Online Activism Hurts By Mona Farah and Eleanor McAden Online controversy increased after the Biden administration’s announcement of the Willow project, yet another example of how social media can be used as a tool for protest. Over the past couple years, from the BLM movement to abortion laws, millions have
Before this poem starts, I shall clarify and say, Even I will be stirring on Valentine’s Day. So stranger, fret little; I don’t hate romance— I hate it when students give dating a chance. I see them in the halls, their hands tied in a knot, A new couple, a
In April 2022, the Virginia Senate adopted Senate Bill 656, which addresses sexual content in school instructional materials. At the crux of the legislation, parent involvement in what materials their child sees is increased. The bill states schools must construct policies to identify sexually explicit content in instructional materials, notify
A student at Wakefield High School died last week after being hospitalized for a suspected drug overdose. On the morning of Jan. 31, Arlington County Police responded to a report of a student found unconscious in a school bathroom. Dispatch audio revealed that Narcan, a medication to counter the effects
Sophomores and seniors recently took the Fairfax County Public Schools Youth Survey, which aims to gain information about student wellbeing. Last year’s data, available on the FCPS website, yielded the highest rates of depressive tendencies in a decade. Though the Youth Survey is anonymous, students do take non-anonymous mental health
This year Marshall welcomes four new counselors to Student Services. Get to know them a little better below! Armin Mustedanagic (Alphabet Range: A-BN) Mustedanagic has been a counselor for three years. He first worked at a Florida high school, and spent last year with South County High School in FCPS.
New math teacher Mr. Willmore comes from a background of law, engineering, teaching college courses and everything in between. While Willmore now teaches, he started with engineering. Willmore went to Virginia Tech for undergraduate. “I’m glad I did… I got inducted into Eta Kappa Nu,” Willmore said. Willmore also received
Faculty Perspective According to the Mayo Clinic, teenagers should be drinking a limit of 100 milligrams (8 ounces) of caffeine a day. However, some teenagers drink up to 800 milligrams daily. Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Allyson Jacobi said coffee is considered a psychoactive drug. “Because caffeine produces the feeling of