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Where did my vote go?

Where did my vote go?

Heidi Gilman, News Editor May 29, 2024

Headlines screaming, candidates talking over one another, a global pandemic, insurrection in the capitol building: most Americans remember the turmoil that plagued the 2020 election. Now, with the same...

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Lock up Lock in: FCPS 2024-2025 cell phone policy develops

Heidi Gilman, News Editor May 29, 2024

The Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system is developing a new policy that may force teenagers to part with their cell phones during the school day. This policy comes after years of students spending...

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Back from the brink: Democratic upswing in Poland

Veronika Owen, Co-Editor in Chief May 29, 2024

Around the world, democracy is facing the threat of authoritarian, radical governments tearing down constitutional values such as the courts, the media and elections.  However, in the October 2023...

Fun facts about marine life in the Atlantic Ocean

Rocio Juarez Mendez, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Virginia is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, which is a diverse habitat for many creatures. Keep reading to learn more about some of the animals that call the ocean home. Orcas These killer whales...

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Harsh Changes to Virginia Driver’s Insurance Policy

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Beginning in 1958, Virginia drivers were able to insure their personal vehicles by paying a fifteen dollar fee. That fee has increased over the past sixty-six years to five hundred dollars. For comparison,...

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Elden Street Tea Shop relocates to Reston

Belen Brown, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Elden Street Tea Shop is relocating to Lake Anne Plaza. After almost five years of being located in a historic Herndon House, Elden Street Tea is starting fresh in Reston. The store re-opened on May...

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Orcas won’t stop sinking ships in Gibraltar

Emma Ayres, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Two people were rescued after a pod of orcas attacked a 50 foot yacht in the Strait of Gibraltar, on May 12th. Luckily the two people rescued were the only occupants of the boat and neither were injured.  This...

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Bills approved to help Virginia workers who mistakenly received unemployment benefits

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

Over the past few weeks, Governor Glenn Youngkin has signed and approved into law several different bills that would help to refine the process of selecting recipients for unemployment benefits. One of...

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The SAT goes digital

Anna Dooley, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

There is no longer any need to cautiously fill out scantron bubbles with a number 2 pencil, because now everything you need is on a screen in front of you. The digital SAT was offered for the first time...

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Next stop, Prince George’s County

Heidi Gilman, News Editor April 25, 2024

Public transportation users are familiar with the multi-colored maps visible at every metro station, but one color will not make an appearance for a few more years. The Maryland Department of Transportation...

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