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Vanessa Alvarez

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief

Vanessa Alvarez is a third year member of Achona and one of four Editors-in-Chief, as well as Co-President of the Teen Leadership Council. Within the Academy community, she enjoys peer mentoring the middle school students, and writing about current events and other topics she is passionate about, including her love of pugs. If Alvarez isn’t writing a story for Achona, you can find her scrolling through Lauren Conrad’s blog or watching New Girl, her favorite comedy, on Netflix. She is most excited about all the “last’s” she will celebrate with her senior sisters during her final year at Academy, and she is optimistic about what the future holds for her in college. After attending college, Alvarez plans to combine her love of journalism and finance to pursue a career as a Financial Analyst with NBC in one of her favorite places in the world, New York City.

All content by Vanessa Alvarez
Whats a life without Achona, am I right?

An Open Letter to Achona

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor in Chief
April 26, 2017
Staff members were able to meet some stars of Fox 13 including Kelly Ring, Walter Allen, Russell Rhodes, and Vanessa Ruffes.

Achona Staff Heads to Fox 13

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor in Chief
March 30, 2017
As Kid President says, the secret to changing the world, moms.

An Open Letter to AHN Moms

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2017
Senior Jhuztin Honrado says, Everyone always goes to the big brand stuff so I think its cool finding unique local places that you cant find anywhere else. Photo Credit: Vanessa Alvarez/AchonaOnline

Localtopia Returns to St. Pete

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
February 3, 2017
Could the lack of respect for officers stem from the information provided by news providers? 
Photo Credit: Vanessa Alvarez/AchonaOnline

Because Blue Lives Matter Too

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
January 24, 2017
Throughout the week they are working, staff writers must get at least two quotes from students and teachers outside of the staff. Photo Credit: Vanessa Alvarez/AchonaOnline

Going Behind the Scenes of Achona

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
January 10, 2017
Live From New York, its the Elections Photo Credit: NBC/Universal

SNL’s Influence on the Elections

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
October 20, 2016
Cross Out Cancer returns November 19, 2016, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Cross Out Cancer Returns

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
October 3, 2016
Amal Clooney Sues Isis

Amal Clooney Sues Isis

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
September 26, 2016
Mrs. Lori Kearney has been teaching at Academy for nearly a decade. She currently teachers American History to juniors.

28 Questions with Mrs. Lori Kearney

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
September 16, 2016
Although the senior class has combated three years of high school, they have officially met their match. Photo Credit: Audrey Anello/AchonaOnline

Seniors Meet Their Breaking Point

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
September 8, 2016
Rather than texting the girls about making it into TLC, the eleven new freshman were surprised with breakfast, coffee, and roses.

TLC Welcomes New Freshmen

Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief
August 30, 2016
Courtesy of NBC/Universal

The Best of Jimmy Fallon

Vanessa Alvarez, Sports Editor
April 25, 2016
Over the past ten years, Ruskin missionaries have completely altered the look and feel of the RCMA centers all over the area. Credit: Rachel Rosales (used with permission)

A Look Into Ruskin

Vanessa Alvarez, Sports Editor
March 21, 2016
Credit: commons.wikimedia.org The CDC is predicting an upwards of 4 million cases of the Zika Virus by the end of 2016.

What is the Zika Virus?

Vanessa Alvarez, Sports Editor
February 18, 2016
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During every decade, incredible must-have movies have been released including The Lion King and Pulp Fiction.

Academy’s favorite movies

Vanessa Alvarez, Sports Editor
February 4, 2016
Credit: Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org and pl.wikipedia.org 
Some fans put into play the fact that Perry played the older of Efron in 17 Again, which is why they both are missing the reunions.

Why Did Bing and Bolton bail?

Vanessa Alvarez, Sports Editor
January 26, 2016
My favorite part of Christmas preparations is decorating the Christmas tree because its such a fun time to hang out with my family and welcome Christmas spirit exclaims junior Anna Pardon

Preparations for a very Merry Christmas

Vanessa Alvarez, Junior Staff Writer
December 11, 2015
Tragedy strikes Paris

Tragedy strikes Paris

Vanessa Alvarez, Junior Staff Writer
December 1, 2015
Mockingjay Part 2 is set to be released everywhere on November 20th.

Goodbye, Hunger Games

Vanessa Alvarez, Junior Staff Writer
November 13, 2015
Lawrence recently admits her inspiration to about the wage gap came from her Hunger Game character, Katniss Everdeen.

Wage Gap hits Hollywood

Vanessa Alvarez, Junior Staff Writer
November 6, 2015
Credit: Vanessa Alvarez The junior class is popularly known among the school as an incredibly bonded class with a phenomenal amount of school spirit.

Junior Retreat: Class of 2017

Vanessa Alvarez, Junior Staff Writer
October 23, 2015
Credit: Chloe Paman This was the first game out of the season that the Jags have been chosen to be the Bright House Sports Network game of the week.

AHN takes on TC

Vanessa Alvarez, Junior Staff Writer
September 29, 2015
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5 Seconds of Summer headlines their their first tour, and spent their second to last show in Tampa.

5 Seconds of Summer comes to Tampa

Vanessa Alvarez, Junior Staff Writter
September 22, 2015
Courtesy of flickr.com

If Olivia Pope had an Instagram

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
May 29, 2015
Beauty and the Beast at the Straz

Beauty and the Beast at the Straz

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
May 18, 2015
Arts Fest 2015

Arts Fest 2015

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
May 4, 2015
Courtesy of http://commons.m.wikimedia.org

Feelings after Spring Break ends

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
April 20, 2015
Sophomores Grace Neal and Gabbie Ragano display their happiness through laughter.

100 Days of Happy Challenge

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
March 26, 2015
Caroline Lozo, Alejandra Lozano, and Karlee Nipper exhibit how tired they are of hearing the same things.

10 things Academy girls are tired of hearing

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
February 19, 2015
Beyonce kissed her Grammy award after winning for Best Traditional R&B performance in 2014.

Grammy Awards 2015

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
February 5, 2015
Humans of New York Instagram page

What is Humans of New York?

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
AHN Lacrosse is being promoted outside of Coach Louders Latin classroom.

Girls Lacrosse is ready to begin at Academy

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
January 9, 2015
The volleyball team turns to students in the stands while holding up hearts to show their love.

Varsity Volleyball Takes States

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
November 18, 2014
The album cover for 1989. Courtesy of Big Machine Records.

1989: Song by Song

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
November 7, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Clooney

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
October 6, 2014
The Maze Runner poster
courtesy of muviblast.com

The Maze Runner

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
September 30, 2014
Id like to grow old with my face moving.
says actress Kate Winslet

Plastic Surgery: Teen impact

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
September 15, 2014
When asked about the most intimidating part of freshmen year, former Academy middle school student Alessandria Ligori thinks,  Seeing all the new people was kind of weird.

Class of 2018: Freshmen Impressions

Vanessa Alvarez, Sophomore Staff Writer
September 5, 2014
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