Virgil Dongre: Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy was elected to the position on Jan. 7, 2023. To get there, he had to make “lots of concessions” to far-right members of the party which “worked relentlessly to weaken the power he’ll have as speaker,” according to NPR. This seems likeContinue Reading

It’s 7:49 am on a Monday, and you’ve just woken up. Showering before school is not an option, but then you remember: it’s winter. You can throw on a hoodie or sweater and run out the door. Here lies the beauty and superiority of winter fashion. It’s cozy, cute and,Continue Reading

Ever since COVID-19 changed our lives, the morale around Marshall has been low. After last year’s football scandal, it fell even lower. But this school year was different; a ray of hope burst through the darkness with student turnout at football games and basketball games exemplifying togetherness as a MarshallContinue Reading

It was two days before the presentation, and I knew tomorrow I had work until the evening, Yvon had football practice, and Abby was embroiled in the logistics of a school-wide food drive. We decided to plan ahead and agreed to meet for Wednesday off hours. No warning given, noContinue Reading

The Social Studies department decided this year to remove the Historical Investigation, or HI, from the Government curriculum, tampering with hundreds of sophomores’ chances to practice writing a major essay in a more supervised setting. The HI aims to examine and compare varied perspectives on a historical topic the writerContinue Reading

Dress codes have changed significantly over the years, depending on the style of the time. According to The Atlantic, many schools in previous decades have banned go-go boots, or tops that reveal the shoulder, and repealed these regulations shortly after they pass out of vogue. The attentive observer will noticeContinue Reading

As an avid user of sites like YouTube and Twitch, ads are a nuisance that I have to deal with constantly. However, plug-ins like Adblock can fix this problem. This clears up the screen for what I’m looking for and not what a company is trying to sell, but AdblockContinue Reading

The structure of Virginia Standards of Learning exams forces counties to stress state-mandated testing in unhealthy ways. All classes in FCPS are required to partake in these tests at the end of the year until the necessary credits are verified, despite a multitude of valid exceptions. The Virginia Department ofContinue Reading