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Clubs to think about!

Clubs to think about!

Sophia Bailey, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The school has over 175 clubs within it. Clubs involving politics, service, academics and hobby related topics. The “Operation Smile” club, the “She’s the First” club and the “It’s Academic!” club are only some examples of the extensive amount of clubs at the school. The Operatio...

Congested Classes

Congested Classes

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Junior Ella Taylor sits uneager to learn in the back of an International Baccalaureate math studies class. Taylor would much rather be taking a class that she would be challenged in that would push her academic limits. Instead, she takes the class a grade level below the one she took sophomore year, al...

Why Canvas is growing on me

Why Canvas is growing on me

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The new school software has been a subject of debate ever since it was released at the beginning of last school year. When Canvas was introduced, I, like most people, wondered why Google Classroom had to be replaced. I was angered by the fact that Arlington Public Schools (APS) decided to replace a perf...

A step in the right direction

A step in the right direction

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On November 6, the American people elected their most diverse Congress yet. The 116th Congress will have more women and people of color than any past session. The 2018 midterm elections were a step forward toward an accurate representation of the American people in their government, but there is still ...

Interview with Dean Fleming

Interview with Dean Fleming

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As the process to change the name of the school progresses, the issue has proven divisive within Arlington. While some people in the school community believe that Robert E. Lee’s name should be removed from the school, others, like many alumni, are in favor of maintaining the name. When asked for a comm...

A boatload of money

A boatload of money

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At the back of the cafeteria, rowing machines, called ergometers (ergs), wait in rows. The late afternoon sun trickles in through the wall of windows. The clock chimes 3:30 P.M. and a group of girls begin stretching. Off to the side, boys stand talking and laughing, preparing to begin weight lifting. As the...

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...

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