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The Revolution

Addressing the dress code

A drawing to illustrate how the administration may discipline students for violating 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...

Julia Hates Something: Pick-up Lines

The picture above depicts an example of what a boy trying to use a pick-up line on you would probably look like. Keep a 10-foot radius or use some of the boy-repellant comments suggested in this article.

Julia Harrison, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2013

              The beach boy wearing an Angry Birds tanktop and a snapback swaggers up to you as you comfortably lie on the beach trying to get a tan, or realistically, more freckles. He begins to say “Are you from Tennessee? Because…” you quickly cut him off with “The Bronx, actually. Th...

Choose classes you want to take

Choose classes you want to take

Melanie Arthur, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2013

It is that time of year again, when students endure the hectic process of choosing their classes for the next school year. We meet with our guidance counselors, talk with friends, possibly argue with our parents, all over how to fill an eight period schedule. But many of us are struggling already...

Julia Hates Something: The Struggles of Social Interaction

The image above depicts a simplified example of uncomfortable social interaction between opposite sexes.

Julia Harrison, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2013

You walk away from the cute, senior boy shaking your head because you have just brutally embarrassed yourself in front of him by making a joke about ovulation or by telling him your favorite subject is Lunch. Wipe away your tears, sweet, socially awkward misfit, you are not alone. Between adjusting...

Post-vacation exams ruin winter break

Santa is deeply saddened that the good boys and girls of Albemarle are forced to spend their winter break fretting about upcoming exams. The administration should return to the pre-2009 era and move midterms back to December for all year-long classes.

Kate Edson, staff reporter

February 19, 2013

While every Albemarle student is relieved to be done with midterms, there wasn’t much time to enjoy freedom at the end of exams week. The way midterms are currently scheduled creates unnecessary stress over winter break, a problem that could easily be solved by switching midterms to right before vacation. If...

Do rights trump potential risk? Yes.

Reilly McCann, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2013

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. To about 35% of Americans these words are sacred and comforting, but some people want to take away that comfort by deciding what guns we can own. The presid...

Julia Loves Something: the 1990’s (but mostly Heath Ledger)

Julia Harrison, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2013

“Oh, wow. Original, Julia. Are you a 90’s kid? Do you just love the 90’s?” you say to yourself in a mocking tone because who actually likes the 90’s? Who actually appreciates that culture? My sweet reader, I appreciate that culture, and I love the 1990’s but only because they are hilarious...

Pros of Being Single on V-Day

Pros of Being Single on V-Day

Alexa Hodges, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2013

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it is Valentine’s Day. It’s the only holiday that consists of people sitting alone having pity parties and crying about their lack of a significant other. Many mope around in jealousy of the breezeway lovebirds. They find it incredibily difficult to enjoy the...

Julia Hates Something: Do you hear what I hear? (It’s awful).

An example of what should be echoing through your toasty home during the holidays.

Julia Harrison, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2012

“What is wrong with Christmas? What could someone possibly hate about Christmas?” I asked myself. Between the cheer and the affection exuded by all, the gift-giving, the hot chocolate, the excessive amount of cookies and the Christmas ham—which no one really eats but everyone still buys in order...

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