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Queued up: Jared Patron 

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

Nowadays, the debut of a musical career can start on a downloadable app on an iPhone with a catchy beat in the background and rushed lyrics. Arguably the most popular app for recording and putting your own music out to the world is SoundCloud, which is used by many young blossoming artists. SoundCloud ...

Old movies aren’t just for boomers

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Web Editor

February 1, 2020

Movies today are fast-paced, made to capture the viewer’s attention and keep it. In the words of director Martin Scorsese:  they are “roller coasters”, created more for the amusement of the audience than for the art of the craft. For young people, a fun ride may be more desirable, but that is ...

Meditation as a philosophical lesson

Meditation as a philosophical lesson

Emily Newman, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2020

To begin the meditation, students float face up in the surrounding water, held up in the arms of a classmate to release the strain of staying above water. With eyes closed, the goal is for students to meditate in the simulation of a womb. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Philosophy class meditates...

Happiness and horseback riding

February 1, 2020

For as long as she can remember, sophomore Natalie Almeyda has always been fascinated by horses. When she was little, she read countless books about horses and imagined owning one, too.  “She loved them when she was maybe a three-year-old,” Almeyda’s mother, Patricia Almeyda, said. “Ever...

Culinary Arts and Sciences class rolling out the next big project

Culinary Arts and Sciences class rolling out the next big project

Hannah Kennedy and Karenna Keane

January 30, 2020

On Friday, November 15, a game day for Yorktown High School, students poured into the stands, but some stopped before entering the stadium to purchase food. They bought their snacks not from the snack bar, but from Off the Pike, the student-run food truck owned by the Culinary Arts and Sciences clas...

Arlington partners with Amazon for cloud-based curriculum

Arlington partners with Amazon for cloud-based curriculum

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor

January 30, 2020

In September of this year, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a partnership with Amazon involving a new curriculum of online classes for select universities, community colleges and K-12 schools. This cloud-based service, called Amazon Web Services (AWS) Educate, includes material in the subjec...

Facing the truth: Fake news in social media

Facing the truth: Fake news in social media

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

In an era of extreme political division, fear and fake news, social media has replaced print newspapers as a leading news source, according to Pew Research. While social media provides easy and free access to information, there are significant dangers that accompany its prominence. Social media was...

Turning the tables on teaching

Turning the tables on teaching

Anna Lai, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

It is true that learning varies from person to person. Some students need to see pictures and charts in order to absorb information while others are able to get all the information they need by sitting down and listening to an hour-long lecture. There are around seven different learning styles: visu...

Racing to the top

Keyli Ruiz and Ashley Rivas

January 29, 2020

For many high school athletes, playing a varsity sport is a major goal and accomplishment of their athletic career.  Varsity athletes are seen as the best in their sport, and often many of those teams will be filled by upperclassmen. However, there are always a few freshman athletes that dive straight int...

Look what’s cooking at the Career Center

Look what’s cooking at the Career Center

Karenna Keane and Hannah Kennedy

January 28, 2020

Senior Frida Angeles starts her day by getting on the bus, but instead of getting off at school like most students, Angeles rides it to the Career Center. Once there, she passes through the cafeteria and enters the culinary arts classroom, which resembles a commercial kitchen. Angeles puts on her st...

10 musicians you should have heard of

10 musicians you should have heard of

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Web Editor

January 27, 2020

Artist: X-Ray Spex Genre: Classic Punk Years active: 1976-1979 Why you should listen: If you like sticking it to the man the old-school way, this band is for you. The lead singer’s voice was described as “effervescently discordant” by  Dave Thompson of ALLMUSIC on March 19th of 2002, w...

The makeup of the class

The makeup of the class

Oscar Lujan, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2020

Education is meant to prepare students for the real world. Although a traditional education without career-specific classes readies students for their futures, Career Center classes allow students to delve deep into subjects that they are interested in and plan on pursuing as adults. The cosmetology prog...

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