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From Russia with love

From Russia with love

Sam Bender-Prouty, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017

The Donald Trump administration has an unusually close relationship with Vladimir Putin’s Russia, one that might threaten years of U.S. policy. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, is well known for his ties to Russia. Over his 10 years in control of the...

Why the December break should be called winter break

Why the December break should be called winter break

December 23, 2016

With the holidays quickly approaching, more and more students are feeling excited for the holiday season. The break means time off from school, spending time with family, and many times, it means good food. However, along with the positivity of the holiday season comes a little bit of controversy: Sh...

The case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sam Bender-Prouty, Staff Writer

December 19, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement among twelve Pacific nations that, if ratified, would promote economic growth, support the creation of jobs, raise living standards and lower poverty. Both major-party candidates, including President-elect Donald Trump, railed against it in the...

Letter from APS School Board

Letter from APS School Board

Nancy Van Doren, School Board Chair

December 16, 2016

Dear Crossed Sabres Editors,   I am writing on behalf of the Arlington School Board in response to Matthew Herrity’s Opinion piece in the December 7, 2016 edition of Crossed Sabres.   Mr. Herrity’s piece is well-written and passionate and we thank him for his letter.  We welcome and encourage all stud...

Open Letter to the School Board

Open Letter to the School Board

Matthew Herrity, Online Editor

December 7, 2016

Dear Arlington County School Board, Hung on the walls of your building are your Core Values: “Excellence, Integrity, Diversity, Collaboration, Accountability and Sustainability.” Last Thursday, you voted, in a unanimous 5-0 decision, to abandon all of these values with your passage of High School Bo...

When colleges come to town

When colleges come to town

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2016

In the midst of college application season, seniors have a lot on their plates. They have challenging classes, standardized tests, supplements, extracurriculars and were given the stress-inducing task of deciding on their senior quote, so it seems surprising that they would give their time to option...

Young Dems and Reps make arguments for Tuesday

Young Dems and Reps make arguments for Tuesday

November 7, 2016

With Election Day tomorrow we asked representatives from Washington-Lee's Young Republicans and Young Democrats to write a short essay advocating for their candidates.

Been there, done that

Been there, done that

Jordi Kassa and Alice Naland

September 24, 2016

Class of 2020, Welcome to high school! Throw away everything you have heard; nothing beats experiencing it yourself. However, high school is not as intimidating as it may sound. Sure, lots of things are different, and you have probably never been in a school with this many kids before, but that is...

Pokemon Go or no?

Pokemon Go or no?

Hannah Rosman, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2016

Card games like war, bridge and poker are all famous rainy day activities, but now there is a card game that has turned into an outdoor phenomenon. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play reality game developed by Niantic. The goal of the game is to, as the motto of the game says, “catch ’em all” and adva...

Combatting student stress

Combatting student stress

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

July 7, 2016

“High school is supposed to help students prepare for college,” seems to be a common sentiment among adults in modern society. However, the pressure and expectations are constantly put on students may increase amount of stress students already currently experience. In recent years, there has been...

Looking up instead of down

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

June 30, 2016

Cell phone addiction is a growing issue portrayed to affect mostly teens everywhere. Although, Time Magazine found that 84 percent of adults failed to go an entire day without their phones. Walk the halls of any school or enter a classroom and you will find thousands of kids on their cellphones. Accor...

Proximity control: Does your location have an effect on your acceptance to college?

Proximity control: Does your location have an effect on your acceptance to college?

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

June 28, 2016

High schoolers have been shaped by a variety of experiences, including academic studies, volunteer work and extracurricular activities in preparation for college. According to U.S. News, America has some of the best colleges in the world and a 66 percent rate of students attending. Chances are at the end of e...

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