This issue is our seventh and second to last of the academic year. On a personal note, it will also be my final as Editor-in-Chief of Rank&File. I am proud of the progress this staff has made over the course of the year, but more so than that, excited forContinue Reading

Once upon a time, Marshall’s community slogan was Small School, Big Heart. Although our school may not be so small anymore, the importance of community remains. Community has been a major focal point of stories throughout the year, in issues like the conflicts between student groups and administrators, the discussionContinue Reading

On Feb. 24, Marshall was selected as a First Amendment Press Freedom Award winner for the first time. Marshall joins two other Fairfax County schools, McLean and Chantilly, among the 17 recipients nationally. Three FCPS schools winning this award out of 17 nationwide shows the strength of freedom of expressionContinue Reading

It is not just a flag. It is just another reminder that Marshall never belonged to us.  Marshall was a place where “n—r,” “f—t,” and “go back to where you came from” were unsurprising to hear in the seven minutes walking between classes. Marshall was a place where my peersContinue Reading

Our school prides itself on community. One of the “Statesmen Stars” stands for community. But, the frivolous regulation of the exchange of money within the school challenges our ability to sustain this so-called “community”. As an active member of the Marshall community, I have experienced countless instances of frustration withContinue Reading

It was like a movie. Like my life was some perfect story with the perfect family, faith, friends and social status. In reality, I didn’t have those things, and when my health went, so did most of my friends and parts of my family. Then, you would expect that afterContinue Reading