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Seniors say goodbye

Seniors say goodbye

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2018

The school’s seniors began their transition away from high school last week as Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams began. Attendance in classes with seniors and juniors, who are allowed to take Generals Rest days, falls during May as students are testing. After that, senior...

Eastern Conference First Round Recap

Eastern Conference First Round Recap

Gus Nathanson, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2018

When the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs began last month, the eight teams from the Eastern Conference who made it in had high hopes of being crowned conference champion, and earning the privilege of playing the champion of the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. Naturally, differen...

Sweeter things are moving to Arlington

Sweeter things are moving to Arlington

Atashi Barua

May 10, 2018

Last year, it was announced that Nestlé USA Corporate Office would be relocated to Rosslyn to Moore St in Rosslyn in Arlington County. Neighboring Nestlé, Gerber will also be making the move to Rosslyn, providing new jobs and developments to Northern Virginia. With the relocation, Nestlé anticipates...

Don’t worry, upperclassmen, you’ve got this

Don’t worry, upperclassmen, you’ve got this

Julia Van Lare, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018

With AP and IB testing approaching, students in all grades, especially upperclassmen, have a lot on their plates. In this overwhelming time, it is important to understand what study habits work best for each person. The following are some potentially helpful tips for preparing for exams: Study in groups...

Marvel pushes the limits with Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel pushes the limits with Avengers: Infinity War

Abigail Presson and Luke Dangel

May 8, 2018

**SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you have already seen Avengers: Infinity War or if you do not mind major spoilers.** Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the entire month of April, you have most likely heard about the hype around Avengers: Infinity War. Since its premiere last week, it h...

NHL playoffs skate into round two

NHL playoffs skate into round two

May 4, 2018

The 2018 National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs have been full of one goal games that kept fans on ice while watching their teams succeed or fall in the first round. Hockey is a one of a kind sport,” sophomore Edie Lamantia. “It has more fights than any other sport which makes it fun to watch.” The...

Teens can’t kick their caffeine habits

Teens can’t kick their caffeine habits

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018

Students at the school are constantly being warned of the effects of abusing both illegal and prescription drugs. However, they almost never hear about the implications of being a regular coffee drinker. The differences between using drugs and caffeine may not be as far off as people believe, especial...

Arlington eats you didn’t know you wanted

Arlington eats you didn’t know you wanted

May 1, 2018

Living on the outskirts of our nation’s capital, we have access to a variety of foods from the diverse set of cooks and families that fill our communities and our stomachs. Arlington has a plethora of restaurants of all kinds, and many of them are not appreciated in the way that they deserve. ...

Students encouraged to laugh more and stress less amidst exam preparations

Students encouraged to laugh more and stress less amidst exam preparations

Anika Bahl, News Editor

April 27, 2018

In recent years, many schools across the region and the entire nation have organized a Laugh More Stress Less week as the school year draws to a close in May. This year, all APS high schools decided to bring this idea closer to students, with the counseling departments of each school organizing the...

Almost, Maine comes to Arlington

Almost, Maine comes to Arlington

Will LeHardy, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018

In past years, the school’s theater department has traditionally produced one musical and one play every year. This year, the department is producing two plays along with the production of Bye Bye Birdie which was performed in February. J. B., a play by Archibald MacLeish, was directed by the school’s theater t...

Western conference teams hope to enter NBA finals

Western conference teams hope to enter NBA finals

April 24, 2018

The National Basketball Association (NBA) began its playoffs on Saturday, April 14. The NBA playoffs feature the league’s top 16 teams, all with one goal: to win the NBA championship. The last three NBA finals have featured the Golden State Warriors representing the Western Conference, which h...

School hosts annual SCA Olympics

School hosts annual SCA Olympics

Abigail Presson and Julia Van Lare

April 24, 2018

The school’s Student Council Association (SCA) held their annual SCA Olympics on Monday, April 23, after being postponed due to weather. Although the seniors took first place, each grade’s team members remained focused on the competition throughout the events. The faculty came in a close second...

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