Curly and Proud: The Hidden Reality of Black Hair

By Sami Thompson, News, Entertainment, and Features Editor In the modern age, hair has become more than just a body part. It is also an accessory. For many African American women, it is an essential part of their culture. Millions of dollars and hours worldwide go into creating the many hairstyles of African hair. From…

The Fault in Our Astrology

Ophiuchus appears to be surrounded by serpents. The constellation is found within the Serpens constellation. By Sami Thompson, News, Entertainment, & Features Editor These past few months have been an odd time for astrologers across the world with the discovery of a new zodiac sign in September. A variety of people share the common hobby…

Heads or Tails: Electoral College

Heads: The Benefits of the Electoral College By Eric Bias, Layout & Sports Editor Throughout the history of the United States, democracy has been one of the main issues that have been fought to keep. Democracy, as we know it, was created in 7th century Greece, in order to allow the citizens of Greece to…

The Burden of Being R.I.C.H.

By Sami Thompson As “RICH Raiders”, we are held to high expectations, but does being “RICH” truly equate to being the best that we can be? We students of AHS have been told time after time the importance of being respectful, having integrity, practicing citizenship, and working hard. We are not only to be prestigious…

Five Years of Learning Spanish and…Nothing

By Sami Thompson, News, Entertainment, and Features Editor Eighty percent of Americans, unlike majority of the world, are limited linguistically with English as their first and often only language, limiting them culturally as well. Unlike Europe, linguistics isn’t all that urgent in the United States.Learning another language in the United States simply isn’t deemed important, but…