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Vanessa Alvarez
Vanessa Alvarez is a third year member of Achona and one of four Editors-in-Chief, as well as Co-President of the Teen Leadership Council. Within the Academy community, she enjoys peer mentoring the middle school students, and writing about current events and other topics she is passionate about, including her love of pugs. If Alvarez isn’t writing a story for Achona, you can find her scrolling through Lauren Conrad’s blog or watching New Girl, her favorite comedy, on Netflix. She is most excited about all the “last’s” she will celebrate with her senior sisters during her final year at Academy, and she is optimistic about what the future holds for her in college. After attending college, Alvarez plans to combine her love of journalism and finance to pursue a career as a Financial Analyst with NBC in one of her favorite places in the world, New York City.

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Vanessa Alvarez, Editor-in-Chief

Apr 26, 2017
An Open Letter to Achona (Story)
Apr 07, 2017
“Good Girl” Flyers Cause Uproar at a Jacksonville High School (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Achona Staff Heads to Fox 13 (Story)
Mar 22, 2017
Where Would They Be If They Weren’t Teaching? (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
Seniors No Longer Being Inducted Into NHS (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Millennials Struggle With Accepting Rejection (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
An Open Letter to AHN Moms (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
Localtopia Returns to St. Pete (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Women Fight for Rights in New York City (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Because Blue Lives Matter Too (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
Going Behind the Scenes of Achona (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
Statements Regarding Fidel Castro from a Cuban’s Perspective (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Psychology Students Create Projects on Battling Stress (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
18 Inspiring Students Under 18 (PART TWO) (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
How to Prepare for the Gilmore Girl Reprisal (Story)
Nov 06, 2016
18 Inspiring Students Under 18 (PART ONE) (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Two Seniors’ Fight for SNL Tickets (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
SNL’s Influence on the Elections (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
Cross Out Cancer Returns (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
Amal Clooney Sues Isis (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
28 Questions with Mrs. Lori Kearney (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Seniors Meet Their Breaking Point (Story)
Aug 30, 2016
TLC Welcomes New Freshmen (Story)
Aug 19, 2016
Is Donald Trump Giving Up the Election? (Story)
Jun 01, 2016
The Class of 2019 Reminisce about Freshman Year (Story)
May 19, 2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda Inspires Graduates at UPenn (Story)
May 13, 2016
Feelings the ACHONA Staff Has When Looking for Story Ideas (Story)
May 05, 2016
The Race to End Standardized Testing (Story)
Apr 25, 2016
The Best of Jimmy Fallon (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
Wizards Return in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Relay For Life Returns to Tampa (Story)
Apr 11, 2016
Karlie Kloss, the Modern Renaissance Woman (Story)
Mar 21, 2016
A Look Into Ruskin (Story)
Feb 26, 2016
Humans of Academy: Camille Opp takes on New York Fashion Week (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
What is the Zika Virus? (Story)
Feb 04, 2016
Academy’s favorite movies (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
Why Did Bing and Bolton bail? (Story)
Jan 13, 2016
Current Events: How up to date are you? (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
Preparations for a very Merry Christmas (Story)
Dec 01, 2015
Tragedy strikes Paris (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Goodbye, Hunger Games (Story)
Nov 06, 2015
Wage Gap hits Hollywood (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
Junior Retreat: Class of 2017 (Story)
Oct 08, 2015
The sisterhood as told by Parks and Recreation (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
AHN takes on TC (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
5 Seconds of Summer comes to Tampa (Story)
Sep 08, 2015
Surviving Junior year (as told by the Seniors) (Story)
Aug 24, 2015
How to get back on track with Ms. Rodriguez (Story/Media)
May 29, 2015
If Olivia Pope had an Instagram (Story)
May 18, 2015
Beauty and the Beast at the Straz (Story/Media)
May 06, 2015
Class of 2015- Running through the halls (Story/Media)
May 04, 2015
Arts Fest 2015 (Story)
Apr 20, 2015
Feelings after Spring Break ends (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
100 Days of Happy Challenge (Story/Media)
Mar 05, 2015
5 celebrity couples everyone wants back together (Story)
Feb 19, 2015
10 things Academy girls are tired of hearing (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Grammy Awards 2015 (Story)
Jan 23, 2015
What is Humans of New York? (Story)
Jan 09, 2015
Girls Lacrosse is ready to begin at Academy (Story/Media)
Dec 08, 2014
Thoughts All Academy Girls Have During Midterms (Story/Media)
Nov 18, 2014
Varsity Volleyball Takes States (Story/Media)
Nov 07, 2014
1989: Song by Song (Story)
Oct 23, 2014
25 Most “Influential” Teens According to Time Magazine (Story)
Oct 06, 2014
Mr. and Mrs. Clooney (Story)
Sep 30, 2014
The Maze Runner (Story)
Sep 15, 2014
Plastic Surgery: Teen impact (Story)
Sep 05, 2014
Class of 2018: Freshmen Impressions (Story/Media)
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