Benjamin Harper: On Sept. 1, 2016, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked a nationwide controversy when he chose to kneel for the national anthem. But, Kaepernick’s protest is nothing new. Black athletes have always used their publicity to protest the United States government’s discriminatory policies against African Americans. FromContinue Reading

World History II, IB History of the Americas and IB Topics classes will have a curriculum change regarding their Essential Knowledge tests. “In World [History] II, we’re mixing EKs with inquiries, Paper 3s and Project Based Learning (PBL) assessments,” social studies department chair Dean Wood said. Social studies teacher RebeccaContinue Reading

The English department will sponsor Marshall Mark for its second year running, in which seniors intern for businesses and various charities in the community. Administration does not require seniors to do Marshall Mark, but English teacher Kelsey Breslin highly recommends her seniors to participate in it. “I’ve recommended that allContinue Reading

Several members of the girls track and field team will be traveling to the University of Pennsylvania at Franklin Field to compete in the annual Penn Relays between Apr. 26-28. The Penn Relays, hosted annually since Apr. 21 1895, brings in teams from around the world to compete in trackContinue Reading

Statesmen Choir held its first-ever singing talent show, Broadway Desserts Cabaret, on Feb. 16. In this unprecedented event, 32 students sang a variety of songs for an audience during a two-hour program. “I opened up Broadway Desserts to everyone,” music teacher and choir director Kelli Pierson said. “I kind ofContinue Reading

For senior Brady Watts, ultimate frisbee is more than just a backyard game, and he has gone to the extent of petitioning Fairfax County to turn his passion into a Virginia High School League (VHSL) regulated sport. High schools have not seen ultimate frisbee since the early 1970s. Watts intendsContinue Reading