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The Revolution

Grado Spreads His Wings

Grado Spreads His Wings

Kate Edson, Editor-in-Chief

December 19, 2014

Looking down at the earth from 5,000 feet, senior Antonino Grado is content as he soars through the sky. “It feels amazing,” he said. “I always just think to myself it’s better up here rather than down there.” Grado began flying lessons at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport three years ...

Custodian Shares His Story

Custodian Shares His Story

Ashley Bond, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2014

“In Africa there is a difference between a king and a chief, my father is chief,” evening custodian Dodzi Zaney said. “My hometown is a small island in Ghana that is called Seva. It is a very small island, and a very beautiful place,” Zaney said. Zaney’s family have been chiefs of the Ewe tri...

Arguing vs. Debating: Students Take to Social Media to Express Controversy

Melanie Arthur, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2014

Gay marriage, the nation’s education system, abortion, marijuana, politics: the topics that start debates and divide people into groups based on their beliefs. On social media, more students and young people are delving into discussions on these topics and many others. While some conversations may se...

The Gelnovatch’s Go for the Gold

The Gelnovatch’s Go for the Gold

Sarah Lemley, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014

"I was raised with tremendous athletes. Both my parents are high level athletes and my sister and I as well. It's really cool to achieve what they have achieved as players and coaches. I hope to do the same when I'm older," junior Jake Gelnovatch said. The Gelnovatch family’s typical day is filled...

Cosplayers Prep for Upcoming Conventions

Cosplayers Prep for Upcoming Conventions

Ashley Bond, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2014

“You get to bring a character to life that you never thought could be alive before,” sophomore Haley Prillaman said. Albemarle High School students are looking forward to Cosplaying in the Nekocon convention this November. What is Cosplay? Cosplay (short for costume play) is the practice ...

Student Interns Go to Work

Student Interns Go to Work

Kate Edson, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2014

“I was excited after the first day because I realized this is something I could be happy doing for the rest of my life,” senior Caroline Keller said, referring to her internship. AHS’ junior/senior internships aim to help students answer the big questions about their futures. By giving upperc...

Staying Safe: Hannah Graham Case Prompts Public Concern

Staying Safe: Hannah Graham Case Prompts Public Concern

Bailey Bush, Business Editor

October 10, 2014

With the Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington cases having a connection and hitting so close to home, it is important to stay informed about how to protect yourself and your friends if this type of situation arises. This issue doesn’t pertain just to women; young men are also at risk. Everyone shou...

Students Submerge in the Ice Bucket Challenge

Sarah Lemley, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2014

All around the globe, people and celebrities alike have been participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurological disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. The decreasing of the motor neurons event...

The Speak-Easies

The Speak-Easies

Melanie Arthur, Managing Editor

May 16, 2014

“Eclectic, would be something to describe the music and myself,” senior Devin Dougharty said. About a year ago, Dougharty and sophomores Matthew Barber and Jacob Grissom formed a trio, later adding Dougharty’s brother, sophomore Darren Dougharty. They combined their mutual interests in music...

No Stress

Eliza MacKnight, Staff Correspondent

May 16, 2014

It’s no secret finals are the most stressful time of the school year. Thankfully, there are ways to get through finals unscathed. According to freshmen guidance counselor Kerri O’Connor, keeping organized is an important key to succeeding. “Organize your info by class day; all red day stuff...

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