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Washington in bloom: A guide to viewing the 2023 DC cherry blossoms

Rhiannon Stevens, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

When springtime arrives, the flowering pink petals along the National Mall become the heart and pride of the Washington DC community. From March to April, the city comes alive to celebrate the 3,700 local...

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Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan reviewed by Supreme Court

Veronika Owen, Co-Editor in Chief March 30, 2023

The United States Supreme Court has challenged the executive branch’s authority to bypass congress in national financial aid.  Nebraska, five other Republican-led states, conservative interest groups,...

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Who is watching you through your phone?

Tadek Wieczorek, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

Picture your private text messages, emails, and phone calls being revealed for the whole world to see. Privacy is one of the things people value the most. It’s the reason we put locks on bedrooms and...

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Access to Abortion Drug is Threatened in Lawsuit

Lucy Rosst, Staff Writer March 28, 2023

A Texas lawsuit concerning the FDA approval of an abortion drug is threatening to restrict its use across the country. The case was brought by The Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine, an anti abortion group,...

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TikTok CEO faces congress

Amany Nassar, News Editor March 24, 2023

There have been calls in the government to ban the Chinese-run app TikTok over national security and mental health concerns. TikTok’s CEO Shou Chew stood before congress for over five hours on Thursday....

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The Reston Community Orchestra shines a spotlight on 16-year-old composer Colin Surabian

Veronika Owen, Co-Editor in Chief March 20, 2023

The Reston Community Orchestra performed their “Spotlight on Youth” concert on Saturday the 11th at the Reston Community Center.  The highlight of the performance was the student-lead jazz opener...

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Oscar’s champagne colored carpet

Heidi Gilman, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

For the first time since 1961, the 50,000 square foot red carpet at the Oscars was not red. This follows recent trends of award ceremonies and premiers choosing unique and vibrant colored carpets, such...

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Deadly train collision In Greece

Heidi Gilman, Staff Writer March 16, 2023

Two trains collided in a fiery crash near Larissa, Greece, killing at least 36 people. An additional 85 were injured, 65 of which were hospitalized.    Both trains were severely mangled...

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The daylight savings debate

Emmalina Sjapeki, Co-Editor in Chief March 10, 2023

This weekend, people across the country will "spring" their clocks forward, bringing the end of standard time and the beginning of daylight savings. Shifting from standard time, where people shift their...

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After One Year, Ukraine Shows Tremendous Resilience Against Russian Invasion

Tadek Wieczorek, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

The first active land war in Europe since WW2 began to unfold one year ago when Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a “special military operation” to invade the eastern half of Ukraine, an area...

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