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Dec 13 2017

Key Club writes holiday cards to hospitalized kids

On Nov. 30, the Key Club met during Learn to write holiday letters to hospitalized kids. “I love kids, and since it’s the holiday season, anything I can do to make someone’s day better would be wonderful,” junior Breanna Fulton said. “I just want everyone to have happy holidays.” Key Club worked with the organization …

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Dec 12 2017

Danish exchange program runs for its sixth year

Prospective participants had the opportunity to learn more about the Danish exchange program in an interest meeting in Room D206 on Nov. 21. This program is taking place for the sixth time from April 14 to April 21. Danish students from the Nørre Gymnasium IB school in Copenhagen, Denmark will visit Marshall and spend a …

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Dec 10 2017

DECA brings in successful business speakers

The Distributive Education Clubs of America, also known as DECA, brought in two business professionals over the course of two weeks, from Nov. 13 to 27 to share their insights and experiences with attendees. Speakers included entrepreneurs Tiffany Santana and Kenya Pierce. Tiffany Santana was an English teacher at Marshall before she decided to quit …

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Nov 29 2017

Leadership class donates 154 lbs of candy to troops deployed overseas

Every year, Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization seeking to give back to military personnel, collaborates with the Leadership class at Marshall. For the first quarter service project, Leadership teacher Pierce Bello said he chose the task of collecting candy to donate to soldiers overseas. “The purpose of our leadership program is to show the school …

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Nov 29 2017

Puerto Ricans find refuge from hurricane

After Hurricane Maria destroyed their town of Manati, Puerto Rico, senior Caleb Rodriguez and junior Jeriel Rodriguez moved in with their relatives in Northern Virginia and became a part of the Marshall community. Although the two brothers are adjusting to their new life, they say that they are still concerned about what the future holds …

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Nov 29 2017

VA youth participation influences governor’s race

Youth involvement in the November 2017 Virginia governor’s race played a key part in Democrat Ralph Northam’s victory. NBC News exit polls reported that 69 percent of youth voters, aged 18 to 29, voted for Northam. Local high schoolers have been involved in the race in to influence their peers. Senior Elizabeth Fretz, a fellow …

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Nov 29 2017

GDISC conference engages high schoolers in foreign affairs

The Georgetown International Relations club hosted their ninth annual Georgetown Diplomacy and International Security Conference (GDISC). Speakers gave presentations on various global issues, such as the North Korean situation. The event is targeted towards high school students interested in foreign affairs, informing them of the international relations program at Georgetown. Students from both the Social …

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Nov 29 2017

Donor turnout overwhelms Red Cross Club

Faculty and students gave back to the community this month in the annual Red Cross sponsored blood drive, donating 58 units of blood. 90 people over the age of 16 signed up to donate, but not all were able to do so. Several factors, such as an appropriate BMI and iron levels, were requirements for …

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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

On-the-spot admissions aid persuasion and speaking skills

Colleges across the country allow students to speak with an admissions officer that accept or deny accordingly. This process still requires students to be prepared with a copy of their transcript, standardized test scores and teacher recommendations. “They usually do them at high schools, but I’ve seen them done at Panera or even at college …

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