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Getting lunch In order

Getting lunch In order

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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The school cafeteria has made some updates recently which were met with both praise and criticism from the student body. With the addition of the Cafe Teria and adaptations for preexisting meal options, Arlington Public Schools (APS) has made an effort to increase nutritious food options at the school. ...

The move to marijuana

The move to marijuana

April 10, 2018


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On November 8, 2017, California legislature passed Proposition 64, making California the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana after Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Later that day, the Massachusetts and Nevada state governments passed similar legislation, taking steps toward legalizing ...

Migos lyric falls flat

Migos lyric falls flat

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

The rap group Migos released Culture II on January 26, a sequel to last year’s popular Culture album. Migos, whose members are Quavo, Offest and Takeoff, is based in Atlanta, Georgia. They have seen commercial success in recent years as Culture was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Associati...

Students cheat on Canvas tests

Students cheat on Canvas tests

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

March 29, 2018


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Recently, teachers at the school have learned that students have been cheating on tests administered through Canvas by searching for the answers on their computer, which has been used more and more often since the beginning of the year. Included in the site’s features are the quiz logs, which show t...

Highlights from the March For Our Lives

Highlights from the March For Our Lives

March 24, 2018


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The March For Our Lives demonstration, which was spearheaded by a group of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., took place on the National Mall on March 24 with crowds estimated near 800,000, according to march organizers. More than two dozen marches were held in cities...

School makes changes in safety procedures

School makes changes in safety procedures

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

Since the Parkland, FL shooting, there has been a surge in conversation regarding school safety. There is no doubt that the main goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible, but how this goal is attained is where things get complicated. The school has always aimed to protect its students and staff ...

Schools take action against student crime

Schools take action against student crime

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

March 22, 2018


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Information about student crime on Arlington Public Schools (APS) property is now being released by the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) on Nextdoor, a neighborhood social networking website. The publication of arrest statistics is a new community outreach tactic being tested the department. ...

Snap out of it: Student opinions on the new Snapchat update

Snap out of it: Student opinions on the new Snapchat update

March 20, 2018


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One of the most popular social media apps among students is Snapchat, the image messaging app that allows account holders to send pictures or messages that disappear after ten seconds unless set to be viewed infinitely. However, the company has received intense criticism for their latest update, which ...

A Samsung a day keeps the Apple away

A Samsung a day keeps the Apple away

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

With all the recent success and hype surrounding Apple’s iPhone 8 and the marvelous iPhone X, it is no shocker to see the public so consumed by some of Apple’s newer work. In the down time since the release of these power phones, some major contenders have entered the ring in hopes of encapsulat...

Corruption allegations have NCAA under FBI investigation

Corruption allegations have NCAA under FBI investigation

Gus Nathanson, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


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With the nationally televised March Madness tournament beginning today, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will be drawing a lot of attention over the next few weeks. However, the NCAA has also been drawing attention off the court, for the organization is in the midst of an investiga...

Student-led walk-out remembers Parkland victims

Student-led walk-out remembers Parkland victims

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor

March 15, 2018


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A month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, students around the country walked out of school on March 14 to support the survivors, respect those who lost their lives and show politicians that they want stricter gun control measures put in place. Students left...

Acclaimed foreign correspondent and author shares experiences with students

Acclaimed foreign correspondent and author shares experiences with students

Julia Van Lare, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Atia Abawi, an author and journalist, visited Ms. Bruesewitz’s classroom on March 9 to tell stories of her time as a foreign correspondent and journalist. Abawi has worked with many news outlets, such as NBC and CNN, and thus had many experiences to share with her audience. Abawi started the visit by sharing how she g...

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