Crossed Sabres

Dealing with procrastination

Emma Stevens, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Procrastination is very common in high school, for a number of reasons. While it’s something that people do and mention often, the causes and root of it aren’t often discussed. Furthermore, many people who struggle with procrastination have trouble finding a solution for it. The majority of students...

Contrasting culture across countries

Map of students at the school who have lived abroad

Megan Goodell, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Arlington is a diverse area-- there are students who have lived all over the world, whether because they grew up in another country or they moved abroad for their parents’ jobs. Moving anywhere can be a difficult experience, but moving to another country can be especially difficult. While many students...

Don’t be clothes minded

Senior Holland Forsythe models her online-ordered Brandy Melville shirt.

Holland Forsythe, Social Media Editor

April 25, 2020

Nothing says treating yourself like a haul of exciting new additions to your wardrobe; however, buying new clothes can be expensive and with online shopping being so convenient, spending money on clothes only seems natural. Things get especially pricey if clothes are purchased from popular brands for...

Students who sell

Snapshot of Lucy Nguyen's instagram posts of her pottery, which she dedicates a lot of time to outside of school.

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Typically, hobbies are seen as separate from jobs--one is viewed as bringing joy and relaxation, while the other is a means to make ends meet. Some students have already found a way to integrate these two things. Senior Sam Hollans runs six social media marketing accounts through Instagram. His biggest...

10 wellness apps you should be using

Meditate, relax and take care of yourself using these apps

Anna Lai, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Disclaimer: These apps should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice regarding your mental health. However, you can use these apps as a source of entertainment and relaxation. These apps are also not ranked in any particular order. 1. Headspace Available for: iOS and Android Price: Free for the...

Social media’s place in education

AP Psychology and Government teacher Mr. Kevin Phillips uses his school media account to post about his students, displaying their creativity. He allows them to follow the account.

Hannah Kennedy, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Most anyone who has ever pulled out their phone during class to check their Snapchat, Tik Tok or Instagram has done so only to have it taken away by their teacher. What they may not know is that those teachers are likely on social media themselves, possibly posting about that very class. Although...

Black lives matter!

The Black Student Union at their movie night to see the movie Harriet. The club commonly holds out-of-school activities to connect what they talk about in the school to fun bonding activities.

Emily Newman, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2020

In 2013, Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old African American boy, was shot and killed by a white man who received no legal punishment. This event led to the beginning of the Black Lives Matter movement, the widely-known protest and campaign for racial equality. Beginning two years ago, students at the school...

The great outdoors

Outdoor Club members sit on a rock overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains on Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland. Hiking Sugarloaf was the clubs first outdoor activity.

Talley Schroeder, Design Editor

April 24, 2020

Junior Kellum Gowda stepped to the edge of the cliff and gazed upon the grand Blue Ridge Mountains that lay before him. He was on top of Sugarloaf Mountain in Frederick, Maryland, and was joined by 15 other members of the school’s Outdoor Club. Co-presidents and seniors Emily Newman and Ryan Odenwelder...

Relearning how to recycle

Luke Dangel, Holland Forsythe, Staff Reporter, Social Media Editor

April 23, 2020

If you frequently toss garbage into a recycling bin like it is last week's laundry in your hamper, then maybe it is time for a recycling rules refresher. How and what to recycle is something we were likely all taught at a young age, but more often than not, we question whether we can actually throw something...

The impact of concussions on academics

The impact of concussions on academics

Megan Goodell, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2020

When senior Ellie Lamantia got hit in the head during field hockey tryouts two years ago, she got a concussion, leading to a four-month-long struggle with academics. Lamantia is not alone, as concussions are a common head injury that can impact a student’s ability to participate in academics, sports...

A teacher with strong morals

: Mr. Issa teaches sophomore grade-level and senior advanced placement (AP) English at our school. He has a distinct personal teaching style that is very skills-based.

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Web Editor

April 23, 2020

Not everyone can say that they would leave a grandiose lifestyle filled with excitement and travel and celebrities in order to educate. Mr. Danny Issa, however, is one of those few individuals who has done just that. Mr. Issa teaches sophomore English and senior AP English Literature and Composition...

Mental Health, Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2020

At first glance, it’s hard to believe the critically acclaimed animated Netflix original series, “BoJack Horseman '' is capable of depicting mental health issues and depression more accurately than television has previously shown. The Hollywood satire debuted on August 22, 2014, and released its...

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