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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...

Your Guide to Which Face Masks to Wear

Your Guide to Which Face Masks to Wear

Erin Wills, Staff Reporter May 13, 2021

12 months ago you were lucky to find a mask, much less have the opportunity to select out of a variety. However, the world has changed very quickly and supply has met demand. We now have the opportunity...

Despite criticism, The Promised Neverland season two proves to be a captivating watch

Despite criticism, “The Promised Neverland” season two proves to be a captivating watch

Grace Joseffer, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

“The Promised Neverland” is a horror anime that currently has a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The first season of the anime was released in 2019 and the second season was just fully released....

The lead characters meet each other for the first time during the show. The virtual play can be found on the schools homepage.

“Check Please” checks out

Jude Heatley, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

The W-L Theatre Department’s play, “Check Please,” aired on March 20 over Zoom with more than  120 people in attendance. This was the first play of the school year. Luckily, if you happened to miss...

Virginia makes the right choice in ending the death penalty

Virginia makes the right choice in ending the death penalty

Jude Heatley, Staff Reporter April 28, 2021

With the passing of new legislation, Virginia has become the 23rd state and the first southern state in the nation to abolish the death penalty. The law was recently passed in both the Virginia House and...

Alice In Borderland: How a manga adaptation is done right

Alice In Borderland: How a manga adaptation is done right

Sahara Sania, Staff Reporter April 22, 2021

The Netflix Original series “Alice in Borderland” is a live-action adaptation of a Japanese manga by author and illustrator Hara Aso. The manga was first published in 2010 and ended in 2011. The series...

The Academy Award-nominated Minari is a moving, superbly acted drama

The Academy Award-nominated “Minari” is a moving, superbly acted drama

Benji Thernstrom, Staff Reporter April 20, 2021

Lee Isacc Chung's "Minari'' was first released at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2020, and immediately received critical acclaim and won several festival awards. It was released on streaming...

Loss of housing in the Arlington community 

Loss of housing in the Arlington community 

Cassie Kavanagh, Staff Reporter April 13, 2021

Crates filled to the brim with oranges surround senior Lea Karush as she begins her volunteer shift at the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Karush has been an AFAC volunteer since before she can...

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...

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