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Considering if IB right for you

Considering if IB right for you

Anika Bahl, News Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As second quarter draws to close, it is once again that time of year during which sophomores have to make the decision on whether they will go into the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for their junior and senior years. Students have the option of doing full or partial IB, which essentially determi...

United States taken by storm

United States taken by storm

Tatiana Rivera and Gus Nathanson, Staff writers

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

In the past three months, the United States has become very familiar with the names Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. Now, none of those names need any introduction anywhere in the United States, because four hurricanes with those names ravaged the Houston area, South Florida, and Puerto Rico. The United...

Too JUUL for school

Too JUUL for school

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

December 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

Arlington Public Schools “prohibits smoking or use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on school property by anyone or at any time” according to the School Board Policy 25-1.3, 25-1.7 and the school’s student handbook. However, students have still been using e-cigarettes/vapes on school pr...

Giving thanks assembly style

Giving thanks assembly style

Will Lehardy & Johnston French

December 5, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The Student Council Association’s (SCA) annual Thanksgiving assembly was held on Tuesday, November 21, in the auditorium. The assembly, which took many weeks of planning and preparation, showcased performances by the school’s music groups including the jazz band, the chamber orchestra, and the Madr...

Dreamer relief and assistance controversy

Dreamer relief and assistance controversy

Gus Nathanson and Tatiana Rivera

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

On September 5, President Donald Trump declared that he was going to discontinue the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program which provided documentation to Dreamers, or children of undocumented immigrants who were born in the United States. Trump gave Congress six months to draft an...

Cancer support through community action

Cancer support through community action

Holland Forsythe and Atashi Barua

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

October was Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting women. According to Breastcancer.org one in eight US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Students at the school have been personally affected by breast cancer and o...

Students lead school One Acts

Students lead school One Acts

Abigail Presson and Gwen Taplin

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Style

The One Act plays at the beginning of November gave students a chance to immerse themselves in the process of bringing a production to life on a stage. Students had complete control over designing the One Acts and put a lot of effort into getting them ready for a performance in front of an audience. Pro...

Saving the planet, one class at a time

Saving the planet, one class at a time

Hannah Rosman

October 12, 2017


Filed under Featured General, News, Top Stories

Mr. Ryan Miller has been teaching Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) and Geospatial Tools and Techniques (GTT) at the school for over a decade. Outside of school he is a part time meteorologist. He sometimes forecasts the weather for ABC-7 and for WTOP Radio. As the “resident weatherman” of...

New economics teacher is good investment

New economics teacher is good investment

Will LeHardy, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Economics and history teacher Mr. Robert Byrnes wasn’t always a teacher. A graduate of James Madison University with a degree in history and computer information systems, Byrnes originally worked at J. P. Morgan in the trade support division before making a career switch to education. “I decided that...

Back to class with Dr. Hoo

Back to class with Dr. Hoo

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Last year, Dr. Adam Hoo managed two jobs at once as both a freshman grade biology teacher and as an interim assistant principal. However, starting this September, Dr. Hoo has returned to the classroom as a sophomore earth science teacher. As an administrator, Dr. Hoo worked with students and staff to p...

IB leaving a legacy

IB leaving a legacy

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Former International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator, Mr. Chad DeMagistris moved to Shelburne, Vermont with his family this summer after 11 years of service at the school. Ms. Julie Cantor, who was an assistant principal at the school last year, has switched positions to fill the vacancy. Mr. DeMagistris’s...

Location chosen for new high school

Location chosen for new high school

September 19, 2017


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At a meeting on June 29, the School Board approved a plan that will add 1,300 new high school seats to Arlington Public Schools (APS). The seats will be located at the Career Center and the Education Center and can be found next to the David M. Brown Planetarium behind Washington-Lee High School, bot...

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