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President Biden spoke about the bill prior to signing it during a ceremony.
Respect for Marriage Act signed into law
Winsome Storm, Managing Editor • January 5, 2023

On Tuesday, December 13, President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law.   View this post on Instagram   A...

Chinese citizens lead uprisings against COVID regulations
December 14, 2022

On November 25, 2022, an eruption of protests occurred in China, following the devastating fire in an apartment building near the northwestern...

Top news stories of 2022
December 8, 2022

2022 was a year full of important news stories, which varied from the war between Russia and Ukraine to the rapid popularity growth of a new...

US holds midterm elections, Congress enters lame duck period
December 5, 2022

On November 8, the United States held its final day of voting for the 2022 midterm elections. In the election, 35 Senate seats, and all 435 House...

The top Universities for each state, a lot which most of Academys seniors will be choosing.
The Struggles of College Decisions
Kinsley Warbritton, Senior Staff Writer • January 20, 2023

Deciding where to go to college is one of the biggest decisions of someone's life. There is so much thought that goes into this choice. Whether you want to go somewhere close...

English Department transforms poetry out loud
January 20, 2023

Poetry Out Loud (POL) is an annual national competition. The Academy has long been a participant. Our competition begins in the classroom, where...

2022 Christmas Formal vlog
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 are able to celebrate...

One of the many sports that has being catching on fire has recently been Pickleball.
The surge of "pickleball fever"
Nicole Bianchi, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 26, 2023

Pop…Pop…Pop…Pop…POP…the continuous sound of pickleballs bouncing off walls and clay floors…Pop…Pop…Pop…Pop…POP…pickleballs infesting courts and clubs,...

Academy swim and dive team wins the Florida state championship
December 8, 2022

On November 19, the Academy of the Holy Names claimed its first state crown after winning against a rival school, Gulliver Prep. For the first...

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Thanksgiving: The Native American Perspective
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • November 9, 2022

When thinking of the origins of Thanksgiving many relate back to the story of Native Americans and Pilgrims coming together for the first feast....

Obsession with violent media leads to insensitivity
Sophie Odmark, Senior Staff Writer • October 19, 2022

With the climbing popularity and fascination with violence in television, media, and video games, humanity is becoming desensitized to the true...

As the prestigious Brown University placed a ban on caste discrimination, this has only further shown the underlying issue of the system as a whole.
The issue surrounding caste-based discrimination
Nicole Bianchi, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 18, 2023

Brown University, one of the prestigious Ivy League institutions, recently placed a ban on caste oppression within the entire campus. This ruling was significant,...

Violence in Tampa
Kinsley Warbritton, Senior Staff Writer • January 11, 2023

On the night of December 31, 2022, 16-year-old Mario Jackson was shot by a 13-year-old boy in Curtis Hixon Park. According to the victim's mother...

DeSantis re-elected as Governor of Florida
Kinsley Warbritton, Senior Staff Writer • December 6, 2022

This past week, Florida reelected Ron DeSantis as governor. With his decisive win in Florida, DeSantis has gained national attention as a leader...

Ugh, Florida Traffic
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • November 28, 2022

After a long day, you are set off to head home. As soon as you pull out of your parking lot intersecting a side street, you notice it: Traffic. AHN...

"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,...

McDonald's Adult Happy Meal: Is it really ba da ba ba ba?
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • October 17, 2022

  remember u are never too old for a happy meal — McDonald's (@McDonalds) September 23, 2022   McDonald's: An American icon of popular fast foods. After several successful collaborations with multiple artists,...

The 80th Golden Globe Awards took place on January 10th, hosted by Jerrod Carmichael.
The 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards attempts redemption after 2022 controversey
Smith Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer • January 20, 2023

On Tuesday, January 10, the 80th Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills, California. Many films and television shows were honored, and the event was hosted by Jerrod...

2023 promises new media
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • January 13, 2023

With the new year arriving, there are many things to be excited about, such as new year resolutions to fulfill or upcoming holidays. However,...

Achona's top albums of 2022
Smith Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer • December 6, 2022

With the year coming to a close, Apple Music and Spotify have released their music replays and wraps. This allows all listeners to see what their...

Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” Tour – A Ranking
Winsome Storm, Managing Editor • December 2, 2022

On November 20, 2022, musical icon Elton John performed his last show in North America at the Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles. Those of us who were...

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...

Academy new years resolutions
Maddie Hines , Senior Staff Writer • January 11, 2023

New Years is a time when most people like to reset. Every year people like to set goals for themselves whether that may...

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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