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Seven study methods for effective learning
Seven study methods for effective learning
Morgan Milman, Academics Editor • February 27, 2024

Your final biology grade will be determined by the next exam. Walking into the classroom with nothing but three hours of sleep under your belt and no preparation is probably not the best idea. Developing an effective study routine or method can help produce consistent...

Teachers and Timely Turnover
Teachers and Timely Turnover
Morgan Milman, Academics Editor • February 27, 2024

I waited four weeks for a test to be graded and put into the gradebook. Turns out I needed a retake, scheduled two days later. Those next two nights I put aside my other homework and spent my nights reteaching myself the unit I had already mostly forgotten. We...

The Atoms baseball team huddled up around Head Coach Kevin Rudd to discuss field conditions for the upcoming season, 02/22
Atoms baseball starts swinging strong
Lily Rumpf and Leo Marzigliano February 27, 2024

The Atoms Varsity baseball team is preparing for their first set of games now that tryouts have ended. With only three short weeks to prepare for their first game of the season, the team has lined up two scrimmages which will allow them to experiment with their...

The Atoms LAX team practices for their upcoming season, 02/22
New LAX talent brings high potential
Andrew McGee, Staff Writer • February 27, 2024

With over 5o students reporting for boy’s lacrosse tryouts this year compared to the 39 players in last year’s program, the Atoms are headed in the right direction.  New players will bring depth and diversity to the team as they strive to improve upon last...

Underground artists
Melissa Vu, Staff Writer • February 27, 2024

Keith Farrelle Cozart, better known as “Chief Keef” is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois at an early age he was introduced to rapping by using his mother’s karaoke machine and tapes to record...

Another year, more Kali
Another year, more Kali
Kelly Flores and Anderson Guzman February 12, 2024

Young rich & in love is how Kali Uchis is feeling with the release of her 5th studio album, Orquideas.  29 year old Karly-Marina Loaiza better known as Kali Uchis, is a Colombian- American singer, songwriter, and fashion designer. Her musical journey began...

How to stay protected during flu season
October 26, 2022

With the yearly flu season approaching, it is important to be aware of how to stay protected and avoid the flu to the best of your ability.  The first way to stay protected is by avoiding close contact. This method was widely used during the pandemic to...

Who am I?
Who am I?
October 13, 2022

I was born in..  Boston, Massachusetts. I went to school at..  Tufts University (Undergraduate) & Boston University (Master's) What are some of your favorite movies/books/tv-shows .. My *current* my favorite book is Dune by Frank Herbert, Breaking...

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Estres al final del trimestre
Nathalie Alvarenga November 27, 2023

No importa si es el primer, segundo, tercer o cuarto trimestre, cuando llega el final del trimestre puede ser estresante tanto para los estudiantes como para los profesores....

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Conflict in Tigray Impacts the Annandale Community
Conflict in Tigray Impacts the Annandale Community
Mariamawit Endalkachew, International Editor • January 10, 2023

The northern Virginia area, especially Annandale, has been impacted heavily by the war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. In the 1970’s and 80’s Ethiopians...

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Beware of the algorithms working behind the scenes
Jasmin Dinh and Sofia Saavedra February 27, 2024

Have you ever thought about how much content there is on social media, with billions of people from all over the world posting daily? There’s just too many posts for you...

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How does the start of school affect your mental health?
Nathalie Alvarenga November 27, 2023

Starting school back up can be difficult for some students. It's often hard for students to manage their time well and balance their outside school activity and responsibilities....

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Beware of the microtrend
Beware of the microtrend
Aya Al-Ariqi, Editorials Editor • February 2, 2024

Fashion is changing faster than ever, and microtrends are the culprit. Microtrends are fashion trends that spread fast and become unpopular just as fast. “Microtrend”...

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Open Road: Restaurant Review
Open Road: Restaurant Review
Aya Al-Ariqi, Staff Writer • May 11, 2022

Open Road is a popular restaurant and bar in Falls Church, right down the road from the always populated Mosaic Center. From the food to the decor, this restaurant is...

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