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People turn to art

During this time at home due to the coronavirus, everyone needs some form of entertainment to keep their mind occupied. Many people turned to movies and television to curb their boredom.

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Managing Editor

July 3, 2020

When we think of who we should thank in times of hardship, the mind almost always immediately goes to first responders and people in the medical field. Of course, these people are the number one priority because of the skills they have been building all of their careers for a time like this, a world-wide...

Students reflect on government response to COVID-19

Students reflect on government response to COVID-19

Karenna Keane, Social Media Editor

July 1, 2020

Over the past few months, many have become accustomed to hearing daily reports of new measures taken, or not taken, by the government in reaction to COVID-19. These reports lead to a mixture of reactions from groans, fear and even relief. “The federal government can’t provide a one-size-fits-all...

Gauging students’ emotions during the pandemic

Students who responded to a Google Survey recorded their stress levels on a scale from one to five. Juniors felt the most stress due to academic factors and seniors felt the least stress.

Megan Goodell, Staff Reporter

June 29, 2020

In just a few days, the world changed when the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the United States and no one knows when this will end and what the future will look like. Naturally this has caused fear, anxiety, and stress for many people. “I think it’s especially concerning because we don’t...

Faculty and students honor seniors

An Arlington family displays a yard sign to honor their senior. The plan to distribute the signs was devised by the administration after seeing the idea implemented for other schools in Arlington.

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-chief

June 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the cancelation of all in-person senior events this spring, including graduation, prom and senior experience. This loss has left many seniors disappointed and grieving. Despite the restrictions, however, students and faculty have both worked to create opportunities for...

COVID-19’s impact on rising seniors

COVID-19's impact on rising seniors

Anna Lai, Staff Reporter

June 27, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many questions surrounding the college application process and what is in store for juniors. Students have been learning online for more than a month now, and many have mixed opinions on the process. In general, students felt as if they had a good...

Interview with Redskins coach Ron Rivera

Freshman Carmen Bunker interviews Redskins coach Ron Rivera. Coach Rivera is one of three Latino head coaches in National Football League (NFL) history.

Carmen Bunker, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2020

In the second round of the 1984 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears, with the 44th pick, selected Ron Rivera, All-American linebacker from the University of California. The following year under Head Coach Mike Ditka, the 1985 Bears won a Super Bowl with what remains one of the all-time dominant defenses in...

Dealing with procrastination

Emma Stevens, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Procrastination is very common in high school, for a number of reasons. While it’s something that people do and mention often, the causes and root of it aren’t often discussed. Furthermore, many people who struggle with procrastination have trouble finding a solution for it. The majority of students...

Contrasting culture across countries

Map of students at the school who have lived abroad

Megan Goodell, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Arlington is a diverse area-- there are students who have lived all over the world, whether because they grew up in another country or they moved abroad for their parents’ jobs. Moving anywhere can be a difficult experience, but moving to another country can be especially difficult. While many students...

Don’t be clothes minded

Senior Holland Forsythe models her online-ordered Brandy Melville shirt.

Holland Forsythe, Social Media Editor

April 25, 2020

Nothing says treating yourself like a haul of exciting new additions to your wardrobe; however, buying new clothes can be expensive and with online shopping being so convenient, spending money on clothes only seems natural. Things get especially pricey if clothes are purchased from popular brands for...

Students who sell

Snapshot of Lucy Nguyen's instagram posts of her pottery, which she dedicates a lot of time to outside of school.

Sophie Muir, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Typically, hobbies are seen as separate from jobs--one is viewed as bringing joy and relaxation, while the other is a means to make ends meet. Some students have already found a way to integrate these two things. Senior Sam Hollans runs six social media marketing accounts through Instagram. His biggest...

10 wellness apps you should be using

Meditate, relax and take care of yourself using these apps

Anna Lai, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2020

Disclaimer: These apps should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice regarding your mental health. However, you can use these apps as a source of entertainment and relaxation. These apps are also not ranked in any particular order. 1. Headspace Available for: iOS and Android Price: Free for the...

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