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The march against climate change

The march against climate change

Kate Wilcox and Sam Evans, Staff Reporters

October 30, 2019

On Friday, September 20, thousands of students came from many different schools into the major cities to march against climate change. The students carried signs and posters detailing the changes that they want the government to make to better address the issue of climate change. Young people are concer...

Making a difference

Making a difference

Abigail Presson, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2019

The Arlington County Fire Department (ACFD) plays a key role in the community, capable of responding to everything from fire alarms and medical issues to swiftwater rescues and hazardous materials incidents. The department utilizes a variety of apparatus and serves the entire county, as well as assis...

The generals brigade

The generals brigade

Carmen Bunker and Karenna Keane, Staff Reporters

October 28, 2019

It’s Friday night and students from every grade come together as one, dressed in a common theme, cheering together as a football flies through the air. All of this spirit, the themes, the chanting, stems from one club: the Generals Brigade.     “We’re trying to rally a lot of people to go to all sp...

The price we pay for a “shining” diploma

The price we pay for a “shining” diploma

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Web editor

October 28, 2019

To the average student, it seems that there is always the same subconscious voice in their head telling them what will look best on their college resúme. For many, this is how decisions are made. A breakfast-loving student figures that joining that Pancake Club will not help them when it comes time to...

IB art leaves a legacy

IB art leaves a legacy

Megan Goodell, Keyli Ruiz, Staff Reporters

October 18, 2019

When you walk down the hallways at school you see beautiful unique murals filled with color instead of boring, gray walls. Most of the murals are done by the students in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Visual Arts II class. This year, however, the class faced a special challenge because of the name c...

Lights, camera, camera, camera, action!

Lights, camera, camera, camera, action!

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2019

If you have been haunted by the “back to school” signs at your local Target for the last couple of weeks, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. September annually signifies the release of Apple’s newest technological creations. Although in past years there have been some underwhelm...

School calendar shift

School calendar shift

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor

October 17, 2019

Since the 1980s, Virginia schools have opened after Labor Day because of a law nicknamed the “Kings Dominion Law.”  This law has nothing to do with improving education outcomes; rather, it was designed for the benefit of the tourism industry by extending the time teens could visit amusement par...

Tall Girl falls short

Talley Schroeder, Design Editor

October 16, 2019

This past September, Netflix released their new teen romance film “Tall Girl”. The film received a score of 28 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and criticism before it even officially came out. The arrival of yet another teen rom-com sparked controversy and backlash due to what critics consider a lack...

Bakeshop provides a unique job opportunity for students

Bakeshop provides a unique job opportunity for students

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor

October 15, 2019

When Bakeshop first opened in 2010, owner Justin Stegall viewed the gray pillar in its center as an eyesore, a necessary evil that blocked the open feel of the shop. When Stegall received his first few cards of thanks from children and neighborhood residents, he realized the pillar would be an ideal pl...

Young people are angry, and rightly so

Young people are angry, and rightly so

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2019

Across the globe fires are burning, destroying the Amazon rainforest and other vital wildlife and lands. Glaciers are melting at alarming rates, contributing to the rise of the sea level. Hurricanes, such as Dorian, are devastating communities and accelerating the refugee crisis. Biodiversity is shrinki...

Is overcrowding at school what it seems?

Hannah Kennedy & Emily Newman, Staff Reporters

October 12, 2019

Overcrowding in Washington-Liberty high school has been a major topic of discussion  for a while, but this year student numbers aren’t affecting overcrowding. As student numbers continue to stay consistent, or even decrease, each department of staff has lost at least one teacher. Inevitably, it is ...

Spider-Man: Far from over

Spider-Man: Far from over

Luke Holland, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

After two painfully-long years since everyone’s favorite web slinger starred in a standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, finally swings back to theaters in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film introduced a new villain and developed existing characters, as well as establis...

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