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Florida waters are infested with flesh eating bacteria that can be very harmful and in some cases deadly.
How a tiny bacteria is impacting states throughout the country
Maleah Fraga, Senior Staff Writer • September 29, 2023

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory for worsening flesh-eating bacteria contaminations that are associated with warming coastal waters....

Apple iPhone 15, Upgrade for your health?
September 27, 2023

On Friday, September 22, Apple released the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro for retail sale. The new line of iPhones is available in five new colors...

Morocco shaken by devastating earthquakes
September 21, 2023

In a recent event that sent shockwaves through Morocco, a series of powerful earthquakes rocked the North African nation, leaving communities...

Fox News settles last minute with Dominion Voting Systems
May 4, 2023

Fox News v. Dominion Voting Systems For years, Fox News had been pounding many of its viewers with false or misleading content circling around...

Students and their dads come together at the annual Lunch with Dads.
Daughters and fathers bond over their love of food
Alexandra Nicholas, Senior Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

Lunch with Dads are cherished traditions at AHN. They are special occasions where students' fathers are invited to eat with their daughters, strengthening their bonds. These...

Chain Reaction prepares for its annual fundraiser at AHN
September 8, 2023

 Since 2017, many Academy students have loved the annual Chain Reaction field day. This year, the event is on Friday, September 15, 2023, and...

Getting to know the new faces in Academy
September 6, 2023

In getting to know several of our new AHN high school teachers, Managing Editor Nicole Bianchi asked five random (some odd) questions: ...

Deion Sanders and the Colorado football program are shaking up the game of college football.
Deion Sanders shakes up the game of college football
Grace Callahan, Junior Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

With his signature swagger, gold sunglasses, and unbeaten record, “Coach Prime” Deion Sanders is rocking NCAA football and making waves amongst the traditionally conservative...

AHN Rowers practice in Tampa’s record-breaking heat
September 8, 2023

AHN Rowers routinely practice outside, with temperatures reaching the hundreds each day.  Summers in Tampa are notoriously hot, but this...


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Meet the Staff
Claire Acosta
Claire Acosta
Senior Staff Writer

Claire Acosta is a senior staff writer at the Academy of the Holy Names and a first-year journalist with Achona. This is her fourth year on the AHN rowing team, and she will get the opportunity to be a...

The UFO of Tampa – History of the “Futuro”
Winsome Storm, Managing Editor • February 5, 2023

If you’ve ever driven up Dale Mabry Highway, you’ve probably seen the UFO.  That UFO, however, is not actually a UFO. It’s a piece...

Chinese New Year 2023: What to Know, What to Expect
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • December 17, 2022

“5, 4, 3, 2, 1, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!” Fireworks and cheers fill the sky as everyone transitions to the new year at midnight. But, did you know...

Danny Masterson pleaded not guilty since the year 2017, as he stated that he should’ve been seen as innocent until proven guilty.
That ‘70s Show star, Danny Masterson, convicted for two counts of rape
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • September 27, 2023

Actor Danny Masterson was often known for his leading role in the late nineties sitcom, That ‘70’s Show; however, nearly twenty years after the show’s run,...

What to do during fall in Tampa Bay
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • September 19, 2023

 While it's hard to perfectly encapsulate the essence of autumn while living in such a hot city like Tampa, there are still so many ways you...

Jimmy Buffet’s death announces the unofficial end of summer
Grace Callahan, Junior Staff Writer • September 15, 2023

Jimmy Buffet was a singer, songwriter, businessman, and honorary beach bum who influenced people’s view of life. At 76, Jimmy Buffet lost his...

Achona recommendations for summer fun
Brooke Fechtel, Sophomore Staff Writer • May 24, 2023

Summer is just around the corner. Leaving behind the end of the school year and exams, it's the time to relax and have fun.  You don’t have...

Is the new Chick-fil-A sandwich as good as the original?
Maleah Fraga, Senior Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Chick-fil-A  comes out with a new menu item for the first time in 9 years. The new Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich has people super curious. The Georgia-based chicken chain took their classic chicken sandwich and topped it with pimento...

Starbucks vs. Dunkin’ Pumpkin Spiced Latte: Which is Better?
Claire Acosta, Senior Staff Writer • September 15, 2023

Because Floridians cannot recognize the ending of summer based on the weather, they welcome the start of fall with the pumpkin-spiced latte. The rise in popularity of this drink has brought many people to celebrate fall earlier, with Dunkin’...

José Hernandez grew up a migrant farmworker in the fields of California, and he later became an engineer and astronaut.
New Movie “A Million Miles Away” highlights increased opportunities for American immigrants
Claire Acosta, Senior Staff Writer • September 25, 2023

Released on September 15th, 2023, “A Million Miles Away” tells the true story of an immigrant child, José Hernández, who was raised as a farmworker and boldly decided...

Social Media debates between Conrad and Jeremiah in TSITP
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • September 21, 2023

The finale of season 2 of The Summer I Turned Pretty has just been released. This has caused a ton of debate among viewers, constantly battling...

Reviewing GUTS by Olivia Rodrigo
Nora Kelly , Junior Staff Writer • September 19, 2023

On September 8th, Olivia Rodrigo released her sophomore album GUTS. The follow up to 2021’s SOUR, the new album represents the transition from...

Movie mania from ACHONA !
Nicole Bianchi, Sophomore Staff Writer • May 24, 2023

As the seasons change and the world around us shifts and moves on to summer, the Achona Newspaper is ready with summer movie recommendations....

Trying out Academy teachers' morning routines (VIDEO)
Kimberly Egoavil, Senior Staff Writer • February 2, 2023

Senior Staff Member Kimberly Egoavil consulted teachers and staff around Academy about what part of their morning routine...

2022 Christmas Formal vlog
Brooke Fechtel, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 13, 2023

Winter formal is an event that is highly anticipated by Academy students for the entire school year. It is a day when students...

God cares about you having healthy friendships.
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 humans. People break our trust....

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...

“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...

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