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Student-led walk-out remembers Parkland victims

Student-led walk-out remembers Parkland victims

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor

March 15, 2018

A month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, students around the country walked out of school on March 14 to support the survivors, respect those who lost their lives and show politicians that they want stricter gun control measures put in place. Students left...

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Oscars

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Oscars

Gus Nathanson, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

On March 4, the 90th Academy Awards will commence, celebrating the year’s best films, actors and actresses and people in production. The list of all Oscar nominees has been released, showcasing both foreseeable nominees as well as its fair share of surprises and snubs. As per usual, certain categories...

Cheerleaders kneel during anthem, stirs debate

Cheerleaders kneel during anthem, stirs debate

Gus Nathanson and Tatiana Rivera

February 6, 2018

Throughout the last century, the use of peaceful protest in America to advocate social justice has been prominent. Over the past two years, this peaceful protest has appeared in the form of athletes kneeling during the national anthem before sporting events. This has sparked controversy regarding whether ...

Taking aim in Rifle Club

Taking aim in Rifle Club

Hannah Rosman and Luke Dangel

January 23, 2018

The Rifle Club is one of the lesser known clubs at the school, but has a growing population of people joining the club. Every week, a dedicated group of students go to Veterans of Foreign Wars building (VFW) to practice their shooting skills, on a set of targets. There are about 36 kids in the club, ...

Just keep swimming through the season

Just keep swimming through the season

Anika Bahl, News Editor

January 4, 2018

As the winter season sports teams begin competing with other schools, the school’s swim team is off to a strong start. On December 1, the first meet of the season, the boys took a decisive win against McLean while the girls performed well for this point in the season. The swim team’s next meet...

GlobalProtect doing more harm than good

GlobalProtect doing more harm than good

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

January 4, 2018

After computer re-imaging at the end of the 2016-17 school year, a new program called GlobalProtect was installed by Arlington Public Schools (APS) on all student Macbook Airs. The software is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) developed by Palo Alto Networks, and was designed to provide a layer of security ...

United States taken by storm

United States taken by storm

Tatiana Rivera and Gus Nathanson, Staff writers

January 2, 2018

In the past three months, the United States has become very familiar with the names Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. Now, none of those names need any introduction anywhere in the United States, because four hurricanes with those names ravaged the Houston area, South Florida, and Puerto Rico. The United...

Wrestlers take it to the mat

Wrestlers take it to the mat

Atashi Barua

January 2, 2018

Many teammates, both returning and new, are eager to begin their wrestling training this season. As always, the wrestling team tries to set standards and goals for themselves to ensure their improvement and success. As the year progresses new ideas and goals are being brought to the table. These goa...

The Force is back

The Force is back

Tatiana Rivera, staff writer

December 21, 2017

As the holiday season approaches, new movies begin to make their way to theaters throughout the month of December. One new film sparking excitement among some students and staff around the school is Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Scheduled to arrive on December 15, tickets are expected to be sold out qu...

Plans for middle school boundaries disregard demographics

Plans for middle school boundaries disregard demographics

Julia Van Lare, Staff Reporter

December 21, 2017

Middle school boundaries are in the process of being changed by the Arlington County School Board due to overcrowding and the addition of a new middle school. The change is made in the shadow of the board’s previous high school redistricting plan, and much like the high school change, worsens the state of...

Too JUUL for school

Too JUUL for school

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

December 19, 2017

Arlington Public Schools “prohibits smoking or use of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on school property by anyone or at any time” according to the School Board Policy 25-1.3, 25-1.7 and the school’s student handbook. However, students have still been using e-cigarettes/vapes on school pr...

Snow school, snow problem

Snow school, snow problem

Abigail Presson and Gwen Taplin

December 19, 2017

As Winter Break approaches, families are confronted with the question of what to do with the eight days of vacation from school. While many students travel to see family, some students remain in Arlington. Even if students are not traveling, there are many activities both in Washington, D.C. and the cou...

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