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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, Entertainment Editor

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

Record number of women announce candidacies for 2020 presidential election

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, Entertainment Editor

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, Lifestyle Editor

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, Entertainment Editor

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, Guest Writer

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...

Madison band recognized for state championship

Madison band recognized for state championship

Devan Fink, Entertainment Editor

November 11, 2018

The James Madison High School Marching Band was recognized at halftime of Friday night's home football playoff game. The Madison band had won the Virginia State Championship at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. the prior weekend. Bands from all around the state of Virginia competed in the event. Madi...

Gallery: Former Secretary of State, First Lady Hillary Clinton visits Madison for youth football game

Gallery: Former Secretary of State, First Lady Hillary Clinton visits Madison for youth football game

Devan Fink, Entertainment Editor

November 10, 2018

Former United States Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton was seen at Madison earlier this afternoon. She was attending her nephew's Vienna youth football game. Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, moved to Vienna in 2005 after marrying Megan Madden. The New York Times wrote in 2015 that Rodham and Madden had "two young children." It is likely that it is Rodham's son, Clinton's nephew...

Breaking News: Fire reported in art wing at Madison

Breaking News: Fire reported in art wing at Madison

Devan Fink, Entertainment Editor

November 9, 2018

Update, 11/9/2018, 10:38 p.m.: Madison High School released a statement on Twitter: "Thank you to the Fire Department for responding so quickly. We had a small fire contained to a closet. The sprinkler system worked perfectly and extinguished the fire. Now it’s clean-up time." The production of ...

Kaine, Connolly, Wexton win Virginia Senate, local House seats

Kaine, Connolly, Wexton win Virginia Senate, local House seats

Devan Fink, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2018

Democrats Tim Kaine, Gerry Connolly and Jennifer Wexton won each of their local respective Virginia races on Tuesday in the 2018 midterms. These elections were coined by many to be a referendum on President Donald Trump. Kaine, who ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate, won 57 percent of the statewide...

Virginia Election Update: Democrats Kaine, Connolly, Wexton projected to win

Virginia Election Update: Democrats Kaine, Connolly, Wexton projected to win

Devan Fink, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2018

As the calendar flips to November, it’s time to pack up the pumpkins and bring out the ballots. There are just five days until the 2018 midterm elections. Here’s an update on the three races that impact Madison students, with probabilities of each candidate winning. Virginia Senator - Incumbe...

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