Crossed Sabres

NHS Club Meeting

An Overview of The National Honor Society

Charlotte Cunningham, Website Editor January 25, 2023

What is the National Honors Society (NHS)? What does it do?    According to their website, the NHS is a national organization with chapter-based clubs. Students who have done exceptionally...

rom-com love stories

The Revolution of the Rom-com : Set It Up

Jane McDonald, Social Media Editor January 6, 2023

Meet-cutes and the miscommunication trope, a tale as old as time, chained forever to the “chick-flick” title and owned by Hallmark, the romantic comedy genre within the film has been slowly losing...

Students crocheting in Crochet Club

New Clubs on the Block

Amelia Keng January 4, 2023

Many utilize clubs to meet new people and to find something they are passionate about. like volunteering, art or sports.  Several students at Washington-Liberty decided to start new clubs this year.  WL...

Local business Good Company

Bustling Business

Scarlett Stevens January 4, 2023

Where do you go with your pals after school? If you guessed Ballston, you are correct! Ballston has been a terrific spot to hang out and get food after school because there are many fantastic local companies...

Seniors who frequently hang out together

Seniors Reflect and Regret

Hannah Kennedy January 4, 2023

Handed to every senior at the beginning of the year was a half-blank sheet of paper marked with roughly 28 classes and corresponding rankings -- their high school transcripts. Whether students were validated...

Matt de Ferranti

Reelected to County Board for a Second Term

Arianna Hellman December 9, 2022

Many were focused on the House and Senate races this past election day on Nov. 8, 2022 and whether the “big red wave” would occur. However, Arlington also had multiple local races. To the surprise...

Joyce completes a dive in front of a panel of judges. In December, Joyce competed in the Junior World Championships.

Making a Splash

Cassie Kavanagh December 8, 2022

Splash! Senior Ellie Joyce hits the pool’s surface, having just won a gold medal in the mixed team event at the Junior World Championship. Joyce began springboard diving at age seven and practices for...

Wizarding World

Should There be More Additions to the Wizarding World Franchise?

Grace Joseffer December 8, 2022

Note before we begin: This article will have spoilers for the entire Harry Potter universe   Tik Tok has done many things, but by far, the best thing it has done is to repopularize the “Harry...



Camila Peña, Staff Reporter December 6, 2022

As the school year progressed over the past month, juniors began to realize the huge jump from their sophomore year, in terms of a heavier workload, and how they need to focus on their studies to prepare...

Cheerleading, Do You Have What It Takes?

Cheerleading, Do You Have What It Takes?

Ciara Dooley November 27, 2022

Cheer is a challenging and intense sport requiring passion, sharp instincts and strenuous work daily. Some often invalidate it as a "real sport" because of preconceived notions that all it takes to be...

Ms. Shivers (left) and Mrs. Irving (right)

Meet the School’s Two New Assistant Principals

Amelia Keng November 18, 2022

Let us warmly welcome the two new assistant principals at Washington-Liberty High School this year, Timica Shivers and Vica Irving. This is Ms. Shivers’s 15th year of teaching, and Mrs. Irving has 15-plus...

Teens gather to protect the transgender community

A Break Down of Youngkin’s Attempt to Break Down the Transgender Community

Hannah Kennedy November 17, 2022

Have you ever heard of the 20-year fashion cycle? Well, alongside your favorite low-rise, boot-cut denim, you can expect to see the seasonal return of transphobia and gender essentialism. So, when you...

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