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Arlington born and raised

Arlington born and raised

October 4, 2016


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Arlington native and history teacher Ms. Kira Jordan, returns to the school after graduating in the early 2000s. Growing up here has allowed Ms. Jordan to view Arlington’s transformation first-hand. This includes the student population. “[Students] are a lot more stressed. There wasn’t so m...

Students in the Community: Cleats for Bare Feets

Students in the Community: Cleats for Bare Feets

July 21, 2016


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Soccer, also known as football, is the most played sport in the world and is an integral aspect of many countries’ cultures. However, not everyone who wants to play the “beautiful game” has access to equipment. Thousands of kids in underdeveloped areas do not have gear, forcing them to create ma...

Senior Teddy Herbert and the recruiting process

Senior Teddy Herbert and the recruiting process

April 28, 2016


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What do you feel was the most challenging part of the recruiting process? The waiting and playing game after game without getting good looks from college coaches.  Some tournaments were better attended by coaches and scouts than others.   What qualities do you think coaches look...

An antarctic expedition

An antarctic expedition

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016


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Why did you want to take part in the expedition? “I'm going through a program called Polar Trec and what they do is they match teachers with researchers in Arctic and Antarctic locations. What really appealed to me about the program is that I could still be a teacher and bring that experience...

Senior Assassins coordinator Henry Mai

Senior Assassins coordinator Henry Mai

Will Siegal, Managing and Sports Editors

April 7, 2016


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Henry Mai organizes the senior game of "Assassins" in which students try to eliminate each other each day. Each day has a different safety, or thing that will not allow them to get out. Students are assigned a target and use socks to tap them out when their target does not have their safety on. Past...

Interview with track coach, Mr. William Drake

Interview with track coach, Mr. William Drake

March 7, 2016


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What is the biggest challenge in being a track coach? The size of the team. It is difficult to design your workouts to fit the needs of the athlete when there are so many different ability levels.   What is the team’s goal this year? It’s a different goal for almost all the i...

Soccer star, Cayla White

Soccer star, Cayla White

Julia Posner, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


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Q: How long have you been playing soccer? A: I started when I was five, so for nine years. Q: What made you first decide to play soccer? A: My parents put me on a team at a very young age and I stuck with it. I fell in love with the game. Q: Do you hope to play soccer in college? A: Ye...

Teacher of the Year: Mr. Steven Brown

Teacher of the Year: Mr. Steven Brown

Will Siegal, Managing and Sports Editor

January 12, 2016


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History teacher Mr. Steven Brown has been named W-L Teacher of the Year. This is not the first honor for Mr. Brown this year, as he was also nominated for Leadership Arlington's 40 under 40. Mr. Brown moves onto the countywide competition for the honor of Arlington Public Schools Teacher of the Year,...

Cross Country: Jonny Jackson

Cross Country: Jonny Jackson

Hannah Rosman, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2015


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Q: Where did you go to middle school? A: JC Booth in Georgia. Q: How was your move from Georgia? A:It was pretty good, I guess. I mean, it’s just a move. Q: Why did you move? A: My dad is in the Army. So we move every two years. Q: Have you lived any cool places? A: I lived i...

Cross Country: Jordan Grimaldi

Cross Country: Jordan Grimaldi

Will Siegal, Managing/Sports Editor

October 11, 2015


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Senior Jordan Grimaldi has been running since sixth grade track. She recently won the Arlington County Championship at Bluemont Park with a time of 19:22, beating all competitors and the imminent pouring rain. As captain, she leads the team on stretches and interacts with other runners in a friendly...

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