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Dani Mathisen
Dani Mathisen, a junior at AHS, is an editor for the school newspaper AHS Needle and a co-creator of the senior magazine. Mathisen is writing 20 senior spotlight stories this semester. In her free time, she likes to cuddle with her four dogs and watch movies. “I’m a big movie fanatic,” she said. Something unique about Mathisen is she’s good at remembering birthdays, and also enjoys “mellow music.” Mathisen said she originally joined journalism to take photos. “As time went by, I liked the aspect of writing more,” she said. Last summer she attended Media Now Camp at Drake University which grew her interest in writing. Going to the camp helped Mathisen step out of her comfort zone as well as make new connections with people outside of school. Mathisen said she has grown a lot as a person and writer since joining journalism. “Journalism has helped me improve my time management skills, and my social ability to speak with others.” She plans to attend Morningside College or Grandview University and major in nursing. Mathisen would like to be a travel nurse because, “(She) wants to travel the world, and see different cultures while helping others at the same time.”


Story by Mackenzie Hoffman

Dani Mathisen, AHS Needle Editor

May 22, 2020
The Quarantine Cup Comes to a Close (Media)
May 19, 2020
Thoughts for the Future (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Cruise Night Rides into Atlantic (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
Prom Put on Hold (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Trojans on Their Way to State (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Trojans Take On Regional Duals (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Atlantic-CAM Wrestlers Finish Runner-Up (Story)
Jan 15, 2020
Atlantic Hosts the Rollin Dyer Tournament (Story)
Jan 13, 2020
Cast List for “Little Shop of Horrors” Drops (Media)
Nov 19, 2019
Fall Play Review: “Radium Girls” (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
The End of Football Season (Media)
Oct 07, 2019
Lights Up on Homecoming 2019 (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
When Friends Speak of Suicidal Thoughts (Story/Media)
Sep 20, 2019
Girls Wrestling Becomes a Reality (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
New Teachers Galore At AHS (Story)
May 29, 2019
Trojan Boys’ Season Comes to a Close (Media)
May 15, 2019
Team Play Ends for Trojan Boys’ Tennis (Media)
May 08, 2019
Falcons Outlast Trojan Tennis (Media)
May 01, 2019
Atlantic Finishes Runner Up at Conference Tennis Meet (Media)
Apr 29, 2019
Boys’ Tennis Improves Record (Media)
Apr 25, 2019
Tennis Girls Earn Two Dual Wins (Media)
Apr 24, 2019
Trojan Boys Sweep Cyclones (Media)
Apr 21, 2019
Cardinals Prove Tough for Trojan Boys (Media)
Apr 17, 2019
One Win, One Loss for Trojan Boys’ Tennis (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Tennis Boys Snap Back (Media)
Apr 11, 2019
Girls’ Soccer Plays Lewis Central and Missouri Valley (Media)
Mar 27, 2019
Career Day Returns to AHS (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
ISASP Testing to Replace Iowa Assessments (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
Girls Wrestling Grows in Popularity (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
The Story Behind the Scars (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Area Jobs Available for High School Students (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Wrestlers Earn Fifth Dual Win of the Season (Story)
Nov 23, 2018
Dance Team Prepares for First Performance (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
“Giving Up is Not an Option” (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Prom Dress Wishes from Fellow AHS Students (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
NEWS BRIEF — Trojans Rumble One Last Time (Story)
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