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Editor-in-Chief Editorial: The free press issue

Editor-in-Chief Editorial: The free press issue

Editor-in-Chief Editorial

December 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

During a White House press conference, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta questioned President Donald Trump’s characterization of the migrant group approaching the United States border, which Trump had previously described as an “invasion.” When Trump avoided giving him a direct answer, Aco...

“Crazy Rich Asians” opens doors for Asian Representation in Hollywood

Spencer Todd, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Style

Following the release of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Hollywood opened its doors to Asian representation in films. The movie was the first to star a lead Asian female in 25 years, since the release of “The Joy Luck Club” in 1993. Although Asians have been prominent in producing films, they have stru...

New AP World curriculum excludes centuries of world history

New AP World curriculum excludes centuries of world history

Jordan Roller, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. China’s Han Dynasty, Islamic caliphates, the Gupta empire, the Olmecs, Ghana. All are influential civilizations that the College Board is removing from the AP World History curriculum beginning in the 2019-2020 sch...

Editor-in-Chief Editorial: Why we shouldn’t read the Bible in AP English Literature

Editor-in-Chief Editorial: Why we shouldn’t read the Bible in AP English Literature

Editor-in-Chief Editorial

October 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from establishing a state religion, but nowhere does it mention a specific “separation of church and state.” The phrase was coined by fou...

This is why you should vote in the 2018 midterms (if you’ll be over 18)

This is why you should vote in the 2018 midterms (if you’ll be over 18)

Caroline Scheider-Williams, Entertainment Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The midterm election is right around the corner, taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to various sources, including The New York Times, CNN and Fox News, it is expected to be a wave election. This is when there is a huge shift in political power from one party to another. This year the Democrats are favored to wi...

Online classes provide alternative option for core courses

Online classes provide alternative option for core courses

Alexa Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offer online alternatives to almost every class at Madison, even certain electives. Some students complete physical education online for the free period at the end of the day, or the opportunity to take an extra class. However, many students may be unfamiliar with...

Why protests are important for change

Krutika Joshi, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On July 26, 1774 in Greencastle, Pennsylvania, four men opened fire in Pontiac's Rebellion School. The principal was killed, as were nine, or according to some reports, 10 children. This was the earliest known American shooting to occur on school property. Since then, thousands of  innocent lives h...

Students ignite passion through protests, but reform will only happen through voting

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

School shootings are a problem. You don’t need me to tell you that; the facts say it all. More than 150,000 students across 170 primary and secondary schools have been impacted by a school shooting since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. These numbers are unacceptable, and it becomes even ...

Marches have lost historical power

Alexa Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

As the second Women’s March commenced on Jan. 20, a flood of pink hats advanced toward the Lincoln Memorial. Within the crowd, many women stopped to take pictures as a way to commemorate the moment and, of course, for their Instagram feeds. While most women marched in order to empower one another, t...

Marches are vital for maintaining democracy

Marches are vital for maintaining democracy

Thomas Blackburn, Features Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

The right to assemble is ingrained in the United States Constitution. Protests and marches are vehicles that allow people to express their disapproval in the state of social issues the law, public policy, economic disparities, war and so much else. Recently, the Women’s Marches were held cities across...

UVa faces tough road to final four

Madeleine LeTendre, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Uncategorized

The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament holds the potential to be one that is stocked with success for the University of Virginia (UVa) if their playing style can adapt to successfully translate to the tournament. They’re the people’s favorite to win the NCAA Championship title, but they’re slow. Thou...

Internet goes beyond tip of the iceberg with deep web

Internet goes beyond tip of the iceberg with deep web

Matthew Nguyen, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Internet grants everyday citizens access to the world wide sea of information and facts. In this sea, search engines such as Google and Yahoo serve as guides across the surface, but there is one problem: these guides only show us the surface of the vast and ever-growing ocean. Search engines explore t...

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