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10 tips for stress management during COVID-19

Drinking caffeine free tea is another effective method for reducing stress.

Anna Lai, Design Editor

September 15, 2020

Disclaimer: These tips should not be used in place of professional mental health advice, but please feel free to use them as supplemental information.    Taking care of your mental health is important, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic. You may feel more stressed than usual, especial...

Meet the new principal: Mr. Antonio Hall

Meet the new principal: Mr. Antonio Hall

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Managing Editor

September 10, 2020

Due to Dr. Gregg Robertson’s retirement, the school is welcoming a new principal this year. Mr. Antonio Hall has 20 years of teaching experience, getting his Master of Arts Degree in Educational Supervision and Administration. He previously worked as an assistant principal at the school, and before that ...

Ten things you need to know about virtual learning

This is the schedule for virtual school. It will go into effect on September 8, when school begins.

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-chief

September 3, 2020

As school begins in this unusual year, it’s understandable to be confused by how grading, assessments and schedules will work virtually. Never fear--here are ten things you need to know about virtual learning.   The schedule This will be the distance learning schedule every Tuesday through Fri...

Victims of Hurricane Katrina offer advice for dealing with COVID-19

Dana Walkenhorst, at the time a senior, tours the “city museum” in St. Louis with a friend from New Orleans who was visiting. Walkenhorst and her younger brother lived with their grandpa in St. Louis for the first semester of Walkenhorst’s senior year.

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-chief

August 15, 2020

The closures caused by COVID-19 have left many students, especially seniors, blindsided by their loss of special events. Students have lost their prom, in-person graduation, spring dance and spring sports. In many ways, this is an unprecedented time. However, students today are not the first to lose...

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...

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