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“The Trial of the Chicago 7”: Why the Whole World Should Be Watching
Arts & Entertainment

Adriana James-Rodil | October 21, 2020

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” — a Netflix film written and directed by Academy Award Winner Aaron Sorkin — was released on Oct. 16, 2020, and stars Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden, Alex Sharp as Rennie…

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The STEM Stigma Among High School Girls
Features

Maddie Glaum | October 9, 2020

Girls can do it… right?

Thankfully, the social disparity between men and women is not as prominent today as it once was. In every societal aspect, there is a push to level the playing field between…

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Late-Night Left: The Cost of Being Political
Arts & Entertainment

Maddie Glaum | September 30, 2020

In an era characterized by fear and worry, many Americans find comfort in television as a lighthearted sanctuary from everyday life. And with late-night talk shows hosting over 8 million national viewers…

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Travis Scott Burger Exposes Celebrity Influence
Arts & Entertainment

Maddie Glaum | September 23, 2020

A week after its release, McDonald’s new Travis Scott Meal has reached unexpected heights: so successful is the new collaboration between rapper Travis Scott and the fast-food corporation that shortages…

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The Dangers of Gender Reveal Parties: From Wildfire to Plane Crashes
Opinions

Anika Schmid | September 17, 2020

A wildfire was started on Saturday, Sept. 5, at 10:23 AM at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. It was caused by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device set off at a gender reveal party. Due to the Santa…

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Machismo: Toxic Masculinity Within Hispanic Culture
Features

Emara Sáez | September 2, 2020

Violence against women has surged in Latin America; Mexico, in particular, has seen an unprecedented amount of femicides and crimes against women. Violent offenses against women have increased by 7.7%…

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Coronavirus Calls U.S. To Treat Healthcare As Human Right (EDITORIAL)
Coronavirus

Mei Lamison | May 13, 2020

Since the initial COVID-19 outbreak in January of this year, at least 1.32 million United States citizens are known to have been infected with the virus, resulting in over 78,000 deaths. What is more horrifying,…

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#PonleAcento U.S.A. (OPINION)
Opinions

Adriana James-Rodil | April 8, 2020

On Mon., March 30, we — Multimedia Editor Adriana James-Rodil and Junior Staff Writer Emara Sáez — were in Advanced Placement Spanish class when we watched a video about the “Ponle Acento” campaign,…

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How Will We Remember COVID-19? (PODCAST)
Coronavirus

Mei Lamison | March 31, 2020

This episode of Achona: Beyond the Article is being submitted to the NPR Student Podcast Challenge and is, therefore, shorter than usual.

Editor-in-Chief Mei Lamison, Senior Staff Writers Casey Martin…

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COVID-19 Is No Excuse For Racism (EDITORIAL)
Coronavirus

Mei Lamison | March 27, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created global anxiety as the virus has taken over our news cycle, consumed our thoughts, and controlled our daily lives. While fear is an obvious and expected consequence,…

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The Anguish of Angels: How our country’s system fails to protect abused children
Opinions

Georgia Ruffolo | March 19, 2020

Since the release of Netflix’s most recent true crime docuseries, The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez, audiences were shown not only the horrors and inhumane treatment of the 8-year-old during the six month…

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Why Americans Should Fund a Partial Basic Income (OPINION)
Opinions

Emara Saez | February 25, 2020

What would you do if the government gave you $1000 monthly? What would it enable you to do? While this idea may seem far-fetched, its implementation may soon become a reality. After all, the popularity…

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M.M. LaFleur Supports Female Politicians
Features

Hope Joffray | February 24, 2020

In a primarily male-dominated field, a female politician’s appearance plays a significant role in the success of their campaigns. Unfortunately, there seems to be a common fear among female politicians…

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Why Are Younger Generations Turning Away From the News?
News

Mei Lamison | February 11, 2020

The Senate’s impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, the third presidential impeachment in United States history, closed last week. Despite the event’s historical importance, few tuned in to watch.

During…

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The Real Taylor Swift: “Miss Americana”
Arts & Entertainment

Adriana James-Rodil | February 5, 2020

Miss Americana is rated TV-MA; It contains bad language and addresses serious topics, yet it is beneficial for people in high school and beyond to watch.

On Jan. 31, Singer-Songwriter Taylor Swift released…

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Why Tracking Apps Are More Harmful Than Helpful (OPINION)
Opinions

Emara Saez | January 31, 2020

In the past few years, location sharing apps – such as Life 360, MamaBear, and Find My Friends- have gained popularity among parents wishing to track their children’s whereabouts at all times. Typically,…

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Puerto Rico: A Small, but Strong Island (OPINION)
Opinions

Adriana James-Rodil | January 17, 2020

Beginning on Dec. 28, 2019, with a M 4.7 earthquake, the residents of Puerto Rico have felt multiple earthquakes and aftershocks for the past several weeks. While in Puerto Rico visiting family in December…

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All that Glitters isn’t Gold: The Effects of Political Advocation from Hollywood
Arts & Entertainment

Georgia Ruffolo | January 16, 2020

A night dedicated to honoring and acknowledging the best films, TV shows, actors and actresses of 2019 also welcomed the advocation of current pressing social issues such as climate change, abortion rights,…

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Review and Impact of Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women”
Arts & Entertainment

Adriana James-Rodil | December 20, 2019

“Little Women” is not set to release in theaters until December 25, yet Multimedia Media Editor Adriana James-Rodil and Contributing Staff Writer Amelia Cuttle saw a Sony Advanced Screening of the…

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The Impact and Influence of Shoegaze
Arts & Entertainment

Sydney Wills | December 16, 2019

Known for building cosmic, almost neo psychedelic walls of celestial sound, shoegaze is a subgenre of indie and alternative rock that emerged in the UK in the 1980s. Shoegaze is often referred to as “dream…

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Do Academy Students Perceive Discipline Differently with Male and Female Teachers?
Features

Adriana James-Rodil | December 4, 2019

Discipline in school and students’ perceptions towards it has evolved throughout the centuries from enforcing corporal punishment to suspensions, expulsions, and simple lectures. For instance, during the…

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The Truth Behind Chick-fil-A
News

Mei Lamison | November 13, 2019

Chick-fil-A, the third largest grossing restaurant chain in America, has once again sparked attention in the media for their anti-LGBTQ history. Two critical tweets accusing the company of ties to anti-gay…

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Female Empowerment Through the Experimental Pop Revolution
Arts & Entertainment

Sydney Wills | November 12, 2019

It’s no matter of opinion that when it comes to the music industry, women are underrepresented and often times, belittled. People most often associate female musicians with the genre of traditional pop,…

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A Cultural Cri— TL;DR (OPINION)
Opinions

Chloe Mintz | October 30, 2019

Be honest. Can you correctly identify both the author and the corresponding work of the following quote? 

“Stay gold, Ponyboy.” 

To those of you who are familiarized with this novel, bravo. You…

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The Effects Modern Technology has on Spelling
Features

Adriana James-Rodil | October 28, 2019

With the invention of modern technology, traditional ways of writing essays and assignments have transitioned from paper to laptop. Academy of the Holy Names is recognized as an Apple Distinguished School…

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Why Trisha Paytas’ New Video Is So Detrimental To The Trans Community (OPINION)
Opinions

Sydney Wills | October 18, 2019

Trisha Paytas is a 31 year old American media personality who embodies every argument that is used to denounce social media and discredit social media influencers. Since her YouTube career began in 2013,…

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Can Positivity Be Toxic? (EDITORIAL)
Opinions

The Editorial Board | October 15, 2019

Phrases such as “radiate positivity” or “no negative vibes” can be frequently heard at AHN. From phone cases, to laptop stickers, to class mottos – there is no escape from the “positive realm.”

“The…

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We Need More Women in Politics (EDITORIAL)
Opinions

Mei Lamison | October 11, 2019

Within our school community we commonly use the phrase the “Academy bubble,” alluding to the idea that we (students of the Academy) are safe from the misogynistic and harsh realities of the “real…

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Academy Students Travel to Panama City to Help Hurricane Victims
Features

Mei Lamison | November 19, 2018

On October 26, 2018, 15 Academy students traveled to Florida’s panhandle to assist victims of Hurricane Michael. The girls were accompanied by Theology and Art Teacher Sister Lisa Perkowski, Administrator…

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