When the clock struck 2:40 on Monday, May 9, over 300 students got up and walked out of the school. The students attended the Reproductive Freedom Walkout organized by Generation Ratify, a student-led movement for gender equality. Forty five Virginia schools, including Marshall, participated in the walkout. “We [were] leadingContinue Reading

From its Native American roots to the modern day, lacrosse has made numerous changes to its rules over time. Unlike Virginia high school sports, lacrosse makes annual edits to its rulebook. “When I played in high school, there was technically no out of bounds,” varsity girls lacrosse head coach ValerieContinue Reading

Counselor Douglas Sawitsky established the Peer Tutoring Program for students to have a place to receive extra help in their classes. It is held on late bus days, Mondays and Thursdays, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Sawitzky came up with the idea around the semester mark andContinue Reading

As Kelli Pierson’s six-year run as choir director comes to an end, James Madison University student Anna Valentino will take over for the remainder of the year as a long-term sub. Valentino enters the choir program coming from a situation mirroring that of Pierson when she first arrived. “It wasContinue Reading

The choice of whether to unmask or remain masked has become a major decision for students and staff alike since new regulations went into effect on March 1. Virginia’s SB 739 allows parents to elect for their child not to wear a mask at school without submitting a formal reason.Continue Reading

Cody Schell, honors and IB biology teacher, grew up in New York with a creek behind his house that he visited frequently. At age 10, he began finding garter snakes and other species there. This is where his interest for snakes and other wildlife blossomed. “[Snakes] are obviously really uniqueContinue Reading