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Intersection at the end of James Madison Drive poses danger to students and community members alike

Maya Beam, Designer November 14, 2023

Virginia is reported to have some of the safest drivers in the country. However, if you’re a Madison student, this can be hard to believe. Watching classmates race against other cars at the crack of...

New teachers settle into the Madison community

Sean Clinton, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

As the new school year got into full swing, 19 new teachers were welcomed to the Madison community. These teachers all bring different backgrounds and experiences to the Madison community. New teachers...

Virginia districts choose not to adopt Youngkin’s VDOE model policies for transgender students

Simon Wong, Opinion Editor November 14, 2023

On Tues. July 18, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin (R) released the final version of the “2022 Model Policies on Ensuring Privacy, Dignity, and Respect for All Students and Parents in Virginia’s Public...

New Chromebooks elicit mixed student opinions

Alex MacNeil, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

Every four years, Madison High School refreshes the student laptops to stay up to date with the rising demands of computers. Madison rolled out the Dell Latitude 3300s in the 2019-2020 school year,...

Floridas limitations on AP Psychology course fuel debate over government involvement in curriculum choices

Florida’s limitations on AP Psychology course fuel debate over government involvement in curriculum choices

May Kisner, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

The Florida Department of Education has come under fire as a result of an “effective ban” of the AP Psychology course in early August, only days before the start of the school year. Although the Florida...

Colleges see record low acceptance rates

Lauren Kostakis, News Editor June 2, 2023

It’s no secret that college admissions are a nightmare, especially when applying to top schools. Having a 4.0 GPA, playing varsity sports and completing hundreds of hours of community service is no longer...

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Former President Donald Trump arrested

Lara Hans, Opinion Editor June 1, 2023

Former president Donald Trump was arrested on April 4 for 34 felony counts of falsifying business records. The case centers on hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels; Trump’s then-attorney...

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Potential TikTok ban brings attention towards security and privacy across online media platforms

Alexandra Wong, Entertainment Editor June 1, 2023

A U.S. congressional hearing on potential legislation to ban TikTok was held in March. This meeting was held as a result of growing government concerns regarding the safety of user data on TikTok, and...

Teachers leaving Madison

Anika Chandra, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

The end of the school year signifies a goodbye not only to seniors but also to some beloved Madison faculty members. Among them, Madison will be sad to see English teachers Sam Kinsey and Katie Newman...

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Silicon Valley Bank crashes

Bella Gustafson, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2023

The ghost of seventh grade United States history came back to haunt the U.S. economy in March when the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) crashed amid eerie parallels to the bank runs and stock market fluctuations...

DECA attends state convention in Virginia Beach

Emma Defot, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

Madison's Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) team went to the Virginia Beach Convention Center on March 3 for the 78th Annual Virginia DECA competition where they competed with hundreds of...

FCPS responds to fentanyl overdoses in several county high schools

Cate Langhorn, Editor-in-Chief March 28, 2023

Rescue crews rushed to Fairfax High School on Monday, March 13 after a student was suspected to have overdosed on fentanyl, according to 911 dispatch obtained by NBC Washington. Fairfax County Fire...

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