Achona

  • All School Mass December 8
  • HS Student Council Hurricane Relief Nov. 16 - Dec. 11
  • Noon Dismissal & Last Day of Semester 1 December 18
Adriana James-Rodil
Editor-in-chief, Adrianna James-Rodil, is a third-year journalist for the Achona newspaper and a member of the Academy’s senior class. If James-Rodil is not composing an article (or attending the occasional Studco meeting), you may find her on the tennis court volleying with her co-captains. Or in the commons collaborating with her fellow members of the Social Justice and Speech and Debate clubs. Ever the engaged teenager, James-Rodil is a contributing writer for “Teens for Teen Health” (a developing nonprofit dedicated to conveying health information via online journalism) and an annual attendee on the Scranton mission trip. James-Rodil is also one to dabble in the arts— hence her participation in school functions including “Poetry Out Loud”, “Unplugged”, and our talent show. In her “spare” time, James-Rodil is often surrounded by the techno beats of Bad Bunny as she attempts to decompress and indulge in well-deserved TLC. At present, James-Rodil intends to enter college undecided, preferably located in the Northeast.

Adriana James-Rodil, Editor-in-Chief

Nov 16, 2020
The Return of the Drive-in and the Future of Movie Theaters (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
The Death of Bipartisanship in the Wake of the 2020 Election (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”: Why the Whole World Should Be Watching (Story)
Oct 19, 2020
Gen Z: The Damaged Generation? (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Oct 02, 2020
Fault in the Grand Jury System in Cases Involving Police is Exposed in the Wake of Breonna Taylor’s Death (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Sep 24, 2020
Achona Online Celebrates its 80th Anniversary (Story)
Sep 11, 2020
Tabloids’ Morality is Questioned After Insults Surrounding Chadwick Boseman’s Appearance (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Sep 03, 2020
Coronavirus Cases at Colleges and Universities Skyrocket as Students Shirk Guidelines (Story)
Aug 28, 2020
Academy Reintroduces its American Election Class (Story)
Jun 12, 2020
Black Lives Matter: Protesting for Change (EDITORIAL) (Story)
May 22, 2020
How College Decision Reaction Videos Do More Harm than Good (Story)
May 16, 2020
The Geniuses in the Background (EDITORIAL) (Story)
May 08, 2020
Racist TikTok goes Viral which Prompts Discussions of “Thinking Before you Post” (PODCAST) (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
Madison Bissett Creates her own Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Blog (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
#PonleAcento U.S.A. (OPINION) (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Teachers Recommend Books to Read During Quarantine (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
How Will We Remember COVID-19? (PODCAST) (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
Don’t Touch Our National Monuments (OPINION) (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
Why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Stepping Down as Senior Royals is a Good Thing (OPINION) (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Privacy and Technology — the Dilemma (EDITORIAL) (PODCAST) (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
The Real Taylor Swift: “Miss Americana” (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
Puerto Rico: A Small, but Strong Island (OPINION) (Story)
Jan 11, 2020
Unplugged: the Student-Directed Singing Event (Story)
Dec 19, 2019
Review and Impact of Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” (Story)
Dec 16, 2019
The Global Rise of Civil Unrest (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Dec 09, 2019
Cancel Culture: Has our Society Become too Sensitive? (PODCAST) (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
Do Academy Students Perceive Discipline Differently with Male and Female Teachers? (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Student Council Hosts Thanksgiving Takeover (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Analysis and Review of “Lose You to Love Me” (Story)
Oct 25, 2019
The Effects Modern Technology has on Spelling (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Technology and Social Media Overshadow Students’ Knowledge of Current Events (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
The Pressure Placed on Teenage Girls and Boys to Bring a Date to School Dances (EDITORIAL) (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
Students Attend Tampa’s Climate Strike (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Who is Behind the Beautiful, Inspirational Sticky Notes? (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
Clubs set goals for the coming school year, but many do not follow through. Why? (Story)
Sep 08, 2019
Freshmen Impressions on the First Week of School (PODCAST) (Story)
Aug 27, 2019
Mayor Jane Castor Speaks at AHN (Story)
Aug 20, 2019
The TikTok Phenomenon Among Teenagers (Story)
May 22, 2019
The Underclassmen are Decorated with Awards at the Honors Convocation (Story)
May 21, 2019
Students Say Their Goodbyes at the Senior Farewell (Story)
May 10, 2019
The Real Reasons Behind the Increased Amount of High School Students Enrolled in AP Courses (Story)
May 06, 2019
Seniors Jump into their Last Day of School with the Running of the Halls and Senior Pool Party (Story)
May 01, 2019
A Farewell to Our Senior Staff Writers (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Hallway Questions: Part 2 (Video) (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
A Decrease in Top-Tier College Admission Rates Results in Shared Student and Parent Stress (Story)
Mar 29, 2019
The Aftermath of #RIPVine (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
AHN Students Travel to Scranton, PA on a Mission Trip (Story)
Mar 01, 2019
The Tennis Team Plays Against Carrollwood Day School (Story)
Feb 22, 2019
POWER Holds Black History Month Convocation (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Students React to “Can 2 Strangers Fall in Love with 36 Questions? Dani + Andrew” (Video) (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Academy Athletes Try Out for the Tennis Team (Story)
Jan 22, 2019
Gillette Sparks Discussions of Toxic Masculinity with its New Commercial (Story)
Jan 11, 2019
How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions (Story)
Dec 13, 2018
Meghan Markle’s Influence on the British Monarchy (Story)
Dec 03, 2018
A Christmas Stroll in Hyde Park Village (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Netflix Releases New Film “Outlaw King” (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
Lin Manuel Miranda Brings “Hamilton” to Puerto Rico (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
Student Council Hosts a Canned Food Drive For the Elementary and Middle Schools With Haunted Basement (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
Sophomores Grow Closer With God and Each Other During Retreat (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Child Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Priests of the Catholic Church (Story)
Oct 03, 2018
Hallway Questions (VIDEO) (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Toxic Shock Syndrome: What You Need to Know (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
Serena Williams Faces Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open Women’s Final (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
The Allure of Walt Disney World Resort (Story)
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