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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


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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, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2018


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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, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 11, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

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, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2018


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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, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018


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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, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018


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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, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018


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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...

Madison teachers pilot 1:1 classroom learning environments

Madison teachers pilot 1:1 classroom learning environments

Sophie Shayne, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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Madison’s faculty decided last year to integrate the technological aspect of its students’ lives by introducing the 1:1 classroom environment. This new learning environment will change the way classes operate by giving students their own laptops. The program involves each student receiving a school-issued lapt...

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Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018


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Breaking: Marco Polo Restaurant reportedly on fire

Breaking: Marco Polo Restaurant reportedly on fire

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2018


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Update, 10/14/2018, 4:07 p.m.: The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has confirmed that the structure that is on fire is in fact the Marco Polo restaurant. The Marco Polo Restaurant, located at 245 Maple Ave. W in the heart of Vienna, is reportedly on fire, according to those near the sce...

Fairfax County School Board adopts new resolution on sexual misconduct

Vienna Wolff, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018


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In response to the numerous debates surrounding sexual misconduct in workplaces and in the government, the Fairfax County School Board on Sept. 27 adopted a new resolution about alleged forms of sexual misconduct. The School Board hopes to achieve a safer environment, offering education for students ...

Teachers to assist in nominations for homecoming court

Teachers to assist in nominations for homecoming court

Abbey Gastrock, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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SGA representatives have decided to broaden the scope of homecoming court nominations this year by allowing teachers to send in their own court selections. Senior Class Representative Kevin Griffin (’19) and Leadership Teacher Kristen Haynor pioneered this idea after noticing that homecoming cour...

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