January-February 2021 Issue

Acta non verba

Shuddersome: Drama's Fall Production
Click here to see Drama's production of Shuddersome: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
Moving Past Performative Activism: Committing to More in the New Year
Moving Past Performative Activism: Committing to More in the New Year
Estrella Pacheco, News Editor • January 18, 2021

Since the beginning of the Black Lives Matter protests this year you may have heard the phrase “performative activism” being tossed around, often as a criticism of corporations or individuals. But what does performative activism really mean? Performative activism is activism done in order to maintain or increase one’s social capital. Meaning,...

This picture shows the National Guard in front of the Lincoln Memorial before a peaceful BLM protest in June
Donald Trump’s Last (Horrific) Hurrah
Rachel Harris and Bridget McClarnon January 18, 2021

When Donald Trump was elected, I knew it would be bad, but I never thought I’d be trying to learn about Oscar Wilde in AP Lit while an actual terrorist attack occurred at our capitol. However, when it happened, it wasn't a surprise (let's be real, the lead up to this has been the entire four years of his presidency). For those of you who somehow missed...

A Look Back at 2020
A Look Back at 2020
KatieAnn Nguyen, Staff Writer • January 18, 2021

It’s hard to believe that 2020 has finally ended and that we’re now into 2021. Back in March, we never thought we would get here, but now, here we are. Now take a moment and just breathe, how does it feel being in a new year? (Especially with a year like 2020 leading us up to it.)  When I think back on 2020, the first things that come to mind...

How to Get the Most out of the New Year
How to Get the Most out of the New Year
Andrea Benito Chino, Staff Writer • January 18, 2021

2020 has been a rough year for everyone, and I know that even though we’re already in the new year, it definitely doesn’t feel like it. “New Year, New Me” is really not working this time. However, despite all of this negativity, it’s important to look for the rainbow after the storm. It’s important that you look to better yourself and get...

What Motivates You?
What Motivates You?
Cassidy Avila, Staff Writer • January 18, 2021

With everything that’s going on in the world, many people can lose the motivation to get up in the morning. It might feel as though they can’t make a difference or that everything is messed up and full of hate. They might wonder, “what’s the point of doing anything?” Some advice I have for you is that even if there are so many things wrong...

Interested in International Exchange?
Interested in International Exchange?
Amira Beck, Staff Writer • January 18, 2021

From the months of January to March 2020, I lived in Germany. While I was there I visited the Czech Republic, wandered through beautiful castles, learned how to live and work on a horse ranch, and made plenty of friends. I lived and went to a high school in Germany, and though I did not plan this trip through an exchange program, I was able to experience...

January Comic
Music Reviews January
Ryan Gronich, Music Critic and Puzzle Master • January 18, 2021

RAP: Nightmare Vacation - Rico Nasty (December 4) I may not think Rico Nasty’s songs are the catchiest out there, but she sure does make you want to go light someone’s stuff on fire. I wasn’t expecting to like her singing as much as I did. I’m glad she uses her voice in more than one way; it makes her music a little more dynamic than you usually get with otherwise pretty standard trap. Even...

Latin translation: Deeds, not words

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Leadership Updates:

Analy Masks:
Now for sale, $10 through MySchoolBucks or pay in-person at Analy during normal hours. All masks are for pick-up, if you need one mailed to you please e-mail [email protected] This is a fundraiser for ASB/Leadership.

Singing Valentines (2/12):
Do you want to send a special song to someone special? Need some singing in your life to help zoom through Zooms? You will soon be able to purchase a singing valentine through MySchoolBucks or in-person at Analy. More details to come.
Singing Valentines will happen on Friday, February 12th. Fundraiser for Prom Scholarships.

Virtual Rally:
Interested in being a part of Analy's first virtual rally celebrating art, clubs, music, sports, and more at Analy? We're looking for videos that celebrate Analy's students and all their wonderful talents. Contact [email protected] if you have something you'd like to share

Mascot Mystery:
Catch up with the latest episodes of The Mystery of the Missing Mascot and help figure out what happened to Tad Tiger! New videos will drop each week leading up to Drama's virtual performance of Clue: On Stage, streaming to audiences this March! Episode 3 dropped on @ahstigers last week.

Prom is currently set for the end of May, pending COVID restrictions.