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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

Who'll be in charge?
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...

Firefighters battle the blaze near Las Vegas, Courtesy of AP.

Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire Continues to Spread

The largest active wildfire in the country
Anna Hastings '26, Writer May 19, 2022

  The wildfire season across New Mexico this year has already been devastating. Fueled by intense drought, abnormal heat, and powerful winds, all a result of climate change, these fires have...

One-Acts this spring highlighted the talent and dedication of the theater community at the Academy.

2022 Spring One-Acts Review

Halie Leland '23, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2022

The student-directed one-act plays annually provide a celebration of the Academy's vibrant theater community. This tradition allows students to showcase their talent across various aspects of production,...

2022 Esports League of Legends Team Wins State

2022 Esports League of Legends Team Wins State

Second straight state win for the Academy Esports team
Maya Macias '25, Writer May 16, 2022

The Albuquerque Academy Esports League of Legends team won the 4A NMAA state title for the second consecutive year on April 22, 2022. The state championships were held in person for the first time. The...

Heard On the Quad

Heard On the Quad

What's Your Favorite Spot on Campus?
Elizabeth Hiller, Editor At Large May 12, 2022

We asked members of the AA community to identify their favorite places on campus. Click on the map to see their responses.

Starting school earlier would maximize students potential for success.

School Should Start Later

It's better for kids; we should do it!
Ainara Vecchia '24, Writer May 6, 2022

If you're a teenager, or know one, then you know how zombie-like they are in the morning. And if you've been to school, then you know that it consists of high-level thinking early in the morning. In light...

State Roundhouse in Santa Fe

Opportunity Scholarship Act Passed by State Legislature

How will the new legislation help NM college students?
Maysarah Javed '25, Writer May 4, 2022

On March 4, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the Opportunity Scholarship Act. It provides $75 million in funding to help up to 35,000 students per year across New Mexico. The scholarship covers tuition,...

Students and Teachers Reflect on the New Schedule

Students and Teachers Reflect on the New Schedule

How does the Academy community feel about the change?
Uzair Hammad ‘24, News Editor and Web Editor May 4, 2022

After Albuquerque Academy unveiled a new schoolwide schedule this year, The Advocate wanted to get the inside scoop on how teachers and students have adjusted to the change and how they feel about the...

AA Class of ’22: A College Map

AA Class of ’22: A College Map

May 4, 2022

As seniors begin making their college decisions this year, the Advocate will track where each student will be going! The numbered icons represent how many students have committed to a college in that state....

Suicide Prevention Art Installation on Display

Suicide Prevention Art Installation on Display

Evan Chang ‘25's meaningful Eagle Scout project
Kate Aubin '24, Writer April 29, 2022

  “Soccer.” “My cat.” “Friends.”  “Dancing in the rain.” “Tacos.” “Family.” These words that may seem insignificant are written on a wall on campus with an important...

AA Track and Field takes on the annual Richard Harper Memorial meet.

2022 Richard Harper Track & Field Invitational

Audrey Brunner '22, Writer April 28, 2022

At the 2022 Richard Harper Memorial Track Meet on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, Charger athletes had powerful showings against the best teams in the state. Highlights include a record-breaking...

The cast of Bright Star takes a bow on Closing Night.

Courtesy of Jade Stone23

Behind the Scenes of Bright Star

Jay takes us behind the scenes of Bright Star, Academy's most recent musical.
Jayraina Montoya '23, Writer April 21, 2022

Academy’s Production of Bright Star had a beautiful two-weekend run. The actors and band shone onstage. However, getting this show to an audience was a months-long process. As the actors in the spotlight...

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