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The Revolution

Why We Need Chat Every Day

Bailey Bush, Online Editor

December 19, 2013

Recently there has been a lot of discussion over CHAT versus reinstalling 8th period. Both times are valuable for student/teacher collaboration, but CHAT is the better option for students and teachers. Some might even suggest the implementation of more CHATs a week, maybe even CHAT every day. For...

When You’re in the Library, Please Be Quiet

When You're in the Library, Please Be Quiet

October 10, 2013

Noise in the library is always a problem, but with the new updates more people seem to be coming into the library during long lunch and before school. The Revolution would like to remind students that some people are in there to work and need a quiet environment to do so. Try and save the socializing...

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

This is Julia's last article of the year and rather than attach a picture that directly relates to her piece, she asks that you enjoy her favorite picture of Heath Ledger and have a wonderful summer.

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

Your use of bad grammar grates on the ears of your more linguistically sensitive peers. For their sake and for yours, take the time to review your word usage.

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...

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