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The Life of Two Heroes After France

The Life of Two Heroes After France

Lindsey Katsaros
October 22, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

This past August, three Americans; Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos, saved a train full of passengers by tackling and disarming a gunman. They have all been viewed as heroes since, and have even been awarded the Medal of Honor by the President. After being seen as a hero, Skarlatos was i...

FCPS Crowdsources Deficit Solutions with Budget Proposal Tool

FCPS Crowdsources Deficit Solutions with Budget Proposal Tool

Sam Rutzick
October 22, 2015
Filed under News

As the Fairfax County Public School System reels from an absolutely devastating round of budget cuts, the administration has resorted to a bit of an unusual source for a solution – the community. Apparently taking a page from Kickstarter, a popular online funding website, the School Board is crowd...

PSAT 2015: The Biggest Inside Joke

PSAT 2015: The Biggest Inside Joke

Katie Thompson
October 22, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

This past Wednesday, Twitter and Tumblr exploded with the hashtag #PSAT. Thousands of sophomores and juniors across the country took the PSAT/NMSQT that morning, and immediately took to social media to turn the secret test content into internet memes. These standardized tests, meant to prepare kids for...

New York prisoners still on the loose

New York prisoners still on the loose

Maggie Campbell
June 15, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

Recently, two men pulled off a climactic escape from a New York prison at the  Clinton Correctional Facility using paper-mâché dummies, steam pipe, and a provoking note left for law enforcement. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, escaped about a week ago.The manhunt for both men has still been...

White House Press Conference evacuated

Maggie Campbell
June 15, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

A called in bomb threat caused an evacuation of the press briefing room  during the daily press conference at the White House on June 9 2015. The interruption was in the middle of a the live broadcast of the press briefing. As journalists were escorted out they live tweeted and took pictures of the...

SAT fiasco — printing error on June 6 exam causes confusion

SAT fiasco — printing error on June 6 exam causes confusion

Andrew Lokay
June 14, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

As many students already know, the administration of the SAT on Saturday, June 6 did not go as planned. While the instructions given to proctors set the time limit of the last reading section on the exam (the eighth of the SAT's 10 sections) as 20 minutes, students' test booklets incorrectly stated that...

Actor Christopher Lee, 93, dies

Sam Rutzick
June 14, 2015
Filed under A&E, News, Web exclusive

Famed actor Christopher Lee died June 7, 2015, at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital of respiratory and heart failure. The renowned actor was 93 years old, and was survived by his wife and children. Lee lived a life oftentimes more astonishing then the lives of the characters he portrayed. Descended from...

Safety concern: sexual assault on Blake Lane

Maggie Campbell
June 5, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

On June 5 the Oakton Administration sent out a safety awareness email in response to a sexual assault on June 3. The incident took place around 6:50pm on June 3, 2015 as a student was walking on Blake Lane at Five Oaks Road. What occurred was that an unidentified male approached and grabbed the student...

Same-sex marriage referendum succeeds in Ireland

Same-sex marriage referendum succeeds in Ireland

Andrew Lokay
May 25, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

Voters in Ireland overwhelmingly approved same-sex marriage by referendum last Friday, May 22. The country is the twentieth to legalize gay marriage, but the first to institute it through a popular vote. The measure, which was highly contested in the weeks preceding the vote, passed with 62.1 percent...

Bad news for “Game of Thrones” fans: Book Six will not be released in 2015

Sam Rutzick
May 19, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

Season Five of "Game of Thrones" is well underway, continuing to chart the events of Westeros and the stories of the (surviving) nobles of the Seven Kingdoms. With each shocking turn and gruesome death, the HBO series continues to rack  up viewers and critical acclaim. However, fans of the book may...

Emerging artists

aneenguyen
May 6, 2015
Filed under A&E, News, Web exclusive

Truthfully, this album is not bad. Shawn Mendes’ debut album, “Handwritten,” came out on April 14, 2015, and let’s be real, it’s good. Mendes is a YouTube star from Canada (we all know how well that went last time), and he is familiarly associated with the Vine stars that he is so close with,...

It’s a girl

Maggie Campbell
May 3, 2015
Filed under News, Web exclusive

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Prince William of Wales welcomed a baby girl on May 2, 2015 at 6:09 am BST. The healthy baby girl was 8 lbs., 3 oz and born in St. Mary's Hospital in London. This baby girl is fourth in line for the crown; her brother Prince George is third in line. She is...

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