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  • Prom April 20
  • Senior Mother-Daughter Luncheon April 12
  • Earth Day April 22
  • MLK Day - No School January 15
School newspaper of Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa


School newspaper of Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa


The Israel-Hamas War has caused a slew of destruction on both sides, but many people focus on picking a side rather than stopping devestation.
The Israel-Hamas War is not about picking sides
Olivia Payne, Editor-in-Chief • December 11, 2023

On October 7, Israel and Hamas, the military and political organization that governs the Gaza Strip, entered a war against one another. Both nations have sent airstrikes and...

Aging politicians are impacting our government
October 3, 2023

The recent health issues with Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, has brought an important controversy to the forefront ahead of next year's...

Seniors' Last Day
Good luck and have a great summer!
The number of books being challenged and banned is growing constantly harming intellectual freedom. Photo Credit: Unsplash/Olena Bohovyk
Banned Book Week Brings To Light Harmful Censorship
Nora Kelly, Junior Staff Writer • October 5, 2023

From October 1st through October 7th, Banned Books Week is held in libraries and schools across America to celebrate the freedom to read. The American Library Association...

The Willow Oil Project needs to be stopped (OPINION)
March 24, 2023

On March 13, the Biden administration approved the controversial Willow Project in Alaska. The Willow Project, originally proposed and approved...

73 Questions, 3 bad riddles... and other banter
Olivia Payne, Nicole Bianchi, and Brooke Fechtel April 24, 2024

In the March episode of Banter by the Bay. the Editors are once again joined by the whole Achona staff. The girls tackle (almost) 73 Questions,...

Podcast Club starts "Life at AHN"
Danica Lothrop, Senior Staff Writer • March 13, 2024

The podcast “Life at AHN” was created as a way to serve as a self-help resource for both incoming and current students. These episodes are...


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This month, AHN’s Book Club will read a novel from “A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder” author Holly Jackson, titled “Five Survive.” This novel is a crime thriller following the plight of Red and her five friends. As their RV breaks down and is sabotaged, the group of friends realizes that one of them is being hunted by a sniper. Tensions rise as they try to figure out one another’s secrets and stay alive. 

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Photo editing has become normalized with the growing popularity of social media, so why did Kate Middleton face such extreme backlash?
Kate Middleton cancer diagnosis amid photo-editing controversy
Brooke Fechtel, Social Media Editor • March 27, 2024

Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, has fallen under scrutiny for editing a photo depicting herself along with her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince...

Congress Debates TikTok Ban AGAIN
March 21, 2024

Congress is in a heated debate over the fate of TikTok, the popular social media platform. With concerns over data privacy and national security,...

Republican nominees fight to reach the top
February 12, 2024

2024 election race so far… Pens scribbling against the smooth, flat paper. Chairs scraping against the slippery wooden flooring of the school...

The Legacy of Sandra Day O’Connor
December 7, 2023

Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the Justice who held the Court’s ideological center for over a generation,...

Asking the Class of 2025 what they are looking forward to going into their senior year.
Your Exciting Future: Class of 2025
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • May 10, 2024

The Class of 2025 were asked what events and activities they were excited for going into their senior year. Here is what they said!

AHN Students Attend the Annual Prom
April 30, 2024

As the school year nears the end, anticipation rises for prom night. For high school students, prom is a milestone marking the transition from...

Extracurricular spotlight: POWER club
April 24, 2024

Academy’s POWER club, stands for Passionate Outstanding Women Encouraging Respect, which is what the members do, encourage respect for all...

The Jaguarettes are just one of the winter sports teams that celebrated their senior night in early 2024.
AHN winter sports celebrate seniors as seasons end
Olivia Payne, Editor-in-Chief • March 21, 2024

As the winter sports season comes to an end, AHN soccer, basketball, and dance teams have celebrated their senior nights. Soccer seniors Addy Brown, Chloe Carson, Megan Hyer,...

The 2024 Super Bowl recap
February 12, 2024

The 2024 Super Bowl was an unforgettable event with plenty of surprises and excitement. The game was played between the Kansas City Chiefs and...


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Top 5 Movies in 2023
Maleah Fraga, Senior Staff Writer • December 5, 2023

1. Barbie  The nostalgia, in combination with the universality of playing with Barbies, set the film up for success. With a gross of $636,190,846...

Black Friday goes online
Claire Acosta, Senior Staff Writer • November 28, 2023

In 1950, the term “Black Friday” was first used by police in Philadelphia to describe the increase of people in the city who were shopping...

The Greenbelt movement is notable for its contribution to improving environmental sustainability in decolonized areas. They have specialized in having women planting millions of trees in Kenya to repair the biodiversity.
A homage to April 22nd, International Earth Day
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • April 22, 2024

Though there are debates about the veracity of global warming, environmental damage, and how to handle these prominent issues across the world, if there is one thing...

Holi Festival vibrantly wraps up the month of March
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • April 8, 2024

Holi, or “The Festival of Colors” is a vibrant and colorful festival celebrated by millions of people in India and worldwide. It is a festival...

5 things revealed in the docuseries, Quiet on Set
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • April 3, 2024

The docuseries, Quiet on Set, premiered on Max streaming and has taken the internet by storm, unveiling the reality of what popular child stars...

Celebrating women’s history month with influential females
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • March 25, 2024

The month of March celebrates the history of women after centuries of oppression and objectification. Throughout the month, it is essential to...

Academy staff and students express their Thanksgiving traditions
Emme Shoop, Senior Staff Writer • November 28, 2023

Students and teachers at AHN are questioned about their favorite Thanksgiving traditions and foods as the holiday season begins.

The Starbucks holiday drop brews up a merry storm
Alexandra Nicholas, Senior Staff Writer • November 9, 2023

‘Tis the Season for holiday Starbucks drinks. In an alluring seasonal tradition, Starbucks is all set to welcome back the holiday spirit with the launch of its beloved holiday drinks on November 2. As the temperatures drop and the holiday...

The first official day of summer is June 21st.
5 Movies to kick off the summer
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • May 6, 2024

The countdown to summer is on, with only a few more weeks until students can let loose, embrace the sunshine, and have fun. However, knowing the close proximity to the most...

Ranking Taylor Swift's “The Tortured Poets Department”
Danica Lothrop, Senior Staff Writer • April 26, 2024

At midnight on April 19, Taylor Swift dropped her new album called “The Tortured Poets Department.” Unexpectedly two hours later she dropped...

"So You Think You Can Dance?" takes the floor again
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • April 22, 2024

The 2024 season of “So You Think You Can Dance?”  (SYTYCD) has been a thrilling and unforgettable experience for both dancers and viewers...

Coachella Valley Music Festival impresses in 2024
Danica Lothrop, Senior Staff Writer • April 18, 2024

For over two decades, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been a staple in the world of music, art, and culture. From its beginnings...

AHN introduces 2024 Mr. Jag competition
Danica Lothrop, Senior Staff Writer • April 10, 2024

The big Mr. Jaguar competition, which has been absent for the last couple of years, is making a comeback in 2024. The original...

Academy straps in their Christmas wish list
Maleah Fraga, Senior Staff Writer • November 9, 2023

Senior Staff Writer Maleah Fraga (’24) looks ahead to the Christmas season. What are Academy students stocking up on...

The Academy students took a mission trip during their spring break to the Dominican Republic.
Academy serves in the Dominican Republic
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • March 21, 2024

Every year, Academy students and faculty members participate in a mission trip to the Dominican Republic to support local communities and provide aid to those in need. The...

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...

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...

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