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Gwyneth Murphy

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Name: Gwyneth Murphy
Date registered: September 9, 2015

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  1. Mean Girls musical respectfully modernizes original teen comedy — December 10, 2017
  2. FCPS extracurricular activity fee — November 6, 2017
  3. HI elimination costs sophomores valuable skills — November 6, 2017
  4. Groups compete in Battle of the Bands — June 14, 2017
  5. always apply yourself — June 6, 2017

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Dec 10 2017

Mean Girls musical respectfully modernizes original teen comedy

Mean Girls, a lively musical version of the original 2004 teen comedy, is making a stop in Washington, D.C. before hitting the Broadway stage in March of 2018. The show is running until Dec. 3 at The National Theater, in historic downtown D.C. A Tina Fey rendition, the musical incorporates modernized humor and dance to …

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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 06 2017

FCPS extracurricular activity fee

Fairfax County Public Schools recently adopted an extracurricular activity fee as a way to generate funding. The county approved the fee as a part of their 2018 Approved Budget, requiring any student involved in athletics or clubs to make a one time 50 dollar payment. Junior and varsity field hockey player Alyssa Maynard said the …

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Nov 06 2017

HI elimination costs sophomores valuable skills

The Social Studies department decided this year to remove the Historical Investigation, or HI, from the Government curriculum, tampering with hundreds of sophomores’ chances to practice writing a major essay in a more supervised setting. The HI aims to examine and compare varied perspectives on a historical topic the writer chooses. Although typically an essay …

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Jun 14 2017

Groups compete in Battle of the Bands

“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 a …

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Jun 06 2017

always apply yourself

Seniors reflect on their regrets and successes of applying to colleges, offering their advice for those getting ready for the process. “Everyone says don’t be modest in college applications, but what they really should tell you is, ‘Think of the most impressive way to describe whatever it is, and describe it that way.’ For Emerson …

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Mar 29 2017

Film industry paints mental illness as villainous

When a patient with dissociative identity disorder, otherwise known as multiple personality disorder, abducts three teenage girls, one of his personalities emerges as violent and uncontrollable. This is the plot of the newly released psychological horror film Split. Despite its success, generating nearly $250 million in revenue as a $9 million movie, it serves as …

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Mar 29 2017

Breiner connects with athletes on and off the field

As a counselor, junior varsity girls’ lacrosse assistant coach and former lacrosse player for Oregon University, Alexandra Breiner uses her time coaching athletes on the field to connect with them on a more personal level, outside of her office. “A lot of times we sit here and it’s hard to have an adult understand you, …

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Mar 10 2017

Killeen brings culture to class

With an art degree from Northwestern University and teaching experience from Japan, English teacher Brenna Killeen uses her non-traditional path to teaching as a way to be innovative in the classroom. Killeen majored in art with an adjunct major in animation and a minor in creative nonfiction writing. Despite not having majored in …

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Mar 10 2017

Sweet Potato Toast – Cooking Corner

[gluten free, vegan] Serves: 2-3   Ingredients: ½ cup of finely chopped fresh parsley 1 clove of crushed garlic ½ teaspoon of fennel seeds ½ tablespoon of lemon zest 1 ½ tablespoons of maple syrup 3 tablespoons of lemon juice 2 tablespoons of olive oil ¼ teaspoon of salt 1 zucchini 1 can of drained …

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