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Visiting Scripps College

Visiting Scripps College

Jordi Kassa, News Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Galleries, Photo-Ops, Showcase

Scripps College is an all women’s college, a part of the Claremont Consortium (The 5Cs or Claremont Colleges), in the small town of Claremont, California. Scripps is a very small liberal arts school with less than 1,000 students enrolled. While most small liberal arts colleges stand alone, Scri...

Tips for Senior Experience

Tips for Senior Experience

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Starting on May 20, hundreds of seniors will leave the confines of the classroom and venture off into the real world to work, intern or volunteer during Senior Experience. Senior Experience is an annual program that allows 12th graders the opportunity to make money and gain skills in lieu of going to...

The facts of sexual harassment

The facts of sexual harassment

May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

The Chainsmokers Album Review

The Chainsmokers Album Review

Carolyn Bradley, Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style

Song: The One         This song opens with a chorus of people singing, almost in a sad melody. This is also one of three explicit songs on the album as well. The singer in this song is expressing his guilt for being “selfish” and “drifting off.” As the song progresses, it appears to be a bre...

Yooka-Laylee: Worth the hype?

Yooka-Laylee: Worth the hype?

Myles Rodriguez, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The game Yooka-Laylee, developed by Playtonic Studios, is doing its fair share of dividing audiences across the Internet. Reviewers everywhere like to express wildly different opinions, as is the case with video game journalism, but with Yooka-Laylee, the reception is either referring to it as a true c...

Restriction of high school journalists

Restriction of high school journalists

Holland Forsythe
May 5, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Journalism plays an imperative role in maintaining a well informed society and has done so for hundreds of years. Despite their impressive impact, journalists are continually restricted and ridiculed. Today only 10 out of the 50 states include laws to protect high school journalists, Virginia is not on...

Science March and Climate March draw thousands to the district

Science March and Climate March draw thousands to the district

May 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Seniors take the W at SCA Olympics

Seniors take the W at SCA Olympics

Ariya Nosouhian
May 1, 2017
Filed under Galleries, Showcase

Spirit week ran between April 24-28 and included such spirit days as America Day, Tourist Tuesday, Wacky Tacky Wednesday, Class Colors Day and Generals' Pride. Clothed in their best class colors, students cheered on their class team members for the SCA Olympics in the stadium on Thursday, with the senior...

Spring play falls back in time

Spring play falls back in time

May 1, 2017
Filed under Galleries, Showcase

This year’s spring play, I Remember Mama, opened this week in the auditorium. The play chronicles the life of a Norwegian immigrant family living in San Francisco in the early 1900s. ...

The Role of the Writer event engages young authors

The Role of the Writer event engages young authors

April 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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 ...

What lies beneath the surface

What lies beneath the surface

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyle's Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Did you know, D.C.?, Showcase

Almost anyone who lives within the district can shed a light on the abundant amount of history that embodies our nation's capital, however, not everyone can shed that same light on all of the district's secrets. One of the most well-known buildings in D.C. area is the Capitol Building. On the last...

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