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As of October, it is required that patients take COVID tests 72 hours before traveling internationally.
Traveling amid the pandemic
Kimberly Egoavil, Junior Staff Writer • October 24, 2021

Hardly any industry has been left unaffected by the coronavirus crisis, but travel was definitely the first one to take the brutal blow. Worldwide lockdowns and border closures...

Congress votes to raise the debt ceiling amidst debate on spending bill
October 20, 2021

On October 7, the Senate voted to raise the US debt ceiling in order to prevent an economic collapse in the country. The $480 billion raise will...

Another day, another oil spill
October 18, 2021

October 2, 126,000 gallons of oil spilled off the coast of Huntington Beach, California. The oil had covered 8,320 acres of the area. The pipeline...

Zodiac Killer case continues to draw media attention after 46 Years
October 15, 2021

If you enjoy true crime, you might know of The Zodiac Killer, an infamous serial killer of the late 1960’s. This pseudonymous criminal became...

The annually celebrated Spike and Splash event at the Academy had great success.
Spike and Splash returns in person to Academy
Olivia Book , Junior Staff Writer • October 11, 2021

Another successful year of Spike and Splash took place on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. A grand total of over $7,200 was raised, which topped the 15-year event goal of $100,000...

The upcoming Father Daughter Dance: What you should know
October 7, 2021

Academy’s Father Daughter Dance is coming up soon on Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm and will be hosted by AHN Student Council. This...

Jesuit Homecoming Court: How to apply
October 7, 2021

The past two years have been very abnormal for students. As a result, people are very excited for upcoming events that could not happen last...

Golden Girls hold pep rally for Spike & Splash
October 4, 2021

On Monday, Sept. 27 Golden Girls held a pep rally in preparation for Spike & Splash on Thursday, Sept. 30. However, this pep rally took place...

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are aiming towards another successful season.
What’s Next? A look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following their Super Bowl win
Millie Garstka, Sophomore Staff Writer • October 5, 2021

This year marked an impressive time for sports teams in Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning won their second consecutive Stanley Cup, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the...

AHN's Golf Season Has Begun
September 22, 2021

AHN’s golf team has begun the 2021-2022 fall season with new coach, James Frederick.  Frederick has introduced many new forms for all...

Two teenagers battle in Women's U.S. Open final
September 16, 2021

The U.S. Open recently ended in New York as players battled in the finals on Sept. 11 and 12.  On the men’s side, there were some of the regular...

The Academy Swim Team Triumphs Over Steinbrenner
September 3, 2021

"Swimmers, take your marks." On Tuesday, August 31, the Academy Swim and Dive team commenced their 2021-22 competitive season with a meet...

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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...

Martina Bain ('23) highlights benefits of being bilingual
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • September 2, 2021 In a world full of unique cultures, traditions, and...

Grimes and Elon breakup after 3 years together.
Grimes and Elon Musk breakup: what does this mean for Grimes?
Abby Neal, Senior Staff Writer • October 5, 2021

Electronic musician Grimes and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk have broken up in the past week. Prior to their relationship, Grimes preached communism, anti-imperialism...

How Much Should We Expect Celebrities to Share About Their Lives?
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • October 5, 2021

Spiderman: No Way Home stars Tom Holland and Zendaya were recently revealed by paparazzi photos to be dating. This news caused excitement all...

Incognito Instagram: To know or not to know people's like counts?
Emmie Drell, Senior Staff Writer • September 30, 2021

Instagram, which has dominated the social media industry since it’s initial launch in 2010, has begun to make the displaying of like counts...

Scrolling too fast: how TikTok accelerates fast fashion
Isabel Bequer, Managing Editor • September 24, 2021

It’s no secret that the internet moves at the speed of light. Topics of conversation and interest are constantly changing, not only from day...

Starbucks Fall Flavors Arrive Early
Ellie Martinez, Junior Staff Writer • September 28, 2021

On August 24, Starbucks revealed their 2021  flavors of fall to autumn-lovers across the United States and Canada. The fall-inspired line of drinks and baked goods sparked excitement for the upcoming season. However, the first day of fall...

Five Local Alternatives to Fast Food Restaurants
Kimberly Egoavil, Sophomore Staff Writer • May 3, 2021

Though fast food is extremely convenient, it is often unhealthy and unethical. In the Tampa Bay area, there are many other restaurants or small businesses that one could support. In this article, five different local alternatives to popular...

Kim Kardashian West hosted SNL Sept 9. 2021.
Kim Kardashian on SNL and what it means for the influencer to A-Lister pipeline
Eleanor Amoriello, Senior Staff Writer • October 25, 2021

The queen of the influencers has done it again. Say what you want about the Kardashian family and their many scandals, but Kim alone has broken a multitude of barriers and...

Squid Game: A hit on the charts and in American hearts
Olivia Payne, Sophomore Staff Writer • October 18, 2021

Our favorite childhood games have been reincarnated in Squid Game but with a new deadly twist. Squid Game premiered on Netflix on September 17...

A timeline of Lana Del Rey albums
Abby Neal, Senior Staff Writer • October 15, 2021

Throughout the 2010s, Lana Del Rey has released seven albums which have all been hits, largely due to each of their unique styles.. In the early...

Netflix's MAID: lots of good and barely any bad
Eleanor Amoriello, Senior Staff Writer • October 11, 2021

Another day, another new Netflix show. Fortunately for us, MAID is one of the most well done thus far. A heartbreaking plot that tells the story...

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...

Emmie in the Commons: What's the Haps? (Cancel Culture Edition)
Emmie Drell, Senior Staff Writer • September 14, 2021

In our new series, What's the Haps? different topics will be introduced and heard about from the students at Academy....

Our school Masses are beautiful and exactly what our faith is about.
Mass: More Than Staring At the Whole School And Getting Overheated in These Yellow Sweaters
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • October 7, 2021

Why do we have the Mass and why is it so important? Why should we pay attention even though we are surrounded by our friends in the Brady Center for an hour? Let’s first...

Common misconceptions about Texas’ new pro-life law and the Catholic view of it
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • September 14, 2021

On September 1, 2021, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law the Texas Heartbeat Act, a ban on abortions after 6 weeks. This act, designed to...

Mary leads us to Jesus: AHN receives visit from Fatima
Anna Anderson, Contributing columnist • August 31, 2021

On August 27, 2021, the Academy of the Holy Names had an incredible opportunity to grow in faith. We were visited by the Fatima International...

Students Write Op-Eds Advocating for Preserving Tampa Bay's Environment
April 28, 2021

The Academy's Our Earth club organized an array of activities from Apr. 19 through the 23 in celebration of Earth Day. And during Rose Project,...

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