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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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Apr 03 2018

Parents fundraise for All Night Grad

An online auction to raise money for the All Night Grad Party for seniors took place from March 10 to 18. A preview party on March 9 preceded the auction, where parents had the chance to buy items for a slightly higher price than the original cost to fundraise for the All Night Grad Party. …

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Apr 03 2018

FBLA secures spot at state competition

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club competed in the second and final part of their regional competition on Mar. 8 for a chance to compete at states on Apr. 6. The first phase of regionals, involved taking a test on select business topics. The second phase required participants to give presentations in front …

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Apr 03 2018

Parents fundraise for All Night Grad

An online auction to raise money for the All Night Grad Party for seniors took place from March 10 to 18. A preview party on March 9 preceded the auction, where parents had the chance to buy items for a slightly higher price than the original cost to fundraise for the All Night Grad Party. …

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Apr 03 2018

FCPS school board encourages teacher diversity

In light of an increasingly diverse student population, county leaders are now focusing on seeking a likewise diverse faculty and staff. For the last two years, FCPS administrators have discussed ways to diversify the county’s workforce, following a 2017 study released by George Mason University that found the racial composition of the teaching staff in …

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Apr 03 2018

Baseball program cuts down team size

The baseball team will play with fewer athletes after the junior varsity and varsity teams decreased their size. “[Coach Aaron Tarr] wanted to make the team smaller because he felt it’d be easier for us to be successful and bond,” freshman and varsity player Drew Hiller said. Members of the varsity team said they welcomed …

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Mar 08 2018

Fairfax County prohibits new transfers

Senior Andrew Chin practices his violin prior to the orchestra’s assessment concerts. Chin said he transferred  for the IB program and the  orchestra ensemble.   The renowned International Baccalaureate program attracts students from all over Fairfax County, but as the district population increases, Fairfax County has decided to discontinue the transfer process, prohibiting those interested …

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Mar 08 2018

Gun control meeting sparks hope

On a night filled with tension and emotions, the Fairfax County School Board convened their first public meeting since the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Member-at-Large Ryan McElveen introduced a resolution calling for legislative bodies at the state and federal level to introduce legislative reforms to combat gun violence in American schools. “The Fairfax …

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Mar 08 2018

Academy celebrates 20th anniversary with week of festivites

For their two decade commemoration, Marshall Academy hosted a twentieth anniversary celebration over the course of a week. The Marshall Academy is a department that offers a variety of specialized and technical courses to any juniors or seniors in Fairfax County Public Schools. The week kicked off with a Chinese New Year celebration, …

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