The Hawk Talk

Liz Calvert accepts new role as principal

Cate Langhorn, Editor-in-Chief January 9, 2023

  Langhorn: So how many years have you been working at Madison and under what positions? Calvert: I’ve been working at Madison since the fall of 2015. I actually got hired in December of 2015...

MADDrama presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Katrina Swan, Features Editor January 9, 2023

 Madison Drama performed the Shakespeare comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” at Madison for their annual fall play on Nov. 10, 11 and 12.  “Much Ado About Nothing” follows Beatrice and Benedick,...

Respiratory illnesses overtake Madison

Adam Dembicki, Staff Writer January 9, 2023

Occasional breakouts with COVID-19 continue in schools, but something else is in the air. Old respiratory viruses are making a resurgence and hitting students just as hard. Previously, mask requirements...

Coco’s Sodas + Sweets opens in Vienna

Emma Defot, Lifestyle Editor January 9, 2023

Coco's Sodas + Sweets, a restaurant that serves a variety of sodas and other drinks, is the newest addition to the Vienna community. The store had its grand opening on Oct. 28 and has since then become...

Principal Hood leaves Madison

Principal Hood leaves Madison

Katrina Swan, Features Editor November 2, 2022

After seven years as Madison’s principal, Greg Hood retired from his role on Sep.16 to accept the position of Management Support Director for high schools in Prince William County Schools (PWCS). One...

Patagonia founder donates company to combat climate change

Patagonia founder donates company to combat climate change

Lara Hans, In-Depth Editor November 1, 2022

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard announced Sept. 14 that he is giving away his $3 billion company to combat climate change. Chouinard and his family stated that they will be splitting the company into...

FCPS welcomes new superintendent

FCPS welcomes new superintendent

Rachel Brown , Community Editor November 1, 2022

Dr. Michelle Reid assumed the role of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent on July 1, 2022 after a 9-3 vote by the school board. Reid is taking on a much bigger role in FCPS after her...

Mar-a-Lago raid prompts looming repercussions for Trump

Mar-a-Lago raid prompts looming repercussions for Trump

Norah Vaudo, Features Editor November 1, 2022

The FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s home “Mar-a-Lago” in Palm Springs, Fla. on Aug. 8, finding 184 classified documents. The investigation into the possible indictment of Trump is...

New wing opens at Madison

New wing opens at Madison

Matthew Tadle, Staff Writer November 1, 2022

Madison High School’s highly anticipated, newly renovated wing finally opened to students and staff at the beginning of this school year. It includes a fully refurbished third-story library, new classrooms,...

A student addresses the crowd using a megaphone during the demonstration on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Students walk out in protest of Youngkin’s new “alienating” policies regarding transgender students

Hawk Talk Staff September 27, 2022

Students organized a walkout on Tuesday in protest of Governor Glenn Youngkin’s new proposed policies regarding transgender students and “parent rights.” The “2022 Model Policies on the Privacy,...

Photo Courtesy of Mallory Vaudo

Library’s Book Madness Tournament returns

Grace Holland, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Every year, the Madison library participates in their own version of March Madness but with books. Librarians Alice Pleasants and Liz Liebman hold the competitions for months throughout the school year.  Book...

The setup for Jacob Diehl and Adam Ismalls project comparing calcium lactate and alginate in edible water bottles.

Students’ science fair projects reach Regionals

Callie Harkins, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Every spring, Madison sophomores taking Honors Chemistry are presented with the opportunity to compete in the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair. The competition begins here, where Madison teachers...

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