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Are conditions for cyclists and pedestrians still safe?

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

In the last few years since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, crashes involving bicyclists and motorcyclists have seen a massive uptick in Fairfax County alone. Since 2020, the crash rates have gone up...

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Ted Leonsis, Murial Bowser, D.C. council to revitalize Chinatown and CapitalOne Arena

Geoffrey Precht, Staff Writer April 11, 2024

Change is coming to D.C. On Tuesday, Ted Leonsis sent out an email to Monumental Sports customers announcing a partnership with D.C. Mayor Murial Bowser and the D.C. council to keep the Wizards and...

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Congressional hearing on social media

Ashwaq Nur, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

On January 31, the CEOs of Discord, Snapchat, Tiktok, X, and Meta testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. It is a combination of more than 400 cases accusing these companies of aiding the...

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Olivia Rodrigo’s new Crumbl Cookie

Heidy Dominguez, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

The American pop-star Olivia Rodrigo is taking over the internet with her recent album, "Guts." In honor of the Guts World Tour, Rodrigo has released her own scrumptious snack! Rodrigo skyrocketed to...

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Olivia Rodrigo passes out contraceptives in Missouri

Heidy Dominguez, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

The 21-year old pop-star Olivia Rodrigo handed out free contraceptives during her concert in St. Louis, Missouri. Along with the Guts World Tour, Rodrigo announced the Fund 4 Good, which supports access...

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Casino bill dead in 2024, slated to carry over into 2025

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer March 18, 2024

In December of 2023, State Senator Dave Marsden (D-35) announced plans for a bill that would authorize the opening of a casino in Fairfax County, specifically Reston. Last year, though, his proposal envisioned...

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How a 22 year old gamer leaked the country’s most sensitive military secrets

Tadek Wieczorek, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

During the pandemic, a young Massachusetts Air National Guardsmen named Jack Teixera was part of an online gaming community on Discord. From the early months of 2022 to April 2023, Teixera proceeded to...

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A voter’s guide to Virginia’s presidential primary on March 5th

Tadek Wieczorek, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Virginia’s presidential primary is fast approaching, and the stakes are high. So far in the Republican and Democratic primaries, it’s becoming pretty clear that November’s election will likely be...

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What’s the rage: All you need to know about “rage rooms”

Madeline Miller, Student Life Editor February 27, 2024

Whether it's a student stressed about an upcoming test or assignment, or it’s an adult worried about their job or finances, everyone has some built up stress and angst. One way of relieving this stress...

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The Washington Nationals are no longer for sale

Geoffrey Precht, Staff Writer February 24, 2024

The two year search is over. On Monday, an announcement came from the current majority owner of the Washington Nationals baseball team, Mark Lerner, in Palm Beach, FL; the Nationals are staying in the...

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