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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 2022 Olympics take place amid rising political tensions, and, or course, a pandemic.

The Conclusion to the Beijing Olympics

An exciting finale to the greatest winter multi-sporting event in the world
Townes Richardson '25, Writer February 25, 2022

After another thrilling Winter Olympics amongst the coronavirus pandemic, Olympic athletes proved their incredible adaptability and hard-working personalities. However, not all in this Olympics was particularly...

Nadal on his way to a record 21st Grand Slam victory.

The Australian Open Tennis Tournament Serves up Vaccine Controversy and Great Competition

Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer February 2, 2022

The Australian Open, which dramatically concluded early Sunday morning in the United States, was full of excitement and heartbreak. Even before the tournament started, controversy between tennis-star Novak...

Mercedes Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the trophy on the podium after winning the race as second placed Red Bulls Max Verstappen looks dispirited.

Controversial Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Amplifies Tensions in Formula 1

Hamilton prevails in a riveting, perplexing, breathtaking race; championship rivals tied heading into the season finale.
Akilan Sankaran '25, Writer December 9, 2021

From its inception, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix was set to be a unique Formula One event. The track has the most corners of any circuit in the 2021 Formula One calendar, and it is the fastest street circuit...

Max Verstappen leads Lewis Hamilton through a chicane in the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first race of the season

A Thrilling Battle Nears Its End

Formula 1: The Greatest Thrill on Wheels
Akilan Sankaran '25, Writer November 30, 2021

The fastest race cars speeding around the most demanding tracks with speeds well above two hundred miles an hour, pit stops (changing old tires to new ones) that are less than two seconds long, enthralling...

Sign says it all.

AA Football beats Bernalillo under the lights

Lights shine on AA victory
Kate Aubin '24, Writer and Photographer October 14, 2021

The Albuquerque Academy Chargers did it again with another fantastic win! Varsity football beat Bernalillo on Sunday, October 3rd with a score of 14-7. For the first time in this school's history, Academy...

Artist conception of a possible new stadium for NM United.

Building a new “lab” for NM United

Does the Duke City need a new stadium?
Darin Eberhardt '25, Writer September 8, 2021

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and New Mexico United owner and president, Peter Trevisani, made an announcement to fans before the El Paso Locomotive game near the end of July. “You all have earned a stadium!”...

New Mexico News Roundup

New Mexico News Roundup

Advocate Staff May 19, 2021

San Juan County Fire - Elizabeth Hiller '25 On May 18, a fire started in San Juan County between Bloomfield and Les Acres. As of May 17, the fire spread over 21 acres and is only five percent contained. ...

Credit: ABC News

PED Use On the Rise in High School Athletics

Drugs have been a major issue among teens and are now finding their way into the hands of young athletes.
Neil Mahto '23, Opinion Editor December 11, 2020

High school is a strange time. Those influential years normally contain many of your “first” voice crack, awkward hair growth, mounting stress, breakups, failed tests, and primary drug use. Drug use...

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Diego Maradona dies at 60

Mireya Macias '23, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2020

The 5’5” Argentinian former soccer star, Diego Maradona died this past Wednesday and the world of fútbol is mourning his passing. His home country enacted three days of mourning while other cities...

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