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8 ways to pass the time in quarantine

Trish Truong, Features Editor

May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many people to go into self-quarantine and practice social distancing in hopes of staying safe. While staying at home can be fun and relaxing, it can also be extremely boring if you run out of things to do. Here are some ideas on what to do to pass the time.     ...

Joe Biden becomes presumptive nominee in wild primary race

Joe Biden becomes presumptive nominee in wild primary race

Josh Brown, Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

The Democratic nomination process was full of history. It featured 27 candidates and an extremely diverse and young field filled with politicians and changemakers from across the country. In the end, a different kind of history will be created, as former Vice President Joe Biden rose from the verge o...

UCLA Medical Center employee shares inside perspective on COVID-19 pandemic

UCLA Medical Center employee shares inside perspective on COVID-19 pandemic

Jillian Geib, Community Editor

April 28, 2020

Within a matter of weeks, the world experienced the jarring transition from everyday life to the complicated reality of enduring a global pandemic. For the average person, this period of confusion and isolation entails mindlessly lulling around the house, looking for ways to ease their boredom. Contrari...

Cross-Curricular Program Piloted with Freshman Students

Cross-Curricular Program Piloted with Freshman Students

Trish Truong and Rachel Schlueter

December 6, 2019

This past summer, three Madison teachers designed a brand new curriculum for a program that would approach teaching and learning in a new and non-traditional style in order to better equip their freshmen students with skills they could use beyond their high school careers. This program is called the Cros...

Veg Club Plans to Raise Awareness this School Year

Photo courtesy of theconversation.com

Katie Bartlett, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2019

Living a plant based lifestyle, whether it be vegan, vegetarian, or pescatarian, has numerous benefits. Cutting meat out of your diet has been connected to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease. It is also environmentally beneficial, because the meat and dairy industries a...

What Madison Students are Looking Forward to Most this Year

What Madison Students are Looking Forward to Most this Year

Caroline Scheider-Williams, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

Almost one quarter into the school year, students have started to form routines that they will follow for the rest of the year. While there are still months to go until we even take our first SOL, AP test, or final exam, it is never too early to start looking into the future. One student from each c...

Madison senior AJ Arnolie offered acceptance to Stanford, MIT, Duke, other top schools

Madison senior AJ Arnolie offered acceptance to Stanford, MIT, Duke, other top schools

Lulu Dawes, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2019

When it came time for AJ Arnolie (’19) to start choosing which universities he would apply to, the thought “why not just go for it?” crossed his mind. Seeking to major in electrical engineering and computer science, Arnolie began his application process by looking at the list of best engineeri...

Kase’s Experience: Why the proposed defunding of Special Olympics is unacceptable

Hannah Kase (far left) poses with the Turbocats after winning a game at a tournament on Feb. 3.

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2019

This weekend, I finished my second season of coaching Special Olympics basketball. My team had a third place finish in the Marymount Special Olympics Basketball Tournament, enjoying a Sunday of playing hard, dancing and singing to music during game breaks and eating frozen yogurt together. Today, I woke ...

My story: Struggling with mental health

My story: Struggling with mental health

Madeleine LeTendre, Sports Editor

January 24, 2019

Disclaimer: this article contains descriptions of self-injury, anxiety, and depression. If you are in crisis, please see the resources at the bottom of the article. Not a ton of people expect a 12-year-old to suffer from addiction. Until recently, I didn’t realize that what I have been going throu...

A eulogy for the Vienna Taco Bell

A eulogy for the Vienna Taco Bell

Abbey Gastrock, Staff Reporter

January 8, 2019

After months of controversy over whether our favorite Mexican restaurant would be replaced by yet another Starbucks, the time has finally come to say goodbye. The Taco Bell on Maple Avenue has officially closed and is set to become a drive-thru Starbucks. I have been confused since April, a.k.a. the beginni...

Jammin Java offers intimate concert-going experiences

Jammin Java offers intimate concert-going experiences

Sophie Shayne, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018

Child TV star Drake Bell recently performed at Jammin Java in Vienna, and a number of Madison students attended his performance. “Drake Bell could respond to the audience if someone yelled because he could actually hear us,” Leah Litman (’22) said. “Since it was not scripted, he just chose ...

Review: ‘Noises Off’ brings laughs, fascinating entertainment and astonishing talent to Madison High School

Review: 'Noises Off' brings laughs, fascinating entertainment and astonishing talent to Madison High School

Spencer Todd, Entertainment Editor

November 10, 2018

“Noises Off” by Michael Frayn is a comedic farce that follows the production crew of a play entitled “Nothing On” starting the day of their opening night performance. There’s only one problem: everything is going wrong. The play follows the characters in three acts as mayhem consumes their pro...