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Jun 14 2017

Groups compete in Battle of the Bands

Top: “It was really fun to do a song that people dance to because we normally don’t do that kind of thing […] so I finally got to let myself go,” senior and Tentatively Cousin Oliver singer Sam Bock said. Middle: Seniors Quiana Dang and Isabelle Maricar dance to …

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Jun 14 2017

Original principal pays visit to community

Junior Chris Margiotta speaks with original Principal Elam Hertzler over lunch on June 6.

Past collided with present when original Principal Elam Hertzler had lunch in the cafeteria with Principal Jeff Litz and the student body on June 7. Hertzler was the principal from the years of 1962 to 1965, responsible for the opening of the school, as well as Langley High School and James Madison High School. “I …

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Jun 14 2017

Pride month celebrates equality

The OUTRIDERS Womens Motorcycle Club carries a flag marked with “Born this Way” in support of the LGBTQ+ community at the Pride Parade on June 10. “I shouldn’t feel ashamed for what I feel and other people shouldn’t either,” junior Valerie Villareal said.

The LGBTQ+ community and its supporters have recognized June as the unofficial Pride Month since 1969 in commemoration of the Stonewall riots. Sophomore Jack Newman said that Pride provides an opportunity for members of the community to express themselves in a way that they otherwise couldn’t. “[Pride month] means celebrating who I am and my …

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Jun 14 2017

School is out, summer is in

Students staying in Northern Virginia for the summer discuss activities to do and locations to visit with friends and family throughout the upcoming months. “Over the summer I like to go to amusement parks like Busch Gardens and Kings Dominion. It’s fun, those rides are fun. I really enjoy going with my family and friends. …

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Latest from Opinion

Jun 14 2017

Late finals week results in unnecessary anxiety

Coming to school with nothing but a pen and a stack of random papers stuffed in your backpack is the epitome of fatigue most students experience by the time the end of the school year rolls around. Anticipating the classes where little classwork occurs is a huge part of the appeal of the end of …

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Jun 14 2017

Shortened summer hurt students

The only thing that motivates me towards the end of the school year is a long summer vacation. This year’s summer vacation is shorter by nine days, which is very frustrating. Even though having a short summer makes you value every second of your vacation, we deserve a longer break. Personally, this year has been …

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Jun 14 2017

Girls varsity tennis team wins States

The girls varsity tennis team poses with their trophy after winning the Team State Title on June 5, their first win in this category. The team defeated the previous state champions, Deep Run High School. “This was a really big moment and we’re really excited to get rings and trophies,” sophomore and varsity tennis player Ashley Fitz-Patrick said.

The girls varsity tennis team won the Team State Championship on June 5 after defeating Deep Run High School in a rematch of the 2016 State Semi-Finals. The team has won individual States in past years, but this is the first year in Marshall’s history they’ve won Team States. Each team used their top six …

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Jun 14 2017

Softball varsity coach retires after five seasons

Varsity softball coach Missy Whittington resigned from her coaching position at the end of this spring 2017 season after coaching for five seasons. “Due to unexpected back issues, I am unable to maintain the softball field on a day to day basis any longer,” Whittington said. Whittington said she feels confident in the softball program …

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Latest from Arts & Style

Jun 14 2017

E3 Convention “The Big Reveal”

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Xbox One X Microsoft will be shipping out the Xbox One X on Nov. 9 at $499 worldwide with the ability to produce true 4K visuals, along with 4K UHD blue ray playback. The consoles hardware makes it the most powerful console on the market with a 6 teraflop GPU clocked at 1.172 …

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Jun 14 2017

Wonder Woman generates optimism for new DCEU films

From left to right: Sameer (Saïd Taghhmaoui), Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), The Cheif (Eugene Brave Rock) and Charlie (Ewen Bremmer), pose for a photo after saving a small town in the Eastern Front in Belgium

With the first three entries of the DC Extended Universe all having less than 60 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, Wonder Woman was Warner Brothers last hope to keep both critics and fans interested in their new franchise. Released on June 2, the highly anticipated entry into the DCEU stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, better …

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