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Breaking News: Fire reported in art wing at Madison

Breaking News: Fire reported in art wing at Madison

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018

Update, 11/9/2018, 10:38 p.m.: Madison High School released a statement on Twitter: "Thank you to the Fire Department for responding so quickly. We had a small fire contained to a closet. The sprinkler system worked perfectly and extinguished the fire. Now it’s clean-up time." The production of ...

Kaine, Connolly, Wexton win Virginia Senate, local House seats

Kaine, Connolly, Wexton win Virginia Senate, local House seats

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018

Democrats Tim Kaine, Gerry Connolly and Jennifer Wexton won each of their local respective Virginia races on Tuesday in the 2018 midterms. These elections were coined by many to be a referendum on President Donald Trump. Kaine, who ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate, won 57 percent of the statewide...

Virginia Election Update: Democrats Kaine, Connolly, Wexton projected to win

Virginia Election Update: Democrats Kaine, Connolly, Wexton projected to win

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

As the calendar flips to November, it’s time to pack up the pumpkins and bring out the ballots. There are just five days until the 2018 midterm elections. Here’s an update on the three races that impact Madison students, with probabilities of each candidate winning. Virginia Senator - Incumbe...

Madison teachers pilot 1:1 classroom learning environments

Madison teachers pilot 1:1 classroom learning environments

Sophie Shayne, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

Madison’s faculty decided last year to integrate the technological aspect of its students’ lives by introducing the 1:1 classroom environment. This new learning environment will change the way classes operate by giving students their own laptops. The program involves each student receiving a school-issued lapt...

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Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2018

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Breaking: Marco Polo Restaurant reportedly on fire

Breaking: Marco Polo Restaurant reportedly on fire

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2018

Update, 10/14/2018, 4:07 p.m.: The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has confirmed that the structure that is on fire is in fact the Marco Polo restaurant. The Marco Polo Restaurant, located at 245 Maple Ave. W in the heart of Vienna, is reportedly on fire, according to those near the sce...

Fairfax County School Board adopts new resolution on sexual misconduct

Vienna Wolff, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2018

In response to the numerous debates surrounding sexual misconduct in workplaces and in the government, the Fairfax County School Board on Sept. 27 adopted a new resolution about alleged forms of sexual misconduct. The School Board hopes to achieve a safer environment, offering education for students ...

Teachers to assist in nominations for homecoming court

Teachers to assist in nominations for homecoming court

Abbey Gastrock, Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018

SGA representatives have decided to broaden the scope of homecoming court nominations this year by allowing teachers to send in their own court selections. Senior Class Representative Kevin Griffin (’19) and Leadership Teacher Kristen Haynor pioneered this idea after noticing that homecoming cour...

Hurricane Florence’s impacts in D.C. area do not appear significant

Hurricane Florence’s impacts in D.C. area do not appear significant

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2018

As Hurricane Florence approaches the Carolinas with potentially unprecedented damage coming along with it, many in the Washington, D.C. area have wondered what impacts could be headed their way. In short: the worst is will likely stay south, according to the Washington Post. At least for now. Latest models have Fairfax County receiving about three inches of rain through Sept. ...

12 Madison students named National Merit Semifinalists

12 Madison students named National Merit Semifinalists

Lulu, In-Depth Editor

September 11, 2018

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced that 12 Madison seniors have been named semifinalists for 2019. The Madison Semifinalists include: Christian Aliferis Anthony Arnolie Samuel Cohen Sarah Conforti Devan Fink Michael Helmicki Jeffery Huang Yijia Liu Cassidy McKe...

With Florence looming, Madison shifts times for football, senior college night

With Florence looming, Madison shifts times for football, senior college night

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence is set to make landfall in North Carolina later this week. While the hurricane's immediate impact on the Washington, D.C. area is still uncertain, Madison administration and activities have already shifted their plans in preparation. Varisty Football, previously scheduled to play...

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Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 10, 2018

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