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The Idiot-in-Chief and His Cohorts

The Idiot-in-Chief and His Cohorts

February 14, 2017

Donald Trump and extreme conservatives would be hard-pressed to make a bigger fool of the United Stat...

Why Capital Punishment Should be Prohibited

Claire Gallihugh, Staff Writer

November 29, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Capital Punishment has been an ongoing controversial issue in the United States, and the mixed views on the topic stem from both the financial side and the morality of the issue.  Today, eighteen states outlaw the death penalty, and it should be abolished by all fifty.  How is it that we can decide who lives, and who dies? ...

Why test scores or poor grades don’t define who you are

Olivia Miller, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

 Coming from someone who can’t solve an algebra problem to save her life, and got a 21 the first time she took her ACT, I am able to understand first hand why the letter on a report card, or the score of my standardized tests do not define who I am as an individual.  A member of the varsity cross country and track ...

How Donald Trump has Devalued What our Democracy Stands for

How Donald Trump has Devalued What our Democracy Stands for

November 2, 2016

  As the election draws closer, tensions continue to grow across the country. Republican. Democrat....

Stress Vs. Sleep

Olivia Miller, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

  According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Seven out of ten adults in the United States say that they experience stress or anxiety everyday. One-third of adults report persistent anxiety daily or that they have had an anxiety or panic attack.   About 80 percent of adults experience some type of sl...

Should We Use Drones?

Jonathan Katz

February 14, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Since 2002, the U.S. has used drones in the fight against terrorism. Statistics provided by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have stated that up to 1,602 civilians have been killed by drones. Is using drones in combat the right thing for our military to do? In some situations I believe they are in other situations I beli...

Review: CAVA Grill

Margaux Ramee

February 11, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

 CAVA, a new Mediterranean grill, recently opened its doors in Ashburn. Ever since, it has become a hotspot for those who crave healthy, delicious food. This new trend may be scary to those who don’t try new things, but Junior Megan Goyer ensures that CAVA is worth the risk.    “I don’t try new food, ever,” ...

15 Stages of the Quarter ending

Olivia Emery, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials, Student Life

Thinking you have time. Coming to the realization that you don't have time  Regretting the time you wasted.  Frantically checking your grades online and emailing your teachers. Trying to find ways to raise your grades. Getting angry with yourself for putting off the work. Going insane trying to finish all of the work. Even more...

Feature Friday

Matt Macioce, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Feature Friday was supposed to be a more efficient way of showing all of the school's announcements. Instead it just became a ten minute long video with loud annoying music, and a way of missing ten minutes of class. Yes feature Friday is more entertaining, but it does not accomplish what it was created to do. Last year’s a...

FEATURE PRESENTATION

Chad Bessette, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

Feature Friday was a much needed improvement to the morning announcements. In previous years, the faculty would hand the announcement crew a script of things to say every morning, taking up a good 10 minutes of class time. Furthermore, there was little to no difference in the announcements because hardly any time had passed...

We ALL Support Paris

Angelica Rivera, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

What happened in Paris was a tragedy in every definition of the word.Three teams of armed ISIS suicide bombers attacked six locations around Paris on Friday Nov. 13. Over 130 people lost their lives and hundreds more were wounded. These attacks have brought out the best in people as French citizens opened their doors to families ...

We ALL Support Paris

Angelica Rivera, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

Filed under Opinions & Editorials

  What happened in Paris was a tragedy in every definition of the word. Three teams of armed ISIS suicide bombers attacked six locations around Paris on Friday Nov. 13. At least 128 people lost their lives and hundreds more were wounded. These attacks have brought out the best in people as French citizens opened their doors to ...

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