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The Revolution

Senior Plans

June 2, 2015

Every year, The Revolution prints senior plans for after high school, whether that be in college, working, taking a gap year, or anything else. We are proud of all you have accomplished! The following list is sorted alphabetically by last name. The Revolution apologizes for the unintentional omission of any s...

Notice of Retraction

June 2, 2015

The story “Foster Care Challenges Student” in the April 3 edition of The Revolution contained a factual error.  The article reported that Ms. Lewis’ adoptive parents “lost custody” of her.  The article should have stated that Ms. Lewis’ former adoptive parents relinquished custody of her. ...

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% of teens have had at least one drink.” In many European countries the legal drinking age is 16...

Academic Team Wins Again

Academic Team Wins Again

Ben Yung, Staff Correspondent

April 2, 2015

It was down to the last question in the 2015 Regional academic tournament with the championship on the line. Albemarle was up against Thomas Jefferson High School from Richmond. Senior captain Quinn LeGallo-Malone was the first to react to the question. Looking the prompter dead in the eye, LeGallo-Malone...

Freshmen Fight Club to Offer Starbucks as New Incentive

The senior circle is peaceful now, but on April 1 it will become a bloody battleground where only the strongest will survive.

Ellie Forney, Revolution Correspondent

April 1, 2015

That’s what the coffee is for; if you even mention a Double Chocolaty Chip Crème Frappuccino, they will tear each other to pieces.

African American History Month Teaches Tradition Through Music

Melanie Arthur, Editor-in-Chief

February 13, 2015

This February, Albemarle students and teachers celebrate African American History Month through the rhythm of music. On Feb. 13, drummer William “Whit” Whitten from Charlottesville’s premiere African dance group, Chihamba, visited band director Greg Thomas’ percussion class. He demonstrate...

Reactions To Rolling Stone: Students And Staff Give Their Thoughts On The Controversial Article

On Nov. 19, Rolling Stone Magazine published an article featuring the story of a UVa student, Jackie, who said she was raped by several Phi Kappa Psi fraternity pledges. Parts of the article have since been proven false, as the reporter neglected to speak to alleged rapists, but friends of Jackie stand by the account.

Eliza MacKnight, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2015

“All the first-year women are morally uptight. They’ll never do a single thing unless they know it’s right. But then they come to Rugby Road and soon they’ve seen the light. And you never know how many men they’ll bring home every night.” Harmonized by UVa’s fraternities every Friday n...

Immigration Reform Impacts Dreams

Senior Keyri Lopez immigrated to the United States from El Salvador 10 years ago. Lopez has found her path to success through the AVID program and dreams of becoming an ESOl teacher to promote education for all.

Melanie Arthur, Editor in Chief

December 19, 2014

Boarding a plane with her younger sister almost 10 years ago, senior Keyri Lopez felt both excitement and sadness as she left all her family and everything she knew in Usulutan, El Salvador. “Our life, or our new life as I like to call it, began in 2005,” she said. “What I remember from El Salvador is...

National Novel Writing Month Challanges Students

National Novel Writing Month Challanges Students

Ashley Bond, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2014

Would you take the challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days? National Novel Writing Month challenges people to every year. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel between the first and last day of November. Creative writing teacher Charlotte Wood said that she heard about NaNoWriMo years ago when...

Local Boutique Helps Cancer Patients

The Breast Cancer Wall in Flourish is displayed throughout the month of October.

Ashley Bond, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2014

“There’s certain things that make us a woman, and one of them is having breasts,” LaTisha Barnes said. She is the manager and certified mastectomy fitter at Flourish: A Positive Image Boutique in the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. Breast cancer “literally breaks [patients] down emotionally,...

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