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Recent climate change protesters threw Heinz tomato sauce at an encased Van Gogh painting Sunflower.
Climate Change Protestors: The motive
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • November 1, 2022

There are many forms of protest throughout the years.  Although many rely on peaceful methods, such as accumulating support in marches or petition signing within their communities,...

Public Schools: Teachers and Days Decreasing
September 21, 2022

As the new school year begins to roll into autumn, the main concern for the education system is not having enough educators. Many speculate...

Campaigns kick into gear after Florida primary election
September 9, 2022

On August 23, Florida held its primary election, determining the ballot for the November 2022 general election. The ballot included nominees...

Florida enacts new education laws
April 26, 2022

Florida governor Ron Desantis has recently implemented two news laws pertaining to education in Florida public schools. Education has long been...

Carolina Cubillos (25) said, I thought the part of an actual Holocaust train was very interesting, but it was sad and kinda creepy. It put into perspective how cruel the Holocaust was because it looked like horrible conditions.
The Holocaust Field Trip (Photo Gallery)
Brooke Fechtel, Sophomore Staff Writer • November 15, 2022

On November 14, students in the 20th-century history class took a field trip to the Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. During World War II, there was a mass genocide...

Sunrise Yoga On The Lawn brings awareness to Academy
November 9, 2022

The P.O.W.E.R. Club, run by AHN students, is hosting an event known as the Sunrise  Yoga On The Lawn. With the money that is raised, all proceeds...

Academy students and parents enjoy annual Jag Jam
November 3, 2022

On October 28, Academy held its annual Jag Jam, a trunk or treat style event where elementary and middle school students could receive candy,...

The signees smile while they are gathered by all their friends!
AHN Athletics hosts Signing Day
Maddie Hines , Senior Staff Writer • November 15, 2022

Wednesday, November 9 was an exciting morning for five of our Academy seniors. Family members, friends, and faculty showed up to this meaningful event.  Senior Genevieve...

Should college athletes get paid?
November 3, 2022

What brings people to college games? College athletes.  Billions of dollars have been put into college sports and who benefits from that...

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Thanksgiving: The Native American Perspective
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • November 9, 2022

When thinking of the origins of Thanksgiving many relate back to the story of Native Americans and Pilgrims coming together for the first feast....

Obsession with violent media leads to insensitivity
Sophie Odmark, Senior Staff Writer • October 19, 2022

With the climbing popularity and fascination with violence in television, media, and video games, humanity is becoming desensitized to the true...

With many daily horoscope readers, astrology has become normalized within society. With this normality, though, there are flaws within the belief.
The truth about horoscopes
Nicole Bianchi, Sophomore Staff Writer • November 11, 2022

Horoscopes. What truly are horoscopes? Why are people grasping to the idea of believing in horoscopes? Many controversies lie within this belief in horoscopes....

Debate and Controversy Continue Over Daylight Savings Time
Genevieve Chiellini, Senior Staff Writer • November 9, 2022

As the United States enters another daylight savings time, arguments respark as to whether or not to make a permanent change in the matter.  When...

The Seoul Halloween Accident
Brooke Fechtel, Sophomore Staff Writer • November 7, 2022

On October 29, 151 people were left trampled to death on the streets of Seoul, South Korea. Halloween celebrations turned deadly when tens of...

Miss USA Pageant accused of rigged competition
Smith Cassidy, Senior Staff Writer • November 7, 2022

The highly anticipated Miss USA pageant took place on October 3 this year, where R’Bonney Gabriel, a contestant from Texas, was crowned as...

McDonald's Adult Happy Meal: Is it really ba da ba ba ba?
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • October 17, 2022

  remember u are never too old for a happy meal — McDonald's (@McDonalds) September 23, 2022   McDonald's: An American icon of popular fast foods. After several successful collaborations with multiple artists,...

One Gallon of Milk: $4.38
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • October 6, 2022

Imagine this: You go into the grocery store, just getting a few items that are starting to run low in your kitchen. You originally just go in to grab a gallon of milk but realize you need a carton of eggs, a loaf of bread, some coffee...

Charli Vs. Dixie...
Charli Vs. Dixie...
Kinsley Warbritton, Senior Staff Writer • November 9, 2022

In 2019, Charli D'amelio went viral on TikTok. She never could’ve thought it would bring her and her family this much fame and recognition.  Outshine Talent signed Charli...

Kanye (Ye) West puts his career at risk after recent social media posts
Asha Judd, Senior Staff Writer • November 5, 2022

Kanye West, also known as Ye, has been sparking disputes across social media since his tragic divorce from Kim Kardashian. Ye's actions have...

Book versus movie — "Where the Crawdads Sing"
Genevieve Chiellini, Senior Staff Writer • October 25, 2022

The debate over whether the movie or book was better has been a long standing argument. One of the most recent movie adaptations of a book is...

Academy students celebrate the return of country concerts
Maddie Hines , Senior Staff Writer • October 19, 2022

When the Coronavirus hit in 2020, a large portion of concerts was canceled due to health concerns. Country fans in particular were upset with...

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mykhia Pursley, Senior Staff Writer • October 25, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In remembrance of this month, Achona presents this brief informational video...

Apple releases IOS 16 update (VIDEO)
Nicole Bianchi, Sophomore Staff Writer • October 17, 2022

Apple has released a new update for many Apple iPhone users worldwide. It’s called the IOS 16, and the update includes...

The Peer Ministry Retreat, centered around abiding and pruning, was a great experience and the perfect way to start a school year.
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 with our assignments, college...

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...

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...

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