The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

2023-2024 Staff

Claire Schroder
Staff Writer

Claire Schroder

Claire Schroder is a Staff Writer of the journalism team. She joined journalism to be involved in the photography portion. “Journalism has helped me with my communication skills by having to interview people for stories," said...

Staff Writer

Taylee Hagen

Sophomore Taylee Hagen is a JP student at AHS. Hagen joined journalism because upperclassmen recommended the class, which “sounded fun.” Hagen's favorite memory in journalism so far is taking pictures and her favorite part ...

Lila Wiederstein
Staff Writer

Lila Wiederstein

 Lila Wiederstein is a first-year member of journalism as a sophomore. Wiederstein decided to join journalism because she heard from upperclassmen that it was a fun and enjoyable class to take. Other peers told her that there...

Audrianna Bayona
Staff Writer

Audrianna Bayona

Audrianna Bayona, a junior, is taking her second semester of journalism after taking a break after her sophomore year. She decided to come back so that she could become a yearbook editor and she enjoys writing stories as well ...

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Calianda Thompson

Sophomore Calianda Thompson is a first-year journalism student. She works hard and gets things done. Journalism has taught her “responsibilities, to really be a leader, and to be true or honest." Thompson is looking forward to ...

Olivia Jensen
Staff Writer

Olivia Jensen

Olivia Jensen is a sophomore at AHS. This is her first year in journalism. Jensen's favorite parts about journalism are taking pictures, writing captions, and writing stories. She enjoys stories because “I like going out and...

Henry Knudson
Staff Writer

Henry Knudson

Junior Henry Knudson has a lot on his plate with being a part of the color guard, show choir, concert coral, tennis, student council, executive student council, dance team, musical, play, band, marching band, speech, and jour...

Ryley Kuhns
Staff Writer

Ryley Kuhns

Ryley Kuhns is a sophomore at AHS. This is Kuhns’ first year and second semester in journalism. Her favorite things about being in journalism are going to games and taking sports pictures, “especially at basketball games.” She enj...

Gracie DeArment
Staff Writer

Gracie DeArment

A journalism member who always has a happy attitude is sophomore Gracie DeArment. DeArment is a JP student who joined journalism because her older sister was a member and had good things to say about the class. DeArment’s f...

Mabry Ohm
Staff Writer

Mabry Ohm

Mabry Ohm, 17, is a first-year staff writer at AHS. About taking photos, Ohm likes how she "can capture little moments.”  She has enjoyed writing for a long time, but her hobby for writing took off during the COVID-19 lockdow...

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Makenna Schroeder

Makenna Schroeder is a sophomore at AHS. This is Schroeder’s first year in journalism. Her favorite thing about journalism is the diversity among the members. Journalism gives her the chance to talk to different people in our...

Ali Williams
Staff Writer

Ali Williams

Ali Williams, a sophomore at AHS, participates in volleyball, cheerleading, track, dance, and journalism. Ali has been pursuing her dance career since she was "two years old," and she says she loves "experiencing new things" and h...

Dalton Logemann
Staff Writer

Dalton Logemann

Dalton Logemann is a senior at AHS. He has many favorite things about journalism, but his top experience is taking photos of the pie smash for the Atlantic fun assembly. He also loves to go to different classrooms to see all the stude...

Jody Williams
Staff Writer

Jody Williams

Jody Williams is a 16-year-old staff writer on the AHS journalism team. Williams originally joined journalism to take pictures. What intrigued Williams about photography was the thought process of it, breaking down all of the...

Zoey Kirchhoff
Staff Writer

Zoey Kirchhoff

Zoey Kirchhoff is a JP student involved in many activities at AHS. She plays softball, basketball, and volleyball. She is known as someone smart and funny and is always looking out for others. Kirchhoff chose to take journalism becaus...

Aunika Darrow
Staff Writer

Aunika Darrow

Aunika Darrow is a sophomore at AHS and a proud JP student. This is her second semester in journalism and she is looking forward to staying involved throughout the rest of high school. Darrow’s favorite thing to do in journal...

Addie Freund
Staff Writer

Addison Freund

Addie Freund is a sophomore, and this is her second semester in journalism. Freund’s favorite part of journalism is taking pictures. “Journalism is also a very fun environment,” Freund said. What journalism means to Freund...

Maddy Anderson
Staff Writer

Maddy Anderson

Sophomore Maddy Anderson has been in journalism from the start. “I’m proud of my senior [profile] story because I got out of my comfort zone and talked more.” Anderson’s favorite memory from journalism so far is taking...

Ellie Butler
Staff Writer

Ellie Butler

Sophomore Ellie Butler is taking her second semester of journalism. Butler joined journalism because "It was a new class that we have not had before. So it would be nice to try it." Butler's favorite part of journalism was when she...

Jayci Reed
Staff Writer

Jayci Reed

AHS sophomore Jayci Reed is in her second semester of journalism. Reed decided to join journalism because she had heard very good things about Mrs.Berryhill and thought she would be a good teacher, and she likes to stay involved ...

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Dean Cook

Dean Cook is a 15-year-old sophomore who is involved in Journalism at AHS. Cook joined Journalism because "photography has been a huge part of my life... taking pictures documents moments. I use photos to savor things, people,...

Olivia Olson
Staff Writer

Olivia Olson

Olivia Olson is a Sophomore at Atlantic High School. Olson is in her second semester of Journalism. Olson had decided to join because she simply thought it would be fun and the freedom of it sounded appealing. Olson is a very funn...

Rylee Bengel
Staff Writer

Rylee Bengel

Rylee Bengel is a sophomore at Atlantic High School. Bengel has taken Journalism 1 and is currently enrolled in Journalism 2. She enjoys journalism because she is with her friends. Her favorite memory in journalism so far is ...

Aydrie Coffman
Staff Writer

Aydrie Coffman

AHS sophomore Aydrie Coffman joined journalism at the beginning of this school year. She joined journalism because most of her friends were doing it and heard from many students that it was really fun. Coffman is involved in cro...

Aubrey Winford
Staff Writer

Aubrey Winford

Sophomore Aubrey Winford loves AHS Journalism because she was inspired to take the class by her sister who had started journalism the year before. “I am excited for the fun and opportunities journalism will bring me,” Winford said....

Nick Bennett
Broadcasting

Nick Bennett

Nick Bennett, age 17, joined Journalism at the beginning of this year. He had been wanting to join for a little while but his schedule had just been so full. “It was something I’d wished I’d always done, then senior year...

Matalynn Harter
Yearbook

Matalynn Harter

Matalynn Harter is an AHS junior yearbook editor and she's been in journalism for two years. Harter's favorite memory in Journalism so far is shooting the Nishna Valley Dental Add. Harter is most proud of the Senior Stories she...

Ella Meyer
Podcast Producer

Eleanor Meyer

Ella Meyer is an AHS junior and in her second year of journalism. Meyer is the lead podcast editor for AHS journalism. Her favorite part is First Fridays.Meyer said, “It is when all of the leads get together and we talk about ...

Keden Lensch
Broadcasting

Kaden Lensch

Atlantic High School Journalism is loved by many students in the district. Kaden Lensch, 16, started when he was a sophomore and has been a fan of it ever since.“I just couldn’t stop doing it,” he said. Lensch was inspired as...

Emma Rose
Social Media

Emma Rose

Junior Emma Rose, 16, loves running the social media department for journalism with two of her friends Isabelle Symonds and Kylie Templeton. Rose has been in journalism for two years. Rose said, “I like the environment in journalism...

Jersey Phippen
Yearbook editor

Jersey Phippen

Junior Jersey Phippen of Atlantic High School is currently taking part in her second year of journalism. Phippen’s role in Journalism is to take pictures at school events for the yearbook throughout the school year. Throughout the...

Kate Nichols
Lead Podcast Editor

Kate Nichols

Kate Nichols, a junior at AHS, is one of the lead editors of the AHS Needle Podcast, The Point. Nichols has been involved in journalism for two years and joined because it “seemed interesting” and she loved having Ms.Berryhi...

Aubrey Welsh
Yearbook

Aubrey Welsh

Journalism member Aubrey Welsh, of the yearbook department, has been in Journalism since her sophomore year. Welsh is now a junior, loves the freedom that comes with the activity. She is currently a yearbook editor within the...

Isabelle Symonds
Social Media

Isabelle Symonds

AHS Junior Isabelle Symonds is a two-year journalism student of Atlantic High School. Symonds is in the social media department and business department of journalism. “We went to the Media Now and I enjoyed it, and wanted to...

Alix Nath
AHS Needle Editor

Alix Nath

Alix Nath is a junior editor for the senior magazine and AHS Needle who likes to “dabble in a little bit of everything”, including The Javelin. Nath credits their brother Felix Nath, a 2022 AHS graduate, as the biggest inspiration...

Austin Kalny
Broadcasting

Austin Kalny

Junior Austin Kalny is a journalist at AHS. She joined journalism because she liked taking pictures and being able to seek out and share the news. Her favorite part of journalism is writing any type of important stories.  ...

Kaydee Petersen
Yearbook

Kaydee Pedersen

Junior Kaydee Pedersen, has been involved in journalism for two years. She enjoys journalism because she can get out there and talk to people. Other than journalism, Pedersen has been involved in archery since sixth grade. Her...

Molly Harris
Yearbook

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a 17-year-old junior involved in Journalism at AHS. Harris joined journalism because it’s “kind of like a family tradition.” She has always been interested in journalism and taking pictures. Harris said journalism...

Nissa Molgaard
Broadcasting/Yearbook

Nissa Molgaard

“Great people who happen to be great speakers.” This is a quote that junior Nissa Molgaard, 16,  lives by as it reflects her passion for speech and debate. She joined journalism, because it gave her the freedom to do thin...

J. Molina
AHS Needle Editor

J. Molina

If you’re looking for a school staple, look for J. Molina’s bird. They draw the bird as a signature to show who they are in a creative way. Molina is an AHS Needle and Senior Magazine editor who is joining the broadcasting...

Kylie Templeton
Social Media

Kylie Templeton

AHS junior Kylie Templeton is a Business and Social Media Manager for AHS Journalism. This is her second year of Journalism. She joined because everyone said it was so fun, and she loves Ms. Berryhill, “She is such a bright...

Addie Welsh
Broadcasting

Addie Welsh

Adelynn Welsh is an AHS senior, and a second-year Journalism student. Although Welsh is a Broadcasting member, she also enjoys helping with the Senior Magazine. Welsh’s favorite part of Journalism is “the process of creating...

Emma Winford
Yearbook

Emma Winford

Junior Emma Winford is an editor for the yearbook and has been involved in journalism for two years. Winford’s favorite part of journalism is learning to use “new technology” and to see how everything “comes together.�...

Anna Potts
AHS Needle Editor

Anna Potts

Anna Potts is a junior involved in journalism at Atlantic High School. This is Potts’ second year going to AHS and also her second year in journalism. Exactly what does Potts do in journalism? She is involved in the newspaper...

Makayla Atkinson
YearBook

Makayla Atkinson

Makayla Atkinson is a senior and a part of the yearbook team in AHS journalism at Atlantic High School. This is currently Atkinson’s second year of journalism. Atkinson’s favorite parts of journalism are taking the pictures for the...

Bennett Whetstone
Broadcasting Lead Editor

Bennett Whetstone

Bennett Whetstone is an AHS senior and award-winning journalist. Whetstone has taken part in journalism for three years. As lead broadcast producer, he specializes in editing weekly videos and “maintaining order” or keeping “everyone...

Helena Buliche
AHS Needle Editor

Helena Buliche

Senior Helina Buliche (17) is in the yearbook department for Journalism.  She is currently helping create the yearbook cover for the 2023-2024 yearbook. Buliche has eight siblings and has lived in Atlantic her whole life. Out...

Korbin Johnson
Broadcasting Editor

Korbin Johnson

Korbin Johnson, (17) is an AHS senior and third-year journalism student. Johnson is a broadcaster and an editor for AHS journalism. This includes editing, interviewing, and making videos for AHS Needle. Johnson said, “I enjo...

Keeley Pedersen
Yearbook Lead Editor

Keeley Pedersen

Senior Keeley Pedersen, 17, is one of the two lead editors for the 2023-2024 yearbook. Her favorite design she has produced is the  2022-2023 Homecoming spread. She is known for being hardworking, sassy, loud, and honest. Peders...

Mason McFadden
Broadcasting Lead Editor

Mason McFadden

Mason McFadden, 17, has taken part in journalism for the past two years. Mcfadden’s favorite department of choice is broadcasting because “I love editing and I'm good at it so it's only natural.”  His favorite part of journalism is making fu...

Maylynn Ferrell
Yearbook Lead Editor

Maylynn Ferrell

Maylynn Ferrell is a senior and the lead editor for the AHS yearbook. Ferrell has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year. As lead editor, Ferrell is responsible for all the designing done in the yearbook as well...

Alex Sonntag
Broadcasting Lead Editor

Alex Sonntag

Junior Alex Sonntag is going on his second year in journalism. Last year, Sonntag was a part of the Intro to Journalism class and “did a little bit of everything.” This year, Sonntag is on both the yearbook and broadcasting t...

Claire Pellett
AHS Needle Lead Editor

Claire Pellett

Claire Pellett is a senior at AHS this year. Pellett’s role in Journalism is  an AHSneedle.com lead editor. One of her favorite memories from last year was “helping out the broadcasting kids.” She also enjoys First Fridays, ...

Riley Wood
Yearbook

Riley Wood

Riley Wood is a senior and is a part of the yearbook branch of AHS Journalism. Wood has been in journalism for two years now. She participated in Journalism her sophomore year and decided to come back her senior year. Wood said...

Genevieve McCalla
Senior Magazine Lead Editor

Genevieve McCalla

Genevieve McCalla is an AHS senior and a second-year editor for AHS needle. McCalla enjoys doing cross country, tennis, choir, show choir, jazz choir, the play, the musical, speech, debate,  NHS, and first Fridays. First Friday...

Abigail Muller
Senior Magazine Lead Editor

Abigail Muller

Senior Abigail Muller is the co-lead editor of the Senior Magazine as well as an editor of AHSneedle.com. Muller has been involved in journalism the three years that are offered. Her jobs are Senior Biographies, assigning/organizing...

Katreen Buliche
Yearbook

Katreen Buliche

Katreen Buliche is a 17-year-old senior, born and raised in Atlantic, Iowa, in her third year of Journalism. Buliche’s position in Journalism is yearbook, specifically classroom pages where she will choose the best pictures...

Kyra Rink
Yearbook Editor

Kyra Rink

Senior Kyra Rink’s role in AHS Journalism is the lead editor for all the sports pages in the yearbook. She got interested in Journalism because “it sounded like lots of fun.” This led her to being a part of journalism f...

Alyssa Neal
AHS Needle Senior Editor

Alyssa Neal

Alyssa Neal is a senior at Atlantic High School, and has been in journalism for three years now. She is a lead editor for the AHS Needle website. Neal´s favorite part about journalism is all the different aspects there are to...

Allison Berryhill
Adviser

Allison Berryhill

Allison Berryhill, the advisor of the journalism program and an English teacher here at AHS has been teaching for 26 years and has been advising the journalism program for 14 years. Berryhill said, “ My favorite memory is when ...