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

2020-2021 Staff

Katie Birge

Katie Birge

Junior Katie Birge is a yearbook editor for The Javelin. “I love taking photos,” she said. She also enjoys the page design aspect of yearbook. “It’s cool watching the spreads come together.” Birge is known for her fashion style. “I l...

Reese DeArment

Reese DeArment

Junior Reese DeArment is a videographer for the Eye of the Needle news show.  “I was really proud of the ad I made for Rancho. I was assisted by Aubrey Guyer,” DeArment said. She is also proud of the stories she wrote last y...

Alexes Reynolds

Alexes Reynolds

Sophomore Alexes Reynolds is currently working as a staff writer for AHS Journalism. Something she likes about journalism is she can share her thoughts easily. Taking pictures is her favorite thing to do for the class. When...

Ethan Steffens

Ethan Steffens

Ethan Steffens, 16, is an AHS journalism broadcaster and “keeps Berryhill on her toes.” Steffens’ sister, Kenzie Steffens, a graduated AHS journalist, inspired him to get involved. One of Steffens’ proudest Journalism...

Zane Brownsberger

Zane Brownsberger

Junior Zane Brownsberger works as an anchor for the Eye of the Needle broadcasting team. He spends his time in class presenting news and producing videos. Brownsberger is a “really fun guy,” and his peers would say the sam...

Lillian Stufflebeam

Lillian Stufflebeam

Writing captions, taking breathtaking photos, and designing pages, Lillian Stufflebean does it all. Stufflebeam says her favorite journalism project is “probably when I took photos at the homecoming game last year,” or the photo...

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Writing stories, editing, and recording a podcast is what you can find junior Elizabeth Anderson doing in room 408. Anderson joined journalism because she has an interest in taking photos for the yearbook, looking into the ...

Zane Berg

Zane Berg

Junior Zane Berg is a staff writer for AHS Needle. His favorite part of journalism is writing opinion articles and taking pictures for the yearbook. Although this is only his second semester in the class, he is already lookin...

Edria Brummer

Edria Brummer

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

McKenna Nelson

Funny, outgoing, and passionate, Mckenna Nelson is one of AHS’s few junior yearbook editors.  She first got involved in journalism in her sophomore year. When questioned about which of her projects she created for AHSNeedle ...

Isaiha Imhoff

Isaiha Imhoff

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

Kadin Stutzman

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

Chloe Mullenix

Writing captions, designing pages, and having fun are what you can find junior Chloe Mullenix doing in journalism. After being in journalism for a year, she has enjoyed writing captions the most. "I'm most proud of my yearbook...

Brooke Thompson

Brooke Thompson

Watching football, dancing the night away, and working hard in school, Brooke Thompson keeps herself busy. She is a yearbook editor for AHS journalism. She enjoys picture projects and finding cool and unique angles. Some of her ...

Jada Jensen

Jada Jensen

Jada Jensen, 16, is a junior and is a broadcaster for journalism.  Her role as a broadcaster is to share content that is both entertaining and informative.  Her proudest moment while being a part of journalism was in her sophom...

Josie Colton

Josie Colton

Junior Josie Colton tells writes stories for the newspaper at Atlantic High School. The news story she is most proud of is about the new teachers here at Atlantic High School for the 2021-2022 school year. “I really enjoy reading...

Eleanor McCalla

Eleanor McCalla

It is a well-known fact that talent collaborated with hard work will get a person to their highest goals and Eleanor McCalla is an example of this phenomenon. Journalism has been a part of McCalla’s life since her freshman year an...

Nina Welter

Nina Welter

Creative, exciting, and relaxing: this is Journalism for Nina Welter. As a junior at Atlantic High School, Welter serves as a business manager for the AHS journalism department accounting for thousands of dollars invested in the prog...

Aubrey Guyer

Aubrey Guyer

Junior Aubrey Guyer is an “independent, helpful, and hard-working student,” who is involved in AHS journalism. Her favorite part about journalism is “the teacher and the freedom that we have.” Guyer has been participating in...

Claire Wiederstein

Claire Wiederstein

Outgoing, brave, confident, and quiet are all words that describe junior Claire Wiederstein. Wiederstein is a yearbook editor with AHSneedle. Her main role is taking photos and selling ads for the yearbook. Wiederstein said, ...

Payton Fewson

Payton Fewson

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 OBrien

Tanner O’Brien

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

Caden Andersen

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

Madison Huddleson

Walking through the halls of Atlantic High School, you’ve probably seen or heard junior Madison Huddleson. Outspoken and friendly, Huddleson is a broadcaster for AHS Eye of the Needle and especially enjoys covering sports. She has...

Kylie Pulido

Kylie Pulido

Junior Kylie Pulido is a video editor as well as an anchor for the AHS Journalism team. Her favorite part about journalism is “the broadcasting team and being with them every day.” She said, “We are a really good group....

Alex Garcia

Alex Garcia

Never afraid to speak their mind, junior Alex Garica is involved in many school activities. One being journalism, Garcia is a photographer for the AHS Yearbook. They said the main job they do in the yearbook is taking photos....

Alexis Peterson

Alexis Peterson

When holding the 2021-2022 yearbook, you’ll be holding junior Alexis Peterson’s art. Peterson is an editor for the yearbook and a writer for broadcasting at Atlantic High School. Peterson enjoys taking pictures for the school'...

Dakota Oswalt

Dakota Oswalt

An avid writer, Dakota Oswalt is involved in all three branches of the journalism department: she is a staff writer for the AHS Needle, a designer for the yearbook, and a podcaster for broadcasting. Oswalt loves writing about...

Abigail Smith

Abigail Smith

Click, the camera turns on. Ready, quiet on set, Action! Junior Abigail Smith is a broadcaster for the Eye of the Needle. Her roles include making and editing videos. Last year as a journalism productions student, Smith and a...

Lexi Noelck

Lexi Noelck

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

Katie Birge

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

Laney Brosam

Click. Run. Relax. Repeat. This is the routine for yearbook editor Laney Brosam. Brosam has been a member of the AHS journalism team since sophomore year. Brosam explained that her 2021 yearbook spread for the leadership clas...

Ava Rush

Ava Rush

Between homework, sports, and other extracurriculars, time management can be hard to control. Junior Ava Rush is used to this lack of free time, as she is deeply involved in five activities. Journalism, cross country, volleyball, trac...

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...

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

Chaylei Carey is the lead producer in the Eye of the Needle weekly show team.“I’m basically their boss,” Carey said. “I help come up with video ideas.” The team works together to try and come up with good videos that w...

Eleanor Greving

Eleanor Greving

Eleanor Greving is a lead editor for the senior magazine. Greving helped make the senior magazine for 2020, and it was some of her best journalism work. Greving said, “I am most proud of last year's senior magazine because ...

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

Senior Reagan Leonard has a big role in designing the yearbook and figuring out themes as the lead editor and chief. “I'm probably most proud of some of the pages I did in last year's book and the way it turned out as a whol...

Taliya James

Taliya James

Taliya James is a senior at AHS. She is the lead editor of AHSNeedle. She runs AHSNeedle.com, edits stories, and runs all of the social media.  James recently posted a video that is filled with emotion. James stated, “We asked ...

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...

Kenzie Hoffman

Kenzie Hoffman

 “Funny, outgoing, and driven” are just a few words to describe senior Kenzie Hoffman. She is known as a hopeful and talkative spirit, who loves creating a positive environment. “I would never want to change how talkat...

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...

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,...

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 ...

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...

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 ...