The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


Eye of the Needle 3.23

May 11, 2023

In this week's episode, we talk about the upcoming homecoming week, volleyball, and all-state band and choir!

Eye of the Needle 2.23

May 11, 2023

In this episode, we focus on AO's, cross country, band, college fair, and dress days! We also feature an ad for Villa Dance.

Eye of the Needle 4.23

May 11, 2023

In this episode we have our new intro, go to musical practice, the cross country meet, the middle school to look at the therapy dog, and take a look at BeReal.

Coach Brummer talks to his team in the post practice breakdown. The team was 5-4 this season. There were 21 seniors on the team.

Take a Closer Look at the Head Football Coach

Marissa Wheeler, Staff Writer October 26, 2022

The Atlantic head football coach has experienced highs and lows throughout the 2022 season. Joseph Brummer has been head coach of the Atlantic Trojans for two years but has been coaching for seven years....

Lexi Reynolds is shown taking deep breaths after a race at a swim meet.

Swimming Away the Future

Claire Pellett, Editor October 19, 2022

In 2015 the first-ever Atlantic Swim team was formed, comprised of 13 girls. In 2019 that number dropped to seven. Now in 2022, a mere three students are participating in girls' swim, with only two from...

The girls swim team swims laps in the YMCA pool during the 2021-22 swim season. The team had seven members, which is the fewest number of participants it has had in years.

Just Keep Swimming

Eleanor McCalla February 18, 2022

The ache of your muscles as you slice through the water like a hot knife through cold butter: there’s no feeling quite like it. According to an AHS Needle story from 2013, the Atlantic High School...

The cross country team celebrates a successful practice.
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Cross Country

Elizabeth Anderson September 16, 2021

“Exciting,” is how cross country coach Dan Vargason would explain this season. “We’re finally back from all the Covid protocols, we can just go out and run, fans are at the meets, new kids, kids...

The football team poses for a picture with their state-qualifying banner. This is the first time in 18 years the Trojans qualified for state.

Football Win Qualifies Trojans for State

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 28, 2020

The Trojans won a home game against the Des Moines Christian Lions Friday, Oct. 24 with a score of 21-0. This is the first time in 18 years the Trojans qualified for state. They will take on the West Marshall...

Freshman Claire Pellett runs hard at a meet earlier this season. Pellett has run varsity all season.

Third Place for Trojan XC

Molly McFadden, Editor October 19, 2020

The Atlantic Trojan cross country teams competed at the Hawkeye-10 meet on Thursday, Oct. 15. At the meet held in Denison, both the girls and boys varsity teams placed third. Senior Craig Alan Becker was...

The girls come together to celebrate after winning a point in a match during a game last season.

Volleyball Girls Battle it Out

Camryn Church, Editor October 17, 2020

The girls took on Red Oak and Shenandoah on Oct. 13 in a triangular, losing to the Tigers and coming out on top against the Mustangs. The score against Red Oak was 25-18, 25-18, and 25-13 respectively....

Sophomore Jayden Proehl runs the ball. This was the Trojans first varsity game in the new Trojan Bowl.

Trojans Trample the Tigers

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 14, 2020

The Trojans won against the Red Oak Tigers 42-0 on Oct. 9. This is the Trojans first homecoming game win in two years. Junior Garrett McLaren scored three touchdowns, threw 95 yards, and 80% of his throws...

Senior Bodie Jonson celebrates during the football game against Clarinda. After the game against Shennandoah, Jonson said, “It was an amazing experience with my teammates, but we’re not satisfied yet.” 

Trojans Secure District Title

Kenzie Hoffman, Editor October 6, 2020

The Trojans won against Shenandoah 28-0 on Oct. 2, securing the district title. The Trojans haven’t won the district title since 2002. “We didn’t score the first half, but during the second we really...

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