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It’s music festival season

Atashi Barua

June 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Festival season has finally arrived, and upcoming music festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Broccoli City Festival, Buzz Beach Ball, Arise Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival have many people excited for the summer 2018. As the school year ends, many students are looking forward to attendin...

Winter Guard

Winter Guard

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a successful season, the school’s winter guard deserves to be recognized for the tight knit and supportive group it is. Their fierce but familial attitude differs from the feeling of many other sports, making it something special that the school should be more aware of. Winter guard is a ...

Curse broken? Caps make Stanley Cup Finals

Curse broken? Caps make Stanley Cup Finals

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

The final buzzer sounded, and the city of Washington, D.C. went into an uproar. This happened on May 23, when the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the score of 4-0 to advance to the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Finals for th...

Sophomore class uses social media to raise awareness for mental health

Sophomore class uses social media to raise awareness for mental health

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018


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Millions of people suffer from mental illnesses, many of whom are teenagers. As May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, the sophomore class has taken to Instagram, a popular social media platform, to advocate for those dealing with mental disorders. Posts of green ribbons (the symbol for mental health a...

Rap group takes radio

Rap group takes radio

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

Local rap group Concept Collective, also known simply as Concept, will be interviewed on radio station WPGC 95.5 on Friday, May 18. The group is comprised largely of students and alums of the school. For example, Diego Holmes-Bonilla, Larry Carpenter, Julian Hinkson, and Eric Lusby are seniors and memb...

Senior night traditions continue

Senior night traditions continue

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As spring sports season comes to an end, each team is taking the time to appreciate and thank their seniors. In a long-held tradition known as Senior Night, each sport team has their own way of demonstrating how much they will miss their oldest members. Smaller teams, like lacrosse or tennis, take t...

Seniors say goodbye

Seniors say goodbye

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The school’s seniors began their transition away from high school last week as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams began. Attendance in classes with seniors and juniors, who are allowed to take Generals Rest days, falls during May as students are testing. After that, senior...

Eastern Conference First Round Recap

Eastern Conference First Round Recap

Gus Nathanson, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs began last month, the eight teams from the Eastern Conference who made it in had high hopes of being crowned conference champion, and earning the privilege of playing the champion of the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. Naturally, differen...

Sweeter things are moving to Arlington

Sweeter things are moving to Arlington

Atashi Barua

May 10, 2018


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Last year, it was announced that Nestlé USA Corporate Office would be relocated to Rosslyn to Moore St in Rosslyn in Arlington County. Neighboring Nestlé, Gerber will also be making the move to Rosslyn, providing new jobs and developments to Northern Virginia. With the relocation, Nestlé anticipates...

Don’t worry, upperclassmen, you’ve got this

Don’t worry, upperclassmen, you’ve got this

Julia Van Lare, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018


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With AP and IB testing approaching, students in all grades, especially upperclassmen, have a lot on their plates. In this overwhelming time, it is important to understand what study habits work best for each person. The following are some potentially helpful tips for preparing for exams: Study in groups...

Marvel pushes the limits with Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel pushes the limits with Avengers: Infinity War

Abigail Presson and Luke Dangel

May 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

**SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you have already seen Avengers: Infinity War or if you do not mind major spoilers.** Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the entire month of April, you have most likely heard about the hype around Avengers: Infinity War. Since its premiere last week, it h...

NHL playoffs skate into round two

NHL playoffs skate into round two

May 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2018 National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs have been full of one goal games that kept fans on ice while watching their teams succeed or fall in the first round. Hockey is a one of a kind sport,” sophomore Edie Lamantia. “It has more fights than any other sport which makes it fun to watch.” The...

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