• Student Directed Series December 2-3
  • Immaculate Conception Mass December 8
  • Quarter Notes Christmas Concert/Reconciliation December 9-10
While the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees was originally founded for those working in theatre, it now covers entertainment workers across many sectors, including those in film and television.
IATSE ratifies new contracts after potential strike
Isabel Bequer, Managing Editor • November 19, 2021

A strike planned by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) for October 18 was narrowly avoided after a deal was struck with major film and television...

Winter the Dolphin Dies at 16
November 18, 2021

The beloved Dolphin Winter passed away Thursday, November 11. On Wednesday evening, the Clearwater aquarium announced Winter’s condition had...

U.S. supply chain problems & bracing for Christmas shortages
November 12, 2021

As the U.S. economy struggles to fully recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, supply-chain disruptions across the country are driving up prices...

Soccer figureheads Michel Plantini and Sepp Blatter indicted on fraud charges after 6-year trial
November 12, 2021

In 2011, Michel Platini was the head of the Union of European Football Associations and was the expected successor to FIFA President, Sepp Blatter....

Larry France with his service dog Shadow after the presentation.
Veteran Larry France visits AHN
Winsome Storm, Multimedia Editor • November 29, 2021

Larry France, a veteran who served in the Vietnam War and worked with scout dogs, came to speak to the high school on Veterans Day. France shared his experiences serving...

The Academy honors Orange Remembrance Day
November 18, 2021

Since 1992, the United States has observed the month of November as National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is used...

AHN hosts Christmas Formal for the first time post-Covid
November 16, 2021

Academy of the Holy Names’ first post-Covid Christmas Formal is right around the corner. Students are excited about this event returning to...

Another Successful Blood Drive
November 16, 2021

Academy hosts two Blood Drives each year, one in the fall and one in the spring, and it is organized by the Interact Club. Each year, the club...

Long boats are carried out by multiple girls to be put in the water.
AHN's Crew Team Prepares for Victory
Winsome Storm, Multimedia Editor • November 9, 2021

On October 9, AHN’s crew team competed at the East Coast Classic regatta at Vera Beach. Now, the crew team is preparing to compete in the Head of the South (HOTS) Regatta...

A New Season Begins for AHN Soccer
October 19, 2021

With the end of fall sports coming soon, winter sports are beginning to take over the world of AHN activities. Soccer has already begun preseason...

Cross Country Team Races Past Competitors At The Private School Championship
October 14, 2021

On Friday, Oct 8, the AHN Cross Country team attended the second annual Private School Championship. 18 teams from the Tampa and Saint Petersburg...

What’s Next? A look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following their Super Bowl win
October 5, 2021

This year marked an impressive time for sports teams in Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second consecutive Stanley Cup, and the Tampa...

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Minority students on the importance of finding a cultural community within AHN
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • September 24, 2021

In a predominantly white institution, or PWI, minority students find a need to connect with other students of similar cultural backgrounds. Some...

Martina Bain ('23) highlights benefits of being bilingual
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • September 2, 2021 In a world full of unique cultures, traditions, and...

Recent concerts have varied in the amount of safety precautions taken to protect concertgoers.
How to stay safe at concerts
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • November 16, 2021

At the tragic Astroworld Festival, concert safety became a prominent discussion. Ten people were killed and hundreds were injured due to the crowd being so tight...

#Team Seas is to remove 30 million pounds of trash from the ocean in 2021
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • November 9, 2021

Each year, the contamination crisis of our oceans worsens as waste production increases. With this increasing risk, the window for change and...

Academy students stun on Halloween
Abby Neal, Senior Staff Writer • November 4, 2021

This past weekend, America celebrated its first Halloween after the Covid-19 pandemic. Academy students were ecstatic to be going out again on...

What have you been listening to? (VIDEO)
Emmie Drell, Senior Staff Writer • November 2, 2021

Everyone has a different taste or preference when it comes to music. In this video, I spent time walking around on Academy's generations dress...

Starbucks’ new holiday menu delivers Christmas spirit
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • December 1, 2021

As we head cheerfully into December, Christmas excitement in the world around us only grows. Starbucks, often leading the Christmas season with its cheerful holiday drinks and special red cups, has fostered the winter spirit this upcoming...

Crumbl Cookie Review: The Halloween Lineup
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • November 4, 2021

Crumbl Cookies is a gourmet cookie shop that has quickly grown in popularity around the United States. Each week, Crumbl puts out four to five different speciality cookies that can only be found at the Crumbl stores. These flavors are only...

The CW’s Gossip Girl, a show known for its drama, annually released Thanksgiving episodes which were known to be the pinnacle of that seasons drama.
Ranking the “Gossip Girl” Thanksgiving episodes
Raquelle Elson, Managing Editor • November 25, 2021

On the day defined by colonization, violence, and the U.S.’s long-time mistreatment of its Indigenous Peoples, many question its validity, its purpose. Is there anything...

Halloween costumes throughout film history
Aurelia Rich , Sophomore Staff Writer • November 4, 2021

Many of us dress up as classic television and movie characters for Halloween, but what about the costumes those same actors wore in their films?...

Midnight Mass: An Intersection of Faith and Horror
Aurelia Rich, Sophomore Staff Writer • October 27, 2021

Best known for his gripping horror films, American filmmaker Mike Flannagan has produced yet another hit limited series, Midnight Mass. Released...

Kim Kardashian on SNL and what it means for the influencer to A-Lister pipeline
Eleanor Amoriello, Senior Staff Writer • October 25, 2021

The queen of the influencers has done it again. Say what you want about the Kardashian family and their many scandals, but Kim alone has broken...

What is the hype with Trader Joes'? (VIDEO)
Elise Favret, Senior Staff Writer • November 2, 2021

Trader Joe’s is a very unique grocery store chain that, unlike most other stores, almost exclusively sells items under...

AHN Trivia
Winsome Storm, Multimedia Editor • September 21, 2021

In this video, Achona Multimedia Editor Winsome Storm tests fellow staff writer Kimberly Egoavil and classmate Ximena Sanchez...

Technically we are all clumps of cells, so that phrase does not make it ok to kill a baby.
2363: “Before I formed you in the womb”
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • November 4, 2021

The number of babies lost everyday in America to abortion.  This tragedy is easily looked over and easily forgotten because so many people want to forget; they don’t...

Mass: More Than Staring At the Whole School And Getting Overheated in These Yellow Sweaters
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • October 7, 2021

Why do we have the Mass and why is it so important? Why should we pay attention even though we are surrounded by our friends in the Brady Center...

Common misconceptions about Texas’ new pro-life law and the Catholic view of it
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • September 14, 2021

On September 1, 2021, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law the Texas Heartbeat Act, a ban on abortions after 6 weeks. This act, designed to...

Mary leads us to Jesus: AHN receives visit from Fatima
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • August 31, 2021

On August 27, 2021, the Academy of the Holy Names had an incredible opportunity to grow in faith. We were visited by the Fatima International...

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