The Revolution

Kirby Farineau: Student, Musician, Journalist

Kirby Farineau: Student, Musician, Journalist

Julia Harrison, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2015

If you don’t know him by his long, blonde, and--far from dreaded but still unkempt--hair, you will recognize senior Kirby Farineau by his voice. It fills up a room. His opinions on this year’s Oscar nominations echo through the breezeway, the band room, your Stats class. If you listen, and even...

Thirty, Flirty & Crash Diving Into A First Date

Julia Harrison, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2015

My friends and I walk through the streets of Staunton in Patagonia vests, knitted scarves, gloves and headbands, fighting the bitter cold and complaining about how windy it is, reapplying Burt’s Bees or Vaseline or those weird egg-chapsticks every five minutes. We drop into a vintage store where...

Homecoming: Who’s Got Spirit?

Julia Harrison, Copy Editor

October 10, 2013

The contagious spirit of A-Town and pre-dance jitters begin to infect the student body. SCA revs up and prepares for the chaotic week ahead: the Patriots are coming. Student Council is driven to promote homecoming this year through means of competition, or “Spirit Wars.” Spirit Wars encourages...

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...

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...

Art Honors Society Hosts Albemarle’s Art Extravaganza

Art Honors Society Hosts Albemarle’s Art Extravaganza

Julia Harrison, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2013

Just stepping into the art room is overwhelming—art hangs from every corner of the room, creativity pouring from the crevices. Outside the art room is a small gallery filled with the originality of Albemarle’s artistic student body, everything from ceramic pots to charcoal sketches to crystal clear...

Julia Hates Something: The Struggles of Social Interaction

Julia Hates Something: The Struggles of Social Interaction

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...

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

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...

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