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The brain-eating amoeba are usually found in warm and still bodies of water.
Person dies after exposure to brain eating amoeba
Brooke Fechtel, Sophomore Staff Writer • March 17, 2023

On March 2, 2023, an unnamed person died of a brain-eating amoeba infection in Charlotte County, Florida. The Naegleria fowleri is a single-celled organism and a type of amoeba....

Train derailment in Ohio causes health concerns
February 24, 2023

On February 3rd,  a chemical contamination was found on creeks near the site of the East Palestine, Ohio, after a large train derailment and...

Civilians of Turkey and Syria carry on the strength after massive earthquake
February 10, 2023

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot A 7.8 magnitude earthquake had struck...

AI slowly grows towards fear
February 8, 2023

The more technology advances, the more its influence causes change in the development of a country. Chat GPT and such AI technology have raised...

Mission Week: Time in Texas
Mission Week: Time in Texas
Mykhia Pursley, first year staffer • March 15, 2023

For the year 2023, twelve students and two teachers embarked on a spiritual and educational journey to San Juan, Texas to serve with ARISE on the topic of immigration. Seniors:...

Law class takes field trip to local courthouse
March 15, 2023

This past week, the Academy law class took a trip to the Tampa courthouse. Law teacher Dana Nazaretian brought the students to see her husband...

Assistant Principal speaks on late-start schedule
February 23, 2023

At Academy, Wednesdays are a bit of a break in the week for faculty and students. Due to the later start time of 8:45 am, the school day is shorter....

Lakers star LeBron James is flanked by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, left, and Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer Tuesday night(Photo Credit: Wally Skalij /Los Angeles Times)
LeBron Breaks Kareem’s Scoring Record
Mykhia Pursley, first year staffer • February 16, 2023  

AHN Faculty and Students discuss Tom Brady's retirement (VIDEO)
February 8, 2023

Exactly one week ago, Tom Brady announced his retirement from NFL football. Although he pranked us last year by saying he was retiring, he said...


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The UFO of Tampa – History of the “Futuro”
Winsome Storm, Managing Editor • February 5, 2023

If you’ve ever driven up Dale Mabry Highway, you’ve probably seen the UFO.  That UFO, however, is not actually a UFO. It’s a piece...

Chinese New Year 2023: What to Know, What to Expect
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • December 17, 2022

“5, 4, 3, 2, 1, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!” Fireworks and cheers fill the sky as everyone transitions to the new year at midnight. But, did you know...

The new true crime docuseries released on Netflix has turned the eyes and ears of many towrds the live streaming of the case. Tuning into the live court room has brought about many questions regarding jury duty.
Murdaugh murders brings about questions of Jury Duty
Olivia Book, Social Media Editor • March 21, 2023

The newly released Netflix original, Mudaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal, has taken the media by storm and attracted the attention of many to the case of a stomach-churning...

Florida holds its annual Strawberry Festival
Maddie Hines , Senior Staff Writer • March 21, 2023

The Strawberry Festival is an annual event held in Plant City, Florida. It takes place every year on March 2 and ends on March 12. The Florida...

Academy (attempts) to keep it real
Isabel Bequer, Editor-in-Chief • March 9, 2023

BeReal is a social media app that encourages people to “be real” by taking a picture of themselves and their surroundings at a random time...

U.S. has a higher mass shooting percentage than most industrialized countries, but why?
Nicole Bianchi, Sophomore Staff Writer • March 7, 2023

Throughout the past year, more than 600 mass shootings have occurred, with 2 a day on average. Many shooters in these incidents will then commit...

Understanding the famous coffee shop, Starbucks.
Kinsley Warbritton, Senior Staff Writer • March 15, 2023

As many people could have guessed, Starbucks is the most popular coffee shop in the world. Starbucks is the largest coffee chain in the world. Not only popular with your average cup of coffee but includes a variety of drinks such as frappuccino...

"Taste From Home" Diving into the Origin
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • January 24, 2023

Written by Grace Jaye ('24), Taste From Home is a cookbook with a charitable twist — 100% of the profits from the sale of cookbooks go directly to support displaced youths from Ukraine and other countries. The book consists of appetizers,...

SZA has begun her first arena tour for her new album SOS.
SZA begins "SOS" arena tour
Smith Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer • March 15, 2023

Five years after her album “Ctrl” was released, SZA released her long-awaited third album this past December called SOS. This album combines the art of an inner monologue...

Reviewing Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
Brooke Fechtel, Sophomore Staff Writer • March 13, 2023

This is an honest review of the new movie, Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. This article contains spoilers.  Winnie the Pooh is a childhood...

Netflix releases 'Outer Banks' season 3
Smith Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer • March 7, 2023

One of Netflix’s most popular shows, Outer Banks, has made its third return for another season. Since its release at the peak of quarantine...

5 striking looks from the 2023 Grammy awards
Asha Judd, Senior Staff Writer • February 10, 2023

Every year, pop stars conjure up the most creative looks they can think of to wear to the Grammys. This year, there were many celebrities with...

Trying out Academy teachers' morning routines (VIDEO)
Kimberly Egoavil, Senior Staff Writer • February 2, 2023

Senior Staff Member Kimberly Egoavil consulted teachers and staff around Academy about what part of their morning routine...

2022 Christmas Formal vlog
Brooke Fechtel, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 13, 2023

Winter formal is an event that is highly anticipated by Academy students for the entire school year. It is a day when students...

God cares about you having healthy friendships.
Authentic Friendship
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • December 2, 2022

We were made to be with people. God created us to be with people: “It is not good for the man to be alone,” (Genesis 2:18). But, we are all humans. People break our trust....

Life Happens. But God is Still There.
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • September 7, 2022

The school year has started, and I don’t know about you, but for me, it always turns into a stressful time of year. Life happens. We get busy...

Uniting To Advocate for Change
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • January 27, 2022

Saturday, January 15, 2022 was the annual Florida March for Life. Nine Academy students had the privilege of going together with religion teacher...

“Kai-High” from Kairos III
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • January 12, 2022

On January 7-9, 2022, juniors and seniors attended the Kairos III retreat. Kairos, meaning “God’s time,” is a weekend for juniors and seniors...

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