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The march against climate change

The march against climate change

Kate Wilcox and Sam Evans, Staff Reporters

October 30, 2019

On Friday, September 20, thousands of students came from many different schools into the major cities to march against climate change. The students carried signs and posters detailing the changes that they want the government to make to better address the issue of climate change. Young people are concer...

Making a difference

Making a difference

Abigail Presson, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2019

The Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) plays a key role in the community, capable of responding to everything from fire alarms and medical issues to swiftwater rescues and hazardous materials incidents. The department utilizes a variety of apparatus and serves the entire county, as well as assis...

The generals brigade

The generals brigade

Carmen Bunker and Karenna Keane, Staff Reporters

October 28, 2019

It’s Friday night and students from every grade come together as one, dressed in a common theme, cheering together as a football flies through the air. All of this spirit, the themes, the chanting, stems from one club: the Generals Brigade.     “We’re trying to rally a lot of people to go to all sp...

IB art leaves a legacy

IB art leaves a legacy

Megan Goodell, Keyli Ruiz, Staff Reporters

October 18, 2019

When you walk down the hallways at school you see beautiful unique murals filled with color instead of boring, gray walls. Most of the murals are done by the students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts II class. This year, however, the class faced a special challenge because of the name c...

Bakeshop provides a unique job opportunity for students

Bakeshop provides a unique job opportunity for students

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor

October 15, 2019

When Bakeshop first opened in 2010, owner Justin Stegall viewed the gray pillar in its center as an eyesore, a necessary evil that blocked the open feel of the shop. When Stegall received his first few cards of thanks from children and neighborhood residents, he realized the pillar would be an ideal pl...

Work it!

Work it!

Karina Lazorchak and Annabel Phoel

June 4, 2019

As the school year wraps up, another tradition approaches for the school’s seniors— Senior Experience. Instead of going to class, students must complete 75 hours of work during the three weeks, whether they spend it at an internship, job or use the time to accomplish something noteworthy, like writ...

The importance of sustainability

The importance of sustainability

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

May 20, 2019

The concept of environmental sustainability is a topic that is rarely spoken of in everyday conversation. It has been a notable trend that the general public takes it for granted, and merely assumes that the environment will keep functioning and working to benefit the people of the world. The studen...

Alternatives to college

Alternatives to college

Simon Espejo, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019

College is a word that high school students hear often, whether it be from their parents, teachers or friends. However, for some students, college is not the right choice, and there are plenty of alternatives after high school to consider. For some, enlisting in the military is a good option. Others might ...

Applying to College Programs: How Can They Differ?

Applying to College Programs: How Can They Differ?

Talley Schroeder, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2019

As students approach junior and senior year, the intensifying pressure of college and their future begins to get to closer and closer. Juniors begin to take the Scholastic Assessment Test (SATs)  or American College Testing (ACTs) assessments, and seniors begin their applications to colleges. Some ...

Athletic Recruiting

Athletic Recruiting

Hugo Bell, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

Every year, tens of thousands of high school students get recruited for collegiate level athletics. There are 347 Division I, more than 300 Division II, and more than 440 Division III colleges encompassing more than 460,000 student athletes. High schoolers all over the country are competing to get re...

The hardships of applying to college

The hardships of applying to college

Sophia Bailey, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

From the minute students start high school, they are told how to prepare for college. Students are bombarded with information having to do with careers, colleges and classes to take. From day one, students say they are stressed beyond relief of the thought of college. Arlington is an extremely compe...

Unsolicited college emails

Unsolicited college emails

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2019

All students are asked to give their email when signing up for Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB),  SAT, ACT and PSAT testing, but what many do not expect is receiving incessant emails afterward from colleges looking for applicants. These colleges tend to be ones that students a...

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