The Revolution

Working on the raised beds across from the tennis courts, members of the Pollinators Club, juniors Jenna Coleman and Madeline Paczkowski, along with senior Luciana Chandross tend native plants last spring.

Preserving Pollinators

Anna Zheng, Staff Reporter December 9, 2021

“[We’re] slowly making changes to how people view nature as not just something that is kind of extra but as something important,” Pollinators Club vice president junior Jenna Coleman said.  As...

Helen Hou works on her art piece for the Scholastic and Celebrating Art Fall competitions.

Electrifying The World 7 Steps At A Time

Kaitlyn Bitrick, Staff Reporter December 2, 2021

Balancing school, volunteering and extracurricular activities can be challenging for some, but for sophomore Helen Hou, it’s a devoted passion. Hou is the co-founder and president of Albemarle’s...

The Frotan family poses for a picture while awaiting transportation to Germany.

Escape from the Taliban

Eavan Driscoll, Staff Reporter November 16, 2021

“There was a shiver up and down, up and down. I couldn’t feel my legs. I couldn’t feel my arms, and I just said, ‘Mom let’s go home.’” Fourteen-year-old freshman Sara Frotan and her...

The students in Ancient Greek must learn the unique Greek alphabet. It is the only language at AHS that has an entirely different alphabet.

It’s All Greek to Me

Anya Rothman, Staff Reporter June 16, 2021

The oldest language taught at Albemarle High School is also the newest class being offered. Starting in the first semester, an Ancient Greek class made its debut at Albemarle High School with 21 students. The...

Patriots vs Warriors

Patriots vs Warriors

Eavan Driscoll, Staff Reporter June 9, 2021

In the summer heat of 1977 along a strip of the Downtown Mall, Albemarle and Western began their long-lasting rivalry with a tricycle race. Charley Armstrong, Western Albemarle’s first head principal,...

Graffiti mural honoring George Floyd

8 Ways To Be An Ally, One Year Later

Amy Wang, Staff Reporter June 3, 2021

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The video capturing his death, along with “Justice for George Floyd” posters and infographics, rapidly spread...

Using peoples preferred pronouns doesnt have to be difficult. When in doubt, just ask.

The Low-Down on Pronouns

Alena Masloff, Staff Reporter May 31, 2021

Recently, there has been increasing level of visibility for non-binary folks, with celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Sam Smith, and Amandla Stenberg coming out as non-binary. As more and more become...

Angel Pilkey-Chevez waves goodbye before signing off zoom at the January 14th School Board meeting.

A Seat at the Table

Lexi Warren, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

Seniors Angel Pilkey-Chevez and Laila Barnes were two of the four first student school board representatives for the Albemarle County School Board. Except for voting, they got to have all the same privileges...

Making an Impact from 5200 Miles Away

Making an Impact from 5200 Miles Away

Riley Showker, Staff Reporter May 27, 2021

“You don’t have to be superhuman to make a positive impact,” Afriyie said. “I always thought accomplishing something like this was for other people, like the movers and shakers, but that’s...

Sophomore Isabella Sonen (left) poses with the other girls who placed at the regional pentathlon event.

Sonen Targets National Win

Anya Rothman, Staff Reporter May 12, 2021

Sophomore Isabella Sonen has battled her way to qualify for the UIPM 2021 Pentathlon and Laser Run World Championships, a sport that includes running, swimming, fencing, horse-back riding, and shooting...

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