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

2021-2022 Staff

Bennett Whetstone

“I joined as soon as I could,” said Bennett Whetstone. Whetstone has been in journalism since his sophomore year here at AHS. Whetstone has been involved in journalism, cross country, and track.  Whetstone has been in broadcasting and the y...

Alexis Jimenez Russell

Alexis Jimenez Russell

Alex, Junior, and J.R. are just a few names that sophomore, Alexis Jimenez Russell goes by. Jimenez Russell has been interested to be part of the journalism team and helping compose the yearbook for a while now. She has both c...

Diana Balva

Diana Balva

“I always try to focus--not on the person, but an aspect or characteristic I can reflect on myself,” senior Diana Balva said. Balva is a videographer for the broadcasting team. She joined to expand on her love of filming, ...

Zii Nath

Zii Nath

Senior Zii Nath joined the broadcasting team this year as a video editor. Before joining journalism, they attended CAM high school’s digital media class which contains a lot of the same ideas as broadcast journalism in Atla...

Mollie Gill

Mollie Gill

Mollie Gill joined journalism because she wanted to try something new. She credits her 4th-grade teacher Janet Hascall for pushing her to do well. English teacher Brandon Baggett and history teacher Trace Petersen taught her that ...

Kyra Chase

Kyra Chase

Kyra Chase is a junior at Atlantic High School. Chase is involved in FFA, show choir, choir, dancing through Villa Dance Company, basketball, student council, journalism, and wrestling management. Cook would be described as nice...

Katie Birge

Katie Birge

AHS Senior Katie Birge has been in Journalism for three years. She's been a part of Intro to Journalism, Yearbook, and Newspaper. Something that has been her favorite is designing things. Another part is photography, ¨I’m no...

Helena Buliche

Helena Buliche

Helena Buliche is a yearbook editor for AHS Journalism. “I have been in journalism for two years,” she said. Buliche said she loves the journalism environment. She loves socializing and working with people. For jobs, Buliche ...

Lexi Christensen

Lexi Christensen

Sophomore Lexi Christensen is an energetic, outgoing person who is involved in AHS journalism. Her favorite part about journalism is taking pictures and writing captions.  While staying busy in journalism, Christensen is also...

Abbi Richter

Abbi Richter

Abbi Richter is one of Atlantic High School’s many juniors and is active in the AHS journalism program. Richter is also active in basketball, track, and softball. “I love sports, I like competing, and it’s fun to hang out with...

Korbin Johnson

Korbin Johnson

Korbin Johnson is a junior at Atlantic High School and has been in journalism for two years. His department in journalism is yearbook. “It’s pretty fun, pretty chill,” he said. Johnson’s favorite part of journalism is ...

Keeley Pedersen

Keeley Pedersen

Keeley Pedersen is a junior you may know her for being honest, funny, loud, and outgoing. She’s taking Journalism because she “finds it fun and likes working on the yearbook.” Pedersen said that her best accomplishment fr...

Mason McFadden

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

Maylynn Ferrell

Maylynn Ferrell, an Ahs junior, has been involved in journalism for two years. Ferrell was involved in many activities such as Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, and Journalism, specifically with the yearbook department. She joined...

Avery Nicholas

Avery Nicholas

Sophomore Avery Nicholas has taken on high school and journalism with a driven mind.  “I enjoy being able to talk and interact with others and use it for other purposes in journalism,” she said. Nicholas especially enjoy...

Alex Sonntag

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 in the yearbook. He is looking forward...

Jordis Moss

Jordis Moss

At first, journalism was just another credit for sophomore Jordis Moss. But over the course of the school year, a new appreciation for the class grew on her. “I really like Berryhill’s style of teaching, and she has a rela...

Claire Pellett

Claire Pellett

Claire Pellett is a junior and an editor for AHS Needle at Atlantic High School. Pellett took part in journalism last year. “I really like how much independence we have and how creative we can get to be in the class," she sa...

Riley Wood

Riley Wood

Capturing the moment whenever she can, she loves to take photos. Sophomore Riley Wood is a student in journalism, and she is always first to volunteer. Wood says she is inspired by both her parents and tries her best to be like t...

Genevieve McCalla

Genevieve McCalla

Junior Genevieve McCalla participates in journalism because she likes being able to contribute her writing to the senior magazine and AHS Needle. “It makes me happy,” McCalla said. She also likes the experiences and the d...

Abigail Muller

Abigail Muller

Junior Abigail Muller is a Senior Magazine Editor. She has been involved in journalism since her sophomore year. In her first year, she learned everything there is to know about journalism. From exploring all the different bra...

Anna Cesaro

Anna Cesaro

 Junior Anna Cesaro is not only in wrestling cheerleading, and a cross country manager; She is a journalist at AHS. She is very "patient" when interviewing people, as well as taking photos. She loves to get to know the person...

Katreen Buliche

Katreen Buliche

Sophomore Katreen Buliche is a JP editor at AHS. Buliche's best work in journalism has been her photography and her first photo project. She can’t wait to grow in her photography and learn more techniques. Buliche is hoping t...

Clevi Johnson

Clevi Johnson

Clevi Johnson is a senior at Atlantic Highschool and has been in journalism for two years. Johnson is currently doing broadcasting. His favorite part of journalism is meeting knew people and making videos. Johnson said “I lik...

Kyra Rink

Kyra Rink

Junior Kyra Rink has been involved in journalism since the beginning of her sophomore year and is now in her third semester. “I love taking pictures and playing around with the cameras. It's something I've never really done before b...

Alyssa Neal

Alyssa Neal

Alyssa Neal is an AHS junior and a second-year journalism student. Neal does a little bit of everything. She has made a yearbook page, videos for Eye of the Needle, and currently works in the newspaper department which is her favorit...

Braden Spurr

Braden Spurr

Sophomore Branden Spurr enjoys interacting with new people and interviewing during journalism. It’s what he enjoys most about the class. “You get to know more about them,” Spurr said.  A journalism project Spurr is most proud of ...

Jaci Brosam

Jaci Brosam

Piles and piles of homework are what keep some students from wanting to go back to school. For Jaci Brosam, journalism is her gateway from this reality. “Journalism is probably the best part of my day because I like taking ph...

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...

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

When she’s not singing on the stage, you can find senior Lillian Stufflebeam behind the camera admiring the action. Stufflebeam has been a part of journalism for three years, during which she has participated in both the ye...

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Journalism is as much about the community as it is about the news. Elizabeth Anderson is a lead editor of the newspaper division. She likes to "highlight people who don't get light shone on them much." She joined journalism he...

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 ...

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

An AHS Senior, Brooke Thompson, is a dancer, cheerleader, and AHS journalist. Thompson enjoys picture projects and finding cool, unique angles when taking pictures for Journalism. Some of her hobbies are dancing at Dance Atlantic, ...

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

About to run away with your stories and your hearts, senior Eleanor McCalla is here to succeed. McCalla is a journalist who has “dabbled” in all aspects of journalism since their freshman year, with her favorite part being wr...

Nina Welter

Nina Welter

Nina Welter has kept herself busy during her high school career. Welter has participated in chamber choir, show choir, tennis, the musical, and multiple branches of journalism.  Welter has been in journalism since her sophomo...

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

Claire Wiederstien is a senior and has been in journalism for three years. She took part in the yearbook during her second year, and this year she’s taking on broadcasting. In journalism, she likes how involved you get in t...

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

Senior Kylie Pulido has been in journalism since her sophomore year. She is involved in broadcasting where she is an editor and producer. Broadcasting is her favorite department to be a part of. Pulido said that the Christmas ...

Alex Garcia

Alex Garcia

“I would rather have people respect me than like me.” Senior Alex Garcia is all about authenticity, creativity, and having a positive attitude. They are AHS Journalism’s editor, news anchor, podcaster, and broadcaster. The...

Ally Peterson

Ally Peterson

Senior co-lead editor of the AHS yearbook, Ally Peterson has been in journalism since sophomore year knowing immediately that this was for them. Peterson said, “I loved Bhill (adviser Allison Berryhill), so I wanted to join...

Dakota Oswalt

Dakota Oswalt

Senior Dakota Oswalt is a dedicated third-year journalist of AHS. Oswalt said her favorite part of journalism is getting to tell the stories of other people in the school. “I love writing stories and then writing captions for t...

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...

Laney Brosam

Laney Brosam

Senior Laney Brosam is currently in her third year of Journalism. She has been heavily involved in the yearbook department, with her primary passion being photography. “I like to take pictures and make yearbook spreads,” s...

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...

Allison Berryhill

Allison Berryhill

Journalism advisor and English teacher Allison Berryhill has been teaching at Atlantic High School for 18 years, teaching English 1 and all branches of Journalism, including broadcasting, yearbook, and newspaper. “I love the fact th...

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 ...

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 ...

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...