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Been there, done that

Been there, done that

Jordi Kassa and Alice Naland

September 24, 2016

Class of 2020, Welcome to high school! Throw away everything you have heard; nothing beats experiencing it yourself. However, high school is not as intimidating as it may sound. Sure, lots of things are different, and you have probably never been in a school with this many kids before, but that is...

Off to the races

Off to the races

Will LeHardy, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016

In recent years, the cross country team has seen success unparalleled in the school’s history, winning multiple conference and district championships and achieving a second place finish for girls’ cross country at the state championships in 2013. Much of this success was thanks to head coach Matthe...

Pokemon Go or no?

Pokemon Go or no?

Hannah Rosman, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2016

Card games like war, bridge and poker are all famous rainy day activities, but now there is a card game that has turned into an outdoor phenomenon. Pokémon Go is a free-to-play reality game developed by Niantic. The goal of the game is to, as the motto of the game says, “catch ’em all” and adva...

14 Olympic medalists from the DMV

14 Olympic medalists from the DMV

Fiona Turner, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2016

In the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the United States took home 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall by the closing ceremony. By far the most decorated country of the summer, there were a total of 558 Olympians competing in the games for the United States team. Of those 558 people, 27 of them were from ...

Combatting student stress

Combatting student stress

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

July 7, 2016

“High school is supposed to help students prepare for college,” seems to be a common sentiment among adults in modern society. However, the pressure and expectations are constantly put on students may increase amount of stress students already currently experience. In recent years, there has been...

Many eights, one crew

July 5, 2016

The crew team has a long and legendary history here at W-L, first founded by celebrated crew coach Charlie Butt, Jr. in 1949. A sport with an almost seventy year reputation within northern Virginia’s high school rowing scene, student athletes continue to sign up for the sport annually. Gillian...

Looking up instead of down

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

June 30, 2016

Cell phone addiction is a growing issue portrayed to affect mostly teens everywhere. Although, Time Magazine found that 84 percent of adults failed to go an entire day without their phones. Walk the halls of any school or enter a classroom and you will find thousands of kids on their cellphones. Accor...

Proximity control: Does your location have an effect on your acceptance to college?

Proximity control: Does your location have an effect on your acceptance to college?

Yousra Errami, Staff Writer

June 28, 2016

High schoolers have been shaped by a variety of experiences, including academic studies, volunteer work and extracurricular activities in preparation for college. According to U.S. News, America has some of the best colleges in the world and a 66 percent rate of students attending. Chances are at the end of e...

The buddy system

The buddy system

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 17, 2016

On Saturday, May 28, Best Buddies held their first annual Best Buddies Olympics. The event was created using a $500 grant given to the club by the Best Buddies Youth Leadership Council, a branch of Best Buddies International, an organization focused on developing friendships and opportunities for people...

Aparkalypse

Aparkalypse

Carolyn Bradley, Co-Editor-In-Chief

June 17, 2016

Every year, more and more young drivers take to the streets with fresh licenses, and the school parking lot becomes increasingly tighter. With the school’s limited space to renovate parking spots, parking has become a luxury to students. While certain lots, such as the senior lot, require special pas...

Chariot for Women: A safe transportation option for females

Chariot for Women: A safe transportation option for females

Callie Randall, Lifestyles Editor

May 3, 2016

Officially launched on April 19, the app Chariot for Women (CFW) is a transportation service directed towards females and young boys under the age of 13 which provides female drivers for customers commuting from one place to another. CFW was created by former Boston uber driver Michael Pelletz with the...

Crippling stress of the high school student

Crippling stress of the high school student

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

May 2, 2016

“High school is supposed to help students prepare for college, not hurt them!” Goes the saying in modern society. However, it seems as though the pressure and expectations that are constantly put on students hurt more them than help. From my experience, school can become so overwhelming to the point...

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