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The Native American Outreach Club supports tribes in quest for equal treatment

The Native American Outreach Club supports tribes in quest for equal treatment

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Native Americans are marginalized throughout the United States. The new Native American Outreach Club addresses this by giving support to Native American tribes that continue to face adversity today. “The club hopes to raise awareness of some of these struggles as well as raise money for the St...

A season of success

A season of success

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It is rare to see any sports team at any level have a season of complete, sustained dominance. This fall, the varsity girls volleyball team had a season like this. The team achieved great success during the regular season, and this success, players say, translated directly to the playoffs. On October 25,...

Ballston Quarter begins soft opening

Ballston Quarter begins soft opening

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

After a period of renovation, the brand-new Ballston Quarter has begun to open shops in the last few weeks. The mall offers clothing stores, entertainment and lots of dining. It is conveniently located only a few minutes away from the school, and is easily accessible to public transportation to the Ba...

Cash MUNey

Cash MUNey

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Model United Nations (MUN) is a club centered on international problem solving. The school’s MUN club had their biggest conference of the year in early November. With more than 50 students in the club, MUN is one of the more active clubs at school. Students participate in  weekly meetings and monthly...

A new type of dining

A new type of dining

Abdellah Mouslik, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

The long-awaited, completely renovated Ballston Quarter Mall is nearing its grand opening after delays. Specifically, the new food hall will open this spring and feature 18 dining options in a 25,000 square feet area. The new food court will be called Quarter Market and will be accompanied with a 5,00...

To Lee or not to Lee

To Lee or not to Lee

Talley Schroeder, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Washington-Loving and Washington Liberty. These are the two names the renaming committee for Washington-Lee High School has decided on. They have presented  these two names to the School Board as their top suggestions and the new official name of the school will be discussed on December 20. This past f...

A prodigious pollution problem

A prodigious pollution problem

Annabel Phoel, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

It has been said time and time again that pollution is hurting the sea creatures and the environment. That, however is not the extent of what pollution is doing to Earth according to the United Nations Environment committee. According to the United Nations, pollution is increasing the amounts of droughts...

News you can tolerate

News you can tolerate

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Each school class has a meme that could easily represent what’s going on among the students. The images take a satirical approach at presenting these generally dreary topics.   By this time in the year the freshmen believe they have become acclimated to the school, and they talk of middle school as if it is years behind them. In ...

Inspecting the respecting

Inspecting the respecting

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Featured General, Showcase

Students throughout the school can be seen wearing wrist bands promoting Men of Respect club. In fact, when members of the club were handing out the white and blue “Consent is Hot, Assault is Not #DoMOR @wlmenofrespectclub” rubber bands, several students shoved to the front of the line to ensure...

Can’t stand it

Can’t stand it

Hannah Rosman, Editor in Chief

November 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Every morning, the bell indicating start of class rings and an administrator’s voice comes over the speakers, asking that the students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance with them. Some students stand and mumble along, some stand silently, and some choose to not stand at all. In 1943 the Supre...

Bird takes flight

Bird takes flight

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you have probably heard, seen, or ridden a Bird scooter. In the event you have not, Bird is a company that hopes to advance the efficiency and convenience of local transportation, by distributing electric scooters around cities and larg...

The school tax

The school tax

Abby Presson, Managing Editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Every year, students pay money to the school for a variety of reasons. From senior parking passes to Prom tickets, some things at the school come with a cost. The annual Homecoming dance, which took place earlier this month, came with its regular costs and a bit more. Tickets were $20 for students a...

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