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Food Is Fuel - AFHHS Podcast EP 1
Podcast Team February 17, 2022

Rony Santos: His American Dream
Jada Wyatt November 16, 2021

         A young boy from the Dominican republic trying to find his way around America in the urban neighborhoods of Hartford, Connecticut. Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican...

Gas Prices Hurt Drivers' Pockets, But Optimism Stays
Sonic Mejias, Torri-Ann Osbourne, Alexia Williams March 17, 2022

On May 3rd, 2021, gas prices began to rise in the United States. This has caused some panic amongst drivers, all because of the increased activity of Americans; and the recent...

The Murder of Lauren Smith-Fields
rondell Jamela Jacquan David February 7, 2022

Lauren Smith-Fields,a 23 year old black woman, met a 37 year old white man on the Bumble dating app.They went on a date at her apartment on December 12,2021 where she was found...

Labyrinth of Warmth
Sonic Mejias November 23, 2021

I seem to be stuck in this maze Unable to find my way out I abandoned the cold a while back When I first laid eyes on the entrance   I...

"Tyrant Teacher"
Jenaia Scott October 22, 2021

  My buttons were being pushed. Actually not pushed, They were being slammed out of existence. This woman was testing me. And...

Brianna Brown - Collaborative News Report #2
Brian and Brianna, writing the story • February 14, 2022

How has mental health been affected by grades?   Students of AF High are drastically being affected by the pressure of grades. After conducting interviews with multiple students this week, there is one thing abundantly...

Travis Tragedy, Who is to Blame?
Editorial Team November 22, 2021

Multiple people are to be blamed in response to the Astroworld tragedy. Blaming one person wouldn't be fair. The main parties at fault are Live Nation, with their poor security, the event goers/fans, sneaking in and causing havoc,...

How Has School Lunch Impacted Students ?
Seqoyia McMahon, Trevon Powell and Faithe Kline February 17, 2022

As the Pandemic has hit the United States domestically, one of the most overlooked topics that are affecting those today are school lunches. Throughout the course of their senior...

How Covid-19 affect the students and staff at AFHHS?
Jamela, Jackquain, Rondell, David February 8, 2022

Throughout the beginning of 2020,Covid-19 has affected Achievement First Hartford High School for the worse ; from taking away valuable learning time to being short staffed.This...


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