Atlantic Community High School


Letter from the Editor: Saying goodbye to The Squall

  During all four years at Atlantic Community High School, I have written on The Squall, and while I changed positions often (from staff writer to Arts and Entertainment Editor to Junior Editor to Editor-in-Chief), there was more change than just that. I have experienced countless new staff writers, three completely different newspaper regimes, and even… Keep Reading

Campus Life

Summer Europe trip available to ACHS students

   Atlantic High School is partnering up with EF tours to offer the opportunity for its students to take a summer trip to Europe in 2018. Any student that currently attends Atlantic High School can apply for the trip by contacting the people listed below.    There are two different tours available. The Artist’s Tour… Keep Reading

Arts & Entertainment

Kawaii and the rising of cuteness

The pleasures of sighting something so pleasing to the eye that you become so excited and flustered is exactly what the Japanese culture defines “Kawaii.” Kawaii has spread worldwide; it is well known considering it is used in context of art, entertainment, food, clothing, makeup, toys and even the way a person acts.     The start… Keep Reading

Atlantic's prom flyer, courtesy of SGA's Instragram.
Campus Life

Getting ready for prom

   Atlantic Community High School students prepare themselves for prom 2017. Prom will be held at South County Civic Center Delray Beach on April 28th from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. This year, Durgin announced that the theme was based on nature. Tickets are still available for both seniors ($50) and juniors ($60) during lunch… Keep Reading

Arts & Entertainment

Girls Like Me by Tanya Savory; Relatable to teens

  “Girls Like Me” is one of the books in the Bluford Series, written by various authors. Angel McAllister’s life is in trouble. Her mom is depressed, her dad just left her family, and her best friend, Sharice Bell, finds out her biggest secret; that she is a lesbian.   This book does a very good job… Keep Reading


Using Facebook to show rage

  Social media is overpowering the world. Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat are the most used apps. Steven Stephens used Facebook live to showcase his anger after a breakup. Stephens shoot and killed a 74 year old man, Robert Goodwin. According to CNN, Stephens shot Goodwin, an innocent man walking from an Easter meal with his children… Keep Reading

Gorillaz: A celebration of music
Arts & Entertainment

Gorillaz: A celebration of music

   In 1998, when comic book artist Jamie Hewlett and frontman of the band Blur Damon Albarn were roommates sitting watching MTV, they had the brilliant idea of starting a virtual band. Damon Albarn stated in an interview to The Wire, “If you watch MTV for too long, it’s a bit like hell – there’s… Keep Reading


Miami Marlins race towards hot start

   If one word can recap the 2016 season for the Miami Marlins, one must look no further than mediocre. Led by the late Jose Fernandez, Miami stumbled to a third place finish in the National League East with a 79-82 record. Marred by a lackluster offense, Miami failed to produce run support for a… Keep Reading

Campus Life

April Is For Authors comes to Atlantic High

  In a world that has become not only less focused on books, but reading as a whole, it has become increasingly more difficult to spark interest in young readers. April Is For Authors is a way for professional, published authors to make personal contact with readers.   Jason Reynolds, author of 6 books including Ghost, a story… Keep Reading

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