AHSneedle

  • Good luck to the girls swim team against Lewis Central on Saturday, Oct. 19!
  • The volleyball team is playing in the Winterset Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 19. Good luck!
  • The movie in the Trojan Bowl is Saturday, Oct. 19.
  • The last home football game of the season is Friday, Oct. 18. Good luck!
  • The first quarter ends on Friday, Oct. 18.
  • Good luck to the cross country teams at the conference meet on Thursday, Oct. 17!
  • The 2018-19 Javelin is in!

2019-2020 Staff

Molly McFadden

Editor

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank You!” echoed through the halls last winter as Molly McFadden prepared Meryl Streep’s Grammy’s acceptance speech for her Public Address event during the 2019 speech season. Her obsession wi...

Lucas Behrens

Editor

Lucas is an editor for the broadcasting class and creator of the Trojan Minute. The Trojan Minute is a short video segment to help students get to know others around AHS. Behrens once made a video about Nate Renz and said it mak...

Reagan Pellett

Editor

Reagan Pellett became involved in journalism because of her older friends and her interest in taking pictures. Pellet is a yearbook editor, so she takes pictures for and designs pages in the yearbook. Pellett’s favorite part of jo...

Anna Lowary

Editor

Junior Annamaria Lowary has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year, which is when the class is first offered to students. Lowary creates many of the ads for Eye of the Needle (EON) with Kenzie Waters and Chloe Da...

Grace Bruckner

Editor

Grace Bruckner, an AHS senior, edits Eye of the Needle when it is her team's week but will help the other team to make sure they are putting out the best show they can. Bruckner also has many photographs in the yearbook and on Eye of t...

Connor Church

Editor

Journalism editor Connor Church (Churchy) has a few stories under his belt from his time as a journalist. His first ever published piece is titled, “AHS Finds a Lack of Student Participation in School Events,” and was writt...

Grace Clay

Editor

Grace Clay is an editor on the AHS Needle journalism team. Clay mainly writes reviews, but this year she has “branched” out and begun writing cross country stories. Journalism has helped her writing over all, and it has also...

Emma Templeton

Editor

Emma Templeton joined journalism as a sophomore, because “my brother Logan took it so I decided to take it.” So far she has liked journalism and how they have done Eye of the Needle and also went to Omaha, NE to visit the ...

Pluma Pross

Editor

Junior Pluma Pross has been involved in journalism for two years. Pross works on the broadcasting team for Eye of the Needle with Grace Bruckner and together they create challenge videos involving students around the school. Pro...

Kylie Neal

Editor

Kylie Neal's favorite part about journalism is taking pictures and playing a role in creating the yearbook.  Last summer, Neal attended journalism camp to stretch her skills. She said, “I enjoyed going to the Media Now camp...

Anastasia Muell

Editor

With the aspiration of reaching her audience and providing them with accurate and engaging information, Anastasia Muell acts as an editor of AHSneedle, the official news website of Atlantic High School. Muell is currently t...

Hana Holtz

Editor

Hana Holtz is a member of the AHSneedle team, where she works with other journalists to keep the news website updated. “We work very hard,” she said. According to Holtz, she didn’t want to do journalism at first but jour...

Alyssa Brockob

Editor

Alyssa (Aly) Brockob, is a lead editor and author for AHS Needle. Brockob, along with Dani Mathisen, is in charge of the Senior Spotlight Magazine. They both write around 20 stories for the Senior Spotlight and figure out design...

Kathryn Saluk

Editor

Senior, Katie Saluk, takes part in numerous activities in Atlantic High School. This would include cross country, soccer, Student Council, AHS fuel, and she takes an active part in the musical. Saluk was congratulated with th...

Chloe Davis

Editor

Junior Chloe Davis is a member of the AHS broadcasting team, and her job includes producing ads for local businesses that sponsor the journalism department. The ads air on Eye of the Needle each week and her favorite part of j...

McKenzie Waters

Editor

Each week, McKenzie Waters and the ad team set out to create a funny 30-second video to be published on Eye of the Needle (EON). Businesses in town can buy an ad for $25. Waters said, “I love to make ads because it challeng...

Caroline Pellett

Staff Writer

When Caroline Pellett, a junior at AHS, isn’t playing volleyball, track or softball, you can probably find her with her three corgis, Jake, Sadie and Windsor. She is also involved in FFA, the MVP Program, NHS, wrestling man...

Kennedy Goergen

Staff Writer

You don’t see Kennedy Goergen very often outside of the field, gym, or track. In her free time, she enjoys focusing on her sports, especially her favorite softball. Goergen is a pitcher and left fielder for the Atlantic Softba...

Makynzie Steffens

Staff Writer

Makynzie Steffens found her love in journalism from her mom who was also in journalism class during her high school years. Steffens said, “Berryhill was my English teacher and I knew I would lover for her to teach me again.” S...

Lauren Nicholas

Staff Writer

Lauren Nicholas is a sophomore that loves sports and hanging out with friends. You may know Lauren as only an athlete but she is much more than that. She found her interest in journalism in Intro to Journalism writing stories a...

Bryer Rose

Staff Writer

“Hey did you drop something? Your standard? Hi, my name's Bryer.” Bryer Rose is a JP student, and in her future years of high school, she plans to be in broadcasting. Rose has been involved in swim team and journalism and...

Kolby Parrott

Staff Writer

Sky diving, bull riding, climbing a mountain, bungee jumping, and basically, anything that has to do with adrenaline or is physically challenging are things junior, Kolby Parrott would love to try. Parrott is one of the editors f...

Haylie Handel

Staff Writer

Junior Haylie Handel is an editor of Eye of the Needle. She has been involved in softball, choir, broadcasting, show choir and dance throughout her high school years. Handel says that she joined journalism because she likes ...

Jenna Pelzer

Staff Writer

Jenna Pelzer, a sophomore at AHS, has been involved in track, dance, dance team, and journalism. Pelzer has been a Journalism student for one year and she would like to go into Broadcasting because “it just seems interesting an...

Colin Mullenix

Staff Writer

Colin Mullenix, a junior at Atlantic High School, is a multi-sport athlete and is in the process of his third year of journalism. During high school, Mullenix has competed in football, wrestling, track and field and baseball....

Grace Barkley

Staff Writer

Grace Barkley, a Junior at AHS, is a part of the broadcasting team for AHS Eye of the Needle which is posted every Friday on Youtube. Barkley is the sports anchor, writes scripts and creates packages. A “package” is an interview...

Madison Botos

Staff Writer

Madison Botos makes long strides going into journalism, along with cross country. Botos decided to become a journalist when some of her older friends told her how much fun they had. Botos plans on going into broadcasting. Her...

Mia Trotter

Staff Writer

It’s Friday afternoon and all of the Atlantic student body is rushing to their laptops to open up this week's Eye of the Needle. They thrust the computers out of their bags and fumble with the zippers. They put in their pass...

Shayla Luke

Staff Writer

Shayla Luke’s involvement in journalism has further sparked her interest in becoming a writer. Luke’s favorite part of journalism is “just being able to work with others” and writing stories with “little info and being a...

Maycie Waters

Staff Writer

Sophomore Maycie Waters has four siblings three sisters and a brother. Waters is involved in journalism, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Her favorite sport is soccer “because I like tackling people.” One of her most memo...

DaJai Wesson

Staff Writer

DaJai Wesson spends most of her time participating in performance arts. Wesson helps with the fall play and musical and is involved in choir and show choir. Wesson enjoys going on walks, swimming, and hanging out with friends, e...

Dani Mathisen

Staff Writer

Dani Mathisen, a junior at AHS, is an editor for the school newspaper AHS Needle and a co-creator of the senior magazine. Mathisen is writing 20 senior spotlight stories this semester. In her free time, she likes to cuddle with ...

Ariel Clark

Staff Writer

Ariel Clark is just one of the many journalism editors at Atlantic High School. She first joined the journalism team because she adored advisor Allison Berryhill’s personality and had a fond interest in writing. She is writing for ...

Camryn Church

Staff Writer

Camryn Church, a junior at Atlantic High School, said that she joined journalism because she didn’t really know much about it and wanted to learn more about it. She also wanted to have more classes with journalism and English tea...

Kelsie Siedlik

Journalism Production Student

Sophomore Kelsie Siedlik is a journalism production student with an interest in broadcasting. “It makes me feel like I’m in charge almost,” she said. She enjoys the editing aspect of broadcasting. Siedlik is also involved in stu...

Madison Fell

Journalism Production Student

Maddy Fell, an AHS senior, has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year. She is an editor for the journalism department while also working in the yearbook and doing teacher interviews for Eye of the Needle. Her favo...

Aleigh Bean

Journalism Production Student

Atlantic High School sophomore, Aleigh Bean, is a member of AHS journalism. In her freetime she does track and dance. “I enjoy running track because the team makes the running part a lot better.” Bean said. She has been in danc...

Cale Roller

Journalism Production Student

Sophomore Cale Roller is a member of the Atlantic High School journalism team. He is involved with three sports, including wrestling, football and track. His favorite sport is wrestling, which he does in both winter and summer,...

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