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Cash MUNey

Cash MUNey

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018

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

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

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...

A prodigious pollution problem

A prodigious pollution problem

Annabel Phoel, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2018

It has been said time and time again that pollution is hurting the sea creatures and the environment. That, however is not the extent of what pollution is doing to Earth according to the United Nations Environment committee. According to the United Nations, pollution is increasing the amounts of droughts...

News you can tolerate

News you can tolerate

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018

Each school class has a meme that could easily represent what’s going on among the students. The images take a satirical approach at presenting these generally dreary topics.   By this time in the year the freshmen believe they have become acclimated to the school, and they talk of middle school as if it is years behind them. In ...

Inspecting the respecting

Inspecting the respecting

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

November 28, 2018

Students throughout the school can be seen wearing wrist bands promoting Men of Respect club. In fact, when members of the club were handing out the white and blue “Consent is Hot, Assault is Not #DoMOR @wlmenofrespectclub” rubber bands, several students shoved to the front of the line to ensure...

Can’t stand it

Can’t stand it

Hannah Rosman, Editor in Chief

November 18, 2018

Every morning, the bell indicating start of class rings and an administrator’s voice comes over the speakers, asking that the students stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance with them. Some students stand and mumble along, some stand silently, and some choose to not stand at all. In 1943 the Supre...

Bird takes flight

Bird takes flight

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2018

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months, you have probably heard, seen, or ridden a Bird scooter. In the event you have not, Bird is a company that hopes to advance the efficiency and convenience of local transportation, by distributing electric scooters around cities and larg...

The school tax

The school tax

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

November 18, 2018

Every year, students pay money to the school for a variety of reasons. From senior parking passes to Prom tickets, some things at the school come with a cost. The annual Homecoming dance, which took place earlier this month, came with its regular costs and a bit more. Tickets were $20 for students a...

A new form of watching football highlights

A new form of watching football highlights

Hugo Bell, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2018

Henry Alves gets home from school, eagerly starting work on his latest Steelers video. Tens of thousands of followers are waiting, monitoring their Instagram feed. He has gone through this routine hundreds of times, created hundreds of football posts, and soon he will have completed the process once...

Movies for this Halloween: Shrieks, slow burns, or schlock

Movies for this Halloween: Shrieks, slow burns, or schlock

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2018

As Halloween draws near, it is time to get in the mood with some tricks and treats in the form of classic horror movies. Horror is a very versatile genre, encompassing everything from ridiculous horror comedies to bloody slashers to chilling psychological thrillers.So, whether you are a horror buff o...

Turn it off and on again

Turn it off and on again

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018

Students at the school have been vocal about the problems they face with their county-issued computers. While Arlington Public Schools (APS) administrators and staff have been working to find solutions, these problems are just the latest in a long series. Students have been dealing with problems rega...

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