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Going the extra mile: A Q&A with Charity Miles club president Sachi Cooper

Going the extra mile: A Q&A with Charity Miles club president Sachi Cooper

Ariya Nosouhian

November 29, 2016


Filed under Club Spotlight, Showcase, Style

Junior Sachi Cooper is the president of the Charity Miles Club. Q: What is the club about and what activities do you do? "We are a running team, a lot of charities have their own running teams that help fundraise for the charity. We are all going to choose a 5K and we've chosen to fundraise the...

Investment Club

Investment Club

Hannah Rosman, Opinion Editor

November 27, 2016


Filed under Club Spotlight, Showcase, Style

This club was started eight years ago by Charlie Argon, who was freshman at the time, and has been completely student run since then. Their number of members is constantly in flux, as members get busy with sports and other activities and then come back to the club. They have meetings roughly once or t...

Thanksgiving food traditions

Thanksgiving food traditions

Holland Forsythe

November 21, 2016


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“For my family it’s more about the leftovers. We take all the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans and make the ultimate day after feast. We probably put more effort into this than the actual thanksgiving dinner itself. My family isn’t a big fan of leftovers and one day we decided to cha...

Why doesn’t Thanksgiving have music?

Why doesn’t Thanksgiving have music?

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

The holiday season is almost upon us, and soon food, festivities and decorations will be thrust upon us until late December. It seems that the day after Halloween, the focus shifts almost instantaneously towards Thanksgiving; dinner plans are made, turkeys are bought and kindergarteners start preparing...

Star gazing at its peak this week

Star gazing at its peak this week

Abigail Presson, Staff Writer

November 17, 2016


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Throughout history, the human race has had a fascination with space.  People looked up at the moon, and they went there.  They studied the stars and planets. We can get used to some of the incredible views we see in the sky, but sometimes astronomical events happen to once again draw our attention. ...

Quiz: What holiday are you?

Quiz: What holiday are you?

Anika Bahl, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2016


Filed under Interactive, Style

One with nature: Fall excursions you shouldn’t miss

One with nature: Fall excursions you shouldn’t miss

Paloma Paras, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

Not many places have the ability to undergo each of the four seasons to the full extent, however in Virginia, the weather becomes cold and the leaves turn red as summer transforms into fall. There are many places for outdoor activities that let people enjoy the current season and connect with nature....

Q&A with royalty

Q&A with royalty

Fiona Turner, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

What does it mean to you that you were nominated for homecoming court? Carolyn: Homecoming queen means that I get to keep the journalism royalty legacy alive, and that’s important for me. (Note: “legacy” refers to the fact that for the last three years the Homecoming king or queen has been f...

How do teens celebrate Halloween?

How do teens celebrate Halloween?

October 31, 2016


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Every year on October 31, people around the world celebrate Halloween with neighbors, friends and family. Children enjoy many different Halloween traditions like trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins, but there may be an age when they start to grow out of it. As teenagers grow up, they may start to cele...

Pumpkin, spice and everything nice

Pumpkin, spice and everything nice

Abigail Presson, Staff Writer

October 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Specials, Style

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...

“Hidden Figures” steps into spotlight

“Hidden Figures” steps into spotlight

Abigail Presson, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


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Hidden Figures seems to have been on the fast track to success from the beginning.  Before the book was even published, a movie was in the works, which is something that you don’t normally see - after all, you’d probably want to know how people react to the book before you start paying to make a m...

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