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  • Boys basketball competes in Creston Saturday, Jan. 23
  • There is a boys swim varsity invitational at Lewis Central Saturday, Jan. 23
  • There is a varsity wrestling invitational at home Saturday, Jan. 23
  • JV wrestling has a tournament at Glenwood Friday, Jan. 22
  • There is a varsity wrestling invitational at Southwest Valley Friday, Jan. 22
  • Boys and girls basketball will compete in Harlan Thursday, Jan. 21
  • Wrestling has double duals at Clarinda Thursday, Jan. 21
  • JV girls basketball will compete at home Thursday, Jan. 21
  • SWIBA Honor Band will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the AHS commons
  • There will be a 1.5hr early dismissal on Wednesday, Jan. 20
  • Boys and girls basketball competes at Red Oak Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • JV Wrestling has a tournament in Lewis Central Monday, Jan. 18
  • Talk to Mr. Baggett if you are interested in joining debate!
  • Order your yearbook!

2020-2021 Staff

Edria Brummer

Staff Writer

Edria Brummer is a staff writer for AHS Needle. Throughout high school she has been involved in cross country, Chamber choir, Premier show choir, musical, dance team, AHS Fuel, Student Council, soccer, band, and managing girl...

McKenna Nelson

Staff Writer

McKenna Nelson is the daughter of Elvis and Alisha Hass.  She has 3 siblings, Josh Hass, Braxton Hass, and Braeleigh Hass. Nelson is a sophomore and in her time here at AHS she’s been involved in volleyball, boys basketball ...

Isaiha Imhoff

Staff Writer

Sophomore Isaiha Imhoff is an opinionated staff writer for the AHS needle. He decided to get involved in journalism because of his passion for expressing his feelings and views about the world. Imhoff said that writing opinio...

Kadin Stutzman

Staff Writer

Kadin Stutzman, junior at AHS, is a staff writer for the journalism production. Stutzman is in wrestling and has been on varsity ever since he was a freshman. His freshman year he wrestled at 145, his sophomore year he wrestled ...

Chloe Mullenix

Staff Writer

Sophomore Chloe Mullenix is a staff writer for AHS Journalism. Mullenix decided to join journalism because she thought “it seems fun.” She found out that taking pictures is her thing. She enjoys taking pictures because she lik...

Brooke Thompson

Staff Writer

Sophomore Brooke Thompson is a staff writer in Journalism Production. She’s done a number of stories, but her favorite was her senior story about Steele McClaren. “I like senior stories ‘cause it’s like getting the to know...

Jada Jensen

Staff Writer

Sophomore Jada Jensen is always on the go. During high school Jensen has been involved in basketball, soccer, volleyball, softball, and AHS Fuel. When Jensen does have free time, she enjoys spending it with her friends and family ...

Josie Colton

Staff Writer

Josie Colton, a sophomore at Atlantic High School, is a staff editor for AHSneedle.com and the journalism team. Colton can be described as a very creative, laid-back, and social student. She is also a valued member of Atlantic’s...

Eleanor McCalla

Staff Writer

Eleanor McCalla, a sophomore at Atlantic High School, is a staff writer in Journalism Production. McCalla enjoys writing, specifically writing senior stories. As soon as McCalla has a role in journalism, she wants to write stories for ...

Nina Welter

Staff Writer

Sophomore Nina Welter is a staff member of the journalism team. She has written some stories for AHSneedle.com.  Her interests in journalism are writing different types of stories and taking photos. “It’s fun for me,” she said....

Aubrey Guyer

Staff Writer

Sophomore Aubrey Guyer can be described as a free-spirited, loving, and social girl. Guyer is a staff writer in Journalism Production and especially interested in writing for the AHSNeedle website. She enjoyed writing her final o...

Claire Wiederstein

Staff Writer

Sophomore Claire Wiederstein is a staff writer for Journalism Production. Wiederstein enjoys writing opinion pieces more than news stories. Wiederstein said her favorite thing about journalism is how she can share her opinions w...

Payton Fewson

Staff Writer

Staff writer Payton Fewson is a senior at AHS. Fewson’s favorite thing to do in journalism is broadcasting. He is returning after one semester of journalism during his sophomore year. Fewson's favorite assignment during Intr...

Tanner O’Brien

Staff Writer

Staff writer Tanner O’Brien has a very active part in Atlantic High School sports and academics. O’Brien is a sophomore in his second semester of journalism after taking intro to journalism first semester this year. His f...

Caden Andersen

Staff Writer

Sophomore Caden Andersen is a staff writer in the Journalism Production class. Andersen decided to take Journalism to learn more about writing, and he was interested in sports writing. One of his favorite things he did was make...

Madison Huddleson

Staff Writer

Sophomore Madison Huddleson is a staff writer in the Journalism Production class. Huddleson said, “I wanted to take journalism because I had a lot of interest in photography.” Huddleson’s favorite project so far in jour...

Kylie Pulido

Staff Writer

Sophomore Kylie Pulido is a staff writer in Journalism Production at the Atlantic High School. She is involved in dance at Villa Dance, journalism, speech and debate, show choir, and choir. She loves choir and all things to d...

Alex Garcia

Staff Writer

Sophomore Alex Garcia is a staff writer in Journalism Productions. They joined Journalism because they love taking pictures and wanted to learn more about the backside of the yearbook, AHS Needle, and Eye of the Needle. “I’v...

Alexis Peterson

Staff Writer

Sophomore staff writer Alexis Peterson enjoys writing opinion pieces because she has lots of opinions and she likes to express them. Peterson’s favorite subject is English because “the environment is laid back and there are grea...

Dakota Oswalt

Staff Writer

Dakota Oswalt is a staff writer for AHS Journalism. Oswalt wanted to get into journalism because she enjoys her time writing and getting to know new people she interviews for her stories. Oswalt plans on becoming a writer in t...

Abigail Smith

Staff Writer

Loving, free spirited, and social is how her friend Jada Jensen described Abigail Smith. Smith is thankful for her family, friends, and her dogs because they have all impacted her life positively. Smith’s family consists of he...

Lexi Noelck

Staff Writer

Lexi Noelck is a sophomore at Atlantic High School. In Journalism Production, she’s a staff writer.  She enjoys writing stories and delivering news to the students at AHS.  Her favorite story she’s written this year is ...

Katie Birge

Staff Writer

Sophomore Katie Birge is a staff writer for AHS Journalism Production. Birge became involved in Journalism because she “loves writing," and "journalism is just one way I can express myself through my thoughts and words.” Birge...

Laney Brosam

Staff Writer

Sophomore Laney Brosam is a staff writer for AHSneedle in Journalism Production. She originally joined journalism because she “heard upperclassmen and [her] cousin talking about it… and thought it sounded fun,” but she soon...

Jeanna Kramer

Yearbook Editor

Junior Jeanna Kramer is a yearbooker, staff writer, and photographer for AHS journalism. She originally took journalism because for an English credit, but she soon discovered she enjoys taking pictures. In fact, her favorite part abou...

Becca Folds

Yearbook Editor

Senior Rebecca Folds has been in journalism since her junior year. Her main role is yearbook editing. She said, “I enjoy taking pictures of students' lives and seeing what everyone is up to.” Folds beliees that everyone has...

Troy Roach

Yearbook Editor

Senior Troy Roach has been involved in journalism for three years at Atlantic High School. He works in the yearbook department, which means you can find him taking pictures, writing captions, and designing the pages for the Jav...

Jayden Ford

Broadcasting Ad Team

Junior Jayden Ford has been involved in journalism since his sophomore year. Ford creates most of the ads for the Eye of the Needle and said, “I didn’t want to join journalism at first, but I ended up really liking it”....

Chaylei Carey

Broadcast Anchor

Junior Chaylei Carey is a fine arts broadcaster for Eye of the Needle. Carey helps take pictures, videos, and extra clips of many AHS activities to use for the weekly news shows. Carey said, “I joined journalism because I hea...

Eleanor Greving

AHS Needle Editor

Eleanor Greving is a junior at AHS. As an editor, she spends most of her time writing stories for AHSneedle.com and profiling people for the senior magazine. Grieving has been involved in journalism for two years and loves it. She...

Trista Flathers

Yearbook Editor

Senior Trista Flathers is a yearbook editor for the Javeline. She chose to do yearbook because the work is “kind of your own choice. Like you can create something on your own, but the whole school gets to see it too. I think it...

Dreyah Rutherford

Yearbook Editor

Dreyah Rutherford is a junior at AHS and has been a part of the journalism department for two years. She currently is a yearbook editor. One of her main hobbies is painting. “It’s like a therapeutic thing for me,” Rutherford sai...

Drew Engler

Broadcast Anchor

Broadcast Editor Drew Engler is a busy guy. He’s involved in swimming, cross country, track and field, and student council, alongside his big role in the journalism department. You can see him spending time on the Eye of the...

Ayden Brown

Broadcasting Ad Team

Junior Ayden Brown makes ads for Eye of the Needle. He works in a team of two to make ads of businesses around town and funny videos. Brown joined journalism because he was told it was a fun and easy class. Brown’s favorite ...

Reagan Leonard

Yearbook Editor

Junior Reagan Leonard is a part of the yearbook staff. Her role in journalism is to take pictures, write captions, and put it all together to create pages for the yearbook. “My favorite part of being a journalist is taking pi...

Taliya James

AHS Needle Editor

Taliya James is a junior at Atlantic High School. She is a member of the AHSneedle.com journalism team. James writes stories, completes interviews, does research, and takes pictures.  James loves the environment in journalism a...

Haley Rasmussen

Yearbook Editor

Haley Rasmussen, a senior at Atlantic High School, has been involved in journalism since her junior year. Rasmussen helps take pictures, create captions, and design different pages in the yearbook. She says her favorite part of j...

Kenzie Hoffman

AHS Needle Editor

Kenzie Hoffman, a junior at Atlantic High School, is an editor for AHSneedle.com and senior magazine. As an editor she writes stories for the paper, edits papers for other students at her high school, and interviews people for the s...

Da’Jai Wesson

AHS Needle Editor in Chief

Senior Da’Jai Wesson is a lead editor for the AHSneedle.com and writes a wide variety of news stories. Wesson’s road to being a journalist started when she took an English class with Allison Berryhill. “I liked her as a ...

Caroline Pellett

Yearbook Editor in Chief

  Senior Caroline Pellet is a lead editor for the yearbook. Pellet chose to join Journalism because she “thought it looked like a lot of fun and a good way to get to know more students throughout the school”. Pellet says she ...

Kennedy Goergen

Yearbook Editor in Chief

Senior Kennedy Goergen is one of the yearbook lead editors. As a yearbook lead editor, Goergen said, “We basically create and design the yearbook. Which means picking colors and designs and then I work on pages.” She said he...

Haylie Handel

Video Editor

Senior Haylie Handel began journalism as a yearbook editor, eventually becoming the sole video editor for Eye of the Needle after finding an interest in making videos. She was originally drawn to journalism by her older sister,...

Colin Mullenix

Yearbook Editor

Journalism editor Colin Mullenix is a senior at AHS. Mullenix is helping to create the 2020/21 yearbook. At first Colin only took Journalism to get English credits, but he says it has grown on him. His favorite thing to do in jou...

Grace Barkley

Yearbook Editor

Grace Barkley, a senior at Atlantic High School, is enjoying being an editor for the yearbook for the first time in her high school career. “It’s a good way to get involved,” she said. She was a sports anchor for Eye of ...

Mia Trotter

Broadcasting Editor in Chief

Senior Mia Trotter is the producer of Eye of the Needle. This means she helps come up with ideas and answers any of the anchor or editors’ questions. Trotter is involved in volleyball, cheer, journalism, track, National Hon...

Shayla Luke

Yearbook Editor in Chief

Senior Shayla Luke is one of the lead editors for Yearbook. This means her responsibilities are deciding fonts, colors, writing captions, picking layouts, and browsing over other editors’ pages. Her favorite part of journalism...

Dani Mathisen

Senior Magazine Lead Editor

Senior Dani Mathisen is the lead editor of the senior magazine. She is also a writer for AHSneedle.com. Mathisen said some of her favorite stories to read are “basically anything that Ariel writes because she brings a certain se...

Molly McFadden

AHS Needle Editor in Chief

Senior Molly McFadden loves everything she does. That's why she does it all. McFadden is involved in choir, show choir, fall musical, spring play, football and wrestling cheerleading, tennis, NHS, MVP mentoring, speech and debat...

Ariel Clark

AHS Needle Editor

Fingers speedily race across a keyboard.  Words being put onto a document at a rate that allows comfort to the speaker while also providing insight as to what’s being said.  A simple “thank you” and “have a good day...

Camryn Church

AHS Needle Editor

Senior Camryn Church is an editor for AHSneedle.com. “I really enjoyed having Berryhill as an English teacher, and she recommended joining journalism because I liked writing a lot,” Church said. Church is involved in a number of different ...

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