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Halie Leland: Karate Kid

Halie Leland: Karate Kid

Marly Fisher '23 December 15, 2022

Halie Leland ‘23 is a mystery. Found scribbling poetic musings in her humanities class or ripping it up on the slopes of Taos Ski Valley, she seems to harbor a smile full of secrets. As I took a deep...

Dr. Valerie Romero-Leggott: The Importance of our Communities

Dr. Valerie Romero-Leggott: The Importance of our Communities

Mireya Macías '23, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2022

There’s something special about being a first. The realization that you represent a community and the understanding that you will forever be more than just yourself. Your legacy for good or bad is cemented...

Mr. Anderson and Mr. Pekniks Classroom down in 6/7

Coolest Academy Classrooms

Maya Giebitz '27 and Cayla McNiece '27 November 2, 2022

Mr. Anderson and Mr. Peknik Down in the 6/7 campus’ science building, Rich Anderson has created a wonderful learning environment for his 7th-grade students. His classroom is filled with posters...

This summers SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v Wade may place other rulings such the right to same sex marriage in jeopardy.

The End of Roe v. Wade; Is Gay Marriage Next?

Halie Leland '23, Co-Editor-in-Chief August 26, 2022

In June 2022, the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturned Roe v. Wade through the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling, giving control of abortion rights to state governments. The logic behind...

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, Opinion and Arts & Culture Editor 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...

Body Image and Social Media

Body Image and Social Media

Elizabeth Hiller '25 November 1, 2021

Social media has become a cornerstone of today’s culture, especially for teenagers. However, the negative effects of social media have recently come to light after a whistleblower announced that Facebook...

World News Roundup

World News Roundup

The Advocate May 5, 2021

Baghdad Hospital Fire - Marly Fisher '23 An enormous fire at a Baghdad hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients has left 82 dead and over 100 injured on Saturday, April 24. Early reports say the fire...

The Degradation of Social Media

The Degradation of Social Media

Lynn Zhang '23 May 5, 2021

When you think of social media, what do you think of? Do you think of Twitter refusing to ban Trump, people weaponizing Facebook against religious minorities, or Reddit forums intended as safe havens for...

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...

Justice For George Floyd

Justice For George Floyd

Ankit Jaiswal '22, Sports Editor April 20, 2021

After a month-and-half long trial, a jury declared former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Michael Chauvin guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter...

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