Crossed Sabres

Contrasting culture across countries

Map of students at the school who have lived abroad

Megan Goodell, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Arlington is a diverse area-- there are students who have lived all over the world, whether because they grew up in another country or they moved abroad for their parents’ jobs. Moving anywhere can be a difficult experience, but moving to another country can be especially difficult. While many students...

Students who sell

Snapshot of Lucy Nguyen's instagram posts of her pottery, which she dedicates a lot of time to outside of school.

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Typically, hobbies are seen as separate from jobs--one is viewed as bringing joy and relaxation, while the other is a means to make ends meet. Some students have already found a way to integrate these two things. Senior Sam Hollans runs six social media marketing accounts through Instagram. His biggest...

Black lives matter!

The Black Student Union at their movie night to see the movie Harriet. The club commonly holds out-of-school activities to connect what they talk about in the school to fun bonding activities.

Emily Newman, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

In 2013, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American boy, was shot and killed by a white man who received no legal punishment. This event led to the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, the widely-known protest and campaign for racial equality. Beginning two years ago, students at the school...

The great outdoors

Outdoor Club members sit on a rock overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains on Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland. Hiking Sugarloaf was the clubs first outdoor activity.

Talley Schroeder, Design Editor

April 24, 2020

Junior Kellum Gowda stepped to the edge of the cliff and gazed upon the grand Blue Ridge Mountains that lay before him. He was on top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Frederick, Maryland, and was joined by 15 other members of the school’s Outdoor Club. Co-presidents and seniors Emily Newman and Ryan Odenwelder...

A teacher with strong morals

: Mr. Issa teaches sophomore grade-level and senior advanced placement (AP) English at our school. He has a distinct personal teaching style that is very skills-based.

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Web Editor

April 23, 2020

Not everyone can say that they would leave a grandiose lifestyle filled with excitement and travel and celebrities in order to educate. Mr. Danny Issa, however, is one of those few individuals who has done just that. Mr. Issa teaches sophomore English and senior AP English Literature and Composition...

Queued up: Jared Patron 

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

Nowadays, the debut of a musical career can start on a downloadable app on an iPhone with a catchy beat in the background and rushed lyrics. Arguably the most popular app for recording and putting your own music out to the world is SoundCloud, which is used by many young blossoming artists. SoundCloud ...

Meditation as a philosophical lesson

How the IB Philosophy class uniquely incorporates meditation

Emily Newman, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

To begin the meditation, students float face up in the surrounding water, held up in the arms of a classmate to release the strain of staying above water. With eyes closed, the goal is for students to meditate in the simulation of a womb. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Philosophy class meditates...

Culinary Arts and Sciences class rolling out the next big project

A meal offered by the Career Center's student-run food truck

Hannah Kennedy and Karenna Keane

January 30, 2020

On Friday, November 15, a game day for Yorktown High School, students poured into the stands, but some stopped before entering the stadium to purchase food. They bought their snacks not from the snack bar, but from Off the Pike, the student-run food truck owned by the Culinary Arts and Sciences clas...

Look what’s cooking at the Career Center

The logo on the cooking class at the Career Centers' personal food truck

Karenna Keane and Hannah Kennedy

January 28, 2020

Senior Frida Angeles starts her day by getting on the bus, but instead of getting off at school like most students, Angeles rides it to the Career Center. Once there, she passes through the cafeteria and enters the culinary arts classroom, which resembles a commercial kitchen. Angeles puts on her st...

The makeup of the class

The makeup of the class

Oscar Lujan, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2020

Education is meant to prepare students for the real world. Although a traditional education without career-specific classes readies students for their futures, Career Center classes allow students to delve deep into subjects that they are interested in and plan on pursuing as adults. The cosmetology prog...

Just plane cool

Just plane cool

Emily Newman, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2020

One minute students are in a classroom learning all the controls of a plane, the next they are flying one out of Leesburg Executive Airport. The Aviation Technology class at the Career Center allows sophomores, juniors and seniors to complete the first stage of becoming a pilot. With the completion of...

Indigenous people’s fight to be recognized

Carmen Bunker, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2020

The first Monday of November was met with outrage on social media. President Donald Trump declared November National American History and Founders Month. Since 1990, November was designated as National American Indian Heritage Month, approved by President George H. W. Bush. “[Indigenous Peoples...

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