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Dec 15 2017

Business course offers Microsoft certifications

The Information Systems class offers all grades the opportunity to become proficient in Microsoft Office programs. Students have the opportunity to certify in up to six different programs: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Word Expert and Excel Expert. “I took this class to become proficient in all the programs,” senior Katelyn Vergara-Crespo said. “I would have …

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Dec 13 2017

Seniors combat ethical situations in annual Senior Ethics Day

In order to participate in the annual Senior Ethics day, seniors walked to the Westin Hotel on Dec. 1 to discuss ethical dilemmas and how to address them. Throughout the day, seniors focus on a series of famous and common ethical problems that they must try to justify and solve. Guest Speakers came in to …

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Latest from Features

Nov 29 2017

In One Week: Lost in Translation

In One Week is a feature where one or more staff members take on a new habit for a week. In this IOW, Lauren spoke French and Gwyneth spoke Spanish for a full school week. rules We need to talk in our respective language from the time the first bell of the school day rings …

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Nov 29 2017

Ferramondo experiences internet fame

Senior Matteo Ferramondo gained over 30,000 followers on Pinterest, leading to his account becoming famous on the internet. He earned his online popularity from posting pictures of several topics that interest him on the different image boards he created on his account, and he gets these pictures from various websites online. Matteo started his Pinterest …

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Latest from Opinion

Nov 29 2017

ESOL program needs improved immersion

When Latin American and other ethnic students transfer schools to the US, high schools implement various programs to accommodate them as they learn the English language. One notable effort is the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. Constant exposure to the usual English classes can help these students naturally learn the accent and …

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Nov 29 2017

Inefficient grading deadlines restrict student remediation

As a junior dealing with a rigorous IB workload, I find myself monitoring my grades constantly; to that end, the Student Information System offers a convenient way to access grades, and for teachers to keep track of their assignments and responsibilities for each class. As the academic year progresses and classes demand more of their …

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Latest from Sports

Nov 29 2017

McElveen honors General and Wong at fall banquet

Fairfax County School Board Member and Marshall Alumni Ryan McElveen recognized cross country coach Darrell General and track and field coach Clifford Wong at the Fall Sports Banquet on Nov. 14 for their titles of All-Met Coaches of the Year. McElveen attended the banquet to personally congratulate General and Wong. “These two coaches are close …

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Nov 29 2017

Football program finds success at all levels

The varsity team earned a record of 9-1, four wins more than the previous season. The Statesmen’s only loss of the regular season was against James Madison High School. “It was a really good season even though the end of it was disappointing, but the regular season was the best season I have ever been …

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Latest from Arts & Style

Nov 29 2017

Theatre department performs gender-swapped version of Julius Caesar

The theater department began their newest season with a genderswapped version of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar that ran from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5. The play takes place in a boarding school, and introduced gender swapped characters, rather than in ancient Rome, like the original. Theatre director Jason Tamborini said the play experimented with the …

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Nov 29 2017

Miller releases Everything’s Jake

English teacher Walter Miller debuted his third album, Everything’s Jake, with his band the WD Miller Band at the Epicure Cafe on Nov. 12. “I’ve spent the last eight years working on this CD and I’m very proud of it,” Miller said. His efforts with the album have not been without its struggles, and his …

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