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Apr 03 2018

Strong flu season sickens student body

For the past few months, the annual flu season cause a large amount of the student body to fall ill. The Center for Disease Control website said this flu season impacted almost all of the United States, leaving many to call in sick multiple times throughout winter. The website classified the flu as an epidemic …

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Apr 03 2018

FCPS Opens Most Schools Despite Power Outages

Neighborhoods were left without any electricity due to high speed winds between 30 and 40 miles per hour, as well as gusts reaching up to around 80 miles per hour, according to wtop.com.  Winds blew across several Virginia counties, according to wtop.com. Some individuals, like senior Jooeun Kang, were left without electricity. “[The wind] caused …

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Latest from Features

Apr 03 2018

Guerrero-Perez turns her art dream into reality

When senior Regina Guerrero-Perez shares the story of her journey from Mexico to the United States, the reason for her success in her artistic pursuits becomes clear. Overcoming the difficulties and hardships she endured during the immigration process made art the primary focus of her ambitions for her future. The opportunities that living …

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Apr 03 2018

Robotics team makes semifinals

by ivan isnit Gryphon robotics reached the semifinals competition for the first time in two years after entering in the First Chesapeake District Northern Virginia Event competition. Last year, the robotics team placed 30th in their matches. This year, their place moved to 18th when other teams picked them for a quarterfinal alliance. The top …

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Latest from Opinion

Mar 20 2018

Schools need business model to increase student attendance

There is a term scholars use in business, ‘absenteeism’, which means the habitual evasion of work or willful absence as in a strike action. Typically companies with high absenteeism are struggling to motivate their workers, pointing to a flawed management strategy. But the concept applies to more than just corporations. In a way, students are …

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Mar 08 2018

Materialism misinterprets spirit of Valentine’s Day

No one loves cliché romantic gestures more than I do, so while I’ll never be against the Valentine’s Day tradition of buying that special someone a box of chocolates or an overpriced teddy bear, I take issue with the underlying notions surrounding the holiday. My issues with Valentine’s Day stems from an overarching problem with …

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Latest from Sports

Apr 08 2018

Wizards advance to playoffs for second year in a row

On Mar. 31 the Washington Wizards clinched the playoffs after a victory over the Charlotte Hornets. This is the second playoff berth in a row for the Wizards and their 4th playoff season over the past five years. Despite the Wizards making the playoffs most years, many students are still very excited. “It’s good to …

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Mar 08 2018

Wrestling continues long running tradition of dyeing hair for team spirit

With the wrestling season coming to an end, the lettermen wrestlers participate in the annual tradition of dyeing their hair blonde. The origin of this tradition is unknown, but it always happens right before the district tournament to represent team unity. “It’s just this sense of community,” junior and varsity wrestler Ryan Therkorn said. “Most …

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Latest from Arts & Style

Apr 03 2018

Author Shaun David Hutchinson Visits Book Festival

W Wade DeVinney: How did you start writing young adult literature? Shaun David Hutchinson: When I actually started, I didn’t know I was going to be writing YA adult fiction. I was just writing books, because what I knew of YA fiction back in 2008-2009 was, like, Judy Blume RL Stine, Goosebumps. I mean I grew …

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Apr 03 2018

Paramount postpones “Heathers” reboot after Parkland shooting

Paramount Network postponed the premiere of the Heathers reboot, a TV show based on the 1988 movie, citing sensitivity to the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “I think that it was good that they postponed it,” junior Claire Cwalina said. “It’s an appropriate response to the tragedy.” Heathers is not the first show to receive …

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