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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.


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Amal Clooney Sues Isis

Amal Clooney Sues Isis

September 26, 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

March 21, 2016
Credit: The CDC is predicting an upwards of 4 million cases of the Zika Virus by the end of 2016.

What is the Zika Virus?

February 18, 2016
Tragedy strikes Paris

Tragedy strikes Paris

December 1, 2015
Mockingjay Part 2 is set to be released everywhere on November 20th.

Goodbye, Hunger Games

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

November 6, 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

September 29, 2015
Arts Fest 2015

Arts Fest 2015

May 4, 2015
Beyonce kissed her Grammy award after winning for Best Traditional R&B performance in 2014.

Grammy Awards 2015

February 5, 2015
The album cover for 1989. Courtesy of Big Machine Records.

1989: Song by Song

November 7, 2014

Mr. and Mrs. Clooney

October 6, 2014
The Maze Runner poster
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The Maze Runner

September 30, 2014
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