Achona

  • Labor Day No School September 5
  • Club Rush September 12-16
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Program September 27
Current governor Ron DeSantis and former governor Charlie Crist are set to face one another in the general election, after they each won their primary elections.
Campaigns kick into gear after Florida primary election
Isabel Bequer, Editor-in-Chief • September 9, 2022

On August 23, Florida held its primary election, determining the ballot for the November 2022 general election. The ballot included nominees for nine House seats, one Senate...

Florida enacts new education laws
April 26, 2022

Florida governor Ron Desantis has recently implemented two news laws pertaining to education in Florida public schools. Education has long been...

Mask mandate lifted for travel
April 26, 2022

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, masks proved to be an effective and essential action against the spread of the virus. Though mask mandates...

Hunter Biden: the media's favorite person to protect and the Senate's favorite person to investigate
April 8, 2022

While Joe Biden grows increasingly overwhelmed over war and gas prices, he also must worry about the scandal looming over his son, Hunter. Over...

Kate Pettit (12) dives into the water at a school swimming meet, showing off the skills that got her committed to Johns Hopkins University.   
Kate Petitt commits to Johns Hopkins for swimming
Asha Judd, Senior Staff Writer • September 19, 2022

Swimming since the age of four, senior Kate Petitt spent her whole life living up to this moment; the moment that she finally committed to a college to pursue a career as...

Preview to Spike and Splash 2022
September 15, 2022

The annual AHN Spike and Splash is coming up on Wednesday, September 28. Spike and Splash is a fundraiser that Academy holds every year that...

Seniors acknowledge their ending childhood with nostalgic backpacks
September 15, 2022

Both teachers and students have acknowledged the resurgence of glittery, child-like backpacks in the Academy of the Holy Names halls, but why...

According to National Cancer Institution, about 287,850 women and 2,710 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer, making it the most common cancer diagnosis.
Preview to Spike and Splash 2022
Brooke Fechtel, Sophomore Staff Writer • September 15, 2022

The annual AHN Spike and Splash is coming up on Wednesday, September 28. Spike and Splash is a fundraiser that Academy holds every year that consists of a swim and dive meet...

AHN Tennis team focuses on continuing win streak
March 25, 2022

As AHN moves into the last half of the school year, Spring sports continue their seasons with pride in their successful accomplishments, and...

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration begins in May
Olivia Book, Junior Staff Writer • May 16, 2022

In May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage are celebrated throughout the month. The term encompasses the entirety of the Asian continent...

My Struggle with Black Hair in the Professional Space
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • May 12, 2022

It’s too big. It’s too frizzy. It doesn’t lay down “normally” like it’s supposed to. Everybody else thinks it’s ugly. My life would...

Netflix announces the removal of hit TV shows and movies like The Vampire Diaries and Mean Girls in September.
Netflix's changes bring controversy - and disappointed fans
Genevieve Chiellini, Senior Staff Writer • September 19, 2022

Just when things were looking up in the entertainment world after a few turbulent Covid years, they quickly went south when Netflix announced the removal of the...

Academy students are improving their time management
Nicole Bianchi, Sophomore Staff Writer • September 15, 2022

It is crucial for Academy girls to have efficient time management. As Jasia Solak ('25) put it, finishing up her assignments only allows her...

The Evolution of Coachella
Kimberly Egoavil, Junior Staff Writer • May 2, 2022

It’s been officially 23 years since the very first Coachella took place in the vast valley of California, and it’s safe to say that things...

Top spring break destinations amongst Academy students
Millie Garstka, Sophomore Staff Writer • April 8, 2022

Spring break has been long awaited for Academy students, as it is particularly late this year. Girls are looking forward to the time off, during...

Are altered fruits actually better than regular fruits?
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • March 21, 2022

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) became popular starting in the 1990s. Scientists used genetic modification to engineer plants to have natural pesticides and grow seasonal foods year-round. GMOs have expanded from a method to assist...

Trying Bare Naked Kitchen (VIDEO)
Millie Garstka, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 10, 2022

Bare Naked Kitchen is South Tampa’s newest culinary institution. Featuring internationally inspired recipes, Bare Naked Kitchen offers a wide variety of dishes suitable for all palettes. Their menu consists of fresh salads, crisp lavash...

Amber Torres (‘23) says, “My favorite part about new music coming out is going to the artists concerts. I can’t wait for all the new releases and concerts that will happen this fall!”
Fall brings new music releases
Sophie Odmark, Senior Staff Writer • September 23, 2022

This fall will be especially unique with all the music releases from popular artists such as John Legend, Noah Cyrus, Lil Baby, WILLOW, and Taylor Swift. John Legend's most...

Fans discuss legitimacy of "Euphoria's" content after Zendaya's victory
Smith Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer • September 23, 2022

On September 12, the 74th annual Emmy award show recognized the best television productions and performances of the year. The well-known HBO...

2022 Excursions Down the Rabbit Hole: publication release
Olivia Book, Social Media Editor • September 16, 2022

The annual Academy of the Holy Names Literary Magazine, Excursions, is a collection of artwork, photography, writing, and more that highlights...

"Elvis" and "Top Gun: Maverick" compete for blockbuster movie of the summer
Smith Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer • September 15, 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, movie theaters have been pretty abandoned in the past two years, But this June brought life back to the theaters...

73 Questions with Melissa Cox
Kimberly Egoavil and Olivia Book August 31, 2022

Former Achona moderator and English department head, Melissa Cox has embarked on a new journey of serving as AHN’s new...

What is AHN doing this summer? (Video)
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • May 20, 2022

Summer is coming up soon, and everyone is eagerly anticipating the break. Trips around the world and different summer camps...

The Peer Ministry Retreat, centered around abiding and pruning, was a great experience and the perfect way to start a school year.
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 with our assignments, college...

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...

3 Year Olds, Special Blessings, and the Eucharist
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • December 13, 2021

“Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,’” (Matthew 19:14).  It...

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