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The gate less traveled — DCA bids 35X goodbye

Rhea Braganza, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Reagan National Airport has said goodbye to what, at one point, was called, “America's most hated gate.” Gate 35X, a gate that many travellers dreaded. Not because there was a ghost or because flights...

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VA is first Southern state to ban “trans & gay panic defense”

Madelyn Bobko, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Governor Ralph Northam has signed a  bill to end the “trans and gay panic defense” justifications in cases of assault, murder, or manslaughter. Virginia is the first Southern state to ban the...

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FCPS changes grading system for the end of 2020-21 school year

Luke Cavey, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has once again decided to change their grading system due to covid-19. Teachers counselors and administrators will be communicating with families regarding these grading...

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DC statehood bill heads to the House for historic vote

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief April 15, 2021

Washington DC may become the 51st state in the union, granting full legal rights to the nearly 700,000 residents of the district. The House Oversight and Reform Committee approved a bill that will go to...

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Capitol Building attacked for a second time

Madelyn Bobko, Staff Writer April 13, 2021

The second Capitol Attack of the year occurred on April 2, 2021. Early in the afternoon, at about 1:02pm, 25-year-old Indiana resident Noah Green crashed his car into the north barricade barrier at the...

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FCPS rejects adding Hindu, Jewish & Muslim holidays to 2021-22 calendar

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief April 9, 2021

Fairfax County Public (FCPS) School Board rejected four amendments to the 2021-22 school year calendar, which had been requested to provide time off for Hindu, Jewish and Muslim holidays. The Board had...

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VA GOP governor race shaken by fraud allegations

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief March 28, 2021

Glenn Youngkin is being investigated by the Virginia GOP over potentially frauding constituents in order to register them for the GOP convention.   Virginia’s governor race is heating up,...

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What is implicit bias?

Taylor Anderson, Features Co-Editor March 25, 2021

Editor's introduction: Implicit bias was first identified in a 1998 Yale study. Today, offices and politicians use different training and workshops to address this implicit bias without additionally tackling...

Remembering Waffles the giraffe - Reston Zoo devastated by fire

Remembering Waffles the giraffe – Reston Zoo devastated by fire

Luke Cavey, Staff Writer March 20, 2021

A giraffe at Roer's Zoofari in Reston, named Waffles, and his companion giraffe were found dead on the night of March 8, 2021 after a fire damaged a barn at the neighborhood zoo.    "Waffles...

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Rising violence against AAPI nationally & in the DMV

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief March 18, 2021

Violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) has spiked within the last year. 140 violent incidents against Asian people have been reported within the last year in DC, Maryland and Virginia...

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