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  • The football banquet is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • All state is on Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • There's a state cross country qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball season has come to an end!
  • The pink out game is on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • There is a girls basketball meeting with Mr. Vargason on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The varsity football team plays Creston on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Football and cheerleading senior night is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Trojan Bowl.
  • There is a fall vocal concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The next driver's ed class begins on Oct. 25.
  • NHS is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
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2019-2020 Staff

Brynna Ray

Brynna Ray

Brynna Ray is a staff writer for AHS Journalism. She is most proud of the senior profiles she wrote about Grace Clay and Spencer Ray--and of course, showing up to class! Ray took journalism because she enjoys writing and it gives...

Allison Berryhill

Allison Berryhill

Alison Berryhill is an English teacher and journalism instructor at AHS. She became a teacher because when she was a kid, she didn’t think school was interesting enough. Berryhill decided to make school better for future genera...

Jeanna Kramer

Jeanna Kramer

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

Becca Folds

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...

Den Tsybulnyak

Junior Den Tsybulnyak is new to journalism. He joined AHSneedle to “try new things and see how people do things." He looks forward to writing articles and making videos. Due to him being new to the journalism field, he only h...

Kyra Namanny

Kyra Namanny

Kyra Namanny is a senior at Atlantic High School. She has chosen to take journalism because it is another English credit and it “is decent.” She enjoys it as she does her other classes. Namanny enjoys reading, writing and eve...

Brynna Kern

Brynna Kern

Sophomore Brynna Kern loves to write and enjoys the freedom of journalism very much. Kern hopes journalism will improve her overall writing skills. “I truly wish to be able to write something that gets noticed,” Kern said. In...

Harley Oliver

Harley Oliver

Senior Harley Oliver decided to dive back into journalism after taking a break since sophomore year. He became interested because there are no photography classes given at the high school, and he knew that it was a part of jour...

Troy Roach

Troy Roach

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

Jayden Ford

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

Chaylei Carey

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...

Ava Bruckner

Ava Bruckner

Sophomore Ava Bruckner wanted to join the journalism class because of her brother Noah and sister Grace. This year, Bruckner will be looking forward to learning more about the yearbook and working on Eye of the Needle. Her favor...

Eleanor Greving

Eleanor Greving

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...

Addi Schmitt

Addi Schmitt

Sophomore Addi Schmitt has been involved in tennis since her freshman year, and is a staff writer for AHS Needle. In her free time, Schmitt enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, and shopping. “I have an obsessio...

Trista Flathers

Trista Flathers

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

Dreyah Rutherford

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

Drew Engler

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

Ayden Brown

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

Reagan Leonard

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...

Aspen Niklasen

Aspen Niklasen

Journalism is the highlight of sophomore Aspen Niklasen’s day at Atlantic High School. What she enjoys most is writing stories. Niklasen is most proud of the story she wrote about climate change in Atlantic.  Outside of th...

Taliya James

Taliya James

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...

Carina Birkel

Carina Birkel

Carina Birkel is a sophomore at Atlantic High School. She is involved with activities such as band--where she is co-section leader of the clarinets, dance, journalism, and IHSSA Speech.  In her free time, she is “writing, taking ...

Haley Rasmussen

Haley Rasmussen

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...

Addie DeArment

Addie DeArment

Sophomore Addie DeArment is very involved at AHS. Whether she’s running hills in cross country or tearing up the track, she always has a positive attitude. “Being positive affects everybody around you, and it makes life m...

Malena Woodward

Malena Woodward

Sophomore Malena Woodward is a very involved student at AHS. She takes part in softball, basketball, volleyball, track and field, and FFA. Outside of school, she participates in 4-H. When she isn’t at her activities, she enjoys t...

Cael Pulido

Junior Cael Pulido has a passion for writing his own stories. Pulido serves the journalism department as a staff writer, but hopes to write for AHS Needle next year as an editor. Pulido is interested in writing about changes in the...

Kenzie Hoffman

Kenzie Hoffman

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...

Alex Harper

Alex Harper

Atlantic High School senior Alex Harper is an editor for the Eye of the Needle. He works on creating videos with junior Kolby Parrott for the “Trojan Buzz” section. “Trojan Buzz” is a comedic portion of the weekly Eye of th...

DaJai Wesson

Da’Jai Wesson

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

Caroline Pellett

  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

Kennedy Goergen

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...

Makynzie Steffens

Makynzie Steffens

Junior Makynzie Steffens is a photo editor for all of the journalism programs at AHS. Steffens earned her journalism letter at the beginning of her junior year. Steffens’ favorite part about journalism is taking pictures and helping ...

Lauren Nicholas

Lauren Nicholas

Lauren Nicholas is a junior 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 and ...

Bryer Rose

Bryer Rose

Bryer Rose is a rising star in the AHS Journalism lineup. She currently works as a Fine Arts anchor on the weekly newscast "Eye of the Needle," covering theater, chorus, band, and the arts. Rose has attended a number of worksh...

Kolby Parrott

Kolby Parrott

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

Haylie Handel

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,...

Jenna Pelzer

Jenna Pelzer

Jenna Pelzer, a junior at Atlantic High School, has been involved in track, dance, dance team and journalism. She has been a journalist student since her sophomore year and is now in broadcasting. “It’s really fun being on c...

Colin Mullenix

Colin Mullenix

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

Grace Barkley

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 ...

Madison Botos

Madison Botos

Junior Madison Botos loves sports, hanging out with friends and listening to music, found her interest in journalism from her upperclassman friends that were involved, who said it was a blast. She is in broadcasting and makes ad...

Mia Trotter

Mia Trotter

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

Shayla Luke

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...

Maycie Waters

Maycie Waters

Maycie Waters, junior at Atlantic High School,  has four siblings, three sisters and one brother. Waters’ oldest sister McKenzie is the reason she decided to go into Journalism. Water is in all sorts of other activities other...

Dani Mathisen

Dani Mathisen

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

Molly McFadden

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

Ariel Clark

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

Camryn Church

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 ...

Lucas Behrends

Lucas Behrens

Lucas Behrends is an editor and videographer for the broadcasting class. His main role in journalism is to take pictures and short videos for Eye of the Needle. While in high school he has been involved in band, fall play, sp...

Reagan Pellett

Reagan Pellett

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

Anna Lowary

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

Grace Bruckner

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

Connor Church

Connor (Churchy) Church, is a senior at Atlantic Highschool. He said he got into journalism from “people telling (him) to get into it to write the sports news.” Church has 30 or more stories on his sleeve and said, “(He)...

Kelsie Siedlik

Kelsie Siedlik

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...

Grace Clay

Grace Clay

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

Emma Templeton

Senior, Emma Templeton is the lead editor of the yearbook. Her job is to make sure that all of the editors are on the same page, she creates templates and spreadsheets, and she is the final step of review before the editors tu...

Pluma Pross

Pluma Pross

Senior Pluma Pross has been involved in all aspects of AHS journalism over the past three years. This year she is a yearbook editor. Pross said her favorite part about yearbook is “the freedom we get to design our own pages....

Maddy Fell

Madison Fell

Maddy Fell, an AHS senior, has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year. She is a Social Media editor for the journalism department while also working in the yearbook and conducting teacher interviews for Eye of t...

Kylie Neal

Kylie Neal

Kylie Neal is a senior at Atlantic High School and has partaken in several activities throughout her high school career. She has been involved in journalism, track, National Honor Society, mentoring, student council, AHS Fuel, wres...

Aleigh Bean

Aleigh Bean

Senior Aleigh Bean has been in AHS Journalism since her sophomore year. Her role is making videos and making specials for the show Eye of the Needle (EON). One of Bean’s favorite parts about journalism is making videos. Her favorite ...

Cale Roller

Cale Roller

Cale Roller, senior, goes to Atlantic High School and takes part in many activities such as journalism, football, wrestling as well as track and field. Roller is in broadcasting and said he enjoys making entertaining videos for ...

Anastasia Muell

Anastasia Muell

It’s difficult to find a more energetic, positive and kind girl than senior Anastasia Muell. She has dedicated the past three years of her life to excelling in her activities and academics. She has participated in a myriad of...

Hana Holtz

Hana Holtz

Hana Holtz, the lead editor of AHS Needle, assigns and edits stories for the school website. Holtz is the lead editor with 86 stories in total, the most published of the team. Originally, she didn’t plan on joining the journalism ...

Aly Brockob

Alyssa Brockob

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...

Katie Saluk

Kathryn Saluk

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

Chloe Davis

Chloe Davis, a senior at AHS is a part of the broadcasting team. Davis’ role in broadcasting is being the news anchor for the “black team.” Davis said her favorite part of journalism is “walking in and seeing food in the cubbi...

Kenzie Waters

McKenzie Waters

McKenzie Waters, a senior at Atlantic High School, joined journalism because she wanted to learn more about how to take videos and pictures as well as work cameras. Her favorite part about journalism is being able to make scripts a...

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