Crossed Sabres

Things get wild in Animal Sciences

One of the many birds, KJ loves to hold hands with students.

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018

As Arlington Public Schools (APS) changes and expands, more opportunities are coming. One of these opportunities comes in the form of a bird named KJ, who can say hello and goodbye, and even shake your hand. Animal Sciences, a course offered at the career center, gives students the opportunity to car...

Visiting Scripps College

Visiting Scripps College

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

May 15, 2017

Scripps College is an all women’s college, a part of the Claremont Consortium (The 5Cs or Claremont Colleges), in the small town of Claremont, California. Scripps is a very small liberal arts school with less than 1,000 students enrolled. While most small liberal arts colleges stand alone, Scri...

Monique’s March

Monique's March

Olivia Sklenka and Will Lehardy

February 24, 2017

     February marks the start of an important time for African Americans all over the country. Black History Month is a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. This event originated from the “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson ...

What are you thankful for?

“Well, I am thankful for memes,” sophomore Iain Ramsey said.

Olivia Sklenka, Hannah Rosman, and Paloma Paras

November 22, 2016

With October being over and the spookiness of Halloween subsiding, it is time to start thinking about the important things in your life. November is the month to be grateful. What are you thankful for?

Ukulele Club

Ukulele Club

Ariya Nosouhian, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2016

Sophomore Cate Hogan is the president of the Ukulele Club. Q: What is Ukulele club about? "It’s about learning about Ukulele, teaching about it, learning new songs that people like, and generally having fun together."   Q: What do you do in the club? "Introduce people to the instrument and different...

Brighter future after “Light the Night” event

Members of Team Juliana get ready for the big walk

Anika Bahl, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2016

On October 15, the Cancer Education and Action Club (CEA) took its members to the Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. for the annual Light the Night Walk to raise money for research towards leukemia and lymphoma. This was the club’s biggest event of the year, and members raised a total of $5,473. Th...

Pumpkin, spice and everything nice

Pumpkin, spice and everything nice

Abigail Presson, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016

The return of pumpkin spice flavored foods and drinks is anxiously awaited every year.  The flavor seems to have become an autumn staple, like the leaves changing color or the weather getting cooler and crisper.  It didn’t take long for businesses to catch on to the trend, dropping pumpkin-flavor...

Peculiar pets of W-L

Peculiar pets of W-L

October 13, 2016

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The modern world’s love of science fiction

Alice Bell, Features Editor

March 28, 2016

Eighty years ago, color television had it debut. Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong took a small step into a bright and strange new world. Forty years ago, Luke and Leia met for the first time. Twenty years ago, pocket-sized computers were fictional. Today, however, the boundaries between science fiction...

A LEED-er in environmentally-conscious building

Alice Bell, Features Editor

January 8, 2016

In a small Virginian county, every morning from September until June, about 6,500 high schoolers enter very unique buildings to learn. They sit under solar and green roofs, use waterless urinals and dual flush toilets and learn in naturally lit, geothermally heated libraries, labs and classrooms. These...

Black Lives Matter in D.C.

Black Lives Matter in D.C.

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

October 28, 2015

On October 12, Jason Goolsby, a freshman in college, was standing outside a bank in the district determining whether or not to get money. Moments after arriving at the bank, he started to hear police cars coming his way. Goolsby took off running and was tackled and arrested by two police officers. All of ...

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