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Jared Wood (’17) rescues senior couple

Jared Wood (’17) rescues senior couple

Leah DeFreitas, In-Depth Editor

March 28, 2017

At approximately 5 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, a fire engulfed the home of a senior couple in a Vienna neighborhood. Jared Wood (’17) heard the cries for help and approached the scene, making the 911 call and carrying an injured elderly woman away from the burning building. “She couldn't walk because she fell down t...

Drama department competes in VHSL One-Acts

Lauren Kassilke, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017

She was walking through the halls of an unfamiliar place, only to find herself on stage. Staring back at her through the blinding lights were a group of judges. Their beady eyes watched her as she began her performance. “It was more nerve wracking because with a main stage here [at Madison], r...

Science Olympiad places first at Regionals

Elise Jensen, Features Editor

February 27, 2017

      Countless hours of preparation, studying, cramming and hard work have all led up to this moment. On February 25th, Science Olympiad competed in regionals at Fairfax High School against a variety of high schools in Northern Virginia. The Science Olympiad students put in hard work leading up to ...

Orchestra brings joy to book lovers

Alexa Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2017

At the upper level entrance of the Barnes and Noble in Tyson’s Corner mall, a sign stood tall and proud welcoming the Madison Orchestra. Customers bustled in and out of the store carrying books in their arms and bags as holiday music filled the air. On Dec.10, the Madison Orchestra partnered w...

Biology club allows for exploration

Biology club allows for exploration

Lulu, In-Depth Editor

January 18, 2017

Excited whispers begin to fill the room, as jumpy teenagers cloaked in lab coats await to commence their activity: the dissection of a squid. Surrounded by sharp tool and diagrams, students bustle at their upcoming task which provides a real life hands-on experience, something they struggle to find in a regu...

New interim superintendent joins FCPS

Bailey Moskowitz, In-Depth Editor

December 5, 2016

On Nov. 9, Dr. Steve Lockard traded his title of Fairfax County’s Deputy Superintendent for that of its Interim Superintendent. Having had experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and director in the past, Lockard is fully prepared to take on the duties expected of him in this new rol...

Canned food drive improves community

Canned food drive improves community

Ellie Renshaw, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2016

The Student Government Association sponsors a four-week-long canned food drive each fall. This year, it began on Halloween and will end on Nov. 23, the half day before Thanksgiving break. While the collection started on Oct. 31, SGA has been planning for the event since last year’s drive ended, l...

New workout studio on Church Street

New workout studio on Church Street

Jackie Stein, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2016

With the cold weather approaching staying active can become challenging. A fresh, fun way to burn calories is at SourceCore, a new fitness studio on Church Street, located on the right side behind where Nielsen's Custard use to be. The studio offers a wide variety of different and expanding classes for all a...

Band closes season with long-time rivals

Matthew Nguyen, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016

On Sept. 17, the Madison marching band attended the regional Bands of America (BOA) competition in Monroeville, Pa. where 25 high school marching bands from all over the East Coast came to perform and show off their musical excellence. With all their hard work and practice, Madison’s marching band...

History Honor Society contributes to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Bailey Moskowitz, In-Depth Editor

November 1, 2016

Starting Oct. 12, James Madison’s Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is joining forces with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in order to transcribe the lives of Holocaust survivors and heroes. Participants in this new joint program will add subtitles to video interviews of...

Madison media department introduces Madison News Network

Madison Walker, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016

This year, the Broadcast Journalism class has been updated under the banner of the Madison News Network and has recommitted to informing the Madison staff and students about the latest SGA and club announcements. The show is accompanied by segments that highlight major events that occur around Madison....

Math course provides real-world skills through experience

Phoebe Cooper, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2016

Fairfax County has created Applied Calculus as a way to incorporate math into everyday life such as improving communication skills by presenting projects and using critical thinking to analyze data. Instead of memorizing equations, students learn to transfer calculus concepts into real life skills through...

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