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Winston is shown the 1964 W-L yearbook.

Generals in film: Stan Winston

Evan Fagen, Staff Reporter April 8, 2021

One of the school’s most famous alumni is somebody you have probably never heard of before. Stan Winston, one of the most acclaimed special makeup effects creators of all time, was co-leading the service...

Black Validity

Black Validity

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Managing Editor April 6, 2021

It began as a way of remembrance. Remembrance for those who were not only a part of American history, but leaders in many regards. Some were brought to the United States against their will and some came...

APS second quarter data shows widening achievement gap

APS second quarter data shows widening achievement gap

Julia Van Lare , Editor-in-chief March 26, 2021

In the School Board’s meeting on March 11, data from the second quarter showed a large gap between the achievement of white, English-speaking students and students of color and English Language Learners...

This example driver’s license found on the DMV website showed readers the information included on a license. Due to COVID-19, there are some changes to Driver’s Ed and the in-car portion that include the fact that the observation ride along requirements are waived in Virginia.

Take a left turn at Zoom call

Ella Cohen, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

Carolyn Bohnert looked back and forth between the rear window and side mirrors and backed out of the parking space, thinking of the billions before her. This was a good start to her driving test. However,...

A front view of the Ed Center and the planetarium.

Learning in the future: A look inside the Education Center project

Anna Lai, Design Editor March 23, 2021

In December 2018, the School Board approved the Education Center (Ed Center) Reuse Project. The Ed Center is located behind the David M. Brown Planetarium and used to be an office building. While it was...

Suburban Family (#2)

Suburban Family (#2)

Jude Heatley, Staff Reporter March 22, 2021

Jude Heatley is a junior and is in his first year on the Crossed Sabres staff. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball with friends, recording music, and reading Stephen King novels (currently reading...

This is a cheese-less pepperoni pizza from Deli Italiano. Deli Italiano is a great pizza place to go to for pizza and their accommodations for those with food allergies.

Looking for lunch? Here are the best takeout spots in Arlington

Grace Joseffer, Staff Reporter March 11, 2021

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been at home now more than ever. Although the pandemic was a great way for people to start eating home cooked meals, after a while, the same recipes can get rather...

Confessions of a Secret Service agent

Confessions of a Secret Service agent

Carmen Bunker, Business Editor March 10, 2021

One of America’s oldest federal law enforcement agencies was created in 1865, starting with seven people, in order to halt rampant counterfeiting in the U.S. young financial system. The United States...

Senior Hudson James Esch poses for a back-to-school photo. Sophomores through seniors will return to the building the week of March 16, 2021.

Welcome back, Generals!

Anna Lai, Design Editor March 9, 2021

When students first left the school in March 2020, no one had expected a year to pass before they would return. This time, the typical chattering groups of students on the stairs, crowds moving through...

Students express creativity through writing

Students express creativity through writing

Janhvi Spahr, Staff Reporter March 8, 2021

Creative writing is a way for someone to express themselves and is a unique, imaginative outlet. Writing is considered to be an essential skill, whether for work or fun. But many have also found a love...

The ABCs of college preparation: Insights from W-L alumni

The ABCs of college preparation: Insights from W-L alumni

Ella Dorst, Weekly Dispatch Producer March 3, 2021

College preparation — a daunting task that millions of students nationwide face each year. Crossed Sabres recently sat down with three of the school’s graduates who are currently enrolled in college:...

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