Story by Rhea Newnaha and Becca Paz “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
When her sister introduced her to the art of capturing a moment, sophomore Regina Garcia fell in love with photography. Prior to picking up the camera, Garcia managed her mental health through music, but she said she needed another art form to convey her feelings to both herself and others.
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.
Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) began a new phase in the pandemic on February 14: optional masking for students. In a letter to the community on February 10, FCCPS Superintendent Peter Noonan said the option to opt-out of masking comes with a decrease in positive COVID-19 cases since the
To combat Virginia’s blood shortage, senior Manas Atluri helped organize a schoolwide blood drive in coordination with INOVA Health System. “I think we as high schoolers have a role in society to do something good,” Atlrui said. “Doing this would be saving a lot of people’s lives, especially people who
The word “queer” brings different reactions from different audiences, but through her new LGBTQ+ Perspectives in Literature course, English teacher Apoorva Johri said she hopes to help students unravel what the word truly means. Johri said there is a common lack of queer literature in the standard English curriculum, and
Field trips were one of the many things put on pause during the pandemic, but as regulations ease, teachers can begin planning new excursions once again. Field trips do more than just enrich students in curriculum, they serve to help students beyond the classroom. “Anytime that we can tie what