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Strong start leads boys basketball to opening night victory

Strong start leads boys basketball to opening night victory

Tatiana Rivera and Gus Nathanson, staff writers

December 14, 2017

After a long off-season, the much anticipated boys basketball season finally arrived. On November 28, the boys basketball team played its first regular season game at home against the Falls Church Jaguars. The team dominated right from the tip-off, taking an early 21-8 lead with 2:25 left, finishing ...

Season 2: things get stranger

Season 2: things get stranger

Hannah Rosman and Luke Dangel

December 13, 2017

After a long wait it is time to take a trip back to the 80s in Hawkins Indiana, with everyone’s favorite Dungeons and Dragons playing nerds and psychokinetic girl. Stranger Things season two is finally here. After a much loved season one from the creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, more commonly referr...

Flipping out with the gymnastics team

Flipping out with the gymnastics team

Julia Van Lare and Kate Ford

December 7, 2017

  In the back hallways of the school near the sports trainers’ office, the girls gymnastics team practices three times a week, flipping from bars and beams to prepare for competitions. Despite being obscure and unnoticed by most, the 18 girls that participate in gymnastics say they are proud...

Giving thanks assembly style

Giving thanks assembly style

Will Lehardy & Johnston French

December 5, 2017

The Student Council Association’s (SCA) annual Thanksgiving assembly was held on Tuesday, November 21, in the auditorium. The assembly, which took many weeks of planning and preparation, showcased performances by the school’s music groups including the jazz band, the chamber orchestra, and the Madr...

Maggie Jenkins’ tasteful lunch bags

Maggie Jenkins’ tasteful lunch bags

Anika Bahl, News Editor

November 7, 2017

Everyday, junior Maggie Jenkins brings a lunch bag from home with a box of filling comfort food on the inside and intricately drawn cartoons on the outside, both made with love by her father. The interaction has become somewhat of a tradition between the two of them. Mike Jenkins, Maggie’s father,...

Marines run this city

Marines run this city

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017

The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon attracted over 20,000 men and women this year. Great running weather became a bit too warm as the day went on but runners of both the marathon and the newer 10k competition raced well. Athletes made their way through the 26.2 mile course in Arlington and DC, leaving th...

Frisbee team celebrates senior night

Frisbee team celebrates senior night

Johnston French and Will LeHardy, Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017

While students tend to come out in droves for Friday night football and basketball games, one team that doesn’t get that much attention is the school’s ultimate Frisbee team. The boys’ and girls’ teams, comprised of students from all grades, had their Senior Night on Thursday, October 19, in a c...

Saving the planet, one class at a time

Saving the planet, one class at a time

Hannah Rosman

October 12, 2017

Mr. Ryan Miller has been teaching Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) and Geospatial Tools and Techniques (GTT) at the school for over a decade. Outside of school he is a part time meteorologist. He sometimes forecasts the weather for ABC-7 and for WTOP Radio. As the “resident weatherman” of...

Senior college help

Senior college help

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor

November 1, 2016

It’s hard to walk around the hallways of the school this time of year without hearing a senior complain about college applications. With early action and decision deadlines approaching quickly, counselors have made sure that seniors have everything readily available to them to make their college application...

Bringing textbooks to life

October 31, 2016

IB Spanish teacher Ms. Sarah Owen has traveled all over the world and has brought those experiences into her classroom. She is fluent in three languages and first studied abroad when she was 18 years old. Along with the IB curriculum, Ms. Owen strives to teach her students about other cultures that she h...

Philosophy students off the beaten path

Philosophy students off the beaten path

October 20, 2016

On Monday, October 10, a dozen students travelled to Nethers, Virginia to visit Old Rag Mountain. The trip, led by IB Philosophy teacher Mr. Robert Summers, was put together for students to apply the ideas of philosopher Tao Te Ching, and do something challenging and active over Columbus Day weekend. ...

Proposed Boundary Refinements

Proposed Boundary Refinements

October 11, 2016

Due to population growth, Arlington Public Schools (APS) has decided to refine the Washington-Lee boundaries to prevent the school from overcrowding. Those inside the red boundary are safe from change while the rest are up for consideration. APS has not released what percentage of the area will be changed....

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