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Did you know, D.C.?

Did you know, D.C.?

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor
July 24, 2017
Filed under Did you know, D.C.?, Showcase

Washington, D.C. is one of the few places in America that writes history on a day-to-day basis. Many students within the school and all over Arlington have a unique opportunity to witness this history take place. However, the district has hidden facts that even the people who have been raised in this...

Offseason preparations: Generals ready to rumble into fall season

Offseason preparations: Generals ready to rumble into fall season

Will LeHardy, Editor-in-Chief
July 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity football team’s season this past fall culminated in the defeat of rival Yorktown High School and a spot in the Liberty Conference playoffs. With many seniors graduating this year, it is up to the returning players to lead the new team to a successful year next fall, beginning with training...

Outcry over 13 Reasons Why

Outcry over 13 Reasons Why

Holland Forsythe, Opinion editor
July 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

  Arlington Public Schools (APS) sent an email to parents on Friday, April 21 cautioning the viewing of the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. The email mentions that critics who have said the show “romanticizes or glamorizes suicide but gives no healthy alternative to kids struggling wit...

Debate over year-round school

Debate over year-round school

Abby Presson
July 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

When faced with the issue of overcrowding, many school systems and even individual institutions, such as Barcroft Elementary School in Arlington County, have turned to a year-round or modified academic schedule. Arlington Public Schools (APS) has been considering all options, including year-round schedules,...

Expanding Arlington

Expanding Arlington

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor
June 21, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

This month, the School Board will vote on a plan to add 1,300 new high school seats in order to lower overcrowding in the Arlington Public School (APS) system. Enrollment in APS is expected to continue to grow, which is why the school system has begun to take measures to add elementary and middle school...

New SCA presidents prepare for year ahead

New SCA presidents prepare for year ahead

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor
June 19, 2017
Filed under Featured General, Showcase

The student body elected rising senior Alex Pascocello Student Council Association (SCA) President on May 26, along with all of the other class leaders positions for next year. Pascocello has been apart of SCA for three years. He started as Third Vice President, then moved up to be Second Vice President as ...

The problem with palm oil

The problem with palm oil

Caroline Cunningham, Guest reporter
June 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Palm oil can seem to be in almost everything (food, makeup, even shampoo), but what exactly is it? Palm oil is oil extracted from palm trees, and is most commonly harvested in Indonesia. Unfortunately, the many unsustainable palm oil plantations have disastrous consequences for our environment; specifically,...

Visiting Scripps College

Visiting Scripps College

Jordi Kassa, News Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Features, Galleries, Photo-Ops, Showcase

Scripps College is an all women’s college, a part of the Claremont Consortium (The 5Cs or Claremont Colleges), in the small town of Claremont, California. Scripps is a very small liberal arts school with less than 1,000 students enrolled. While most small liberal arts colleges stand alone, Scri...

Tips for Senior Experience

Tips for Senior Experience

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief
May 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Starting on May 20, hundreds of seniors will leave the confines of the classroom and venture off into the real world to work, intern or volunteer during Senior Experience. Senior Experience is an annual program that allows 12th graders the opportunity to make money and gain skills in lieu of going to...

The facts of sexual harassment

The facts of sexual harassment

May 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Sexual harassment, despite being ignored for years, is one topic that seems to now constantly be in the news. From Bill Cosby to Bill O’Reilly, legal action is finally being taken against high-profile predators, and programs are now in place for incidents that strike closer to home. One frighten...

The Chainsmokers Album Review

The Chainsmokers Album Review

Carolyn Bradley, Co-Editor-In-Chief
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Style

Song: The One         This song opens with a chorus of people singing, almost in a sad melody. This is also one of three explicit songs on the album as well. The singer in this song is expressing his guilt for being “selfish” and “drifting off.” As the song progresses, it appears to be a bre...

Yooka-Laylee: Worth the hype?

Yooka-Laylee: Worth the hype?

Myles Rodriguez, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The game Yooka-Laylee, developed by Playtonic Studios, is doing its fair share of dividing audiences across the Internet. Reviewers everywhere like to express wildly different opinions, as is the case with video game journalism, but with Yooka-Laylee, the reception is either referring to it as a true c...

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