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Advocate Wrapped 2021-2022

Advocate Wrapped 2021-2022

Halie Leland '23, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2022

Catherine Opiss has been working at AA for 10 years after emigrating from Kenya.

Behind the Scenes

Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer May 24, 2022

Students file into McKinnon, Brown, the music building, or wherever their first class takes them each morning, thinking about their upcoming test or chatting with friends. Approaching 8:15 a.m., the halls...

Abortions rights are once again at the forefront of debates in America. With the fate of Roe v. Wade up in the air, how are students feeling about the future of one of the biggest Supreme Court Cases in history?

Heard on the Quad: Student Opinions on Roe v. Wade

Halie Leland '23, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 23, 2022

On May 2, 2022, Politico leaked a draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito disclosing the Supreme Court’s support for overturning one of the most consequential cases in American history:...

In a world full of turmoil, how do teenagers take on change? And is Gen-Z productive or ultimately flawed in its reaction to global conflict?

Gen Z: Activism or Slacktivism?

Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer May 19, 2022

For Gen Z, “unprecedented” is the new normal. Members of Generation Z (born between 1996 and 2012) have lived through or grown up in the shadow of 9/11, the global financial crisis of 2008, ongoing...

2022-2023 Student Senate President Mireya Macías 23 (left) and Senate Vice President William Weinstein 23 (right).

Get to Know Next Year’s Student Senate Leadership

Akilan Sankaran '25, Writer May 19, 2022

The Student Senate at Albuquerque Academy is an underappreciated organization that works to improve the quality of student life at our school. The Senate’s goals are primarily to implement policy changes...

CODA features an emotional plot, captivating cinematography, and a stunning soundtrack.

CODA Review: Oscar Winning Best Picture

Elias Arredondo '23, Writer May 12, 2022

This year's Academy Awards hailed an unprecedented surprise to the forefront of modern media with CODA winning all three nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best adapted Screenplay. CODA...

Heard on the Quad: Academys Hot Takes

Heard on the Quad: Academy’s Hot Takes

Marly Fisher '23 April 20, 2022

I’m pro-bullying because I think everyone needs to be humbled a little bit. Otherwise, you get people who are not humbled… the worst people. I don’t like candles… they just sit there. You can’t...

Celebrating Women in the Month of March

Celebrating Women’s History Month

March 16, 2022

For Women's History Month this March, Advocate writers are reflecting on the many contributions women make to society. Explore our collection below to join us in celebrating women both in our community...

Noor Ali23, Sophia Liem23, Mireya Macías23

Period Poverty: A Bloody Issue

Sophia Liem '23, DEI Coordinator March 4, 2022

Have you noticed the new period products in campus bathrooms? Thanks to Ms. Puente’s energetic enthusiasm, a very quick conversation with junior student leaders has resulted in a permanent change to...

The Race to the Governors Mansion

The Race to the Governor’s Mansion

Uzair Hammad '24, News Editor and Web Editor February 25, 2022

Incumbent governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced her intention to run for a second term this summer, and the competition is slowly heating up before New Mexicans cast their votes on November 8. Several...

U.S. Assassination Not the Powerful Blow Biden Touted

U.S. Assassination Not the Powerful Blow Biden Touted

Kira Small '22 February 17, 2022

On February 3, 2022, President Biden held a press conference to announce that the U.S. military had successfully assassinated Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, the leader of the Islamic State terrorist...

Bio Students Participate in Genetic Research

Bio Students Participate in Genetic Research

Students hunch over microscopes, adjusting knobs and squinting until an image comes into view, one of the dazzling DNA lines of fruit flies. For the very first time, Academy is offering a hands-on, “real...

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