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What Even is Forensics: A Quick Guide

What Even is Forensics: A Quick Guide

Jesse Case, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 24, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

One of the greatest mysteries of Albemarle, aside from the pool on the roof, is our forensics team. Rarely can I find someone who knows what forensics is, despite how successful our team has been in the past. Most often when I ask someone what they think it is, I get a shrug or a vague guess like...

Counseling Department Hosts College Fair for Seniors

Counseling Department Hosts College Fair for Seniors

Jesse Case, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Schools

This past Sunday, Sept. 17, the Albemarle Counseling Department hosted a College Planning Night for students and families to learn more about their colleges of choice. The evening opened up with a Q&A panel featuring deans of admission from William and Mary, James Madison, Penn State, Longwoo...

Freeing up summer

Astrid Weisend, Staff Reporter

June 2, 2017


Filed under News, Schools

Continuing their crackdown on excessive homework, the school is now implementing a new policy banning summer homework. Since limiting classes to assigning two hours of homework per week, the restrictions now encompass the summer homework that accompanies upper level classes. This change was inspired...

Mary Poppins: A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show

Mary Poppins: A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious show

Beth Shifflett, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Chimney sweepers, flight, magic, and the word “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” are only a few of the things that come to mind when “Mary Poppins” is mentioned. The Albemarle High School drama department will be putting on this play as the annual spring musical this year. This classic show w...

Students React to Pre-Prom Meeting

Eliza MacKnight, Editorial Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under News, Schools

A pre-prom meeting was held on Thursday, April 20, to promote safe behavior after the Prom, which took place on Saturday, April 22. The meeting was led by former AHS teacher Anita Jenkins, who spoke of her son Nolan Jenkins, who tragically died in a car accident after attempting to drive from a f...

Conservation club marching for awareness

Kate Ferguson, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under News

With the new additions to our government, there has been several marches on Washington D.C. to raise awareness about everything from women’s rights to science.  The new Conservation Club will add themselves to the ranks of the People’s Climate March on April 29 in order to promote climate chang...

Ways to celebrate Earth Day year round

Ways to celebrate Earth Day year round

Astrid Weisend, Staff Reporter

April 22, 2017


Filed under News

Use bamboo toothbrushes Regular toothbrushes contain only plastic, which releases toxic greenhouse gases if burned and are completely un-biodegradable. There are 850 million toothbrushes discarded yearly, accounting for 50 million pounds of waste in the United States.  Collect water with rai...

Forensics Wins Two State Championships in One Month

Forensics Wins Two State Championships in One Month

Maddy White, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2017


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The forensics team won their second state championship this month. They were crowned first at the VHSL State Championship, placed first in the sweepstakes, and have three state champions and several others listed below. Kevin Zong - 1st Place Extemporaneous Ian Waite - 3rd Place Extemporaneous Sarah...

A year in review: Looking back at 2016 from the AHS perspective.

A year in review: Looking back at 2016 from the AHS perspective.

Ryleigh Katstra, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under News

2016 was a busy year for Albemarle. Everyone said that 2016 was not a good year, but a lot of things happened at our school. Here’s a month-by-month breakdown of everything that happened this past year. January Girls’ swimming won the Ben Hair title Boys’ swimming won the Ben Hair title ...

College Week: Workshops and onsite admissions help students to take next steps

College Week: Workshops and onsite admissions help students to take next steps

Beth Shifflett, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2017


Filed under News

For the entire week of Nov. 14-18, students had the opportunity to experience College Week. With workshops, evening events, a resource fair, and even onsite admissions from ten different schools, students were able to get a small taste of college. School counselor Chris Lennon explained that College...

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