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

Bennett Whetstone

Sophomore Bennett Whetstone has been involved in cross country, track, and journalism so far in high school. He enjoys running because "it keeps me in shape, I've made a lot of friends with running, and it is a good way to clear...

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

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...

Helena Buliche

Helena Buliche

"Confident, smart, assertive, and independent" are just four of the words that peers gave to describe sophomore Helena Buliche. Buliche is part of the AHS journalism program and hopes to contribute to the broadcasting and yearboo...

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, it’s fun to hang out with peo...

Korbin Johnson

Korbin Johnson

Sophomore Korbin Johnson, also known as Korbonzo, is a person who wants to help, even if he doesn’t know how to. Johnson is an orange chicken lover who has been involved in track and field and cross country since fifth grade...

Keeley Pedersen

Keeley Pedersen

Sophomore Keeley Pedersen loves taking photos, which is her main reason for joining journalism. In five years, she sees herself going into finance and banking. Her siblings include her older brother Kael and her younger sister Kay...

Mason McFadden

Mason McFadden

Outgoing, chatty, funny, and charismatic are all the words you can use to describe sophomore Mason McFadden. His role currently for AHS journalism is as a journalism production student. “I really enjoy meeting new people and gettin...

Maylynn Ferrell

Maylynn Ferrell

“When I was little, I saw Kennedy Goergen and other people taking pictures and I always wanted to do that too and be involved,” said sophomore Maylynn Ferrell. She strives to do her best in everything she participates in....

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

Sophomore Alex Sonntag is known for being a good leader and role model. During his time in journalism, he’s written stories and also taken pictures around the school and at sporting events. Sonntag said, “I really enjoy taking ...

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

Showing cattle, baking, hanging out with friends, and traveling are all interests of sophomore, Claire Pellett. Pellett enjoys writing stories, specifically opinion pieces for the AHS journalism team. She likes “how student ...

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

Genevieve McCalla is a six-foot sophomore in journalism. Her height isn’t the only thing up there though, as McCalla is one of the highest ranged singers in Atlantic’s choir. She has been involved in plays, musicals, and even ma...

Abigail Muller

Abigail Muller

Abigail Muller is most proud of her senior stories of Reagan Leonard and Lane Nelson. She wrote the stories for the senior magazine that is handed out at graduation. She loved interviewing them because she liked getting to kn...

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 one of the most “energetic” and “positive” people that you will meet at AHS. As a junior, Johnson is involved in football, tennis, and baseball and has practiced dance for 11 years. “Dancing makes me f...

Kyra Rink

Kyra Rink

Figures rush past as sophomore Kyra Rink snaps the motion picture, managing to get the perfect shot. Rink is 16 years old and is a part of the journalism production team. Along with journalism, she participates in volleyball ...

Alyssa Neal

Alyssa Neal

“In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.” It’s a famous quote from the Bible, and it’s special to sophomore Alyssa Neal. Along with being involved in her church and passionate about her religion, ...

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

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 ...

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

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, ...

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...

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...

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...