• 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!
Hana Holtz
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

Hana Holtz, AHS Needle Editor in Chief

May 22, 2020
The Quarantine Cup Comes to a Close (Story)
May 20, 2020
Resignations at the High School (Story/Media)
May 18, 2020
The Quest for the Best Appetizer — OPINION (Story/Media)
May 14, 2020
The COVID-19 Journey (Story)
May 04, 2020
AHS Journalism Cleans House (Story)
Apr 29, 2020
Cruise Night Rides into Atlantic (Media)
Apr 28, 2020
Changes to the Sports Calendar (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
An Update From the Editor (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Cloth Face Masks Helping Stop the Spread (Media)
Apr 08, 2020
Let’s Talk About “Tiger King” — REVIEW (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
Classes Held Via Zoom (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
NHS Blood Drive Gets Called Off (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Spring 2020 FFA Update (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
NHS Wants Your Blood (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Gun Safety and Why Education is Necessary — OPINION (Media)
Mar 10, 2020
Speech Kids are State Bound (Story)
Mar 09, 2020
Accessory Go-Tos (Media)
Mar 06, 2020
Scram Spam: A Staff Editorial (Media)
Feb 25, 2020
Boys Basketball Comes to a Close (Story)
Feb 25, 2020
Basketball Girls End Season in Semis (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Atlantic Boys Host Harlan (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Trojans’ Postseason Rolls On (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Back-to-Back Games for Trojan Boys (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Multiple Events Advance to Districts for FFA (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
Girls and Boys Hoops Lose to Harlan (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Swim Team Competes at State-Qualifying Meet (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Atlantic Basketball Falls to Denison-Schleswig (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Crush-O-Gram Sales Coming to an End (Story)
Feb 07, 2020
Trojan Teams Go Even On the Road (Story)
Feb 06, 2020
Four Students Accepted into Hot Dish Magazine (Media)
Feb 04, 2020
Boys Basketball Plays at Wells Fargo (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
Two Losses for Atlantic Girls Basketball (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
Basketball Girls Lose to Glenwood (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
FFA Day at the Capitol (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
Atlantic Wins One, Loses One in Carroll (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Lewis Central Hosts Swimming Invitational (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Trojans Top Saydel in Boys Hoops (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Girls Wrestling Attends State Tournament (Story)
Jan 27, 2020
Road Win for Atlantic Girls Basketball (Story)
Jan 24, 2020
Basketball Teams Split Against Red Oak (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
Washing Germs Down the Drain (Media)
Jan 22, 2020
Senior Photo Deadline Quickly Approaching (Media)
Jan 20, 2020
Atlantic Drops Dual Against Abraham Lincoln (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
Trojans Sweep Cardinals (Story)
Jan 14, 2020
Lewis Central Bests Atlantic (Story)
Jan 10, 2020
How to Spot Fake News (Media)
Jan 09, 2020
Swim Team Continues to Improve (Story)
Jan 09, 2020
Boys Basketball Loses First Game Back (Story)
Jan 08, 2020
Holiday Hustle for Boys Hoops (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
Atlantic Girls Play Three Over Break (Story)
Dec 20, 2019
Basketball Girls Play the Monarchs (Story)
Dec 20, 2019
Trojan Swim Faces Off in Carroll (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Review (Story/Media)
Dec 19, 2019
Girls Hoops Outlast Kuemper (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
Trojan Swimming Places Fourth (Story)
Dec 18, 2019
Revenge of the Trojans (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Atlantic Swimming Hosts Triangular (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
Heading to the Superbowl (Media)
Dec 13, 2019
Trojans Crush Cardinals (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
Basketball Girls Play Two Over Weekend (Story)
Dec 11, 2019
“Little Shop of Horrors” Comes to AHS (Media)
Dec 10, 2019
Boys Swim Competes at Boone Meet (Story)
Dec 06, 2019
Girls Basketball Loses First Conference Contest (Story)
Nov 27, 2019
Getting Jazzy With It (Media)
Nov 26, 2019
Competitive Season Begins for Girls Basketball (Story/Media)
Nov 22, 2019
The Most Influential People Behind Jazz (Media)
Nov 19, 2019
“Radium Girls” in Pictures (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
Students and Teachers’ Thoughts on Homework (Media)
Nov 18, 2019
The Javelin Snags IHSPA Award (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Girls Swim Shows at State (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Looking Back on Girls Cross Country (Media)
Nov 05, 2019
Six Events Qualify for State Swim (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Cross Country Season Ends in Fort Dodge (Media)
Nov 01, 2019
Candy Confessions (Media)
Oct 31, 2019
All-State Auditions Recap (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
To Treat or Not to Treat (Media)
Oct 28, 2019
Volleyball Season Ends in Red Oak (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
Atlantic Volleyball’s Last Tournament (Story)
Oct 22, 2019
The Bloodmobile is Back in Town (Story)
Oct 18, 2019
Student Athletes at AHS (Media)
Oct 18, 2019
Letter to the Editor Prompts Donated Kleenex (Media)
Oct 17, 2019
Three Sets to Atlantic (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Fall 2019 FFA Update (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Loneliness and Its Effects (Story/Media)
Oct 15, 2019
Cell Phone Usage in the Restroom (Media)
Oct 10, 2019
Trojan Volleyball Gets a Set on Denison (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
Volleyball Team Puts in Weekend Work (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
New Year, New AOs (Media)
Oct 08, 2019
Atlantic Girls Take On Kuemper (Story)
Oct 07, 2019
What’s It Like Having Car Clout? (Story/Media)
Oct 03, 2019
The Eight-Year Streak Comes to an End (Story)
Oct 02, 2019
“The Politician” Ate Up My Weekend — Review (Story)
Sep 30, 2019
Trojans Fall to Saintes on the Road (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Atlantic Volleyball Competes at Bondurant-Farrar Tourney (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Volleyball Girls Drop One at Home (Story)
Sep 20, 2019
Girls Wrestling Becomes a Reality (Media)
Sep 19, 2019
Clarinda and Glenwood Outlast Atlantic (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Trojan Girls Swim Rallies Against CB Abraham Lincoln (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
Volleyball Girls Compete in First Home Contest (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
The 411 on the CCEOC (Story/Media)
Sep 09, 2019
Stiff Competition for Trojan Volleyball (Story)
Sep 08, 2019
Trojan Teams Tear Up Summer (Story)
Sep 07, 2019
Girls’ Swim Team Dives In (Story)
Sep 05, 2019
Volleyball Girls Bump Record Above .500 (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
New Teachers Galore At AHS (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
Servin’ Up A New Volleyball Season (Story)
May 29, 2019
Softball Team Slaps Missouri Valley in Season Opener (Story)
May 29, 2019
Baseball Team Starts Season Confident (Story)
May 29, 2019
Trojan Boys’ Season Comes to a Close (Story)
May 16, 2019
Atlantic Girls Hang Up Rackets (Story)
May 15, 2019
Team Play Ends for Trojan Boys’ Tennis (Story)
May 08, 2019
Falcons Outlast Trojan Tennis (Story)
May 01, 2019
Atlantic Finishes Runner Up at Conference Tennis Meet (Story)
Apr 29, 2019
Boys’ Tennis Improves Record (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Trojan Boys Sweep Cyclones (Story)
Apr 21, 2019
Cardinals Prove Tough for Trojan Boys (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
One Win, One Loss for Trojan Boys’ Tennis (Story)
Apr 11, 2019
Tennis Boys Snap Back (Story)
Apr 10, 2019
Girls’ Golf Defeats Glenwood (Media)
Apr 03, 2019
Fresh Trojan Lineup Hits the Tennis Courts (Story)
Feb 20, 2019
Boys Basketball Season Ends in Overtime (Story)
Feb 17, 2019
Atlantic Boys Fall to #9 Monarchs (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Shenandoah Ends Trojan Girls Basketball Postseason Run (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Trojans Dethrone #7 Treynor (Story)
Feb 09, 2019
Girls Hoops Regular Season Wraps Up (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2019
Atlantic Basketball Crushes Clarinda (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Trojan Basketball Pinks Out Panthers on Senior Night (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Girls’ Basketball Victorious Once Again (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
Trojan Basketball Takes On Tigers (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
Trojan Boys’ Basketball Takes On a New Opponent (Story)
Jan 24, 2019
Basketball Girls Suit Up Against #2 Treynor (Story)
Jan 18, 2019
Atlantic Sweeps Clarinda in Boys’-Girls’ Doubleheader (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Tough Week for Trojan Girls (Story)
Jan 10, 2019
Area Jobs Available for High School Students (Story)
Jan 09, 2019
Atlantic Girls Fall to Harlan at Home (Story/Media)
Jan 08, 2019
Girls’ Basketball Loses First Game Back (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Overtime Victory for Trojan Girls’ Basketball (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
Basketball Girls Come Up Short in Carroll (Story/Media)
Dec 18, 2018
Trojan Girls Face Off Against the Fillies (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Trojan Girls Take on Glenwood (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Panthers Top Trojans in Girls’ Hoops (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Atlantic Boys Drop One to Creston (Story)
Dec 08, 2018
Atlantic Girls Nearly Thwart Ranked Red Oak (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
First Conference Game for Girls’ Basketball (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Trojan Girls Hold Scrimmage Against ACGC (Story/Media)
Nov 25, 2018
Atlantic Girls Fall on the Road (Story)
Nov 23, 2018
Girls’ Basketball Season Opens at Home (Story)
Nov 20, 2018
AHS Journalism Claims Another Award (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
To Grandma, with Love (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
NEWS BRIEF — Conference Yields Award for AHS Journalism (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Volleyball Season Comes to an End in Carroll (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Last Tournament for Trojan Volleyball (Story)
Oct 11, 2018
Trojans Lose Last Two Conference Matchups (Story)
Oct 04, 2018
Last Home Game for Trojan Volleyball (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Knights Top Trojans (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Volleyball Girls Get Swept at Creston (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Trojan Volleyball Sees Results From Weekend Tournament (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Trojans Take On St. Albert (Story)
Sep 23, 2018
The Nun — Review (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Cyclones Topple Trojans (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
AHS Offers Activities for Everyone (Story)
Sep 12, 2018
First Home Dual for Trojan Volleyball (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Varsity Volleyball Holds Trojan Tournament (Story)
Sep 10, 2018
JV Volleyball Hosts Tournament (Story)
Sep 05, 2018
Weekend Tournament Shows Improvement for Trojan Volleyball (Story)
Sep 04, 2018
Volleyball Treks to Glenwood for First Conference Matchup (Story)
Aug 30, 2018
Trojans Travel to the First Quad of the Season (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
Trojan Volleyball Digs in Over the Weekend (Story)
May 14, 2018
Getting to Know the Class of 2018: Gavin Fell-Nichols (Story)
Apr 03, 2018
Getting to Know the Class of 2018: Paige Bennett (Story)
Mar 02, 2018
Trojan Diner Serves Up Success Among Teachers and Community Members (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
NEWS BRIEF – Iowa Assessments Return to AHS (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
AHS Writers Dish Out Material for Hot Dish Magazine (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
NEWS BRIEF – Town Power Outage Affects AHS (Story)
Dec 20, 2017
AHS Hopefuls Diverge from the Norm with Upcoming Auditions for “Big Fish” (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
AHS Debates Removal of Controversial Items in the Yearbook (Story)
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