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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


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

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?

IB Ready?

Anika Bahl, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

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...

Things get wild in Animal Sciences

Things get wild in Animal Sciences

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Class Features, Showcase, Top Stories

As Arlington Public Schools (APS) changes and expands, more opportunities are coming. One of these opportunities comes in the form of a bird named KJ, who can say hello and goodbye, and even shake your hand. Animal Sciences, a course offered at the career center, gives students the opportunity to car...

Students attend in-school visits from universities

Students attend in-school visits from universities

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the school year begins and upperclassmen prepare to apply to college, many universities are traveling to the school to help with the decision. The presentations they offer include information about colleges, covering financial aid options, admittance rates, and special opportunities that each campus ...

A welcome ed-dition

A welcome ed-dition

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

The Arlington Public School (APS) Board adopted a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) in June, which included a project to renovate the Education Center on Quincy Street to become part of the school, adding 500 to 600 seats. According to the CIP, it is scheduled to be completed for the beginning of the 2021 s...

Friday at Flag

Friday at Flag

Liam Holland, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018


Filed under Club Spotlight, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

When class of 2017 alumni James Bardo was a freshman in 2013 he had an idea to start a club. This club would be an alternative to traditional tackle football, hoping to attract a wider audience of students who could play a safer version of football. The club consists of a diverse group of members who ...

Students sue School Board over lack of transparency

Students sue School Board over lack of transparency

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

Three Washington-Lee students have filed suit against the school board after it committed to changing the school’s name on June 7, citing a lack of transparency and communication with the community as reason for the lawsuit. Although a new name has not been set, the board agreed on a deadline for the...

Words of wisdom

Words of wisdom

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Top Stories

Go For It Dear Freshmen, Welcome and congratulations on getting through middle school! Regardless of your experiences during the past three years, things only get better from here. During high school, you will not only make new friends and grow as a student, but you’ll develop skills that will...

Helping freshmen connect the dots

Helping freshmen connect the dots

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

With every new school year comes an inexperienced clan of anxious freshmen. However, there are resources avaliable to help them adjust. The Connect Mentors program aims to assist freshmen throughout their first year of high school. An overwhelming number of upperclassmen applied to be a mentor this...

Should representation be that crazy?

Should representation be that crazy?

Anika Bahl, News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

2018 has marked the release of some of the most inclusive movies that Hollywood has seen in a long time. While Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther presented an underrepresented black audience with the first-ever Marvel superhero that resembled them, Greg Berlanti’s Love, Simon told the coming-of-age story...

New school year brings new teachers

New school year brings new teachers

Liam Holland, Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Galleries, News, Showcase, Top Stories

As the school welcomes the incoming freshman class to the school this September, new teachers also arrive. These teachers have left their previous positions to become generals and are excited to become part of the school community. New teachers include art teacher Ms. Erin Burns and physics teacher Mr. Bi...

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