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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

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

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

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...

Hurricane Florence’s impacts in D.C. area do not appear significant

Hurricane Florence’s impacts in D.C. area do not appear significant

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2018

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas with potentially unprecedented damage coming along with it, many in the Washington, D.C. area have wondered what impacts could be headed their way. In short: the worst is will likely stay south, according to the Washington Post. At least for now. Latest models have Fairfax County receiving about three inches of rain through Sept. ...

12 Madison students named National Merit Semifinalists

12 Madison students named National Merit Semifinalists

Lulu, In-Depth Editor

September 11, 2018

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that 12 Madison seniors have been named semifinalists for 2019. The Madison Semifinalists include: Christian Aliferis Anthony Arnolie Samuel Cohen Sarah Conforti Devan Fink Michael Helmicki Jeffery Huang Yijia Liu Cassidy McKe...

With Florence looming, Madison shifts times for football, senior college night

With Florence looming, Madison shifts times for football, senior college night

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall in North Carolina later this week. While the hurricane's immediate impact on the Washington, D.C. area is still uncertain, Madison administration and activities have already shifted their plans in preparation. Varisty Football, previously scheduled to play...

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Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2018

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SGA announces spirit days for homecoming week

SGA announces spirit days for homecoming week

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2018

The Madison Student Government Association (SGA) has released the schedule for the 2018 Homecoming Spirit Week. The schedule is as follows: Monday: Destinations Day Seniors- Staycation (USA) Juniors- Beach Trip (Hawaii) Sophomores- Space Trip (Aliens) Freshmen- Sleep Away Camp (Pajamas) Teach...

Madison to introduce new school year with annual Fall Kick Off and County Fair

Madison to introduce new school year with annual Fall Kick Off and County Fair

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2018

With the new school year just one week away, it's time to begin to prepare for the upcoming year. Keeping with tradition, Madison will be hosting their annual Fall Kickoff this Friday, Aug. 24. Rising freshmen are encouraged to show up early at 3:30 p.m. to get their schedules and find their lockers...

Students walkout for gun reform on nineteenth anniversary of Columbine shooting

Students walkout for gun reform on nineteenth anniversary of Columbine shooting

Ellie Renshaw and Elsa Scott

April 20, 2018

April 20 marks the nineteenth anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, and students are again walking out with the message, "Never again," pressing for stricter gun laws and country-wide gun reform. As the third major demonstration which Madison students have participated in...

School Board approves significant change to pupil placement policy

Stephen Desmarais, In-Depth Editor

March 19, 2018

There will be a drastic change in pupil placements options for students in the Madison pyramid and across Fairfax County beginning next year. The change will be implemented in 2018-19, but students who already participate in pupil placement programs will not be affected. Previously, students could ...

Fourth level languages redesignated as Honors classes

Anna Brinkhuis, Opinion Editor

March 19, 2018

At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, the FCPS World Languages Office made the decision to make every Level 4 Language an Honors class. Because of the increased difficulty of such classes, students, including those who have already completed a Level 4 language, will be awarded a 0.5 boost to ...

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