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  • High School 9-11 Awards May 23
  • Final Exams May 24-27
  • Memorial Day May 30
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard face off in a year-long trial over defamation and domestic violence.
The Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial: A complex case of defamation and abuse
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • April 28, 2022

Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for defamation after she called herself a victim of domestic abuse in an op-ed article she wrote...

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...

Students and faculty gather in the Brady Center for the 9-11 awards ceremony.
Academy Recognizes Students' Achievements at 9-11 Awards Ceremony
Millie Garstka, Sophomore Staff Writer • May 26, 2022

On May 23, Academy students and staff gathered in the Brady Center to recognize underclassmen accomplishments at the Grades 9-11 awards ceremony. Students were awarded for...

Academy of the Holy Names celebrates Silver Coffee for the first time in three years
May 20, 2022

On Thursday, May 19, the Academy of the Holy Names hosted its annual celebration of the seniors' induction as alumni at the Silver Coffee event....

Academy parties it up at Prom
May 18, 2022

This past Saturday, May 14, Academy Prom was held for juniors and seniors at the Italian Club in Ybor. For many seniors, this was the first prom...

At the halfway point in the spring tennis season, the AHN 2022 team this year has proven their dedication and talent as a group.
AHN Tennis team focuses on continuing win streak
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • 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 the 2022 tennis team is no exception. The...

Academy Students React to Tom Brady "Unretiring" (Video)
March 21, 2022

Tom Brady sent shock waves around the world with his decision to come out of retirement to play his 23rd season of football. As expected, Brady’s...

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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...

MLK Day: More than just a day to take on Twitter
Kimberly Egoavil, Junior Staff Writer • January 24, 2022

Many people think that every third Monday of January is simply a day off from school or work; a day to relax and go to the beach. But for the...

The Revolve Festival which started in 2015 is a two-day Coachella adjacent event for celebrities and influencers
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 have drastically changed...

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...

The contradiction of being Kardashian
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • March 29, 2022

The Kardashian clan, a group of sisters and their “momager” Kris Jenner, have grown to incredible heights of popularity and riches with their...

Things to look forward to this March
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • March 3, 2022

As the world transitions from February to March, there is a heightened sense of excitement and anticipation for what the new start may bring....

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...

Turning Red, is another of Disneys films to be released directly to their streaming site Disney+, being available to people at home rather than in theaters.
Pixar's "Turning Red" combines heart and humor
Isabel Bequer, Managing Editor • March 25, 2022

Pixar released its newest film, Turning Red, on February 21 on the streaming service Disney+. Directed and written by Domee Shi, Turning Red details the tumultuous coming...

What Childhood Female Girl-boss Are You? (QUIZ)
Kimberly Egoavil, Junior Staff Writer • March 3, 2022

In celebration of Women's History Month, the Achona Staff wanted to recognize the iconic female characters that shaped our childhoods. These...

9 of the most anticipated albums of 2022
Eleanor Amoriello, Senior Staff Writer • March 3, 2022

Taylor Swift, TBA It is no secret that Taylor Swift has been re-recording her albums in order to take back her life’s work, but the timeline...

Tall Girl 2: Another unneeded sequel
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 18, 2022

Jodi Kreyman’s size 13 Nikes return in Tall Girl 2, but this time Jodi has bigger problems.   Released on Netflix on February 11, 2022, the...

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...

Traveling around the United Arab Emirates
Millie Garstka, Sophomore Staff Writer • April 28, 2022

The United Arab Emirates is a country bursting with rich history and culture, which are made especially apparent during...

St. Augustine’s March for Life was a very powerful experience.
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 Megan Dubee and Campus Minister...

“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...

Advent Preparations -- I’m Late Too
Anna Anderson, Contributing Columnist • December 8, 2021

Advent is here and it is time to prepare for the coming of Christ. Right now, we are all slammed with the impending end of semester exams and...

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