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The Revolution

Drinking: A Fun Time or Deadly?

Drinking: A Fun Time or Deadly?

Alex Lesie, Online Editor April 2, 2015

Have you had a drink in the past 30 days?  According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) “by age 15, half of teens have had at least one drink. By age 18, more than 70%...

Paying for College?

Paying for College?

Andrew Carlisle, Staff Correspondant April 2, 2015

“My biggest concern about college right now is all the money. I’ll be having to work it all off in balance afterwards,” senior Carly Sprouse said. Despite the rising prices of tuition and fees,...

Modern Media: Setting An Example For Today’s Relationships?

Jesse Case, Staff Correspondent April 2, 2015

With 50 Shades of Grey out in theaters this Feb., abusive relationships have become a popular point of interest. So just how normalized is abuse in our modern day society? Nearly every interaction in...

Doby (2nd from the right) also helps with volunteering at a soup kitchen.

Doby Helps the Homeless

Malcolm Meistrell, Staff Reporter April 2, 2015

The homeless community of Albemarle County is primarily seen as those who panhandle [stop people and ask for food or money] on the side of the road or on the mall. “The most common homeless person who...

Sophomore Austin Katstra finishes a massive dunk against Fluvanna on Dec. 9. Katstra led the Patriots to a 70-49 victory over the Flucos. Katstra' dunks often motivate the crowd and get them more involved in the game.


Alex Leslie, Online Editor March 9, 2015

With under four minutes left in the Feb. 6 rivalry game Western was pulling away. It was an even battle throughout the first half, but the Warriors controlled most of the second. Then came sophomore...

Kirby Farineau: Student, Musician, Journalist

Kirby Farineau: Student, Musician, Journalist

Julia Harrison, Opinion Editor February 13, 2015

If you don’t know him by his long, blonde, and--far from dreaded but still unkempt--hair, you will recognize senior Kirby Farineau by his voice. It fills up a room. His opinions on this year’s Oscar...

Senior Peter Balcke dances with Cordelia Hogan who attends Woodberry Forest School.

Students Showcase Their Dancing Skills

Mattie Burris, Staff Correspondent February 13, 2015

“Smile and point your feet.” This is what senior Mecaila McClune says to herself before she steps out onto the stage for a dance competition. Most people’s familiarity with dance competitions come...

Amnesty Illuminates Human Rights Issues

Amnesty Illuminates Human Rights Issues

Kate Edson, Editor-in-Chief February 13, 2015

“We wanted to start the club because we believe that humans everywhere deserve to be treated decently,” Amnesty club co-president senior Monica Sarp said. Albemarle’s Amnesty club pursues the same...

Zhu Takes Art to Higher Level

Zhu Takes Art to Higher Level

Bailey Bush, Business Editor February 13, 2015

“The rest of the stuff that I do, like school, there’s a certain amount of conformity that you have to stick to. When I do my art I can just do what I want based on how I want it to look,” junior...

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