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Must-see Museums

Must-see Museums

Arianna Hellman, Photography Editor April 25, 2024

Although far from a comprehensive list, check out these underrated museums in Washington, D.C.     Planet Word                                                ...

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“Wonka” Review

Grace Joseffer, Editor-in-Chief February 28, 2024

“Wonka,” the movie musical starring Timothée Chalamet, was released on Dec. 15 and has earned $507.8 million at the box office. The star-studded cast  included Olivia Wilde, Hugh Grant, and Keegan...

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The Wes Anderson Recipe

Jane McDonald, Managing Editor February 28, 2024

“I have a way of filming things and staging them and designing sets. There were times when I thought I should change my approach, but in fact, this is what I like to do. It's sort of like my handwriting...

The library may be a quiet place, but the librarians make a loud statement with their edgy, punk-inspired shirts.

I’m Booked

Ella Cohen, Editor-in-Chief February 26, 2024

The Washington Post published a troubling statistic that quickly became the focus of a national debate: if you read more than two books, you are in the top half of American adults.  The librarians...

Clear the Kitchen

Clear the Kitchen

Jane McDonald, Managing Editor December 11, 2023

In my house growing up, there would constantly be baking - the scents of brown sugar and butter mixing in the air, making memories with my family, and most of all, enjoying the treats my mom made me. As...

The volleyball team had a good record this season. They stand together during the national anthem before a game.

Generals Volleyball Set Up to Win

Rachel Lenz, Staff Reporter December 11, 2023

As the 2023 Washington-Liberty conference volleyball season ends, the varsity team prepares to enter the Liberty district tournament in the postseason. Overall, the team had a good season with  10 wins...

CASEL defines SEL as “the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.”

Behind the Scenes of SEL

Arianna Hellman, Photo Editor December 11, 2023

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the most contentious of the new changes at the school this year, having generated significant student pushback. Many students and teachers alike are incredibly frustrated...

Here are the four freshman class officers. In order from left to right: Enzo Pasquini, secretary; Ben Clendenning, vice president; Ines Bonzano, president; and Dylan Walsh, treasurer.

Following the Freshman Officials

Chetan Le, Staff Reporter December 11, 2023

Integrating freshmen into high school life is an important part of having a successful and safe school environment, as being comfortable in their environment may benefit them in an academic setting. The...

The new Big Tonys Pizzeria and Bar just opened. Go to Big Tonys to try a taste of their famous pizza.

New Flavors in Town

Amelia Keng, Website Editor December 11, 2023

This past year, Arlington has welcomed many new restaurants into the area. There are many different varieties of restaurants from pizza to chicken. Here is a list of some of the new restaurants that just...

New teacher Mr. Jason Perkins used to play professional football.

The power of three

Ella Cohen, Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2023

As De La Soul said, “three is a magic number.” Mythical Cerberus has three heads. There are three musketeers, three little pigs and three blind mice. Three is also the number of careers that new teacher...

New Cigna phone line provides mental health support to APS students

New Cigna phone line provides mental health support to APS students

Ella Cohen, Staff Reporter May 14, 2021

“Thank you for calling the Cigna Support Line,” the automated voice says  as a student calls the APS Student Support Line in search of mental health resources. “If you are currently experiencing...

Mental health matters: Mental health days should count as excused absences

Mental health matters: Mental health days should count as excused absences

Anna Lai, Design Editor May 14, 2021

It is no secret that the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health. Humans are social creatures, and while staying home and social distancing is the safest option, it does not always fare...

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