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Lift on mask mandates

Sahara Sania, Staff Reporter May 21, 2022

Under the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the CDC has changed how it measures the severity of the novel coronavirus at the local level and relaxed its masking guidelines....

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Seven dead in seven years: The Arlington County Jail’s kill count

Liam Mason, Staff Reporter May 21, 2022

On February 1, 2022, 41-year-old Paul Thompson was found dead from cardiac arrest on the floor of the Arlington County Jail, according to Arlington Now. A homeless and mentally ill man, Thompson had been...

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Competing on thin ice

Julia Troppe, Staff Reporter May 20, 2022

The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics have concluded, yet its events loom in the minds of figure skating fans across the globe. Coming off of a first-place finish at the Russian Nationals, Kamila Valieva...

The Future Is Female

Women that have affected us

Heidi Kim, Staff Reporter May 20, 2022

Michelle Obama, Malala Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. What do these extraordinary and influential people have in common? They are all women. In March 1987, Congress declared...

Did You Know?

Virginia primaries

Karenna Keane, Managing Editor May 19, 2022

On Tuesday, June 21, Virginia will hold its Democratic Party primary election. In Arlington, this means a choice between a long-time representative of Virginia’s eighth congressional district, Don Beyer,...

Juniors Yarden Footlik and Ilana Newton sit with their legs against the wall to reallocate blood. Footlik’s POTS caused her to lose blood flow to her brain, Newton, a friend, sits with her in the hallway while she works on her circulation.

Making the impossible POTS-sible

Hannah Kennedy, Staff Manager May 19, 2022

A new club to fundraise and raise awareness of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) was started by three students here at the school When you get a cold, most of the time you pop a few ibuprofen,...

Comic Books

Comic books vs movies 

Grace Joseffer, Copy Editor May 18, 2022

Most of the time, popular superhero and fiction movies are inspired by literature, specifically the comic books that created those characters. However, the movies and TV shows do not always stay true to...

“New year, new me”

Resident resolutioners 

Luca Ortega, Staff Reporter May 17, 2022

Diets, going to the gym, learning a new language, and traveling are all common resolutions that the new year brings. The phrase “new year, new me” is one many have been aware of for most of their lives....

The E-Sports club was founded in 2017 by assistant principal Mr. Miles Carey and a group of students.

E-Sports club profile

Aaron Lopez, Staff Reporter May 17, 2022

With more than  50 active members and regular participation in Virginia High School League (VHSL) sanctioned tournaments, the school's E-Sports Club has had a solid record of success. Despite this, there...

Gabriella Tamburros ballet class

Niche sports

Liya Rike, Staff reporter May 10, 2022

Ballet is freeing, almost like you’re flying, according to Gabriella. She wouldn’t want to do any other sport. Sports that many people do not know about are called niche sports. Niche sports can be...

Clash of the coffees

Clash of the coffees

Adah Babichenko, Staff reporter May 9, 2022

From seasonal drinks and flavorful coffee, to delicious snacks, Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts have it covered. Students are often looking for a comfortable place where they can get their work done while...

Extracurricular extravaganza!

Extracurricular extravaganza!

Luca Ortega, Staff reporter May 9, 2022

October’s presence and the leaves turning brown signifies the end of the first month of school. Coming out of lock down, yet still in a pandemic, students are re-adjusting from social life from behind...

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