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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.

    73 Questions, 3 bad riddles... and other banter

    73 Questions, 3 bad riddles... and other banter

    In the March episode of Banter by the Bay. the Editors are once again joined by the whole Achona staff. The girls tackle (almost) 73 Questions, Vogue-style. They discuss some of their favorite and least favorite things while snacking on cookies and other treats. One of their new least favorite things may just be holiday riddles.

    Starring:
    Olivia Payne, Editor-in-Chief
    Brooke Fechtel, Social Media Editor
    Nicole Bianchi, Managing Editor
    Alex Nicholas, Senior Staff Writer
    Danica Lothrop, Senior Staff Writer
    Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer
    Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Valentines, trying times... and other banter

    Valentines, trying times... and other banter

    In the February episode of Banter by the Bay, the Editors are by themselves once again. They finally discuss everything that's happened in the last few months, including Christmas Formal, New Years, Junior Ring, and more. Per usual, they steer off topic with lively (and sometimes heated) discussions over things such as tasting colors and growing older.

    Starring:
    Olivia Payne, Editor-in-Chief
    Brooke Fechtel, Social Media Editor
    Nicole Bianchi, Managing Editor

    • 53 min
    In with the Achona staff, out with 2023… and other banter

    In with the Achona staff, out with 2023… and other banter

    In this very special January episode of Banter by the Bay, the Editors are joined by some of the Achona staff! Danica, Cassidy, and Ava chime in to share their ins and outs for 2024, as well as some predictions for the future. Some ins include Justice, bagels, movie theaters, and spatial awareness, while outs feature department stores, bad fake tans, and Stanley cups (and pickles, maybe).

    Starring:
    Olivia Payne, Editor-in-Chief
    Brooke Fechtel, Social Media Editor
    Nicole Bianchi, Managing Editor
    Danica Lothrop, Senior Staff Writer
    Cassidy Forte, Junior Staff Writer
    Ava Radovic, Sophomore Staff Writer

    • 35 min
    Less birds, more Hallmark movies...and other banter

    Less birds, more Hallmark movies...and other banter

    In this December episode of Banter by the Bay, Editors Olivia, Brooke, and Nicole are infected with Christmas cheer. They reflect on their favorite carols, traditions, and movies while somehow still managing to make fun of one another.

    Starring:
    Olivia Payne, Editor-in-Chief
    Brooke Fechtel, Social Media Editor
    Nicole Bianchi, Managing Editor

    • 49 min
    Gobble, gobble... and other banter

    Gobble, gobble... and other banter

    In the November episode of "Banter by the Bay," Achona's pop culture podcast, Editors Olivia, Brooke, and Nicole tackle their Thanksgiving traditions. The editing team gobbles on about The Hunger Games (again), ice skating, school spirit, and more.

    Starring:
    Olivia Payne, Editor-in-Chief
    Brooke Fechtel, Social Media Editor
    Nicole Bianchi, Managing Editor

    • 38 min
    Donut drinks, dance moves...and other banter

    Donut drinks, dance moves...and other banter

    In the October episode of Banter by the Bay, Editors Olivia, Brooke, and Nicole tackle some of the burning questions of spooky season. Is The Hunger Games a horror movie? Just how pumpkin-y is the Ice Spice Pumpkin Munchkins drink? Can Olivia survive a seesaw? Will Nicole survive a small coffee? These questions and more are answered as the editors recap the month of October.

    Starring:
    Olivia Payne, Editor-in-Chief
    Brooke Fechtel, Social Media Editor
    Nicole Bianchi, Managing Editor

    • 50 min

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