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The Revolution

Constructive Criticism

Bailey Bush, Online Editor

October 10, 2013

Unless you’re new to Albemarle, or just unobservant, you’ve probably noticed the changes in the library. From new furniture to a whole new room known as the Writing Center, the amount of money spent on this project was a whopping $75,000.             The “modern” changes are part of a county-wide program ca...

Outlining vs. Feeling the Touch of the Sun’s Warming Rays: The Adolescent Dilemma

Julia Harrison, Copy Editor

October 10, 2013

How ironic that I write this article while I’m sitting in a dark room with my windows closed, even though it’s a 74-degree evening, my lap burning from an overheated laptop. Although a hypocrite, I understand that just outside I could be taking a quiet walk with no shoes and no iPod, just enjoying...

The flaws in College Board

Jessica Vickerman, Editor-in-chief

May 17, 2013

Now seniors have ended their three-year, excruciatingly painful and expensive relationship with the College Board, it’s time to look back over our time spent together. Has the organization really improved any of our lives, or have they simply and eagerly taken our (well, realistically, our parents’)...

Editor-in-chief Jessica Vickerman says goodbye to The Revolution

Jessica Vickerman, Editor-in-chief

May 17, 2013

Like editors of years past, I started my senior goodbye a few hours before the paper was submitted to be published and wrote it directly on spread. I learned from the best, and I hope that this pattern of procrastination continues. Truthfully, procrastination was only part of the reason why I waited...

Managing Editor Kaitlyn Miller says goodbye to the Revolution

Kaitlyn Miller, Managing Editor

May 17, 2013

I could spend this space giving you deep wisdom I have collected over my four years at AHS and my long 18 years on earth.  But let’s be honest- no one would read that (actually, I’m impressed that anyone’s reading this at all). I will reflect on my four years at Albemarle.  Take from it what...

Is College Board actually beneficial?

Jessica Vickerman, queen editor

May 17, 2013

Now seniors have ended their three-year, excruciatingly painful and expensive relationship with the College Board, it's time to look back over our time spent together. Has the organization really improved any of our lives or have they simply eagerly taken our (well, realistically, our parents') money?...

Julia Hates Something: The Reality of High School

Julia Hates Something: The Reality of High School

Julia Harrison, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2013

Breakfast Club (1985), Clueless (1995), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Mean Girls (2004), High School Musical(s) (2006-2008)—collectively these movies led me to believe that high school was four years of clichéd bliss: filled with the stereotypical punk groups that smoked cigarettes in the back...

Let’s get grammar-ed: a brief review of grammar

Let’s get grammar-ed: a brief review of grammar

Austen Weathersby, copy editor

May 15, 2013

Okay, okay, I get it. The English language is hard, and putting in the effort to write and say things correctly is not fun. You have commas and apostrophes and semicolons and a billion exceptions to the “i before e, except after c” rule (actually, according to Pinterest, there are allegedly 923...

Addressing the dress code

Addressing the dress code

Bailey Bush, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2013

As visible by all the bare legs in school, the weather is warming up. So now seems like an appropriate time to address the school’s dress code, or lack thereof. First, let us start by reviewing the dress code that was so kindly printed out for our convenience in the front of our agendas. Now I’ll revi...

Desk experiment doesn’t sit well with students

Jessica Vickerman and Austen Weathersby

April 25, 2013

Early in the second semester, the World Languages department and the school administration removed the desks from foreign language classes, excluding the Latin classes, who have kept their desks, and the German and Japanese classes, who have never had desks in their rooms. This action is part of an ongoing...

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