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Smashing the Patriarchy

Iyla Hernden '26, Writer / Graphics December 4, 2023

Early this October, the school’s Feminism Club created the first edition of Albuquerque Academy’s Femmie Zine, a self-published work of original texts and images. The zine is full of deep, passionate,...

Jordan Kropka 24 and Laramie cast.

Academy Takes on The Laramie Project

Lily Ma'ayan '24, 7th Grade Editor November 27, 2023

The Albuquerque Academy Performing Arts department produced an excellent display of serious and complex themes with their fall production of The Laramie Project, performed the first two weekends of...

Absolutely Albuquerque is available on the Very Local app.

Exploring Duke City with “Absolutely Albuquerque”

Cayla McNiece '27, Writer November 13, 2023

On October 12th, the TV series “Absolutely Albuquerque” was released to the public on Very Local, an app dedicated to local news, after being initially screened at the Kimo Theatre. The show stars...

Artificial Intelligence in Schools, a Double-edged Sword

Artificial Intelligence in Schools, a Double-edged Sword

Kashvi Rai '28, Writer October 12, 2023

It’s been a year since ChatGPT and its peers, such as Bard and laMDA, were released to the public. These forms of generative AI are known as large language models, or LLMs, trained by data sets to...

Childrens Theater Comes Alive at Cardboard Playhouse

Children’s Theater Comes Alive at Cardboard Playhouse

Bea Busby '28, Writer September 24, 2023

Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company (CPTC) was founded by Doug Montoya and Kristan Berg, local actors and leaders of The Box Performance Space in Albuquerque, in 2004. Berg began performing when she was...

Nori Little (L) in Chicago, and Desiree Lang with her husband.

Nori Little ’25 and Desiree Lang Win Best Actress and Director at Enchantment Awards

Anna Hastings '26, Writer May 20, 2023

Academy sophomore Nori Little ‘25 and performing arts faculty member Desiree Lang both won New Mexico High School Musical Theatre Awards at the end of April. Also known as the Enchantment Awards, the...

Almost, Maine full cast and crew

Love According to Almost, Maine

Becca Faber '24, Writer May 19, 2023

On May 12 and 13, Almost, Maine, written by John Cariani and directed by Jade Stone ‘23 and Gianna Matthews ‘23, was performed in the Little Theatre as part of the spring one acts and the directors’...

Tingley Coliseum floor is packed with colorful dancers.

Gathering of Nations Brings Indigenous Dancers from Across the Country

Jenny Blackwell '23, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 May 15, 2023

The Gathering of Nations is famously nicknamed North America's biggest Pow-Wow. It's held at Tingley Coliseum and fairgrounds on the last weekend in April. For those of you who don’t know, a Pow-Wow...

Delicious desert at XOXO waffles!

Sawmill Market Offers Tasty Treats for a Range of Palettes

Jenny Blackwell '23, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 May 12, 2023

Whoever said that Albuquerque lacks charm has definitely never been the Sawmill Market. Sawmill market, located at the crossroad of Rio Grande and Lomas, was originally a factory for the American Lumber...

The live action Cinderella (2015) is luscious, as shown by the extravagant costuming and set.

Live Action Cinderella Adds Depth to the Story

Jenny Blackwell '23, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 May 12, 2023

Disney has been remaking their renowned classics since the early 2010’s. Disney’s remake of the classic Cinderella was made in 2015 by director Kenneth Branagh. The original film was made in 1950 and...

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Suprise Endings Make for Great Movies

Simi Paul '24, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 May 7, 2023

I love twist ending movies. In the genre of movies that have a surprise ending, the most famous ones include Fight Club and the Sixth Sense. They have this different feel than any other genre of movie....

BH RXVXNGX from his instagram.


Jayraina Montoya '23, Writer, Journalism Class 2022-2023 April 14, 2023

Senior Jeremiah Fierro is often known by a different name: BH RXVXNGX. You’ll usually see him with his hood up, or driving through the parking lot blasting music. If you follow his social media, you’ll...

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