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New Mexico 1st Congressional Representative Melanie Stansbury.

Melanie Stansbury Has Hit the Ground Running as NM-01’s New Congresswoman

A look into Melanie Stansbury's first few months in Congress
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer October 6, 2021

Melanie Stansbury is currently serving as the US representative for New Mexico’s First Congressional District. Elected in June 2021, Stansbury filled the seat of fellow Democrat Deb Halland, President...

Academy has Restarted COVID-19 Testing

Academy has Restarted COVID-19 Testing

What's in store for the health of our community?
Addie Siembieda '24, Writer October 1, 2021

On September 1st, Albuquerque Academy announced that they would resume COVID-19 surveillance testing, regardless of vaccination status. Beginning September 3rd, 25% of students are tested at the end of...

Albuquerques Mayoral Election Heats Up

Albuquerque’s Mayoral Election Heats Up

Incumbent Tim Keller faces two major challengers for his position.
Uzair Hammad '24 October 1, 2021

This November, residents of Albuquerque will elect a new mayor. This year's race has been marred more than usual with allegations of corruption against both incumbent Democratic mayor Tim Keller and his...

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...

New Year, New Schedule

New Year, New Schedule

How do students and teachers feel about the change?
Uzair Hammad '24 September 21, 2021

With the start of a new school year comes many changes: new classrooms, new teachers, and this year, a new schedule for all grades 6-12. This schedule replaces the 6-7 schedules that changed every day,...

Why Doesnt New Mexico Pay  Local Legislators?

Why Doesn’t New Mexico Pay Local Legislators?

New Mexico continues to be the only state to not pay local legislators and other local officials.
Halie Leland '23, Writer September 16, 2021

As members of the only legislature in the country that offers no salary for serving in office, representatives of New Mexico are once again proposing the controversial motion that they get paid. Under...

New Mexicans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

New Mexicans at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Don't miss Academy alum Anika Apostalon'13!
Kaeli Kampschmidt '23, Writer August 27, 2021

The United States is in its most patriotic state during the Olympics. We all sit on our couches and watch Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky dominate in the pool, and then change the channel to admire the...

Ms. Puente Marks her First Year at the Academy

Ms. Puente Marks her First Year at the Academy

After a crazy and unprecedented start to Ms. Puente's first year, she is already making her mark and is setting goals for the future of the Albuquerque 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...

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Life in the Zoomiverse

Meet the students who are the last kids zooming!
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

Alex Touche '17, 2019 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, makes it in the USL.
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...

Brian Bishop 18 (right)

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

Brian Bishop '18 co-founded Didómi to alleviate Africa's water crisis.
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...

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