Crossed Sabres

Applying to College Programs: How Can They Differ?

Paige Wheeler stands with the Junior 8 Varsity Boat at Canada Secondary Schools Rowing Association (CSSRA) championship. The Junior 8 won 3rd place.

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

Lucy Brookover preparing to run a team relay. She recently ran at States with the track team.

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 college board is held up near the counseling offices of the school. Students look at the board to gain ideas about their future.

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

Senior Conor Clark checks his email, which is often filled with unopened messages from numerous colleges, which sometimes mislead students.

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...

Different Shades of Faith

A cross is a symbol for Catholicism symbolizing the sacrifice Jesus made for humans.

Jay La Piana, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019

Throughout the world there are many different religions each with different sets of beliefs and practices.  At the school, there is a huge diversity of religion. At school there are many kids of different backgrounds that each have have their own beliefs; some may be religious while others may not ...

Engaging with the Internet in a healthy way

Junior Athena Butler-Christodoulou checks her phone before class. With the increase in the news that is accessible on phones and other technology, some people have become stressed about the impact that will have on them.

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

March 13, 2019

The speed of the Internet and the consequent rapid dissemination of the news means that people hear about global events, including violence and tragedy, quicker than in the past. While many students see the Internet and the speed with which news spreads as a good thing, others have concerns about its ...

Singing in the Snow

A poster for the Autumn Chorus performance.

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

As the lights dim, voices begin to float through the auditorium. The stage is empty of students. Heads turn toward the back of the room to find the voices are coming from the balcony. Twinkle, twinkle, little star they sing, low and high notes weaving together in harmony. The song ends, and the audienc...

Clubs to think about!

The It’s Academic! club gets ready for a competition.

Sophia Bailey, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

The school has over 175 clubs within it. Clubs involving politics, service, academics and hobby related topics. The “Operation Smile” club, the “She’s the First” club and the “It’s Academic!” club are only some examples of the extensive amount of clubs at the school. The Operatio...

TSA Jewelry Sale

Earrings that a student bought from the fundraiser. They are handmade and one of eight different unique styles.

Ra’Nya Taylor, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

The  Technology Student Association (TSA) club is having a jewelry sale where they sell laser cut earrings all through December while supplies last. TSA is a national organization for students. Ms. Danielle Meyer, engineering teacher and club sponsor, described it as a student version of the sta...

SCA for neighbors in need

One of the bags for the food drive provided by the Student Council Association (SCA). Each bag has a slip of paper on the front, telling people the number of points they can get for donating different things.

Annabel Phoel, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

Each year, the Student Council Association (SCA) hosts a food drive for Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). It may seem like it won’t matter, but the 527 cans they donated to the SCA this year really makes a difference. “Hunger can affect anyone,” AFAC communications director, Jeremiah ...

The Native American Outreach Club supports tribes in quest for equal treatment

Lamara Allen and Ryah Aziz selling dream catchers they made in the Native American Outreach Club.

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018

Native Americans are marginalized throughout the United States. The new Native American Outreach Club addresses this by giving support to Native American tribes that continue to face adversity today. “The club hopes to raise awareness of some of these struggles as well as raise money for the St...

Cash MUNey

The MUN club at WHMSMUN.

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018

Model United Nations (MUN) is a club centered on international problem solving. The school’s MUN club had their biggest conference of the year in early November. With more than 50 students in the club, MUN is one of the more active clubs at school. Students participate in  weekly meetings and monthly...

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