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Mar 10 2017

Orientation introduces IB

Junior Reza Mirzaiee paints at the Freshmen Orientation in order to promote the GCM art department. “I was projecting a medieval rendition of my IB English teacher, Mr. Macindoe onto the canvas,” Mirzaiee said.

Student Services held its annual Freshmen Orientation on Feb 8 to introduce the class of 2021 to their high school career and the course requirements to follow an IB track. The event laid out every curricular and extracurricular activity with the hope of creating a welcoming atmosphere for prospective students. “Tonight is all about choosing …

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Mar 10 2017

Valentines Day fundraiser supports expensive Prom

Prom is the most expensive event the Student Government Association has to pay for, costing up to $40,000. The 2018 class board is paying for the dance this year, with the funds from Candy Grams going towards Prom. “We are selling candy grams to raise money for our prom,” junior and SGA member Katie Kenny …

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Latest from Features

Mar 10 2017

BSU provides initiative training to members

Several members of the Black Student Union met for the Leadership Speaker Series, a collection of meetings and events to inspire young members of the community to use their full potential to be successful. Various FCPS staff, in an effort to motivate and inspire black students, joined local business personnel to guide the youth in …

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Mar 10 2017

New semester spurs motivation

Homework, sports and college applications are all factors to consider as a new semester rolls around. Both the upperclassmen and underclassmen have a large amount of work to do in this new semester, not to mention their after-school activities. Freshman Michael Pepito says that he wants to start off with a solid base to ensure …

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Latest from Opinion

Mar 10 2017

Parking lot presents issues for student drivers

After school, I find myself waiting until 3:15 before leaving so I can avoid the mess and chaos of the parking lot. Unless you are one of the first people out of the building, or you parked in the front couple of rows, you are destined to be stuck in the parking lot for 20 …

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Mar 10 2017

Community college offers valid alternative path

Going to community college is often unnecessarily looked down upon by the student community. As college applications approach deadline, more often than not, students want to leave this area purely because they dislike northern Virginia. This area may not be what everyone is searching for, but it is a shame that students automatically don’t look …

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Latest from Sports

Mar 10 2017

Swim and dive excels despite low turnout

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Regardless of swim and dive’s successful season, the teams were unable to attract a large spectator turnout at events, even during the Capitol Conference meets in which they placed second overall. Swimmers and divers bring intense effort throughout the week, devoting a large portion of their time to different meets and practices. “We have practices …

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Mar 10 2017

Bag restriction combats drunk driving

The administration implemented a no bag policy for varsity football games, in order to prevent the possibility of illegal materials coming onto school grounds, in an attempt to stop drunk driving. This policy prevents anyone from being able to bring any opened containers or bags to the games because the games tend to have a …

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Latest from Arts & Style

Mar 10 2017

Apple’s latest iOS update fails to fix device problems

Apple’s iOS 10.2.1 update, despite promoting bug fixes and better device security, has not entirely fixed problematic glitches from the past, such as reduced battery life, frozen screens, and automatic app reboots. Not everyone is noticing their technology glitching but has made note of any physical problems with their electronic devices, such as iPhones, that …

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Mar 10 2017

The Space Between US fails to leave lasting impact on target audiance

Tulsa (Britt Robertson) and Gardner (Asa Butterfield) float in mid-air onboard a space ship. The movie’s main conflict stems from Gardner’s inability to survive in Earth’s conditions.

    Gardner Elliot is the first human born on Mars. After his mother died in childbirth while aboard a spacecraft, Gardner, played by Asa Butterfield, grows up with little knowledge of life on Earth. His only contact with life beyond Mars is with Tulsa, played by Britt Robertson. Tulsa is a rebellious high school …

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