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

From the time we chose courses for the 8th grade, many Marshall students will remember being strongly encouraged by our counselors to pursue an advanced diploma. One of the biggest obstacles, however, to graduating with the advanced diploma is the obsolete requirement to take foreign language. The Virginia General Assembly’sContinue Reading

Timothy Ghazzawi went from student to teacher to traveler, and two years ago returned with a new role as an English teacher. In 2008, Ghazzawi graduated from Marshall. Now, 14 years later, he’s helping students meet the same goal. “I went to Marshall as a student, so in a wayContinue Reading

“There is no planet B.” “Stand up for what you stand on.” “Respect your mother.” These are some messages students paraded through Washington, D.C. during the 2022 global climate strike. On March 25, students from various schools in the DMV banned together in front of the white house to getContinue Reading

There are few childhood moments more sacred than waking up, refreshing a Twitter feed and running outside to build a snowman. But hold onto your hats, because snow days are under attack. The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation in early 2021 that allowed school districts to convert snow days intoContinue Reading

Glenn Youngkin defies state law for political points An executive order has to be worth more than the piece of paper it’s written on. Youngkin’s day-one executive order banning mask mandates ought to be thrown in the trash. It isn’t just reckless, it’s illegal. The General Assembly’s SB1303, written byContinue Reading

We’re over 600 days into the COVID-19 pandemic, but Fairfax County Public Schools is still lagging behind for coronavirus testing. FCPS recently announced new COVID-19 testing procedures, including optional opt-in parental consent forms that must be signed for any student to be tested as a plan to test 10% ofContinue Reading