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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

Meditation as a philosophical lesson

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

Culinary Arts and Sciences class rolling out the next big project

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

Look what’s cooking at the Career Center

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...

Virginia goes blue

Kate Wilcox, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2020

On November 5, 2019, the state of Virginia turned Democratic for the first time in 26 years. Democrats now control both houses in the Virginia General Assembly, flipping two seats in the state Senate and five in the House of Representatives.  “I think [the election results] were really good, I think the ...

IB film students nominated best in their category

IB film students nominated best in their category

Megan Goodell, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2020

Six students competed at the All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) an invitational film festival in New York City, New York in October. The AAHSFF is the biggest high school film festival in the country and students come from all over the country to compete. Their film, titled An “Unexpected State of...

Our new pronoun policy

Staff

January 16, 2020

Earlier this year, Arlington Public Schools (APS) announced a new Policy Implementation Procedure (PIP) that would, among other things, establish each student’s right to be referred to by the pronoun of their choice. This decision, while divisive in some parts of the community, was a step forward f...

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

Abigail Presson, Editor-in-Chief

October 28, 2019

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