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The Revolution

Albemarle students take up unique and complex sport: fencing

Albemarle students take up unique and complex sport: fencing

Kate Edson, staff reporter

December 18, 2012

While some fencers and coaches refer to it as “physical chess,” fencing is a lightning-fast sport that requires intense physical and mental training. Despite the sport’s complexity, several AHS students have taken on the challenge of learning and mastering the art of fencing. Junior Matthew...

Will Gooding: a Rising Star

Will Gooding: a Rising Star

Jennifer Leider, Staff reporter

December 18, 2012

From the upright bass to electronic mixes, junior Will Gooding has always loved music. He is involved in orchestra at AHS, writes his own music, mixes songs together with his partner, and DJs for events. Gooding bases his songs off of “experiences that I’ve had throughout my entire life.” He...

Living their Young Life to the fullest

Living their Young Life to the fullest

Melanie Arthur, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2012

Around 7:32 pm, a large group of AHS students crowd around the outside of the Forest Lakes North Clubhouse, chatting with friends, tossing a frisbee, and occasionally jumping in front of a friend’s car as they drive into the parking lot. The doors open, and the crowd of students rush into the clubhouse,...

Holidays away from home

Holidays away from home

Alexa Hodges, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2012

     Many AHS students and their families have traditional ways of celebrating, whether it’s the way the Christmas tree is decorated to what meals are eaten. As for the students visiting and originating from other countries, their holidays this year will be anything but usual. Being with anothe...

It’s Tofurky Time: Vegetarians get creative to celebrate Thanksgiving

It’s Tofurky Time: Vegetarians get creative to celebrate Thanksgiving

November 19, 2012

When most people think of Thanksgiving, they imagine the giant turkey sitting in the center of the family dinner table. For countless years the turkey was, and still is, the symbol of the November holiday. However, vegetarians have to take a different approach to celebrating. English teacher Jennifer...

German exchange student comes to America

German exchange student comes to America

Melanie Arthur, Staff Writer

November 19, 2012

“Usually, a foreign exchange student will have a funny accent and not speak your language very well. This is all the more reason to hang out with them, because everything will suddenly become that much more hilarious,” junior exchange student Nele Jacobs said in a Facebook post. “Also they are...

Oh deer! AHS enters hunting season

Oh deer! AHS enters hunting season

Reilly McCann, Staff Writer

November 19, 2012

November, football season is in full swing, leaves are falling off the trees, people are gearing up for the holiday season, and outdoorsmen are on the hunt for a monster buck. Junior Drake Bryant is one of these outdoorsmen. "There's nothing like getting up early in the morning and having the adrenaline...

Students struggle to get their 9 hours of sleep; ways to beat the sleep monster

Bailey Bush

November 15, 2012

How much sleep do you get each night? If you’re like most teenagers, it’s probably not enough. According to sleepfoundation.org, “teens need about 9.25 hours of sleep each night to function best. Most teens do not get enough sleep — one study found that only 15% reported sleeping 8.5 hours...

Bringing the past to life; Izzy Farineau rebuilds a nearly 100 year old camera

November 15, 2012

Imagine tedious work with the tiny pieces of a rotting camera. Now imagine this while classmates peer over your shoulders asking questions you hardly know the answers to. Senior Isabelle Farineau experienced this and much more while working on a semester-long independent study for photography class...

Movie Magic; Tim Schauer wins “ACTION! HS Director Competition”

Movie Magic; Tim Schauer wins “ACTION! HS Director Competition”

Bailey Bush, Staff Writer

November 15, 2012

“Call me Award Winning Director Tim Schauer when you quote me.” Junior Tim Schauer won the “Action! HS Director Competition” along with $1000 in the Virginia Film Festival for his movie “Production Values.” In this short film, Schauer plays an unnamed character in a movie who discovers...

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