Students show their school spirit by going all out for the first home football game of the year on Sept. 13. The O’s Zone theme was American Night.

School spirit within students gives a sense of family

September 26, 2019

Cheers of joy from the O’s Zone, laughter from the color guard, goofy jokes from the band, cries of celebration from the football team, chanting from the cheerleaders, and lighthearted conversations from the dance team are common sounds to high school students at a football game. People become close to th...

The cheerleading squad and the dance team try to raise the students' excitement for the upcoming sports season during the first day pep assembly Aug. 15 in Hutter Gym. All students contribute to the image of the school.

Actions affect school image

September 5, 2019

Students and teachers play a role in the development of the high school image. As others observe AHS they can see how the students represent themselves. The students in the school come in varieties and all of them represent different parts of the school, such as band, sports, art, and more Each g...

The band and color guard smiles for the annual marching band picture. The band rushed to get ready after their early morning practice.

Marching band puts in the work

September 5, 2019

Being apart of the marching band takes determination, focus and hard work.  Many practices out of class take place during the year to ensure the band is prepared. Sectionals are practices where leaders practice with their section during ACE.  The leaders can schedule sectionals for any day, but ...

A group of students both eating and socializing at the same time. These students were laughing at a joke junior Ashlyn Bowen made.

Starting school affects teenagers’ social lives

September 5, 2019

On the last day of summer, students reminisce on all of the memories they had made. All of the fun and exciting moments had finally come to an end. Some teenagers and children are sad, while others were excited. Some teenagers were excited to start school again, but only for the reason that they ...

Freshman Riley Athy-Sedbrook receives a hug from Jeni, one of the therapy dogs. Jeni has officially been visiting the school for three years. “You can’t count the ways that the dogs make a difference,” Deb Houlderman said.

Therapy dogs improve the environment

September 5, 2019

Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are native to Ireland, along with four other terrier breeds. They were for 200 years, an all-purpose farm dog who would herd, watch and guard livestock, and hunted vermin. Another fun fact: we have two that regularly visit. “We enjoy making people smile, making them...

Junior Maddy Muhlig prepares to hit the tennis ball while sophomore Madeline Natvig and junior Taylor Curry watch and wait for their turn on the court. The first tennis practice of the season was held August 19.

Heat index threatens athletes

August 31, 2019

With the heat index on the rise, it is important to know how to stay safe, and what the appropriate precautions to take when practicing a sport outside are. “Coaches need to be aware of the heat index and what condition their players are in, if they have conditioned during the summer they can better ac...

Senior year speeds up

Jakob Bergkamp (12) and Sadie Williams (12) stand together after being crowned king and queen at the fall homecoming coronation. Berkgkamp said homecoming was one of the most memorable moments in his high school career.

Lindsay Baugher, Managing Editor

May 13, 2019

At the start of freshman year, students felt like graduation was never going to arrive. Then, all of a sudden, boom, graduation is in six days. High school is four years full of studying, countless tests and memories. “The most memorable time for me was winning homecoming king because my brother wo...

Hacked media causes social concern

Sydnee Kuhn, Reporter

April 29, 2019

According to Statista.com, more than 81 percent of Americans have social media accounts. this includes Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, all of which can be hacked into. In fact, “Media Genesis” reports that 44 records are stolen every second. “I think people hack because they want to mentally harm someone or to steal private information,” Owen Frizell (10) said. Hackers have different reasons for hacking into accounts. One reason is to obtain personal passwords they can use to hack into other med...

Seniors become impatient as Disney-themed prom draws near

Bailey Pennycuff, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

Growing up, it is normal for a little girl to watch Disney movies and imagine herself in the princesses shoes. Maybe she dreams of being in the arms of a handsome prince. As girls grow older, they start dreaming of high school and going to prom. Now imagine having both of these combined: A “Beauty and the Beast” themed prom perfectly captures the fantasy some girls grew up dreaming of. “It’s honestly a perfect collaboration of my childhood,” Ashley Prentice (12) said. “I used to watch Disney princess movies all the ti...

Noah Otuska (12) poses for a photo in late March after signing his letter of intent with California Polytechnic State University. Otsuka will attend Cal Poly in the fall of 2019.

Otsuka signs with Cal Poly

April 15, 2019

Noah Otsuka (12) signed his letter of intent with California Polytechnic State University’s (Cal Poly) swim team after the universities recruiter scouted him. “I didn't always know about Cal Poly, but at the time, I started looking for colleges to go to, I found out about Cal Poly, and it defini...

Woodsmall studied for the ACT about a month before the test. He earned a 36, which is the highest score for the ACT.

Above and beyond: Junior earns perfect score of 36 on ACT

April 12, 2019

A student earned the highest score of 36 on the ACT after studying for over a month and taking practice tests. Josh Woodsmall (11) earned 36 after taking the test Feb. 20, receiving the full score on Mar. 6 “[I feel] pretty good,” Woodsmall said. “I’m pretty smart and I studied for a month. I had pret...

Screen shot taken at 11:41 am. This photo includes an example of a glitch.

Artificial intelegence uses algorithms to create fake faces

April 3, 2019

During a newspaper lunch break, reporter Maegan Morrison (10) told me about a website that uses algorithms to create faces. The website is https://thispersondoesnotexist.com/ Every time the page is refreshed, a new face appears. Some faces have obvious glitches and others look like real people. A few of...

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