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Coach Barney's National 
Federation of Highschool Sports Hall of Fame Induction photo.

Dave Barney Set to Retire

Marly Fisher '23, Writer May 17, 2021

The man, the myth, the legend... Dave Barney. Coaching for more than 50 years, with several championships and an entry in the hall of fame under his belt, Barney has no doubt become a legendary swim coach....

Ms. Puente Marks her First Year at the Academy

Ms. Puente Marks her First Year at the Academy

Uzair Hammad '24 May 5, 2021

Ms. Puente stepped into her role as head of school at Albuquerque Academy almost a year ago. Since then, she hasn’t been able to truly introduce herself to students, so The Advocate seized the opportunity...

Albuquerque Prepares to Elect a New Mayor

Albuquerque Prepares to Elect a New Mayor

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 30, 2021

On November 2, 2021, the city of Albuquerque will host its quadrennial mayoral election to select who will lead the city for the next four years. Incumbent Democratic Mayor Tim Keller is running for reelection,...

Daniellle Formosa catches air.

The Bike Park brings adventure and lifelong learning to AA

Maya Macias '25, Writer April 30, 2021

As I flew through the banked turn, I expected to come to a halting crash. Instead, I was met with the sound of my fellow riders encouraging me to keep my eyes on the track and said that by doing so the...

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Life in the Zoomiverse

Haley Pedersen '25, Writer April 28, 2021

There aren’t many Chargers staying online for the rest of the year, but how are the “last kids zooming” doing? Online students miss their friends, and classes are a little difficult since teachers...

Alex Touche '17 sporting new electric turquoise United jersey.

Alex Touche ’17 Signs with New Mexico United

Elizabeth Hiller '25, Writer April 22, 2021

Albuquerque Academy alum Alex Touche ’17 has recently signed with the soccer team, New Mexico United. Touche played soccer for the Academy, before attending the University of Pennsylvania and playing...

Protesters of Qualified Immunity in Michigan

Qualified Immunity Banned in New Mexico

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 20, 2021

On April 7, 2021, New Mexico became one of the first states in the nation to ban qualified immunity, a rule that allows public officials, such as police officers, to escape certain types of accountability...

Brian Bishop '18 (right)

Brian Bishop ’18 is Dedicated to Fighting the Water Crisis in Africa

Addie Siembieda '24, Writer April 20, 2021

Accessing clean water is a struggle for so many, and Albuquerque Academy alum Brian Bishop ‘18 is committed to changing that. In 2020, Bishop along with two other black entrepreneurs from Pomona College...

Are You Glad We Returned to Classes?

Are You Glad We Returned to Classes?

Elliette Varley '25, Writer April 16, 2021

Students who have opted for in-person classes for the rest of the school year can enjoy campus life and reconnect with their teachers and peers. But hHow do 8-9 students truly feel about returning to campus?...

As You Like It: The Theatre Department continues to innovate in Covid times

As You Like It: The Theatre Department continues to innovate in Covid times

Elias Arredondo '23, Writer April 9, 2021

With everyone coming back to school, it seems like things are finally getting back to normal. One of the reappearances is the annual Spring musical. The Albuquerque Academy theater department has worked...

Vaccination for New Mexicans Under 16

Vaccination for New Mexicans Under 16

Maya Macias '25, Writer April 9, 2021

As the COVID-19 vaccine is being prepared to roll out to those under the age of 16, it awaits final approval from the FDA which will ultimately lead to achieving herd immunity and increasing New Mexico’s...

Representative Deb Haaland

Race for the 1st Congressional District

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer April 9, 2021

On June 1, 2021, New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District will hold a special election between Democrat Melanie A. Stansbury and Republican Mark Moores to fill the seat of former representative Debra...

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