shell Rock High School will be hosting girls State wrestling for the second year. They are expecting to have over 400 girls participating.  This will be an unofficial State wrestling tournament. The number of girls in Iowa competing in wrestling went from 93 last year to 543 this year ac...

Student Youtubers at AHS

Student Youtubers at AHS

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

January 21, 2020

Youtube is a video-sharing website that’s been around since 2005. Users can both stream and upload videos ranging from music videos, to vlogs, to tutorials on various subjects. Everybody is allowed to use the platform, which means even someone you know personally might upload videos, or consider them...

Large Group Speech Preview

Large Group Speech Preview

Drew Engler and Chaylei Carey

January 21, 2020

The Atlantic speech team is planning on competing at Creston for Districts on Saturday, Jan. 25. They are bringing 20 competitors. There are numerous events that students can participate in for Large Group speech, including oral reading, group ensemble, one-act play, group musical, and short film. Dur...

Writing Lines with Bireline

Writing Lines with Bireline

Ariel Clark, Editor

January 21, 2020

Emma Bireline’s parents have always encouraged her to write. They would bestow upon her a “lot of journals and different types of writing books” to fuel her mind. Her love for writing never diminished. Now, Bireline is an English teacher that has taken up extra writing on the side. Taking over a week...

Atlantic Drops Dual Against Abraham Lincoln

Atlantic Drops Dual Against Abraham Lincoln

Hana Holtz, Editor

January 20, 2020

The Trojan swim team played host to Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, Jan. 16 in a dual. Atlantic won eight events but narrowly lost to the Lynx, 77-69.  Individually, the boys won six events. Sophomore Brayden Atkinson was the top dog in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.56. In the ...

Creative Writing: From Berryhill to Bireline

Creative Writing: From Berryhill to Bireline

Taliya James and Dreyah Rutherford

January 20, 2020

English teacher Emma Bireline took on a new task at AHS: the Creative Writing class. This year, the class is trying new things after being taught by Allison Berryhill for the last few years. Bireline would like to teach nonfiction first, then fiction. She will focus on technique, characterization, di...

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