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Top 5 Conspiracy Theories

Top 5 Conspiracy Theories

Pramod Mamillapalli, online editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Trends

In the world of conspiracy theories, we find ourselves asking, “Are they true or are they false?” Here are the top 5 conspiracy theories (in my opinion), and whether or not I believe in them. 5. Time Traveling Ok, so this one may seem a little far fetched, but who knows? There have been many i...

What Christmas Means to Me

What Christmas Means to Me
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Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Many people nowadays think of Christmas as a time to be cheerful, get gifts from Santa Claus, put up a tree and hang stockings, or spend quality time with family. Some think of Christmas as the sacred celebration of Jesus's birth, while others don't celebrate Christmas at all. Christmas is important...

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Snapchat

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Snapchat

Pramod Mamillapalli, online editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Like other social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, Snapchat is a great way to connect with friends and family through pictures that can last for a few seconds. Snapchat can be used for different reasons, but not all of them are good. This list consists of things I have noticed on my Snapchat...

The Problems with Affirmative Action

The Problems with Affirmative Action

Anthony Sun, staff writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Features, From The Board, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Affirmative Action has long been touted as a system that is meant to help end discrimination, yet it is fundamentally built on discrimination. Affirmative action holds people to different standards based on factors they cannot control, like their race. Such characteristics should be completely irrelevant...

Why Donald Trump?

Why Donald Trump?

Simmi Sharma, staff writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories

The election is over, and the President elect - Donald Trump has faced a lot of criticism for his comments about immigration and the muslim ban, which leaves many wondering- what made America vote for Trump? So we went out and asked Trump supporters and we got some surprising answers. His raw, crude words Pol...

Send out the Clowns…

Send out the Clowns…

Pramod Mamillapalli

October 18, 2016


Filed under Halloween 2016, Opinion, Top Stories, Trends

Back in the day, clowns represented joy and laughter. But if you ask someone what a clown represented now, you will probably here words such as “scary” or “creepy”. How can clowns go from entertaining children at birthday parties to chasing people with weapons in the middle of the night. I guess...

8 Tips to Survive Freshman Year

8 Tips to Survive Freshman Year

Birk Slothouber

September 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Starting high school seems super stressful, but here are 8 tips that help you survive your first year.   1.) What you do freshman year does affect you later on when you apply for college, so it’s important to try hard now.   2.) You will hear a lot about subschools, if it is ...

Proper hallway etiquette

Proper hallway etiquette

Meaghan McIntyre, opinion editor

April 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The sound of the bell ringing does not only signal the end of a class; it also marks the start of a six minute time span when students must make it from one classroom to another. When a class is right across the hall, this is not hard. But when a student needs to make it from the 700 hundred...

Fairfax County Public Schools faces budgeting problems

Meaghan McIntyre, Opinion editor

October 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

A clear sign that a school system is facing monetary problems: when the Superintendent holds a conference and asks for as many student reporters to attend as possible. This is one way it is rather obvious that Fairfax County Public Schools are experiencing budgeting issues. Combine this with the fact...

A personal account of Pope Francis parade in Philadelphia

A personal account of Pope Francis parade in Philadelphia

Anna Hanfman, staff writer

October 6, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

On September 25-27, Pope Francis visited Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He visited Washington, D.C. just a few days before to speak with Congress about foreign issues and issues involving the catholic church. I attended a youth pilgrimage set up by The Arlington Dioceses of Virginia. The Dioceses and I trave...

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