Crossed Sabres

Julia Van Lare
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. 

Julia Van Lare, Editor-in-Chief

Dec 18, 2020
Seniors reflect on their extended essays (Story)
Dec 16, 2020
Get out the vote: Casting ballots in an unprecedented election season (Media)
Dec 11, 2020
Washington-Liberty students become politically involved through school clubs and societies (Media)
Nov 09, 2020
Relearning how to recycle (Media)
Nov 02, 2020
W-L teacher connects with students through music (Story)
Sep 03, 2020
Ten things you need to know about virtual learning (Story)
Aug 15, 2020
Victims of Hurricane Katrina offer advice for dealing with COVID-19 (Story)
Jun 28, 2020
Faculty and students honor seniors (Story/Media)
Jun 04, 2020
W-L community debates distance learning (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2020
Early decision gives unfair advantage to wealthy applicants (Story)
Apr 03, 2020
Students react to Arlington closures (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2020
Blood drive cancelations lead to blood shortage (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
Arlington partners with Amazon for cloud-based curriculum (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
School calendar shift (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Bakeshop provides a unique job opportunity for students (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Ready, set, go (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Sophomore diagnoses medical mystery patient (Story)
Mar 15, 2019
Students lead showcase to raise money for cancer research (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
“Legally Blonde” rehearsals begin (Story)
Dec 10, 2018
Ballston Quarter begins soft opening (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
“The Hate U Give” proves to be thoughtful look into race in America (Story)
Nov 24, 2018
New book club meets to watch and discuss “The Hate U Give” (Story)
Oct 12, 2018
Students attend in-school visits from universities (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Students sue School Board over lack of transparency (Story)
Jul 24, 2018
Jimmy Kimmel has yet to apologize for his questionable past (Story)
May 08, 2018
Don’t worry, upperclassmen, you’ve got this (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
School hosts annual SCA Olympics (Story)
Mar 13, 2018
Acclaimed foreign correspondent and author shares experiences with students (Story)
Feb 27, 2018
Teachers share African-American poetry with students (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
Black History Assembly (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
Theater department prepares for premiere of Bye Bye Birdie (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Six new athletes inducted to Hall of Fame (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
W-L junior Olympians find inspiration close to home (Story)
Dec 21, 2017
Plans for middle school boundaries disregard demographics (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Flipping out with the gymnastics team (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
To be or not to be Washington-Lee (Story)
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