• Boys basketball competes in Creston Saturday, Jan. 23
  • There is a boys swim varsity invitational at Lewis Central Saturday, Jan. 23
  • There is a varsity wrestling invitational at home Saturday, Jan. 23
  • JV wrestling has a tournament at Glenwood Friday, Jan. 22
  • There is a varsity wrestling invitational at Southwest Valley Friday, Jan. 22
  • Boys and girls basketball will compete in Harlan Thursday, Jan. 21
  • Wrestling has double duals at Clarinda Thursday, Jan. 21
  • JV girls basketball will compete at home Thursday, Jan. 21
  • SWIBA Honor Band will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20 in the AHS commons
  • There will be a 1.5hr early dismissal on Wednesday, Jan. 20
  • Boys and girls basketball competes at Red Oak Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • JV Wrestling has a tournament in Lewis Central Monday, Jan. 18
  • Talk to Mr. Baggett if you are interested in joining debate!
  • Order your yearbook!
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” closes out the process and the interview wraps itself up.  Ariel Clark is an editor for the school’s newspaper, ahsneedle.com, and has been apart of the Journalism department since Sophomore year.  While initially not planning on pursuing it, her advisor Allison Berryhill helped to advocate and push her into continuing along the written path.

Now Clark plans on double majoring in Journalism and Psychology at the University of Iowa.  With a strong opinion (and growing voice,) Clark is very passionate about equality.  Still, she doesn’t identify with any particular group or party.  One of the things she adores about Journalism is its neutral stance on the world.

Her hobbies primarily include blasting songs from musicals, wearing cardigans, watching youtube, and playing video games.  Her favourite gaming franchise is Fable (though the third game she found rather bland in comparison to its predecessors.)  Growing up, Clark spent most of her childhood playing the Gamecube and Super Nintendo with her brothers.  Due to this, she has an addiction with playing games of every genre (though she prefers RPGs/MMOs/Metroidvanias.)

Though she has an irrational fear of dogs (and an allergy to cats,) Clark adores huskies due to their docile nature.  While her family dog, Jasmyne, had passed a few months prior to the end of 2020, their family adopted a new puppy named Shiloh before the year ended.  She’s grateful for being able to have another puppy.  Her favourite thing to do is over-exaggerate and make friendly jokes/banter in order to make people smile.

Ariel Clark, AHS Needle Editor

Jan 18, 2021
“A” Controversial Grade (Story)
Jan 12, 2021
How to Form Clubs at AHS (Story)
Jan 07, 2021
Hats Off, Hats On — OPINION (Story)
Jan 06, 2021
Zooming Away to Discord — OPINION (Story)
Jan 06, 2021
Fascinating Face Masks at AHS (Story)
Dec 18, 2020
The Madrigal Dinner in Photos (Story)
Dec 14, 2020
Eye See A Dissection (Story)
Dec 10, 2020
Bigotry in School — OPINION (Story/Media)
Dec 10, 2020
Let’s Letter for a Letterman Jacket (Story)
Dec 03, 2020
Classy Choices for the Class of 2021 (Story)
Nov 30, 2020
Testing, 1, 2, 3 (Story/Media)
Nov 13, 2020
Behrends in the Lab (Story/Media)
Nov 10, 2020
Adding up Reasons to see the Addam’s Family (Story/Media)
Nov 03, 2020
Spanish Students Take on “Don Quijote” (Media)
Nov 02, 2020
A Phastastic Game — Review (Story)
Oct 28, 2020
Strong as Steele (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
Introduction to Press Conferencing at AHS (Story)
Oct 23, 2020
Served Straight from Trojan Diner 2020 (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2020
Mental Decline – How Students Can Get Therapy (Story)
Oct 08, 2020
Speaking Out Against Public Speaking — OPINION (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2020
Homecoming, Homegone (Story/Media)
Sep 21, 2020
The Future of Choir and Band Events (Story)
Sep 15, 2020
College Application Changes (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2020
SMITE-ing the Competition — Review (Story)
Sep 03, 2020
New Faces at AHS (Media)
Sep 02, 2020
Present Impacting the Future (Story/Media)
Aug 31, 2020
Center of Attention (Story/Media)
May 14, 2020
The COVID-19 Journey (Story)
May 01, 2020
Open Sesame States (Story)
Apr 09, 2020
Fashion Flip — OPINION (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Straining Against Corona (Story)
Mar 06, 2020
A Clean Getaway (Story/Media)
Mar 04, 2020
All Inked Up (Story/Media)
Feb 25, 2020
Atlantic Forensics Sends One to Nationals (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Clashing with “Pokémon Sword” — REVIEW (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Crush-O-Gram Sales Coming to an End (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
Winter Formal is Here (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
No Small Task: Small Engines Class (Media)
Jan 27, 2020
It’s Game Night (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
Writing Lines with Bireline (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
Second Semester’s New Course (Story)
Jan 10, 2020
How to Spot Fake News (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
Behind the Mask of “Majora’s Mask” (Story)
Dec 13, 2019
Read Between the Lines (Story)
Dec 02, 2019
Hollowing Out “Hollow Knight” (Story)
Nov 21, 2019
The Secrets Behind Secret Santa (Story)
Nov 01, 2019
Candy Confessions (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
An Ax-citing Mystery (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
New Year, New AOs (Story)
Sep 25, 2019
Freshman with Knowledge of Finance and Food (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Aviation Class Soars at AHS (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
New Teachers Galore At AHS (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
100 Word Rants: 2018-19 (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
Getting to Know an Iconic Teacher: Trace Petersen (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Tree Decorating Competition Located in Media Center (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Students Familiarize Themselves with Latin Music (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
NEWS BRIEF — Students are Fond of Fondant (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2018
NEWS BRIEF — New Mentoring Program Starting at AHS (Story)
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