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Northam leads Virginia into Phase 1 of reopening plan

Northam leads Virginia into Phase 1 of reopening plan

Rachel Schlueter, In-Depth Editor

May 9, 2020

Virginia is set to move into its first phase of reopening on Friday, May 15 after an announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam on Monday, May 4.  “Everything you have done has truly made a difference,” Northam said in the press conference on Monday. “We flattened the curve [of COVID-19 cases] an...

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...

What are primary elections and caucuses?

What are primary elections and caucuses?

Erin McCormick and Sonia Samantaroy

March 25, 2020

*This article was intended for publication in our March print issue, which will no longer be distributed due to Covid-19 school closures.  Presidential primary elections and caucuses are part of the process for nominating candidates for United States presidential elections. In primary elections, voters cast their votes in private. A caucus, a...

Trump administration adjusts Obama’s public school lunch policies

Trump administration adjusts Obama's public school lunch policies

Jordan Roller, Features Editor

March 25, 2020

*This article was intended for publication in our March print issue, which will no longer be distributed due to Covid-19 school closures.  The Trump administration is rolling back several regulations placed on the food served at public schools, which will provide schools with more flexibility wh...

Super Tuesday and a Recap on Biden’s Big Win

Super Tuesday and a Recap on Biden's Big Win

Caroline Scheider-Williams, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign pulled off a major upset in the Democratic primary elections on March 3, also known as “Super Tuesday”. “Super Tuesday” is objectively the most important day for party nominees when running for president, as it typically indicates who will get a party...

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...

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...

Record number of women announce candidacies for 2020 presidential election

2020 presidential candidate Kamala Karris (D-CA) speaks at a Families Belong Together March in Los Angeles in 2018.

Jasmine Braley, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019

When Hillary Clinton ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election and almost won, it turned heads across the country. This game-changing election paired with current political tensions inspired six women of multi-ethnic backgrounds to declare candidacy for the 2020 presidential election:...

Academic Advising process begins

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2019

In Warhawk Time on Thursday, all Madison freshmen, sophomores and juniors began the academic advising process for the 2019-2020 school year. For students who missed the video from the student services department, or would like to watch it again, please click here.

SGA announces spirit days for Winter Dance week

SGA announces spirit days for Winter Dance week

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 9, 2019

The Madison Student Government Association (SGA) has released the schedule for the 2019 Winter Dance Spirit Week. The schedule is as follows: Monday, Jan. 28: Overnight at Hogwarts Wear pajamas Tuesday, Jan. 29: Multiplicity Magic Coordinate outfits with any number of friends Wedn...

Report: Wawa to open in Vienna, location still to be determined

Report: Wawa to open in Vienna, location still to be determined

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018

Wawa, an American chain of convenience stories and gas stations operating in the East Coast region of the United States, is opening a new location in the Vienna, Va. area, Tysons Reporter reported last Wednesday. Initial reports suggested that Wawa would be opening at the currently abandoned gas station acro...

Amazon to build new headquarters in Northern Virginia

Amazon to build new headquarters in Northern Virginia

Krutika Joshi, In-Depth Editor

November 20, 2018

On Tuesday Nov. 13, Amazon officially announced their decision to build new headquarters in Crystal City, Arlington. The establishment will reshape the area and bring in some 25,000 jobs. Fourteen months ago, Amazon announced that they would be accepting bids from North American cities to build a sec...