Crossed Sabres

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...

Students react to Arlington closures

 A playground in Bluemont Park displays a sign closing it to the public. Arlington closed park facilities, including parks, playgrounds, fields, restrooms, tracks, dog parks and athletic courts, along with schools on March 23. Governor Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order on Monday, March 30, making it a misdemeanor to congregate in groups of more than ten in both public and private areas, whether indoor or outdoor.

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor

April 3, 2020

On March 23, Governor Ralph Northam announced that all Virginia schools will be closed for the duration of the academic year. This announcement was made as COVID-19 spreads around the country. As of April 3, there were 135 cases of COVID-19 in Arlington and 2,012 in Virginia. The abrupt stop to the school...

Blood drive cancelations lead to blood shortage

Senior Abby Presson, Editor in Chief of the Crossed Sabres, donates blood in the Inova bloodmobile. The hospital system is experiencing a critical shortage of blood due to the cancelation of events such as the Student Council Association's  annual blood drive.

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor

April 1, 2020

Arlington Public Schools (APS) is shut down for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, impacting school events including the spring dance, the spring sports season and the Student Council Association (SCA)’s blood drive. The blood drive was scheduled to be held on March...

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

Students huddle around a computer screen to get their horror fix before Halloween. Teenagers have long been a key demographic of horror movie watchers.

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

Junior Maddie Sims waits for a school laptop to restart. Earlier in the school year, the computers would frequently reboot themselves before the problem was fixed by APS.

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...

IB Ready?

Juniors register for this year’s IB exam. Students who want a full IB diploma must take an IB exam this year.

Anika Bahl, News Editor

October 16, 2018

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, which was added to the school’s diploma options in 1996, has become a key facet in the lives of juniors and seniors. In order to be receive an IB Diploma upon graduation, students have to complete a required service project and write an extended essay, as...

The student newspaper of Washington-Liberty High School
Top Stories