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Sophomore diagnoses medical mystery patient

Sophomore Alana McBride is greeted by stormtroopers during one long January stay in the hospital. McBride was later inspired to volunteer in patient care at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, doing the same job others had done for her.

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

April 30, 2019

Sophomore Alana McBride has a patient. She has several, actually. She considers every person she comforts and delivers flowers to in her job at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus to be a patient of hers. However, one patient is unique because McBride was able to diagnose her when 35 other doctors could n...

Beyond the Minimum

Ms. Scher helps two of her students with their calculus classwork during Generals Period.

Abdellah Mouslik, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

Math teacher Ms. Jennifer Scher gives one of her students a signed Generals Period pass to study for the upcoming calculus test. She smiles at her student and assures her that she is always welcome to the math teacher’s room for help at any time. Her student smiles and walks out, knowing she will get...

Diversity at School

Mr. Jimmy Carrasquillo, the school’s Hispanic Family Liaison, works with spanish speaking students to translate and work with them to make their time at the school better.

Natalie Daley, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

There are many students and families from all over the world at the school, and some of them do not speak English. That is where Mr. Jimmy Carrasquillo comes in.Mr. Carrasquillo comes in as the Hispanic Family Liaison at the school. He translates and helps those students and families to make their time...

Curtained cafeteria workers

Ms. Nampha retrieves fresh peppers from one the many refrigerators in the cafeteria to prepare a sandwich for the students of Washington-Lee.

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018

To the majority of students, lunch time is the most anticipated time of the day. When students go to the cafeteria they expect a lot, including a fast and timely lunch, well flavored food, and a diverse palette. However, no one seems to question how they receive these commodities. Most people do not...

Cycling through School

 Mr. Greg Butler races against competitors at the Full Moon Vista. He grips the handlebar tighter, tucks in his elbows, and squints his eyes ahead to where he can nearly see the finish line.

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

Suddenly, he is interrupted by a wooden board that is about a foot tall. He swiftly gets off the bike, hoists it onto his shoulder, and sprints across the board. By the time he reaches the end of the board, he can almost taste the finish line. Pedaling expeditiously, he concentrates on beating...

The Man Behind The Curtain

Mr. Glenroy joining in the fun at the Homecoming Dance of 2018. Though he works all day at the school, he still finds time to help out the students after school hours.

Sophia Bailey, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

Mr. Glenroy Williams, commonly known as Mr. Glenroy, treads through the empty hallway, smiling at the few stragglers filing out of the building. Attached to his hip, a small music player fills his ears with Reggae music and urges him to dance and sing along as he cleans up after the messy students. ...

Get Your Head (Back) in the Game

Dr. James Siddall, school psychologist and Assistant Coach of the freshman football team.

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

November 26, 2018

“Sup man?” Dr. Siddall asks a student who is leaning in the doorway of his office. The boy asks, “You got candy?” Siddall laughs, rolls his eyes, and grabs the bowl on his desk filled with M&Ms, Snickers, Butterfingers, and other various sweets. “Yeah.” The student waves wit...

Senior Year Struggles

Senior CeCe Collinson smiles at the camera while sitting in the stands with the rest of the marching band.

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2018

The bell rings, ending seventh period, but senior CeCe Collinson’s hectic day has just begun. The marching band hurries to stand on the football field, Collinson among them, preparing to blast music towards empty bleachers. The band members move in a complicated pattern, mysterious and unknown to the o...

A new form of watching football highlights

Alves browsing Instagram and working on his latest post.

Hugo Bell, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018

Henry Alves gets home from school, eagerly starting work on his latest Steelers video. Tens of thousands of followers are waiting, monitoring their Instagram feed. He has gone through this routine hundreds of times, created hundreds of football posts, and soon he will have completed the process once...

Humans Of Washington-Lee

Humans Of Washington-Lee

Holland Forsythe, Staff Reporter

January 18, 2017

Will Michalowski

Will Michalowski

Holland Forsythe

January 18, 2017

“I don’t really take anything seriously, I just joke around all the time. I don’t know, I just try to have fun; Sometimes it’s not good, because like you’re supposed to be really serious sometimes.”

Olivia Jazwick

Olivia Jazwick

Holland Forsythe

January 18, 2017

“I love sharing music with people because I love when I can connect with people on a personal level. My dad loves the 70’s, he loves classic rock, and basically everything on the face of the earth. I remember when I was little he would always play the Beatles for me in the car and be like ‘this ...

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