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Demands of modern news cycle result in fatigue

Demands of modern news cycle result in fatigue

Adam Aldacushion, Bella Gustafson, and Catherine McGuire December 11, 2023

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” These were the shouts of 20th century newsies. Today, Brooklyn remains plenty loud, yet, the news’ ever increasing demands are not from newsies, but the relentless...

Gen Z’s unique, increasingly prominent perspective commands US political scene

Gen Z’s unique, increasingly prominent perspective commands US political scene

As Gen-Z reaches voting age, the United States has seen the political demographics and engagement of our generation visibly shifting the tide in modern politics. With record high voter turnouts and increased...

PHOTO:BELLA GUSTAFSON

AI in Education: A Useful Tool or An Existential Threat To Learning?

When renowned computer scientist and futurist, Ray Kurzweil, discussed the future of artificial intelligence (AI) at a Council on Foreign Relations event in November of 2017, he expressed his belief that...

The world through the eyes of Madison

The world through the eyes of Madison

Bella Gustafson and Cate Langhorn January 6, 2023

Introduction  A mere two weeks after opening, the new James Madison High School would release the first edition of its newspaper on Friday 18, 1959. The paper had no name and more importantly, no writers,...

The Overturning of Roe vs. Wade and After Effects

The Overturning of Roe vs. Wade and After Effects

Lauren Kostakis and Megan Mills, News Editor and Staff Writer November 1, 2022

A month after the full abortion ban in the state of Missouri, a woman named Mylissa Farmer was in dire need of an abortion. She had a high-risk pregnancy that put her in peril of losing her uterus—and...

Russia and Ukraine: The History, The Invasion and The Future

Russia and Ukraine: The History, The Invasion and The Future

Madison Dietrich & Aidan Jones, In-Depth & Features Editor March 29, 2022

Russian president Vladimir Putin announced on Feb. 24 that he had authorized a “special military operation” in Ukraine. Soon after, Russian missiles struck cities across Ukraine. Russia has since continued...

The psychology of love and the five love languages

The psychology of love and the five love languages

Aida Araia, Erin McCormick & Sonia Samantaroy, News Editor & Editors-in-Chief February 15, 2022

Psychology of Love:  Everyone feels love, whether it be directed towards our friends, family or even pets. The romantic love we develop over time vastly differs from the platonic love we may feel day-to-day.  Varying...

A Classroom Crisis? The Role of Parents in Education

A Classroom Crisis? The Role of Parents in Education

Annabelle Rosse, Sarah Prillaman, Avery Smith and Rachel Schlueter, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer, Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

You may expect to see lots of things at the iconically uneventful Thursday night Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) school board meetings: a costly budget proposal, domino-effect yawns, an audience who...

The Mental Toll of Toxic Sports Culture

The Mental Toll of Toxic Sports Culture

Cate Langhorn & Claire Moeser, Features Editor & Sports Editor November 5, 2021

At the professional level "It's okay sometimes to even sit out the big competitions to focus on yourself, because it shows how strong of a competitor and person that you really are, rather than just...

Photo Courtesy of The Intercept

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...

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