Crossed Sabres

Julia Van Lare

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-Chief

Julia Van Lare is a senior currently in her fourth year on the Crossed Sabres staff, and is the editor-in-chief for the paper. She placed second in the National Scholastic Press Association's Individual Award in the category COVID-19 Coverage: Online News or Features. Outside of writing for the newspaper, Julia does Taekwondo, participates in Model General Assembly, helps organize high school voter drives, plays recreational basketball and reads. You can also catch her watching Netflix, drowning under piles of homework or stalking the Washington Post’s TikTok account. 

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A student on our gymnastics team mid-flip. Some gymnasts suffer from mental blocks which stop them from completing some moves.

[Photo] Pushing past the blocks

Karenna Keane, Managing Editor
September 10, 2021
Books read in the two year IB HL English class are stacked together. The teachers who instruct this course worked to include culturally diverse authors in the latest update to the countys required book list.

Wall-to-wall books

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-chief
June 2, 2021

Senior sign off

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-chief
May 27, 2021
Brill and her grandmother cook Shabbat dinner via Zoom. They prepared dishes from all over the world, from Vietnemese spring rolls to fish cakes.

Making meals and memories

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-chief
May 26, 2021
Arlington Public School (APS) teachers and staff wait to be vaccinated. On Saturday, January 16 and Monday, January 18, an initial group of APS staff were vaccinated as part of the 1B stage of federal vaccine rollout.

APS staff receive COVID-19 vaccination

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-chief
February 11, 2021
Image, created by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), reflects data from the 2018-2019 school year. An updated version has not yet been published.

School calendar shift

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor
October 17, 2019
Freshman Tess Muldowney and Kaitlyn Cooper practice their serves. To complete the exercise, the team had to make fifty serves over the net.

Ready, set, go

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor
October 10, 2019
The cast was told to pose in an “awkwardly sexual way” per instructions from their choreographer Randy Snight. According to Mr. Cassidy, only profanity will be taken out of the show, and all scenes will remain.

“Legally Blonde” rehearsals begin

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor
February 27, 2019
The mall construction workers recently painted Ballston’s name onto the side of the building. The newly-restored mall features several new entertainment options.

Ballston Quarter begins soft opening

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor
December 10, 2018
Freshman Anna Erskine participating in Girls Cross Country

To be or not to be Washington-Lee

Julia Van Lare, Staff Writer
November 15, 2017
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