- Written by Jake McBride
- Category: Opinions
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Let’s face it: shakes taste delicious but are not healthy. They are crammed with empty calories and sugar. If you have been looking for a restaurant that serves healthy shakes and smoothies, then Smoothie King is just the place for you. Smoothie King doesn’t just have traditional smoothies and shakes; instead, they have smoothies that suit your purpose. Whether you are coming from the gym wanting some protein, wanting more vegetables in your diet, or just wanting to relax, Smoothie King has something for you. I will be giving my review of Smoothie King in this article.
I ordered my shake from the drive through. Once I pulled up to the menu, the worker over the intercom was quick to tell me to order whenever I was ready. I decided to get their 20 ounce Slim-N-Trim Chocolate shake. I had previously went to Smoothie King’s website to look at their menu to get an idea of what I wanted. To my surprise, the ingredients and nutrient facts of all their products were shown. I did not ask for anything to be added to my shake. I had to wait about 5 minutes for it to be made. I have to say honestly that I didn’t care much for my shake. It seemed to have a watered down chocolate flavor with a hint of banana. I probably should have asked for sweetener to be added to my shake.
Maybe I just ordered the wrong shake. Smoothie King offers so many different flavors of their shakes and smoothies, so I cannot say that Smoothie doesn’t serve good beverages. I have only been to Smoothie King once, so there are many more beverages I am sure I can try that would taste better.
- Written by Kaitlyn Hoene
- Category: Sports
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The ACHS women’s volleyball team had a successful and entertaining season. Sadly, all things must come to an end. The Lady Indians lost in their regional championship game to Kansas on October 26th. The Lady Indians ended the season with a 21-14 record overall and 7-1 record in conference. In total there were 638 assists, 738 kills, 291 aces, 1141 digs, and 292 stuff blocks.
This season, the women’s volleyball team had many player’s individually stand out for their talents on the court. Specifically the NTC all-tournament team included two Altamont players, senior Kaitlyn Hoene and junior Tinley Mette. Throughout various games different players stood out and had their time to shine.
To add to the Lady Indians accomplishments, they placed first in the Altamont tournament. The Lady Indians also got third in the NTC tournament. The players would agree when I say it was very exciting to beat St. Anthony two times this season. As a team the girls’ goal was to accomplished over 20 wins all together.
On the defensive side, the team was led by Katie Grimsley, Caitlyn White, Karsyn Wolff, Rebecca Kuhns, and Kaitlyn Hoene. The offense was led by Leah Mayhaus, Rachel Jackman, Hanna Wolff, Grace Simmons, Brooke Runge, and Tinley Mette. The team was led by three seniors: Hanna Wolff, Karsyn Wolff, and Kaitlyn Hoene. Scott Klingler (head coach), Laith Russell (assistant coach), and Britney Hites (team helper) were the head of the team and helped to coach the girls and push them to play at their full potential.
The girls are already excited to see what next season brings for them as they compete. The girls will be starting in the summer with some great tournaments to get them warmed up for the season.
- Written by Hayden Voelker
- Category: Beater of the Month
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This month's beauty is Kolby Pemberton's 2012 Honda Accord. He says his Acord is “cute, manly, fast, feels like driving a race car, luxurious, XM radio, handles well, fresh, and slick.” Kolby has put 15,000 miles on his car, he bought it with 62,000, it now has 77,000 miles on it. He bought it himself, with money he saved up. Kolby’s dream car is a Porsche 911 4S Cabriolet, loaded, and blacked out. A dream car that Kolby might actually be able to get is a Corvette Z06, white with a sunroof.
This month's Beater is Hannah Tappendorf’s 1992 Chevrolet s10 (the fancier of the ´92 s10´s). She describes it as “Beater with a heater and AC”, likes to be called Big Earl, 4 shades of red not even counting the interior, with a dent in the driver's side courtesy of her brother. It has 198,402 miles on it. She inherited her truck from her older brother who was pretty rough on the “ole beast.” Hannah’s dream car is “The 2018 Chevy Silverado Duramax in Deep Ocean Blue, leather interior, extended cab, the whole nine yards... including horns on the hood.” Her realistic dream car is an Early 2000s Cherry Red Chevy Silverado.
- Written by Hayden Voelker
- Category: Sports
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Last year two guys, Jacob Crow and Hayden Voelker, started a boys
swim team. Even though said team wasn’t actually a team, the boys still competed as individuals. The lone girls swimmer, Brooke Stuckemeyer, has competed her whole high school career. The ACHS swim team has had at most 3 people ever, but this year five new freshmen boys have joined. One is an experienced swimmer, Tyler Stuckemeyer. The other four, Kolby Brewer, Sam Mathesius, Isaac Crow, and Will Overton, have never competed in competitive swimming. Now that the boys swim team is actually a team with 6 people, ACHS can compete in relays at the sectional meet.
The boys sectional meet is on February 17, and the girls meet is November 11. Hayden plans to compete at sectionals in 100 breaststroke, one other individual event, and possibly relays. Tyler will compete in 100 backstroke, 100 freestyle, and possible relays. The other male swimmers are unsure of what events they would like to compete in. At the girls’ meet Brooke will compete in 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Although swimming isn’t the most popular sport at Altamont, we still do have a swim team. Many think that swimming isn’t a very challenging sport, but you would be surprised. If you would like to watch a meet, talk to any of the swimmers or Mrs. Stuckemeyer.