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Madison Clubs Go Virtual

Madison Clubs Go Virtual
November 7, 2020

James Madison High School has always been a place of success and achievement, and that has not changed despite these trying times during distance learning. Students are not only tackling a new way...

Teachers Run Online Classes While Also Being Full-time Parents

November 7, 2020

The global pandemic has drastically changed the workplace of millions of people, including teachers, who all have to overcome the distractions and uncertainty of a new work environment. Online school poses...

Grape Team Leads a Local Environmental Initiative

Grape Team Leads a Local Environmental Initiative
November 5, 2020

Since Fairfax County has stopped curbside glass recycling, Griffin Jiron, a Madison senior, took the issue into his own hands and founded the The Grape Team.  “I felt that we were living in a ‘repost...

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg
October 31, 2020

Lace collars, sparkling brooches, and oversized spectacles—as the steadfast defender of civil rights, the five foot tall Ruth Bader Ginsburg towered over all of us. She advocated for equality, liberty...

Kansas City Zoo penguins take field trip to art museum

Two penguins roam the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo.
June 8, 2020

The Kansas City Zoo has been closed for visitors due to the coronavirus outbreak. Humans are told to stay inside and social distance from each other, however, they are not the only ones missing human interaction.  On...

4 of the deadliest pandemics in history

4 of the deadliest pandemics in history
May 31, 2020

Throughout history, pandemics have ravaged the world, often changing the course of events and sometimes ending civilizations. It has been a couple of months since the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world...

Pandemic leads to spike in domestic violence cases

Pandemic leads to spike in domestic violence cases
May 31, 2020

Americans have been stuck at home for the past few months to slow the spread of COVID-19, and sure, some people are bored and lonely, but at least they are safe--which is hard to say for others. Home is...

8 ways to pass the time in quarantine

May 27, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused many people to go into self-quarantine and practice social distancing in hopes of staying safe. While staying at home can be fun and relaxing, it can also be extremely...

Joe Biden becomes presumptive nominee in wild primary race

Joe Biden becomes presumptive nominee in wild primary race
April 29, 2020

The Democratic nomination process was full of history. It featured 27 candidates and an extremely diverse and young field filled with politicians and changemakers from across the country. In the end, a...

UCLA Medical Center employee shares inside perspective on COVID-19 pandemic

UCLA Medical Center employee shares inside perspective on COVID-19 pandemic
April 28, 2020

Within a matter of weeks, the world experienced the jarring transition from everyday life to the complicated reality of enduring a global pandemic. For the average person, this period of confusion and...

Cross-Curricular Program Piloted with Freshman Students

Cross-Curricular Program Piloted with Freshman Students
Featured in The Hawk Talk’s October print edition
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...

Veg Club Plans to Raise Awareness this School Year

Photo courtesy of theconversation.com
November 1, 2019

Living a plant based lifestyle, whether it be vegan, vegetarian, or pescatarian, has numerous benefits. Cutting meat out of your diet has been connected to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower...

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