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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 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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Nov 29 2017

Friendsgiving embraces non-traditional holiday celebration

When people think of Thanksgiving, they may think of spending time with their immediate family and relatives. However, as an alternative to the family-based Thanksgiving, people may choose to celebrate Friendsgiving. Friendsgiving is a separate gathering in which people celebrate Thanksgiving exclusively with their friends. Senior Victoria Pasmanik said how she and her friends planned …

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Nov 06 2017

Working out the week

In One Week is a feature where one or more staff members take on a new habit for a week. In this IOW, a staffer works out every day before school. Monday Today was my first day of working out before school and I am looking forward to this experiment. I’ve been trying to become …

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Nov 06 2017

Service dog arrives to the classroom

There are 565 freshmen this year, but only one wags her tail when she’s happy. On the first day of school, freshman Christopher Thompson introduced his classmates to KitKat, a 1-year-old Goldendoodle that works as Thompson’s service dog. At home, Thompson said KitKat is a regular pet, but during school hours, Thompson said she is …

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Nov 06 2017

Homecoming kicks off French exchange

Arriving in the U.S. just hours before the annual homecoming dance, French exchange students got ready with their hosts and friends to join in the spirit week. For the first time ever, families are hosting French exchange students for a week. Following last winter, a select number of students enrolled in a French class, traveled …

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Nov 06 2017

Mapping through the new courses

Upperclassmen will now have more opportunities to gain important credits for college and essential knowledge for their desired careers. IB geography and human anatomy and physiology will be added to the curriculum . Danielle Koehler will be teaching IB Geography and Angela Rizzo will be instructing Human Anatomy. IB Geography currently has a “satellite group” …

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Jun 14 2017

Pride month celebrates equality

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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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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