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Inside the COVID-19 Vaccine: What You Need To Know
Gigi Alfonso, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 23, 2021

The long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine, first administered to New York ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay, has Americans waiting with bated breath. Both skeptics and believers alike agree...

Tokyo Olympics Committee President Mori Resigns After Sexist Comments
February 19, 2021

On Feb. 12, Yoshiro Mori resigned from the position as the president of the Tokyo Olympics’ organizing committee after making sexist remarks...

COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Sparks Doubt Among the Public
February 10, 2021

Since Feb. 2021, there has been a total of over twenty-six million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. The news of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna’s...

Biden Administration Changes Future of Immigrants in the U.S.
January 28, 2021

With a new administration often comes a slew of legislation and executive actions, as seen with the presidencies of both Former President Donald...

The Frances Kratz Award is given to the boldest and most "out-of-the-ordinary" look, and the Princess Diana Award (which was first given at last year
The Achona Staff Commemorates the Best Dressed at the Annual Junior Ring Ceremony
Adriana James-Rodil, Editor-in-Chief • February 25, 2021

On Wednesday, February 21, at 1:30 p.m. the annual Junior Ring ceremony took place — although slightly later and different than in previous years. In non-covid times, Junior...

AHN Students Form Student Wellness Committee
February 19, 2021

The struggles of living through a pandemic and political turmoil has brought mental health to the forefront of many students’ minds. The combination...

AP Computer Science Begins their Final Exam Project
February 19, 2021

In these next few weeks, Academy’s AP Computer Science Principles Classes will begin planning their final projects. AP computer science is...

Academy’s Annual Course Selection Begins
February 12, 2021

Every year in the beginning of February, the Academy girls must select their courses for next year. Choosing courses that you like and courses...

Seniors Grace Cronen, Rachel Petrarca, Jessica, Reynolds, Maddie Rodriguez, and Belle Sardja commit to their respective colleges at AHN’s Senior Signing.
Senior Athletes Recognized at "Senior Signing" Day
Raquelle Elson, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 14, 2021

Wednesday, Feb. 10, seniors Grace Cronen, Rachel Petrarca, Jessica, Reynolds, Maddie Rodriguez, and Belle Sardja participated in AHN’s “Senior Signing,” committing to...

The Tennis and Crew Teams Begin their Spring Seasons
February 10, 2021

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the varsity tennis team (there is no junior varsity team) began their season with a win against Carrollwood Day...

AHN Spring Sports Tryouts
January 26, 2021

Spring Sports tryouts are here. Throughout the weeks of Jan 19-22 and Jan 25-29 Academy girls will be able to try out for Softball, Lacrosse,...

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Shining Light: Tackling Stereotypes and Misconceptions about the Hispanic Experience
Olivia Martinez, Senior Staff Writer • February 17, 2021

You are Hispanic? Why do you not have an accent? Are you actually Hispanic? You are not very curvy? If you are Hispanic, why are you not tan?...

What Defines American Culture?
Maddie Glaum, Senior Staff Writer • January 20, 2021

What comes to mind when one thinks of American culture?  For writer and director Lee Issac Chung, it’s the pursuit of the American dream...

Even though the class textbook is organized by theme, many European History students like to think of the events and chronologically.
AP European History Told Through Memes
Gigi Alfonso, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 25, 2021

From the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution, the 2020-2021 AP European History class has covered a long span of time in a little more than a semester.  AP European...

How Should Students Organize Tasks?
Anika Schmid, Senior Staff Writer • February 24, 2021

A shocking 41% of to-do tasks are never completed. There are various reasons people do not finish them, such as having too many tasks, giving...

Should Statehood Be Granted to Puerto Rico and D.C.?
Katia Huddleston, Junior Staff Writer • February 16, 2021

It’s been over sixty years since the U.S. last ratified the addition of two new states, Alaska and Hawaii, and some argue it’s time to do...

Public Questions Conway Family Scandal's Legitimacy and the Impact of Fame
Isabel Bequer, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 10, 2021

The Conway family members are no strangers to attention. The couple of Kellyanne Conway, former Senior Counselor to President Donald Trump, and...

How to Make BLT Dip (VIDEO)
Winsome Storm, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 28, 2021

BLT Dip is a favorite dish at the Tallahassee restaurant Madison Social. Tomatoes, bacon, spinach, cream cheese and more come together to...

Trying the Best Boba Tea Places in Tampa (VIDEO)
Daegan Walker, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 22, 2021

Boba tea has become a popular drink in Tampa, as many different places offer several kinds of the tea. The drink gained popularity in 1980s...

“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” is a new Netflix documentary about the infamous Los Angeles hotel.
“Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” Review
Daegan Walker, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 24, 2021

On Feb. 11, 2021, the Netflix Documentary “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” was released to viewers. The new series described the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles,...

SOPHIE’s Passing and her Influence on Experimental Pop
Sophia Garcia, Junior Staff Writer • February 17, 2021

On January 30, SOPHIE or Sophie Xeon passed away due to an isolated accident in the early morning at age 34. SOPHIE died at home in Athens, Greece...

Movie Review: “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Always and Forever”
Bella Besece, Junior Staff Writer • February 16, 2021

On Friday Feb.12, the third and final “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” movie, called “ Always and Forever” was released on Netflix....

Do Fans Speak Over their Idols?
Sophia Garcia, Junior Staff Writer • February 10, 2021

Musicians, artists, actors and more are constantly subjected to public opinion and commentary, but the line between respecting an idol’s opinion...

Getting to Know Musical Arts Director Nancy Mizzell (VIDEO)
Olivia Martinez, Senior Staff Writer • February 25, 2021

Music Teacher Nancy Mizzell was interviewed by Senior Staff Writer Olivia Martinez. In the interview, she discusses her...

What Movie Do You Associate with Your Childhood? (VIDEO)
Raquelle Elson, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 28, 2021

Sophomore Staff Writer Raquelle Elson asked members of the Academy community which movies they associate with their childhoods....

Jessica Long has a beautiful story.
Positive Super Bowl Commercials
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • February 16, 2021

Many of the Super Bowl commercials this year did not quite add up to our expectations. There were a few good ones, though. It was nice to see a confessional positively in...

Jesus is not the DMV
Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist • February 12, 2021

He wants to heal you, you just have to ask.  We were going through the readings for Mass this upcoming Sunday in our school Bible Study,...

Abortion is a Spiritual Issue
Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist • February 9, 2021

On January 22, 2021, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Academy students went to the Diocesan Mass for Life.  Due to Covid-19 and safety concerns,...

Stressed? Anxious?
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • January 26, 2021

“The Lord said to her in reply, ‘Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things,’” Luke 10:41.  Does this description...

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