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  • Junior Ring Ceremony January 28
  • Grandparents Day January 31
  • No school February 4
The James Webb Space Telescope will orbit the sun, yet remain a temperature below 50 Kelvin. (-369.4 degrees Farenheit)
How the James Webb Space Telescope will revolutionize space science.
Kimberly Egoavil, Junior Staff Writer • January 11, 2022

Is there life elsewhere in the universe? How do planets form? How does the universe work? These are questions that man has wondered about for millennia and that will be answered...

The Rust Shooting: What We Know
December 14, 2021

On October 21, 2021, actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot and killed Halyna Hutchins in New Mexico. Hutchins and Baldwin on the set of Rust, a low...

The Oxford High School Shooting: Crumbley family is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law
December 9, 2021

On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, an active shooter attacked Oxford High School in Michigan, killing four, and injuring seven. The alleged perpetrator,...

Christmas trees arrive in homes differently this year
December 7, 2021

The beloved holiday season has arrived, and with it, the tradition of decorating Christmas trees. For many, the process of choosing the perfect...

The Math Team celebrates their success in the Brady Center.
Math Team places second in the state
Millie Garstka, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 21, 2022

Academy’s Math Team (Mu Alpha Theta) is a force to be reckoned with after placing 2nd out of 44 schools in the 2021 Florida Fall Interschool Test. Over 40 girls collaborated...

Winter Formal 2021
January 19, 2022

On December 17, 2021, Academy students returned to the dance floor for the first Winter Formal in two years. This year's formal was held at T...

Kairos III brings Academy students closer to their faith
January 14, 2022

Leaders and students from the Academy departed for DaySprings on January 7, 2022 for the third annual Kairos retreat. This year, the Kairos retreat...

Achona gift guide 2021
December 9, 2021

As the gift giving season nears, ideas for presents is a strong topic of conversation for all. Within the Achona staff, there is a wide variety...

CTE is a degenerative brain disease that takes a  tremendous toll on athletes.
How brain trauma affects athletes
Millie Garstka, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 12, 2022

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated blows to the head. This type of brain injury entails a myriad of symptoms such...

Patriots gain traction after a rocky season start
December 13, 2021

Greatness should be appreciated, not questioned. It is easy to question a team like the Patriots, who had a rocky 2–4 start this year after...

AHN's Crew Team Prepares for Victory
November 9, 2021

On October 9, AHN’s crew team competed at the East Coast Classic regatta at Vera Beach. Now, the crew team is preparing to compete in the...

A New Season Begins for AHN Soccer
October 19, 2021

With the end of fall sports coming soon, winter sports are beginning to take over the world of AHN activities. Soccer has already begun preseason...

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Encanto showcases important cultural representation
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • January 19, 2022

On December 24, 2021, the magic of Christmas Eve only grew brighter as Encanto, Disney’s latest animated film, was gifted to Disney Plus members...

Minority students on the importance of finding a cultural community within AHN
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • September 24, 2021

In a predominantly white institution, or PWI, minority students find a need to connect with other students of similar cultural backgrounds. Some...

I think its safe to say that nobody wants to see another new variant of concern in 2022, says Oregon Health & Science  University Professor Judy Guzman-Cottrill.
Say it with me, Omicron
Chloe Mintz, Editor-in-Chief • January 21, 2022

Ladies, gents. I think I may have lied. A year or so ago I published an article (re: T-minus 74 Days: The 2020 Presidential Election) in which I deemed society not...

Why are people so obsessed with Billie Eilish’s appearance?
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 12, 2022

In early 2021, Billish Eilish shared a photo of her hair dyed red on Instagram with a caption stating that she had red hair for a week. This...

The history of Christmas: how it became a commercialized phenomenon
December 15, 2021

Although we believe Christmas to be a Christian holiday, the truth is, the history of Christmas is much more intricate and dated than we think. Scholars...

Why are artists withdrawing from the Grammys?
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • December 13, 2021

Nominees for the upcoming Grammys have been released and, as always, the lists have caused a stir. The upcoming Grammys will occur on January...

Starbucks’ new holiday menu delivers Christmas spirit
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • December 1, 2021

As we head cheerfully into December, Christmas excitement in the world around us only grows. Starbucks, often leading the Christmas season with its cheerful holiday drinks and special red cups, has fostered the winter spirit this upcoming...

Crumbl Cookie Review: The Halloween Lineup
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • November 4, 2021

Crumbl Cookies is a gourmet cookie shop that has quickly grown in popularity around the United States. Each week, Crumbl puts out four to five different speciality cookies that can only be found at the Crumbl stores. These flavors are only...

Theres a quote of Dumbledores that reads, Its not really goodbye, afterall. In terms of the Harry Potter reunion, I couldnt agree more.
51 thoughts I had while watching "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts"
Chloe Mintz, Editor-in-Chief • January 2, 2022

Those who know me know Harry Potter is, like, my thing. I’ve read and re-read (and re-read) the series (even en español— gracias, Señora Lanfranconi). I’ve attended...

Anticipation for the Harry Potter Reunion 
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • December 15, 2021

The holidays are just around the corner, and there is no lack of excitement for the upcoming month. Not only is their anticipation for the holidays...

Ranking the "Friends" Christmas Episodes
Caroline Kross, Sophomore Staff Writer • December 15, 2021

"Friends" is a timeless show, it was huge during its air time and even more popular after its release. The show first aired in 1994 and still...

Mindy Kaling's newest show... and other banter (PODCAST)
Chloe Mintz, Raquelle Elson, and Isabel Bequer December 15, 2021

In the first episode of “Banter by the Bay,” Achona’s new pop culture podcast, Editor-in-Chief Chloe Mintz and Managing Editors Raquelle...

What is the hype with Trader Joes'? (VIDEO)
Elise Favret, Senior Staff Writer • November 2, 2021

Trader Joe’s is a very unique grocery store chain that, unlike most other stores, almost exclusively sells items under...

AHN Trivia
Winsome Storm, Multimedia Editor • September 21, 2021

In this video, Achona Multimedia Editor Winsome Storm tests fellow staff writer Kimberly Egoavil and classmate Ximena Sanchez...

This retreat brought us closer to God and to each other.
“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 who want to grow closer...

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...

True Gratitude for an Authentic Life
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • November 19, 2021

We are all very excited for our week-long break this week, as we should be. It is a good time to rest before the craziness of exams and rushing...

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