The Advocate


Bring Back Senior Humanities?

One Senior Makes the Case
Audrey Brunner '22, Writer December 16, 2021

“For more than 60 years, [Albuquerque Academy] has offered an education that broadens perspectives, sharpens minds, strengthens bodies, and engages hearts.” When you visit the Albuquerque Academy website,...

College Board

Too much influence?
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer December 3, 2021

The College Board is a nonprofit organization formed to expand access to higher education. Established in December 1899 by a collection of twelve universities and three college preparatory academies, its...

Academys Race Problem

Academy’s Race Problem

Neil Mahto '23, Opinion Editor November 17, 2021

An Ambitious Mission Albuquerque Academy is not racist, or so they claim. If you scroll to the bottom of the school’s website, you will find that “Albuquerque Academy is an independent, college-preparatory...

Dear Admin, Its Time to Address the Dress Code

Dear Admin, It’s Time to Address the Dress Code

Sophia Liem '23, Writer November 12, 2021

Is showing your shoulder a crime? After a year of online school, we all have questions about the explosion of rules we were acquainted with at the beginning of the year. While it differs in each division,...

Protesters against abortion bans in St. Paul , MN in 2019

Women Should Have Control Over Their Bodies

Stella Hudson '23, Arts and Culture Editor November 3, 2021

In 1973, Roe v. Wade legalized abortion across the country. The final ruling of the case was and still is incredibly controversial, dividing the country into pro-life (anti-abortion), and pro-choice movements,...

The Lack of Psychology Courses in High School

The Lack of Psychology Courses in High School

Why is it important to integrate it into our curriculum?
Lynn Zhang '23, Writer September 28, 2021

Are you interested in majoring in psychology? How many people do you know who are interested in studying psychology in college? Probably not very many, because high schools offer few psychology courses...

The Second Lunch Controversy

The Second Lunch Controversy

As students settle into school, an issue that continues to dominate is second lunch.
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer September 21, 2021

The new schedule is now in full effect, and while it has been well thought out regarding class times and COVID protocols, there are also new and unnecessary problems. By week three most everyone was situated...

The Most Dangerous Word?

The Most Dangerous Word?

Why Only Black People Can Say The N-Word
Neil Mahto '23, Opinion Editor May 12, 2021

The N-Word is perhaps the most offensive and controversial word in the English language. The word has transitioned from formerly being used in everyday language by even those in the upper classes, to now...

Covid Testing has become fairly quick and easy.

AA Should be Testing More

Dropping to 20% testing was a bad idea
Quinn Ennis '22, News and Features Editor May 7, 2021

The Academy’s system of testing the entire student population for COVID-19 weekly was, while annoying, effective. With this method, the school was able to limit community spread, catching individual...

Why you should get vaccinated

Why you should get vaccinated

Editorial Board, Writer May 5, 2021

More than a year after New Mexico instituted a statewide lockdown in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, stores, schools, and workplaces are reopening and New Mexicans are returning to a semblance of normalcy....

Gun Control?

Gun Control?

Yes, we need it!
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer April 30, 2021

Imagine a world where gun reform is taken as seriously as putting a hold on all the Johnson & Johnson vaccines because they have a very small chance of causing blood clots. This is not to downplay...

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