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The facts of sexual harassment

The facts of sexual harassment

May 11, 2017
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Sexual harassment, despite being ignored for years, is one topic that seems to now constantly be in the news. From Bill Cosby to Bill O’Reilly, legal action is finally being taken against high-profile predators, and programs are now in place for incidents that strike closer to home. One frighten...

Science March and Climate March draw thousands to the district

Science March and Climate March draw thousands to the district

May 3, 2017
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Crowds of protesters gathered in the district and in numerous other cities around the world on April 22, also known as Earth Day, for the March for Science. While from its name people may assume that the March for Science would be an exclusive event for scientists or otherwise devoted science-enth...

A closer look at climate change

A closer look at climate change

May 3, 2017
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Over the past decade, Northern Virginia has experienced a significant increase in its climate. Scientists around the world believe that this will continue to get worse unless strong action is taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the state. Climate change can have many negative outcomes inc...

The Role of the Writer event engages young authors

The Role of the Writer event engages young authors

April 28, 2017
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Georgetown University’s Italian Research Institute hosted, “The Role of the Writer: a Dialogue,” in the Intercultural Center Auditorium on April 18. With Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, recipient of the 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature. According to the Nobel Institute, the award was given to ...

Online petition asks APS to end iPad program

Online petition asks APS to end iPad program

Myles Rodriguez, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
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An online petition has recently appeared calling for the Arlington Public Schools (APS) K-5 1:1 iPad program to be shut down immediately. The Change.org petition has more than 250 supporters as of Thursday morning. The starters of the petition cite their reasons: “The 1:1/Digital Learning/Personalized programs, which put a personal iPad in the hand of elementary school children, over the past three years has not only cost millions for devices, ...

80’s dance a thing of the past

80’s dance a thing of the past

Carolyn Bradley, Co-Editor-In-Chief
March 20, 2017
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After anticipating an 80's themed dance set for March 10, the dance was canceled due to the lack of tickets sold by the junior class. The dance was originally set up to raise money for the junior class, with the main goal of making prom tickets less expensive for the future. In preparing for the dance, the junior class...

Creating ecosystems out of ecocolumns

Creating ecosystems out of ecocolumns

Carolyn Bradley, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
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Learning about ecosystems through textbooks and videos was not enough for Ms. Maria Sotomayor’s IB Biology classes. Taking hands on learning to the next level, the IB Biology students created “ecocolumns” over the past month in order to learn about sustainable ecosystems. Ecocolumns are model ecosystems made out of ...

Report: APS Minority Achievement

Report: APS Minority Achievement

Matthew Herrity, Online Editor
February 27, 2017
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Arlington Public Schools (APS) has been ranked as one of the best school systems in the country. Niche.com ranked them as the top school in the state of Virginia, and the Washington Post ranked APS in the top three percent in the nation in their "Challenge Index." This report explores the performance of...

Demonstrating “A Day Without Immigrants”

Demonstrating “A Day Without Immigrants”

Abigail Presson, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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President Trump’s stances on immigration have always been controversial, but the debate came to a boil on February 16, as immigrants across the country refused to go to work. The demonstration, called “A Day Without Immigrants” by both participants and organizers, was created to show how busines...

D.C. monuments damaged with graffiti over holiday weekend

D.C. monuments damaged with graffiti over holiday weekend

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor
February 22, 2017
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Over the holiday weekend, three of the district's monuments were damaged with graffiti. Those memorials affected by this graffiti included the Washington Monument, the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. The vandalism consisted of scribbled messages in black marker at or near the landmarks. National...

Pippin takes the stage

Pippin takes the stage

February 13, 2017
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Pippin is a musical written by Stephen Schwartz in 1972 about a young prince trying to find his ‘corner of the sky.’ The story is loosely based around the historical figure, Pepin, who was the son of Frankish King Charlemagne and lived in the Early Middle Ages (769-811 AD) during the time period ...

#WLKindnessRevolution

#WLKindnessRevolution

Will LeHardy, Sports Editor
February 9, 2017
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Last week a revolution took place here at the school: a kindness revolution. The counseling department, led by Ms. Zarin Kapadia and Ms. Claudia Vasquez, joined other high schools across the country in Kindness Week, a national movement dedicated to spreading positivity and kindness. Our school’...

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