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Virtual School vs. In-Person School at Madison

Virtual School vs. In-Person School at Madison

Aidan Jones and Sylvia Dixon April 20, 2021

In-Person Student: Aidan Jones When Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) gave the option to go back in-person, I sprang on it. Personally, I have been having great difficulty with online learning....

Over the Counter COVID-19 Tests Enter Clinical Trials

Over the Counter COVID-19 Tests Enter Clinical Trials

Anna Long, Staff Reporter April 20, 2021

Last year COVID-19 shut the world down, but now, as establishments reopen and schools return to in-person learning, there has been a surge in cases and many people have, at some point, had to get a COVID-19...

NASA makes history with the landing of their newest rover on Mars

NASA makes history with the landing of their newest rover on Mars

Erin McCormick, Entertainment Editor April 13, 2021

Perseverance, NASA’s fifth rover on Mars, which launched on Jul. 20, 2020 from the Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida, is the most technologically advanced rover NASA has ever sent to...

Remembering Mr. Romeo

Remembering Mr. Romeo

Jillian Geib, Opinion Editor April 13, 2021

Impact --- with its six-letter brevity, the word appears remarkably uncomplicated, but as a concept, it is one of the most important aspects of one’s legacy. Throughout his 26 years as a physics...

AP exam tips to ensure a less stressful testing season

AP exam tips to ensure a less stressful testing season

Madison Dietrich, News Editor March 26, 2021

Advanced Placement (AP) exams are right around the corner, undoubtedly bringing stress to students around the world. This year, James Madison High School students will take their exams either in-person...

Book recommendations to whisk you away over spring break

Book recommendations to whisk you away over spring break

Mehru Adnan, News Editor March 26, 2021

Spring break is on the horizon, which means it’s time to swap your textbooks with novels! If you’re not sure how to kick off your spring reading, here are some suggestions:  Young Adult Six...

Madison science teacher Nick Sylor discusses his love for the outdoors, teaching and more

Madison science teacher Nick Sylor discusses his love for the outdoors, teaching and more

Connor Foote, Sports Editor March 11, 2021

Sports Editor Connor Foote speaks with Madison science teacher Nick Sylor about his life and experiences.  

PHOTO COURTESY OF ADOBE STOCK

Black History Month Special Part 2: SGA’s Louize Bingi interviews Black staff at Madison

Hawk Talk Staff March 11, 2021

Even though Black History Month has come to a close, we would like to continue to highlight the stories and experiences of various Black staff members at Madison. It is important to continue to celebrate...

Madison's beloved teacher and rockstar Daniel Blanchet

Madison’s beloved teacher and rockstar Daniel Blanchet

Mia Pisani, Lifestyle Editor March 2, 2021

Daniel Blanchet is a father, band member, Back to the Future fan and high school history teacher. He has been teaching for 17 years, ten of which he spent in Boston before moving to Northern Virginia....

Black History Month Special Part 1: SGA's Louize Bingi interviews Black staff at Madison

Black History Month Special Part 1: SGA’s Louize Bingi interviews Black staff at Madison

Hawk Talk Staff February 28, 2021

As we celebrate the final day of Black History Month, we would like to highlight the stories and experiences of various Black staff members at Madison. The Hawk Talk is collaborating with Madison's Student...

Teachers' Thoughts on Returning to School

Teachers’ Thoughts on Returning to School

Aida Araia, News Editor February 25, 2021

When the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines were approved in the United States, demand far exceeded supply, which meant only certain people could be vaccinated. The trick was figuring out who. This...

Spotlight on College Admissions during COVID-19

Spotlight on College Admissions during COVID-19

Mehru Adnan, News Editor February 23, 2021

Each fall, the college application season descends upon a frenzied pack of seniors and parents. For many, this time has been months in the making, since the arduous process often begins spring of junior...

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