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Paper vs. Online Assignments
Lidya Teklebirhan, Staff Writer • February 2, 2023

Through the past years, the amount of packet usage has decreased whilst the amount of work given to students through computers has increased. The majority of assignments that students are receiving now are online rather than them being on a piece of paper. "I...

FCPS Board Members meet to discuss the recent class action lawsuit against the county’s education plan during the Covid-19 pandemic.
DOED Rules That FCPS Failed Special Education Students Amidst Pandemic
Rodshi Taiyabah, Staff Writer • December 13, 2022

When the Covid-19 Pandemic hit students in 2020, it was noted that many people with special needs did not receive the right access to learning opportunities virtually. The U.S Education Department is now actively looking at Fairfax County and several districts...

Senior Andrew Nields lines up for a shot.
Boys basketball off to a bright future
Jason Perloff, Co. Sports editor • December 14, 2022

As the winter sports season starts up, the boys basketball team looks to start the season off right with a win in their home opener on 11/29 against Bethel Academy (result not available before pub date). Bethel Academy is a newly formed school, and they should...

Miles Langham a varsity track runner, running an event for winter track
Track strides for success in their winter season
Jason Perloff, Co. Sportd editor • December 14, 2022

As we run into the track season the team has had 2 meets so far on December 3rd and December 9th. Be expecting some future meets after the long winter break. Coaches hold optional practices over these breaks along with at home workouts so the runners can stay...

Netflix: Fading Away?
Netflix: Fading Away?
Emanuel Molla, Social Media Manager • February 2, 2023

Netflix has consistently proven to be a pioneer in the video-streaming industry, being one of the first companies to create a streaming platform with a variety of TV shows and movies. They continued to push the standards in 2012 when they started producing original...

Seasons of Blossom - Coming of Age Journey to Start January
Seasons of Blossom - Coming of Age Journey to Start January
Rodshi Taibayah, Staff Writer • February 2, 2023

The beginning of the year has started and as more memories are made,  Seasons of Blossom reaches its conclusion with a heart touching season Seasons of Blossom is a well thought out story by authors HONG DUCK and NEMONE revolving around 4 main characters as...

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...

“Días Verdes” terminan para lacrosse
“Días Verdes” terminan para lacrosse
David Sewall, Sports Editor • December 15, 2021

Los días verdes de lacrosse concluyeron la semana pasada, poniendo fin a la preparación de los átomos para la temporada 2022. Los entrenamientos se llevaron a cabo los...

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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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The Issues With Ticketmaster
The Issues With Ticketmaster
Emily Hawkins, In-Depth Editor • January 31, 2023

If you have attended a concert or any major live event, odds are you have used the major company and the world’s largest ticketing marketplace, Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster...

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How Roe V. Wade is affecting womens health
How Roe V. Wade is affecting women's health
Sereene Darwiesh, Health editor • February 2, 2023

There was recently a draft leaked stating that the supreme court plans to reverse the 50-year-old constitutional right of Roe v. Wade which allows abortions in all 50 states.  This...

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Letter to the Editor: Principal Derose
Letter to the Editor: Principal Derose
Shane Gomez, Editorials Editors • November 30, 2022

As principal, it is important that I stay informed about issues that are top of mind among our students, our families, and our community. And right now, it seems that high...

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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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