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  • The football banquet is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • All state is on Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • There's a state cross country qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball season has come to an end!
  • The pink out game is on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • There is a girls basketball meeting with Mr. Vargason on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The varsity football team plays Creston on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Football and cheerleading senior night is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Trojan Bowl.
  • There is a fall vocal concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The next driver's ed class begins on Oct. 25.
  • NHS is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Order your yearbook!
English teacher Allison Berryhills pencil sharpener cover went missing over a month ago.

Devious Licks: Harmful Pranks or Harmless Fun

Teachers at AHS give their opinions about the social media fad that encourages students to vandalize/steal school property.
Dakota Oswalt October 21, 2021

Devious licks, also known as diabolical or nefarious licks, are the newest TikTok trend, with ‘lick’ meaning to rob, steal, or otherwise abscond with others' possessions. While some licks across the...

Nicole Middents has been competing in gymnastics since she was young.

Simone Biles Exits the Competition Floor – GUEST OPINION COLUMN

The pressure of competitive gymnastics sometimes becomes too much for an athlete.
Nicole Middents October 20, 2021

The "greatest gymnast of all time" withdrew from her competition during the team finals at the Olympics.  It came as an extreme shock to the entire world as Simone Biles exited the competition floor,...

Senior Taliya James shows off the crystals she kept in her pocket. James has been using crystals since the beginning of her senior year.

Healing Crystals: The Newest Way to Meditate

A spiritual lifestyle turns into a TikTok trend.
Dakota Oswalt October 18, 2021

Healing crystals are the latest therapeutic trend with shops popping up on social media platforms. Some believe that these colorful gems provide their own unique function, such as healing, strength, and...

AIR TIME- 
The varsity football team runs through the banner to get hype for the upcoming game. The score ended up being 42-6.

Homecoming in a Nutshell

A final look at Homecoming 2021.
Elizabeth Anderson, Editor October 18, 2021

Chaylei Carey was crowned 2021 Homecoming Queen on Friday, Oct. 8.

Homecoming Court is Now in Session

Homecoming royalty was recently crowned at AHS.
Dakota Oswalt October 12, 2021

One of the longest-running Homecoming traditions at AHS is the coronation: where two seniors, a male and female, are crowned Homecoming King and Queen. The crowning has always been held during the pep...

Dodging Defeat

Dodging Defeat

Taliya James October 11, 2021

During Homecoming week, teams assembled together for a dodge ball tournament. A tournament took place on Tuesday, Oct. 5, and Thursday, Oct. 7.

Senior Dreyah Rutherford introduces herself to the elementary students at the pep assembly. Rutherford has been in cheer for one year.

Putting the Pep in Pep Rally

The annual Homecoming pep rally took place on Friday, Oct. 8.
Eleanor McCalla October 11, 2021

For the first time in two years, the students at AHS assembled together for a true homecoming pep rally on Friday, Oct. 8 at 12:13 p.m. in the high school gym. The rally highlighted the diverse talents...

Last year, the seniors won the spirit stick. The game was held on Fri. October 23. This was the first game held at the new Trojan bowl facility.

Under The Lights

Homecoming 2021 is underway with many activities coming up.
Elizabeth Anderson, Editor September 30, 2021

After COVID taking over last year's homecoming, this year's “Around the World,” is in full swing with float building, dodgeball, dress days, lunch games, the football game, and the dance. This year's...

The Eye of the Needle

September 29, 2021
Sept. 29, 2021
The art room is used for history teacher Mike McDermotts classes.

Art Becomes History at AHS

In-person art program on hold; Art room used for history classes
Dakota Oswalt, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

At the end of last year, Atlantic High School’s Susan Wedemeyer resigned as the teacher of the building’s art classes. The district has since not been able to find a replacement, leaving the high school...

Sexual assault on college campuses sparked protests and media influences to speak out. 
(Photo illustration)

Sexual Assault Sparks Protests

Warning: Mentions sexual assault and rape.
Kenzie Hoffman September 28, 2021

The University of Nebraska has decided to require all students and employees to complete “sexual misconduct training” in response to student-led demonstrations protesting an alleged rape at a UNL fraternity,...

Enrelin Rano and Erinchina Mark dance during 2020 Homecoming festivities. Students will again hula as part of this years Homecoming assembly.

Students, Assemble!

Assemblies are back on the AHS calendar.
Taliya James and Josie Colton September 23, 2021

With the full return to a “normal” setting, students are left wondering if school activities like pep rallies, Homecoming, and assemblies will make a comeback.  Homecoming is in full force. Guidance...

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