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Considering if IB right for you

Considering if IB right for you

Anika Bahl, News Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As second quarter draws to close, it is once again that time of year during which sophomores have to make the decision on whether they will go into the International Baccalaureate (IB) program for their junior and senior years. Students have the option of doing full or partial IB, which essentially determi...

New year, new resolutions

New year, new resolutions

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Every winter thousands of people make new year's resolutions in hopes that they will be able to improve aspects of their lives. According to statistics conducted by Statistic Brain about 41 percent of Americans usually make new year’s resolutions. However, about 42 percent of those people have failed on ...

Festival of Lights brightens the community

Festival of Lights brightens the community

Atashi Barua, Staff reporter

January 11, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

The Festival of Lights was a two-day event on December 19 and 20 held at the school. The festival was a community event based on shining light on the goodness of people and to celebrate the community before students and teachers departed for winter break. This event was not a typical art show because ...

Just keep swimming through the season

Just keep swimming through the season

Anika Bahl, News Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

As the winter season sports teams begin competing with other schools, the school’s swim team is off to a strong start. On December 1, the first meet of the season, the boys took a decisive win against McLean while the girls performed well for this point in the season. The swim team’s next meet...

GlobalProtect doing more harm than good

GlobalProtect doing more harm than good

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

After computer re-imaging at the end of the 2016-17 school year, a new program called GlobalProtect was installed by Arlington Public Schools (APS) on all student Macbook Airs. The software is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) developed by Palo Alto Networks, and was designed to provide a layer of security ...

United States taken by storm

United States taken by storm

Tatiana Rivera and Gus Nathanson, Staff writers

January 2, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

In the past three months, the United States has become very familiar with the names Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. Now, none of those names need any introduction anywhere in the United States, because four hurricanes with those names ravaged the Houston area, South Florida, and Puerto Rico. The United...

Wrestlers take it to the mat

Wrestlers take it to the mat

Atashi Barua

January 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

Many teammates, both returning and new, are eager to begin their wrestling training this season. As always, the wrestling team tries to set standards and goals for themselves to ensure their improvement and success. As the year progresses new ideas and goals are being brought to the table. These goa...

The Force is back

The Force is back

Tatiana Rivera, staff writer

December 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

As the holiday season approaches, new movies begin to make their way to theaters throughout the month of December. One new film sparking excitement among some students and staff around the school is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Scheduled to arrive on December 15, tickets are expected to be sold out qu...

Plans for middle school boundaries disregard demographics

Plans for middle school boundaries disregard demographics

Julia Van Lare, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

Middle school boundaries are in the process of being changed by the Arlington County School Board due to overcrowding and the addition of a new middle school. The change is made in the shadow of the board’s previous high school redistricting plan, and much like the high school change, worsens the state of...

Too JUUL for school

Too JUUL for school

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

December 19, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

Arlington Public Schools “prohibits smoking or use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on school property by anyone or at any time” according to the School Board Policy 25-1.3, 25-1.7 and the school’s student handbook. However, students have still been using e-cigarettes/vapes on school pr...

Snow school, snow problem

Snow school, snow problem

Abigail Presson and Gwen Taplin

December 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

As Winter Break approaches, families are confronted with the question of what to do with the eight days of vacation from school. While many students travel to see family, some students remain in Arlington. Even if students are not traveling, there are many activities both in Washington, D.C. and the cou...

Strong start leads boys basketball to opening night victory

Strong start leads boys basketball to opening night victory

Tatiana Rivera and Gus Nathanson, staff writers

December 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

After a long off-season, the much anticipated boys basketball season finally arrived. On November 28, the boys basketball team played its first regular season game at home against the Falls Church Jaguars. The team dominated right from the tip-off, taking an early 21-8 lead with 2:25 left, finishing ...

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