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This is the account for Achona Online, the digital newspaper of the Academy of the Holy Names. Our podcast "Achona: Beyond the Articles" aims to discuss a variety of topics, such as living a healthy lifestyle and U.S. politics. Our staff writers converse with faculty and students at the Academy and voice their opinions on current events.

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This is the account for Achona Online, the digital newspaper of the Academy of the Holy Names. Our podcast "Achona: Beyond the Articles" aims to discuss a variety of topics, such as living a healthy lifestyle and U.S. politics. Our staff writers converse with faculty and students at the Academy and voice their opinions on current events.

    Derek Chauvin: The Importance of his Guilty Verdict

    Derek Chauvin: The Importance of his Guilty Verdict

    In this episode of “Achona: Beyond the Articles,” members of the Achona Online staff — Editor-in-Chief Adriana James-Rodil, Managing Editor Emara Saez, Sophomore Staff Writer Raquelle Elson, and Sophomore Staff Writer Isabel Bequer — discuss the ramifications of the guilty verdict that Derek Chauvin received recently for the death of George Floyd back in May 2020. Although his sentencing is not for another few weeks, this case of police brutality could serve as a precedent for future cases of police violence; in the past, due to qualified immunity, police officers have rarely been held accountable for misconduct. The staff writers discussed the aftermath of last summer’s protests, the future of racial justice, and what they hope happens going forward with police reform. The end of this podcast also features the anonymous voice recordings of several members of the Academy student body who shared their thoughts on Derek Chauvin’s verdict.

    • 20 min
    Friday, Apr. 16 - Thursday, Apr. 22

    Friday, Apr. 16 - Thursday, Apr. 22

    We publish an episode of Jaguar Jabber: Weekly World News every Thursday night, so tune in as we briefly discuss, in 5 to 10 minutes, major news events around the world.


    Sources:
    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-adam-toledo-protest-logan-square-20210416-gyagi7nauvecdgw4afdvgfeysa-story.html

    https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/548829-half-of-us-adults-have-received-at-least-one-covid-19-vaccine-dose

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/prince-philips-funeral-queen-sits-alone-to-say-farewell-to-her-strength-and-stay-x3ngzgt76

    https://www.reuters.com/world/india/india-under-siege-covid-19-hospitals-overwhelmed-2021-04-18/

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/us/indianapolis-shooting-fedex-sunday/index.html

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/russian-opposition-calls-for-protests-amid-reports-of-navalnys-deteriorating-health-11618757283

    https://time.com/5820060/walter-mondale-dies/

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/19/us/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-closings/index.html

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-slashed-carbon-emissions-now-theyre-climbing-again-11618894980

    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/justice-department-launch-investigation-minneapolis-policing-practices-n1264805

    https://www.theguardian.com/law/2021/apr/22/us-supreme-court-life-without-parole-sentences-minors

    • 4 min
    Oprah's Interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: The Truth is Revealed

    Oprah's Interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: The Truth is Revealed

    The interview between Oprah and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aired on CBS on Sunday, Mar. 7, at 8 p.m. eastern time. Oprah commenced the interview by stating that “There’s no subject that’s off limits,” in addition to making it clear to the audience that they were not paid for the interview. This comes after Harry and Meghan’s decision to step down as senior royals — which they announced on Jan. 8, 2020. However, as the interview revealed, the couple did not want it to end that way, yet the perpetuation of untrue, racist stories published by British Tabloids and a lack of support from place officials and their own family members, they felt the decision was a necessary step in order to protect their family and become a truly happy family. 

    Subsequently, members of the Achona staff — Editor-in-Chief Adriana James-Rodi, Managing Editor Emara Sáez, Multimedia Editor Chloe Mintz, Senior Staff Writer Olivia Martinez, and Sophomore Staff Writers Gigi Alfonso, Isabel Bequer, and Raquelle Elson discussed some of the important revelations from the interview, as well as gave their own thoughts regarding the British monarchy in this episode of "Achona: Beyond the Articles."


    Sources:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/08/world/europe/recap-of-harry-meghan-oprah-interview.html

    https://achonaonline.com/opinion/2020/03/why-the-duke-and-duchess-of-sussex-stepping-down-as-senior-royals-is-a-good-thing-opinion/

    https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/a35757432/oprah-harry-meghan-interview-things-we-learned/

    • 23 min
    Friday, March 19 - Thursday, March 25

    Friday, March 19 - Thursday, March 25

    We publish an episode of Jaguar Jabber: Weekly World News every Thursday night, so tune in as we briefly discuss, in 5 to 10 minutes, major news events around the world.


    Sources:
    https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0319-new-evidence-classroom-physical-distance.html?cn=Daily%20DONUT%20March%2022&cid=2bebee4717a33c0d23cffc7fd9f8f4ac&lt=published%20new%20guidance

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/miami-curfew-spring-break-crowds/?cn=Daily%20DONUT%20March%2022&cid=2bebee4717a33c0d23cffc7fd9f8f4ac&lt=From%20the%20Left

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-56466223?cn=Daily%20DONUT%20March%2022&cid=2bebee4717a33c0d23cffc7fd9f8f4ac&lt=From%20the%20Left

    https://worldhappiness.report/?cn=Daily%20DONUT%20March%2022&cid=2bebee4717a33c0d23cffc7fd9f8f4ac&lt=World%20Happiness%20Report

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03/20/atlanta-shooting-updates/

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/amazon-workers-strike-italy-pandemic-driven-delivery-demands-rcna458

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/23/us/boulder-shooting-what-we-know.html

    https://apnews.com/article/kamala-harris-lead-migrant-crisis-response-joe-biden-3400f56255e000547d1ca3ce1aa6b8e9

    https://www.npr.org/2021/03/24/971866086/virginia-governor-signs-law-abolishing-the-death-penalty-a-1st-in-the-south?cn=Daily%20DONUT%20March%2025th&cid=72e2a57a8ac077ae52365689e5373e4c&lt=From%20the%20Left

    https://apnews.com/article/reparations-evanston-illinois-black-residents-752a6fe83c560117523d7f8abba1bfb8?cn=Daily%20DONUT%20March%2024&cid=07b3b6a882c82e25f0a6038f1c828ef9&lt=first%20US%20city

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-questions-first-press-conference

    • 7 min
    Mental Health Topics Are Oversaturated with Depression and Anxiety

    Mental Health Topics Are Oversaturated with Depression and Anxiety

    When talking about mental health, the first thing people discuss are depression and anxiety. These two topics are extremely important and prevalent in society, but they tend to overshadow other mental disorders that have worse misconceptions. In this podcast, Junior staff writer Sophia Garcia covers why depression and anxiety receive the most attention and how to expand this crucial topic.

    Sources:
    - https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/facts-statistics
    - https://www.nami.org/press-Media/Press-Releases/1998/Facts-on-Schizophrenia
    - https://www.rethink.org/advice-and-information/about-mental-illness/learn-more-about-conditions/schizophrenia/
    - https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/insight/psychology/ptsd-awareness-month/
    - https://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder#bipolar-disorder-in-women
    - https://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/facts-statistics-infographic#different-symptoms

    • 17 min
    Friday, Mar. 12 - Thursday, Mar. 18

    Friday, Mar. 12 - Thursday, Mar. 18

    We publish an episode of Jaguar Jabber: Weekly World News every Thursday night, so tune in as we briefly discuss, in 5 to 10 minutes, major news events around the world.

    Sources:
    thedonut.co/

    www.theskimm.com/daily-skimm

    • 6 min

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