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A Step into the Real-World

A Step into the Real-World

Amelia Keng, Website Editor May 21, 2024

Senior experience is a program during the last three weeks of high school designed to help seniors prepare for the real world as they transition from high school. Students can choose to do a job placement,...

The class of 2024 posed one last time during the SGA Olympics. Mrs. Bongos is the sponsor.

Student Government and its Challenges

Bella Khrazmi, Staff Writer May 21, 2024

 A student’s life can be very hard, complex, and time-consuming, but adding another activity to an already packed school schedule makes it more impressively difficult. While this kind of schedule can...

Galpern takes part in the It’s Academic trivia competition.

Super Solomon

Grace Joseffer, Editor-In-Chief May 16, 2024

Senior Solomon Galpern has been key in many extracurricular activities at the school. Galpern is a part of three clubs at the school which he is president of.  “I am president of the Chess Club,”...

Qiaojing Huang won the Amazon scholarship this year. She poses with Mr. Hall and other officials.

Amazon Scholarship Recipient

Ella Cohen, Editor-In-Chief May 16, 2024

Including living expenses, the College Board estimated that students will pay $25,890 a year for in-state students at a four-year public college, $41,950 for out-of-state students at a four-year public...

Senior Elizabeth Adams has taken IB Visual Arts and Art I and Art II at the school. She poses with her IB Visual Arts exhibition.

Accomplished Artists

Ella Cohen, Editor-In-Chief May 15, 2024

The International Baccalaureate (IB) mission statement states: “The IB develops inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education...

Taylor Walsh and Caroline South posing for a photo. They were setting up for the 2024 SCA Olympics.

Walsh for President

Emma Ackleson, Staff Manager May 15, 2024

Taylor Walsh. Senior. SCA president.  Where do I even begin? She is a perfect example of a student leader who will undoubtedly become a world leader. At the school, there is both the Student Council Association...

Tween girl jumping out of excitement for Sephora

The Drunk Elephant Daze

Bella Khrazmi, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

Sephora, the beauty product mega-corporation, carries hundreds of brands offering makeup, skincare, hair care, etc. The store, which has  iconic black-and-white branded colors that lure customers in,...

Klein advanced to a high level in Poetry Out Loud. She poses with teacher sponsor Cecelia Larsen after winning the school round of the competition.

Senior Erin Klein advances to State level of the Poetry Out Loud Competition

Sophia Guralnik, Staff Writer May 6, 2024

This past November, the school held auditions for Poetry Out Loud, an annual poetry recitation competition. The program, founded in 2005, was designed to offer high school students nationwide  an experience...

 Ms. Danielle Day poses for a picture after winning APS Teacher of the Year. She was nominated by W-L students and chosen for her exemplary work within special education.

Special Education Teacher Wins Arlington Public Schools (APS) Teacher of the Year

Ella Cohen, Editor-In-Chief May 1, 2024

The number of students from three to 21 who received special education or related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2021 was 7.3 million, or 15 percent of all public...

Varsity tennis captain Quinn Breed playing a tennis match in 2023 for the school. Photo courtesy of Quinn Breed.

A Captain’s Guide to Community

Chetan Le, Business Manager April 27, 2024

In high school athletics, the most valued leadership position is the team captain. On the school varsity sports teams, each team elects at least one captain to represent their team and as a leader on and...

The girls varsity crew team row on the Potomac River. This was one of the first practices of the season, as it started in March.

Crew Coach Spotlight

Amelia Keng, Website Editor April 27, 2024

The crew season has recently started, and this year they welcomed new head coach, Kara McPhillips. A reading teacher at Jefferson Middle School, she previously coached at the University of Virginia and...

Do Tests Pass the Test?

Do Tests Pass the Test?

Simone Chattoo, Social Media Manager April 27, 2024

The debate over standardized testing has persisted for years, sparking discussion among teachers, policymakers, students and the public. As schools deal with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

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