Crossed Sabres

A year after Parkland

Juniors Darsey Trudo, Edie Lamantia and Ellie Lamantia shout during 2019's walkout against gun violence and march down Pennsylvania Avenue. Trudo was one of four juniors who planned the school’s participation in the walkout.

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

Junior Holland Forsythe works on a math test.

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

Senior Andrew Cabalu navigates his Canvas page on his school Macbook. Canvas was first used in APS at the beginning of last school year.

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?

Jude Law and Eddie Redmayne play Albus Dumbledore and Newt Scamander in this sequel to the first Fantastic Beasts movie.

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

The pie shop Livin' the Pie Life, where my family purchased the vegan apple and cherry pies.

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

People wait in line at Ballston Mall to see what is new in theaters. The Grinch made approximately $66 million during the first weekend of its release.

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 ...

Can’t stand it

Senior Owen Potts stands for Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of their busy day. As staying seated for the pledge has become a popular form of protest, some have been offended by students’ choices not to stand.

Hannah Rosman, Editor in Chief

November 18, 2018

Every morning, the bell indicating start of class rings and an administrator’s voice comes over the speakers, asking that the students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance with them. Some students stand and mumble along, some stand silently, and some choose to not stand at all. In 1943 the Supre...

Words of wisdom

Hannah Rosman is the Editor-in-Chief of the Crossed Sabres Newspaper. This is her fourth year at the school and her fourth year on the newspaper.

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2018

Go For It Dear Freshmen, Welcome and congratulations on getting through middle school! Regardless of your experiences during the past three years, things only get better from here. During high school, you will not only make new friends and grow as a student, but you’ll develop skills that will...

Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past

Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

July 24, 2018

The episode opens on a busy street, with a young boy selling beer for twenty-five cents. The camera crew catches him marketing his beer to random pedestrians, some who ignore him and some who question him for his illegal behavior. He yells to one woman waiting for the street light to change, “This...

Cardi B good or Cardi B bad

Cardi B good or Cardi B bad

July 10, 2018

Before Cardi B was the famous and talented female rapper she is today, Belcalis Almanzar was a club dancer from the Bronx who participated in a lot of gang activity, which is where she got her mental toughness and confidence that she uses in her music. Cardi B lived a difficult life with domestic viol...

TMI to IT Industry

Ms. Alexandra Ott is a special education teacher who came from teaching for one year with DC Public Schools.  Q: What differences do you expect between elementary and high school? A: So my previous school was an all special education school, last year I taught elementary school kids ages 8-12 with various disabilities. This is a very different setting because I now have older kids, the severity of the disabilities that I worked with last year was more than it is here so the learning environment might be a little easier. The skills that I teach will also be different. Here I teach English, World History , and Biology.   Q: Why do you teach Special Education? A: When I was in high school I did best buddies and I was paired with a girl that had cerebral palsy. Before that I didn’t know how to act around people with disabilities because I had never had any experience with them. So once I got to know her I realized that she was really cool and had so much to offer. We are still friends to this day and she knows that she is my inspiration and the reason that I do what I do. Q: What are you looking forward to and what are you nervous about? A: I’m really excited about getting to know my students, I can’t wait for when everyone comes in and I can build relationships with them and give them my full self. I’m nervous about learning all the new arlington county paperwork and procedures and I’m a little nervous about being too friendly because I’m normally very laid back and I want to be an authority figure as well.

Anika Bahl, News Editor

July 3, 2018

Anyone who has even been taking the occasional peak at the headlines on any major news outlet in the last few months knows the meaning of the phrase ‘Cambridge Analytica’. It is the name of the company who, during the 2016 election cycle, gained access to the private information of more than 87 million Facebook users, which was later used to target them with digital advertisements. This leaves us, the generati...

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