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Cancer support through community action

Cancer support through community action

Holland Forsythe and Atashi Barua

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories, 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, Showcase, 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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Students anticipate unusually early Homecoming

Students anticipate unusually early Homecoming

Anika Bahl, News Editor

September 8, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

One of the most classic traditions in the back-to-school season, Homecoming week, comes early this year, with spirit days starting on Monday. In fact, it will be taking place on the second week of school itself. As the school’s Homecoming festivities usually take place the latest in the county, as ev...

Outcry over 13 Reasons Why

Outcry over 13 Reasons Why

Holland Forsythe, Opinion editor

July 10, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

  Arlington Public Schools (APS) sent an email to parents on Friday, April 21 cautioning the viewing of the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The email mentions that critics who have said the show “romanticizes or glamorizes suicide but gives no healthy alternative to kids struggling wit...

Expanding Arlington

Expanding Arlington

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

June 21, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

This month, the School Board will vote on a plan to add 1,300 new high school seats in order to lower overcrowding in the Arlington Public School (APS) system. Enrollment in APS is expected to continue to grow, which is why the school system has begun to take measures to add elementary and middle school...

The facts of sexual harassment

The facts of sexual harassment

May 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Sexual harassment, despite being ignored for years, is one topic that seems to now constantly be in the news. From Bill Cosby to Bill O’Reilly, legal action is finally being taken against high-profile predators, and programs are now in place for incidents that strike closer to home. One frighten...

Science March and Climate March draw thousands to the district

Science March and Climate March draw thousands to the district

May 3, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Crowds of protesters gathered in the district and in numerous other cities around the world on April 22, also known as Earth Day, for the March for Science. While from its name people may assume that the March for Science would be an exclusive event for scientists or otherwise devoted science-enth...

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