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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,...

Mr. Jag makes a return after being a lost tradition for the past handful of years.
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 competition used to be a big deal where Mr....

Seniors reminisce on their time in high school through music
March 27, 2024

In our lives, we have certain things that stick with us and remind us of the important times. In this case, it is music. Eight seniors were asked...

5 places students visited over spring break
March 21, 2024

As the spring season ushers in a welcome break from school's troubles, students eagerly take on various adventures during their well-deserved...

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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Staff Profile
Nora Kelly
Nora Kelly
Junior Staff Writer

Eleanor Kelly is an Academy junior and first year journalist on the Achona Newspaper. Nora is committed to several clubs within the school, including Beta Club, Book Club, Latin Club, Theatre Club, as...

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 Holi Festival Celebration or the Festival of Color.
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 of joy, love,...

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...

Odd coincidences between 2020 and 2024
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 12, 2024

History repeats itself time and time again, and a few weeks into 2024, there seems to be several parallels between 2024 and 2020. Ranging from...

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...

Many Academy students’ work have been showcased at the Tampa Museum of Art, exemplifying the immense talent and creativity of AHN students.
Explore Tampa’s culmination of art through museums
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • March 15, 2024

1). The Tampa Museum of Art:  Located in downtown Tampa, The Tampa Museum of Art allows visitors to study numerous exhibits in the midst of the busy metropolitan area....

Nostalgia is flooding Hollywood
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • March 1, 2024

As we progress through 2024, it's hard not to get excited about the upcoming sequels and remakes hitting theaters this year. While some may argue...

Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj's Recent Feud
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • February 1, 2024

In the world of hip-hop and celebrities, disputes between artists are not unusual. Recently, Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj have been beefing...

Spectacle of the Oscars Nominations 2024
Danica Lothrop, Senior Staff Writer • January 30, 2024

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, the 96th annual Oscars ceremony will occur at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. As the world eagerly anticipates...

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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