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  • Girls and boys basketball play on Saturday at ADM.
  • There's an archery tournament on Saturday.
  • Girls and boys basketball plays in Glenwood on Friday.
  • There's a wrestling meet on Friday in Humboldt.
  • There's a wrestling meet on Thursday in Underwood.
  • Girls basketball plays Creston on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
  • There's varsity wrestle-offs on Monday, Nov. 29.
  • Order your yearbook!
The new bill states: “The Constitution of the State of Iowa does not recognize, grant, or secure a right to abortion or require the public funding of abortion.” Students at AHS have different opinions on the passing of this bill.

New Iowa Constitution Update States it Secures “No Right” to an Abortion

The Iowa Senate is pushing to further limit the ability for women to receive a medical abortion.
Brynna Kern, Editor March 11, 2021

The Iowa Senate is pushing to further limit the ability for women to receive a medical abortion. The Iowa law being debated declared to “defend and protect unborn children.” According to The Des Moines...

Political clashes aren’t uncommon, though often they impact more than just us. Due to our world-wide influence, the instability within our own country leads to a ripple-effect of issues elsewhere in the world.

A Divided Nation

Our nation is experiencing one of its worst divides since the Civil War.
Ariel Clark, Editor March 11, 2021

In today’s world it’s nearly impossible to transverse the sticky web of the Internet without running into raging political arguments. From heavy topics such as abortion or police brutality, to the...

Senior Camryn Church shows off the arm where she got her first COVID-19 vaccine. Church received the Pfizer vaccine on Jan. 17.

The COVID-19 Vaccine: How it Works and Why I Got It

COVID-19 vaccinations have begun to reach the public.
Camryn Church, Editor January 28, 2021

Over a month ago my boss, at the nursing home I work at, came to me and asked if I would like to be vaccinated for COVID-19. My answer was an obvious yes, at least from my point of view. I received my...

Some students may be confused or overwhelmed by politics. An explanation of different terms in politics may help students get a better grasp at the information.

Political Definitions

Some political terms can be confusing and hard to understand.
Camryn Church, Editor December 17, 2020

Political terms can often be confusing and sometimes misleading. The two party names that are most profound are the Republican and Democratic parties. There are also third parties, which just means the...

Americans watched from home as president-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect gave their acceptance speeches from Wilmington, Del. Saturday, Nov. 7.

Madame Vice President

48 vice presidents later, Kamala Harris was elected as the first-ever woman of color to hold the position.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor December 2, 2020

Saturday, Nov. 7, at 11:24 a.m. senator Kamala Harris made history as not only the first woman but also the first African and Asian American, to be elected vice president of the United States of America....

COVID-19 has changed many things about students daily life. Because of the virus, hand sanitizer stations can be found around the school.

When Will COVID-19 Go Away?

Scientists speculate when the COVID-19 virus will come to an end.
Camryn Church, Editor December 2, 2020

The lives of many Americans were completely altered after the lockdown that began in March after a surge of COVID-19 cases started popping up in the U.S. The quarantine lasted well into the early months...

President Elect Joe Biden addressed the American people on Saturday.

The Election Results Are In

Last Tuesday, Nov. 3, many voters across the country casted their ballots.
Camryn Church, Editor November 11, 2020

Although the election was on Tuesday Nov. 3, many states didn’t have a clear winner until days after. This delay was caused by the mail in ballots and was expected due to the large number of people choosing...

In the Atlantic Community School District, there are 13 different non-discriminatory categories. Superintendent Steve Barber said, As a school system, we look at ways to provide everyone an opportunity to succeed.

Supporting the BLM Movement

Schools and communities have been finding ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement in response to injustice across the country.
Eleanor Greving and Da'Jai Wesson October 22, 2020

On May 25 at 9:42 p.m., George Floyd was killed in police custody. After being accused of trying to pay for cigarettes with a counterfeit $20 bill, the authorities were called by a Cup Foods employee who...

This map of Iowa was shown during press conferences held by Governor Kim Reynolds. The counties in grey will begin reopening on May 1.

Open Sesame States

With the economy under stress, several states including Iowa are set to ease their restrictions on social distancing around May 1.
Ariel Clark, Editor May 1, 2020

As days fade to months, people have already begun to grow impatient with the current world pandemic. Small businesses are sinking with the lack of financial support needed to survive this quarantine. While...

Cloth face masks have grown in popularity around town, as well as the country. Many community members have donated their time and materials to create these helpful devices.

Cloth Face Masks Helping Stop the Spread

The CDC advises using cloth face coverings in public places.
Da'Jai Wesson, Editor April 16, 2020

With COVID-19 proving itself to be contagious, it’s important to take a number of precautions in order to stop the spread. The CDC has recommended a number of safety measures to take, like social distancing,...

On the latest episode of Eye of the Needle, students and staff at the high school talked about how the outbreak has effected their lives.

Straining Against Corona

The Atlantic Community School District is on a four-week break due to the coronavirus threat.
Ariel Clark, Editor March 17, 2020

Presenting the infected with flu-like symptoms such as fever and coughing, a new strain of the coronavirus, called COVID-19, has presented itself to mankind. The virus is known as “zoonotic,” meaning...

While there are paper recycling bins throughout the classrooms at AHS, there is only one dedicated to plastic.

The Environmental Impact of AHS

Everyone has an impact on the climate, even the school.
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...

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