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Not adding up

Not adding up

Abby Presson, Managing Editor

September 4, 2018

As school comes back into session and seniors apply for college, families and students revisit the cost of a college education. Tuition has increased for decades, and more than  44 million Americans have student loan debt according to Business Insider. Students and their families have many resources,...

Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past

Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

July 24, 2018

The episode opens on a busy street, with a young boy selling beer for twenty-five cents. The camera crew catches him marketing his beer to random pedestrians, some who ignore him and some who question him for his illegal behavior. He yells to one woman waiting for the street light to change, “This...

Be the change

Be the change

Abigail Presson, Managing Editor

June 26, 2018

The Youth Direct Club aims to increase student activism at the school and educate students on important social and political issues. While it was created partway through the school year, the club has already been involved in several demonstrations and offers students a way to find out about events an...

Curse broken? Caps make Stanley Cup Finals

Curse broken? Caps make Stanley Cup Finals

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

June 6, 2018

The final buzzer sounded, and the city of Washington, D.C. went into an uproar. This happened on May 23, when the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the score of 4-0 to advance to the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Finals for th...

Rap group takes radio

Rap group takes radio

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2018

Local rap group Concept Collective, also known simply as Concept, will be interviewed on radio station WPGC 95.5 on Friday, May 18. The group is comprised largely of students and alums of the school. For example, Diego Holmes-Bonilla, Larry Carpenter, Julian Hinkson, and Eric Lusby are seniors and memb...

High winds force Spring Fling reschedule

High winds force Spring Fling reschedule

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018

The junior class government was forced to reschedule the Spring Fling dance after high winds on March 2 led Arlington Public Schools (APS) to close schools. This was the originally scheduled date for the dance, which is traditionally held by the junior class every spring to raise money for prom. Upo...

School makes changes in safety procedures

School makes changes in safety procedures

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2018

Since the Parkland, FL shooting, there has been a surge in conversation regarding school safety. There is no doubt that the main goal is to keep everyone as safe as possible, but how this goal is attained is where things get complicated. The school has always aimed to protect its students and staff ...

Schools take action against student crime

Schools take action against student crime

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

March 22, 2018

Information about student crime on Arlington Public Schools (APS) property is now being released by the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) on Nextdoor, a neighborhood social networking website. The publication of arrest statistics is a new community outreach tactic being tested the department. ...

Snap out of it: Student opinions on the new Snapchat update

Snap out of it: Student opinions on the new Snapchat update

March 20, 2018

One of the most popular social media apps among students is Snapchat, the image messaging app that allows account holders to send pictures or messages that disappear after ten seconds unless set to be viewed infinitely. However, the company has received intense criticism for their latest update, which ...

A Samsung a day keeps the Apple away

A Samsung a day keeps the Apple away

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2018

With all the recent success and hype surrounding Apple’s iPhone 8 and the marvelous iPhone X, it is no shocker to see the public so consumed by some of Apple’s newer work. In the down time since the release of these power phones, some major contenders have entered the ring in hopes of encapsulat...

International precedence

International precedence

March 16, 2018

Each year, International Night is hosted by the members of the International Club and co-presidents Sabbah Mughel, Rebekah Phomsopha and Victoria Claros. As the night starts, International Club members and students are looking forward to traditional music, dances and food from all over the world display...

Corruption allegations have NCAA under FBI investigation

Corruption allegations have NCAA under FBI investigation

Gus Nathanson, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

With the nationally televised March Madness tournament beginning today, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will be drawing a lot of attention over the next few weeks. However, the NCAA has also been drawing attention off the court, for the organization is in the midst of an investiga...

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