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The Controversial Debate: Are Billionaires Good or Bad?

Audrey William and Naarada Samarasinghe March 7, 2021

Over the past year, nearly every class of Americans has seen massive economic hardships, except for the world’s billionaires, who have continued to sustain financial gains during the pandemic. Since...

Illustration by Luke Kurcina

Gen Z: A Generation Of Change

Sophie Shayne and Madison Dietrich January 2, 2021

More than half of the stadium seats were empty. More than a million tickets were reserved—but only 6,200 supporters showed up. At Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on June 20, entire...

Understanding the Defining Issues of the 2020 Election

Understanding the Defining Issues of the 2020 Election

Joshua Brown and Ethan Qin November 2, 2020

It is only fitting that we have a presidential election in this chaotic year of 2020. And this election is far from normal, with two polarizing candidates and a pandemic leading Americans to cast more...

In-Depth: Netflix's

In-Depth: Netflix’s “Sex Education” invites comparison to US sex education programs

Bridget Levesque and Katie Bartlett March 25, 2020

*This article was intended for publication in our March print issue, which will no longer be distributed due to Covid-19 school closures.  Let's Talk About It... The Netflix series “Sex Education,”...

Reading rates take a dive

Lulu and Alexa Clark March 29, 2019

Eyelids droop as the final sentences of a story drift across a child’s bedroom. The lilting voice of a parent slowly lulls a child to sleep and to the dreams that await them. Dreams of clever foxes and...

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

Leah DeFreitas and Christina Luckett February 13, 2019

Each day, over 180,000 students make their morning trek to a Fairfax County public school for their seven-hour school day. For many families, their daily routine is marked by after-school practices, homework...

Gerrymandering: The defect of democracy

Gerrymandering: The defect of democracy

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2018

Thirteen years after his famous “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech, Patrick Henry and his Anti-Federalist colleagues drew the boundaries of Virginia’s 5th congressional district in an attempt...

Teenagers experience three times the national average of dating abuse

Teenagers experience three times the national average of dating abuse

Anna Brinkhuis and Madeleine LeTendre October 24, 2018

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. This year, nearly 1.5 million high school students will be victims of dating abuse, and only a third of them will...

Gun control debate moves forward in wake of recent shootings

Gun control debate moves forward in wake of recent shootings

Matthew Nguyen and Stephen Desmarais April 23, 2018

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” the Constitution asserts in its Second Amendment. Through...

Coinciding with county, Madison takes strides toward sustainability

Coinciding with county, Madison takes strides toward sustainability

Ellie Renshaw and Bailey Moskowitz March 11, 2018

On Jan. 15, 2017, the 13 members of the Fairfax County School Board met to hammer out the details of the Capital Improvement Program, which plans for the county’s facility needs for the next five years....

The Common Affluence: supplementary educational services provide advantages to students from high-income households

The Common Affluence: supplementary educational services provide advantages to students from high-income households

Lulu and Madeleine LeTendre February 14, 2018

A handful of the 1.7 million American students taking the SAT sit in a high school classroom, each possessing a different level of preparation for what is to come, each about to face the exam that plays...

Political polarization shapes distinct student views, identities

Political polarization shapes distinct student views, identities

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2017

The room is tense. Questions are fired across the room; students are probing one another on their views. The discussion, although polite, becomes heated at times. At the conclusion of the discussion,...

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