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“Dumbo” was a dumb choice for Burton

“Dumbo” was a dumb choice for Burton

Hannah Rosman, Editor in Chief

April 25, 2019

Tim Burton is a dark director who is popular for his eccentric horror movies and magical dramas. He is best known for his cult classics like “Edward Scissorhands”, as well as his animated features like “Corpse Bride”. Throughout all of the movies Burton has directed, from fantastical adaptations li...

Arlington’s tolerance of conservatives

Arlington’s tolerance of conservatives

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

March 27, 2019

In the country’s polarized political climate, some members of the community feel that it is less acceptable to hold conservative views than liberal ones in Arlington. Northern Virginia’s liberalism, sometimes seen by others as a positive aspect of the area, may have created an unwelcoming environm...

On board or on skiis?

On board or on skiis?

Anika Bahl, News Editor

March 26, 2019

As the peak of the winter season winds down, after a series of long weekends made that much more enjoyable by snow, many students and their families have taken trips to nearby ski resorts to enjoy one of the most popular hobbies of this time of year. However, on the slopes, a longstanding rivalry has been...

HERoes

HERoes

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019

She walks up the steps in a deep blue coat, beaming into the camera. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s brief cameo at the end of the movie “On the Basis of Sex,” which tackles telling her story, was for me the most powerful moment in an incredibly compelling movie. The movie begins with Felicity Jones, who pl...

How your feed influences your politics

How your feed influences your politics

Annabel Phoel, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2019

From the government shutdown to the black-and-white optics at the State of the Union address, the political divisions in the United States right now are clear. While polarizing figures in Washington, D.C., are at least partially to blame for the rift in American society, other forces like the news and ...

A year after Parkland

A year after Parkland

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2019

The House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on gun violence in nearly a decade on February 6. The room was filled with student activists, most wearing shirts with “March For Our Lives” printed across the front. Students waited in line for nearly three hours to get into ...

It’s just the weigh things are

It’s just the weigh things are

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

March 15, 2019

My three years at the school have taught me many things. I’ve learned to write essays in one night, get ready in five minutes and that the cafeteria red velvet cookies don't taste any different from the rest of the flavors. More importantly though, I’ve learned that testing is a huge part of high ...

Why Canvas is growing on me

Why Canvas is growing on me

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

February 19, 2019

The new school software has been a subject of debate ever since it was released at the beginning of last school year. When Canvas was introduced, I, like most people, wondered why Google Classroom had to be replaced. I was angered by the fact that Arlington Public Schools (APS) decided to replace a perf...

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald– Cinema Magic?

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald– Cinema Magic?

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018

The newest addition to the “Fantastic Beasts” movie franchise may have a handsome young Dumbledore, but other aspects of the film may be a punch-in-the-face to long-time Harry Potter fans. The whole “Fantastic Beasts” world takes place in the same universe as Harry Potter, even in the sa...

A vegan Thanksgiving

A vegan Thanksgiving

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

December 9, 2018

Every year when the holidays approach, I find myself dreading meals with friends and family. Being a vegetarian who’s making an honest attempt to become fully vegan, I try to pass up animal products as much as possible. When everyone around you still eats meat, eggs and dairy, things can get a lit...

Merry Grinch-mas

Merry Grinch-mas

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching and the weather getting colder, it seems like time to take out “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, cuddle up on the couch and continue with my family’s tradition. This year may mark the beginning of a new tradition with the family-friendly, 2018 animated film, “The ...

News you can tolerate

News you can tolerate

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018

Each school class has a meme that could easily represent what’s going on among the students. The images take a satirical approach at presenting these generally dreary topics.   By this time in the year the freshmen believe they have become acclimated to the school, and they talk of middle school as if it is years behind them. In ...

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