Month: November 2021

To read or not to read? It’s time to shake Shakespeare from curriculum

Many of my teachers, specifically my English teachers, have taught me that traditions aren’t valuable merely because they are traditions.  Instead, they have taught me that SOME traditions are valuable because of what they are, and that if a tradition is no longer valuable, there is no reason to keep it.  Yet they all still …

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Italian Club hosts week of festivities to celebrate culture and heritage

AT celebrated another successful Italian Heritage Week, which brought back the welcoming feeling it is known for. It celebrates Italian culture and language, as well as AT’s Italian community. The Italian program was introduced at AT 28 years ago with Giuditta Vitiritti teaching five Italian 1 classes. With the other languages already being offered by …

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Atlanta Braves defeat the Houston Astros in first World Series bid since ’99

As the 2021 MLB season came to a close, the season was capped off by the 117th World Series. The National League champions Atlanta Braves defeated the American League Houston Astros. Pitcher Framber Valdez took the mound for the Astros while former Astro Charlie Morton started for the Braves.  Braves star Jorge Soler, who was …

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Day in the life: What is it like to be a VISION student at AT?

Two blind AT students commute from Aurora to room 217 each morning in pursuit of continuing their education at one of the largest VISION programs in Illinois. Seniors Karen Gonzalez and Daniel Zuniga have attended school together since kindergarten at Stone Creek Elementary, Albright Middle School, and now, AT. Though their school day schedules follow …

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AT Cheer tumbles into Winter competition season ’22

The AT Cheer Team tumbles into competition season following football season with a new roster, stunts, and performances. The team is headed by coaches Lexie Gomez and Tammy Gomez. Lexie has coached the team for five years and comments on the positive energy composing the team. “I have coached cheer at AT for five years. …

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Eternals prevails at the Box Office despite initial low critic reviews

(Warning: This article DOES contain mild spoilers for the movie Eternals, read at your own risk.) With a return of cinematic viewing this past year, people have been flocking to their local theaters to consume the latest blockbusters. This is no difference regarding Eternals, which hit theaters Nov. 5th.  Despite low critic reviews, the audience …

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International Dance highlights diversity at AT

By Emily Bieberstein  AT is hosting the annual International Dance performance to showcase dances that represent many different cultures around the world.  The performance will be taking place today and start at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.  The dances that are being performed include Indian, KPop, Cumbia, American Pop, Folklorico, Merengue, Latin Pop, Polish, Bachata, …

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Time for change: D88 forms committee to revise controversial dress code policy

 By Emily Bieberstein  The administration has recently been looking over the dress code with the goal of making it more modern and reflective of AT’s core values.  During the year and a half that school was in a remote setting due to Covid, the dress code wasn’t enforced at all.  After returning to school this …

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