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Work it!

Work it!

Karina Lazorchak and Annabel Phoel

June 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

As the school year wraps up, another tradition approaches for the school’s seniors— Senior Experience. Instead of going to class, students must complete 75 hours of work during the three weeks, whether they spend it at an internship, job or use the time to accomplish something noteworthy, like writ...

Sophomore diagnoses medical mystery patient

Sophomore diagnoses medical mystery patient

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

April 30, 2019


Filed under Humans of W-L, News, Showcase

Sophomore Alana McBride has a patient. She has several, actually. She considers every person she comforts and delivers flowers to in her job at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus to be a patient of hers. However, one patient is unique because McBride was able to diagnose her when 35 other doctors could n...

Alternatives to college

Alternatives to college

Simon Espejo, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

College is a word that high school students hear often, whether it be from their parents, teachers or friends. However, for some students, college is not the right choice, and there are plenty of alternatives after high school to consider. For some, enlisting in the military is a good option. Others might ...

Athletic Recruiting

Athletic Recruiting

Hugo Bell, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year, tens of thousands of high school students get recruited for collegiate level athletics. There are 347 Division I, more than 300 Division II, and more than 440 Division III colleges encompassing more than 460,000 student athletes. High schoolers all over the country are competing to get re...

A vegetarian friendly Arlington

A vegetarian friendly Arlington

Natalie Daley, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Style

There are many restaurants across Arlington, but some vegetarians in Arlington still struggle to find restaurants and cafes where they can enjoy good food without the meat. Here are some great vegetarian options  across Arlington, according to vegetarians. First is Sweetgreen, which has many vegetari...

HERoes

HERoes

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

She walks up the steps in a deep blue coat, beaming into the camera. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s brief cameo at the end of the movie “On the Basis of Sex,” which tackles telling her story, was for me the most powerful moment in an incredibly compelling movie. The movie begins with Felicity Jones, who pl...

More Madness

More Madness

Liam Holland, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The month of March brings more than just spring. March Madness is a college basketball tradition getting bigger and better every year. As the NCAA Division I Basketball regular season winds down, students at the school try to get an edge on their bracket positions for the famous March Madness bracke...

A year after Parkland

A year after Parkland

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on gun violence in nearly a decade on February 6. The room was filled with student activists, most wearing shirts with “March For Our Lives” printed across the front. Students waited in line for nearly three hours to get into ...

Students lead showcase to raise money for cancer research

Students lead showcase to raise money for cancer research

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On February 23, seniors Grace Barnes and Julia Elman led a musical and film festival to raise money for their campaign for leukemia and lymphoma research. The two are co-presidents of the Cancer Education and Action club, and have been participating in a campaign to fundraise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma...

Opinions on Trump’s border wall

Opinions on Trump’s border wall

Simon Espejo, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Since the beginning of his 2016 presidential campaign, one of President Donald Trump’s main promises and “priorities” has been to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico in an attempt to prevent illegal immigration and increase national security. However, throughout his entire time in o...

Engaging with the Internet in a healthy way

Engaging with the Internet in a healthy way

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

March 13, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

The speed of the Internet and the consequent rapid dissemination of the news means that people hear about global events, including violence and tragedy, quicker than in the past. While many students see the Internet and the speed with which news spreads as a good thing, others have concerns about its ...

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Figuring out what to eat seems simple enough — until genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are thrown into the equation. GMOs can be defined as organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination. Especially in...

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