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As a schism forms within the republican nomination, the two nominees, minus Ron Desantis, work to reel in as many votes they can.
Republican nominees fight to reach the top
Nicole Bianchi, Managing Editor • 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 gymnasium. Claps going off...

Fans send their final loves to the famed Matthew Perry
November 2, 2023

The famous and lovable Matthew Perry unfortunately passed on October 28, 2023, due to an apparent drowning. Complete details have not yet been...

Hillsborough county library places restrictions on younger card holders
October 31, 2023

After January 1 of 2024, younger library cardholders in the Hillsborough community will be restricted with what books they can check out. Voted...

2023 PSAT impacts high schoolers by going digital
October 25, 2023

 The PSAT annually takes over each AHN high schooler's mind every October with its mandatory test for Juniors, but as of 2023, it sparked much...

The creator of the romcom, while ambiguous, came be traced back to Nora Ephron’s hit, When Harry met Sally, which balanced enthralling romance with hilarious banter between stars Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.
The Sophomores flirt with their favorite Romcom for Valentine’s day
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • February 16, 2024

Valentine's day is a romantic day to celebrate love in all forms. Whether or not a special someone is there to spend it with, one thing everyone can count on for the romantic...

Jags look ahead to exciting spring sport season
February 16, 2024

The Spring Sports season is upon us, and the Jags are expecting big things this time around. This spring season promises both camaraderie and...

A rundown through Jag's Gaspy Guide 2024
January 30, 2024

Ahoy, Jags! It's that time of the year when Tampa Bay transforms into a pirate paradise. Gasparilla, the legendary pirate festival, is coming...

Super Bowl 2024 was a night to remember as the Kansas Chiefs landed another victory to their streak.
The 2024 Super Bowl recap
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • 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 the San Fransisco 49ers, with...

A long-awaited gold in Figure Skating
February 8, 2024

After over 700 days, the U.S. Olympic figure skating team finally became the first U.S. figure skating team to win the Olympic gold medal. Even...

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Danica Lothrop
Danica Lothrop
Senior Staff Writer

Danica Lothrop is a senior and first-year staffer on Achona. She is greatly involved in the Academy community as she does Jesuit Cheerleading and is a part of Animals in Action, Gold Star and Young Women...

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...

Another similarity between the two years in addition is Leap year, the three hundred sixty-sixth day of the year that occurs on February 29th every four year.
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 Grammy winners to...

Academy girls participate in synchronized skating sectional competition
Brooke Fechtel, Social Media Editor • February 7, 2024

On January 19th, 2024, Senior Staff Writer Danica Lothrop and I traveled to Durham, New Hampshire to compete in this year's Eastern Synchronized...

Top 5 teen job recommendations
Maleah Fraga, Senior Staff Writer • December 19, 2023

It can be hard to find a job as a highschool student. Here are some job opportunities and benefits for minors who are seeking part time jobs.   ...

Tech companies dealing with trouble in paradise?
Nicole Bianchi, Managing Editor • December 13, 2023

Havoc at OpenAI The tech world was rocked recently. The board of directors for the popular company, OpenAI, fired Sam Altman, the CEO for the...

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...

Megan thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj feud in their most recent songs.
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 online about each other...

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...

Reviewing the Emmys for 2024
Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer • January 22, 2024

The Emmy Awards is one of the most highly anticipated events in the television industry, where the special event celebrates outstanding achievements...

5 events that turn 10 in 2024
Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer • January 17, 2024

While some think of 2014 as just a few years ago, the new year brings many iconic and well-known moments to its tenth anniversary. 2024 allows...

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...

Seniors Wrap Up Their College Applications
Alexandra Nicholas, Senior Staff Writer • October 19, 2023

It’s college application season. AHN Seniors are asked what colleges they are aspiring to attend and the major they are...

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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