The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


The student news site of Atlantic High School


Hana Holtz

Hana Holtz, AHS Needle Editor in Chief

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 but was convinced by journalism advisor Allison Berryhill. According to Holtz, it was a very good decision, and she’s glad she did it. She is currently involved in multiple school activities, including band, jazz band, fall play, tennis, NHS, and journalism. Her favorite thing about the class is when she and her classmates will have funny conversations-- “It gets fun,” she said. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, hang out with friends, walk her dog, Emmett, cheer on her favorite professional baseball team, the Chicago Cubs and eat some good food. “My mom is a really good cook,” Holtz said. Her advice for upcoming journalists is to stay on top of the work. Holtz said, “Don’t wait to write stories the night before.” Her plans for after high school is to attend Creighton University to major in medicine to become a family doctor.  

Story by Dreyah Rutherford

All content by Hana Holtz
West Side Diners appetizer plate featured fried pickle spears, onion rings, cheese balls, mozzarella sticks, and jalapeño poppers. They also threw in a lone fry for the memories.

West Side Diner

May 18, 2020
The Barn Burner was our first carry-out stop. Their appetizer plate had buffalo wings, chips and salsa, mushrooms, cheese balls, and jalapeño poppers.

The Barn Burner

May 18, 2020
The appetizer plate at Weitzels contained potato chips, cheese balls, onion rings, fried pickles, cheddar and regular ranch. The price point for this platter is $12.25.


May 18, 2020
Hana Holtz

Hana Holtz

May 14, 2020
Senior Bethaney Meurer donates blood during the last blood drive. Donators should consider drinking lots of water before they give blood.

NHS Wants Your Blood

March 12, 2020
Senior Nile Petersen plays tough defense. On Monday night, Petersen had seven rebounds and five points.

Atlantic Boys Host Harlan

February 19, 2020

Baxter Cycle

February 18, 2020
Juniors Craig Alan Becker, Taylor McCreedy, and Alyssa Derby, and seniors Tate Den Beste and Corri Pelzer stand with state senator Tom Shipley. The FFA members got the chance to chat with Shipley on Tuesday in Des Moines.

FFA Day at the Capitol

January 30, 2020
Junior Craig Alan Becker shakes hands with his teammates during the team introductions. Becker averages 5.7 points per game.

Trojans Sweep Cardinals

January 16, 2020
Senior Kenzie Waters goes in for a layup against Creston. Waters has cashed in 70 points this season.

Revenge of the Trojans

December 18, 2019
Coach Dan Vargason goes over the game plan on Tuesday night. The girls played a monstrous game, hitting five three pointers.

Trojans Crush Cardinals

December 13, 2019
The girls swim team poses for a picture at the Nishna Valley YMCA. Many of the girls on the team swim in the offseason as part of the YMCA squad.

Girls Swim Shows at State

November 11, 2019
The front row crew of juniors Caroline Pellett and Haley Rasmussen, along with freshman Aubrey Guyer go up against Creston this season. Pellett and Guyer are hitters, while Rasmussen is the setter.

Three Sets to Atlantic

October 17, 2019
The Livestock Evaluation team poses for a group picture. The group took home 33rd place out of 60 crews at the competition.

Fall 2019 FFA Update

October 16, 2019
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