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Speaking Up: the #MeToo movement is changing the workplace and empowering women

Jessica Marshall, Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2017


Filed under National News, News, Opinion, Web exclusive

In recents weeks, the #MeToo movement has sparked a huge national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace, different industries, and throughout office culture. The hashtag was created by famous actress Alyssa Milano so that women could share their stories on Twitter and develop a safe space...

Who rules the slopes?

Who rules the slopes?

Payton Wozny, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

If you ask a skier if snowboarding is better than skiing, they will all tell you that skiing is much better. If you ask a snowboarding if skiing is better than snowboarding, they will all tell you that snowboarding is much better. So, I’m going to settle the argument.   Which is easier...

Have Americans Forgotten the True Meaning Behind Christmas?

Amy Dai, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

The widely accepted idea is that Christmas is a holiday designated for friends, family, and most importantly,  appreciation for the life we are given. Christmas is a time for benevolence and appreciation towards our loved ones. As the holiday was celebrated throughout the years, its traditions have ...

WONDER how good this new movie is?

WONDER how good this new movie is?

Zoe Sauger, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Wonder was originally a book by R.J. Palacio. Many people read this book for school and immediately fell in love with it. It is about a boy named Auggie; Auggie has a facial distortion and the book goes through his journey of starting fifth grade and going to an actual school for the first time. I re...

Starbucks Holiday Drink Review

Wendy Gao, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Web exclusive

                It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Thanksgiving break is so close, I can almost taste the pumpkin pie. After that, Christmas isn’t too far off. That means hot cocoa, the Polar Express, and caroling. More so,...

Is Grey Thursday the New Black Friday?

Is Grey Thursday the New Black Friday?

Olivia Garrone, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Web exclusive

Each year, the day after Thanksgiving is dubbed Black Friday, famous for its big sales and even bigger crowds. You may spend Thanksgiving morning or night pouring over the plethora of ads and planning you big trip the next morning and preparing line up outside the stores before they open at the crack...

The iPhone X

Riya Jain, Staff Writer

November 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The new iPhone introduces a new era of technology in phones. The iPhone X continues gains more popularity day by day as more people get to know about the new features of the phone. An Apple employee says,“The lines start at 6 AM everyday because we don’t have enough phones, so it’s a first come fi...

Thanksgiving or Christmas?

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Pie or Cookies? Pumpkins or Evergreens? The heated debate between Thanksgiving and Christmas continues. Supporters of Thanksgivings argue that the holiday is pushed aside by stores who want to market their Christmas products. Christmas enthusiasts insist that the Christmas Spirit is one of a kind and irr...

Virginia goes blue

Ashley Shepard, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics

In 2016, November 8 was one of the hardest days of most americans lives. It sent a lot of America into a post-election depression. However this year, for most Virginians November 8 looked quite different. On November 7 Virginia had a gubernatorial (governor) election along with many house of delegate elect...

Is Ice Nice?

Riya Jain, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The cold weather gives us both hopes and doubts of the coming snow days and excitement or dread showers both the students and teachers. However just the work of meteorologists is not enough to make school close. Superstitions became more prominent than ever when the winter season comes around. S...

Columbus Day isn’t worth your time

Payton Wozny, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’m sure everyone enjoys having the extra day off from school in October to celebrate Columbus Day, but should we? Columbus Day has been causing a lot of controversy lately because Christopher Columbus doesn’t seem worthy of a day of observance. So, why should we waste our time taking a vacation day ...

Why Read?

Clare Sparling, Staff Writer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

A generation of students are growing up without the influence of books. Their minds are filled with TV show plots, Youtube videos, and Instagram pictures instead of the classics. Many push this issue aside, asking themselves, why does it matter if students are reading? However, the consequences are l...

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