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Welcome Sarah Hossain ’08 to the 6-7 Division

Welcome Sarah Hossain '08 to the 6-7 Division
Addison Julian '26 November 20, 2020

Ms. Hossain is the new 7th grade art teacher at the Academy! She is a new teacher but is not new to the school, Ms. Hossain went to the Academy as a student. “It’s funny teaching here because some...

Welcome 6-7 Division English Teacher: Tyson Lassiter

Welcome 6-7 Division English Teacher: Tyson Lassiter
Elizabeth Wilder '26, Writer November 20, 2020

Tyson Lassiter is a new 7th grade teacher at Albuquerque Academy. She had been working in the College Guidance Office at the school for the past two years, but just this year she transferred to teaching...

Skiing and Snowboarding during Covid

Skiing and Snowboarding during Covid
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer November 19, 2020

At first glance, skiing and snowboarding seem like the perfect winter sports to do during a pandemic. You’re outside in fresh, wintery air, you can distance yourself from other people easily, masks do...

Welcome 10/12 Learning Specialist: Deana Puskar

Deana Puskar
Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer November 19, 2020

Welcome to the 10/12 division Ms. Puskar! Deana Puskar was recently hired to take on the position of the 10/12 division learning specialist. As a learning specialist, she strives to support students in...

Welcome to 10/12 English Department: David Gray ’98

David Gray '98 (right), with his two kids, Felix, age 8 (left), and Willa, age 3 (middle).
Haley Pedersen '25, Writer November 19, 2020

Welcome to the 10/12 division, David Gray! Gray is an alum of Albuquerque Academy, class of 1998, who is currently teaching 11th grade English. He has been a full-time teacher for 5 years. He has had some...

The AA drama program branches out in new directions

The AA drama program branches out in new directions
Elias Arredondo '23, Writer November 3, 2020

Halloween may not have brought much celebration this year, but there was still a treat to be had, the premier of the Academy’s student written and produced, radio drama. Having been released in two episodes...

Halloween Fun on Zoom

Halloween Fun on Zoom
Haley Pedersen '25, Writer October 28, 2020

Since Halloween can’t be celebrated with trick-or-treating, Zoom is one way we can still celebrate with our friends. Grab your candy and join the meeting; nothing can stop Halloween’s fun! There are...

Pumpkin Carving? Why do we do that?

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer October 28, 2020

Jack-o-lantern’s have been a yearly Halloween tradition, going back much further than you would expect, and the tradition doesn’t seem to be dying out anytime soon. With Covid 19 preventing many halloween...

Fall Sports Cancelled, AA Students Protest

Fall Sports Cancelled, AA Students Protest
Audrey Brunner '22, Writer October 23, 2020

Protests broke out across New Mexico after Governor Lujan Grisham’s decision to cancel fall sports on October 8. Athletes who compete in the cancelled sports, as well as those cancelled earlier in the...

Zoom Friends

Zoom Friends
Addie Siembieda '24, Writer October 21, 2020

In the age of social distancing and online school, it’s no surprise that students are missing valuable connections that they would normally get in classes. Without the commons, passing periods, and dining...

Online School Could be Even Harder

Online School Could be Even Harder
Keira Hadlich '23, Writer October 16, 2020

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the world and our educational environment have been flipped upside down. Many schools have transitioned to virtual learning, bringing new challenges to all students across...

School is Great; Wish You Were Here!

School is Great; Wish You Were Here!
Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer October 16, 2020

Online school, the word at the front of every Academy student’s mind. But why are we staring at computer screens all day, and what do Albuquerque Academy students think about it? The world surrounding...

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