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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...

Get with the program

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor

June 23, 2016

Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) classes are put into place to challenge exceptional students. It can be noted students at the school are strongly encouraged to take at least one AP or IB course during their time in high school. However, are these types of classes really ...

Laugh more, stress less

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

June 21, 2016

The common belief among adults is that high school is supposed to help students prepare for the rigorous studies of college. While this may be true, the pressure and expectations, constantly put on students increase the amount of stress students experience. With my junior year finally coming to a...

College Board cartel

College Board cartel

Matthew Herrity, Online Editor

June 14, 2016

John F. Kennedy once said in a speech on the American Press, “the very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society, and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.” When I heard this quote in freshman year it ...

Community takes aim at new gun store

Community takes aim at new gun store

Matthew Herrity, Online Editor

May 16, 2016

There’s a heated debate going on in the “People’s Republic of Arlington” a name given our county for it’s overwhelmingly liberal citizenry. On one side, there is the gun-selling father daughter management team of Lauren and Dennis Pratte; on the other, a petition-wielding community of activists from Lyo...

Crippling stress of the high school student

Crippling stress of the high school student

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

May 2, 2016

“High school is supposed to help students prepare for college, not hurt them!” Goes the saying in modern society. However, it seems as though the pressure and expectations that are constantly put on students hurt more them than help. From my experience, school can become so overwhelming to the point...

Hit snooze, it’s healthier: The controversy over AM classes

Hit snooze, it’s healthier: The controversy over AM classes

Alice Bell, Features Editor

April 27, 2016

The majority of students’ days extend from 8:19 a.m. to 3:01 p.m. However, four classes, known as A.M. classes, meet beginning at 7:30 a.m., and allow their students out a full period early every other day. Those students make a trade off, promising to secure their own transportation and arrive at...

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