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The lack of a ban on assault weapons is the reason for continued shootings

Eamon Carew, Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2023

“You guys want to ban books–dead kids can’t read,” said Rep. Jared Moskowitz, following a March school shooting in Nashville. His attack was targeted at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Republican...


The consequences of nuclear energy usage

Leo Moskowitz, Staff Writer June 2, 2023

What comes to mind when you think of nuclear power? Is it the Fukushima and Chernobyl disaster, the idea of mutually assured destruction, the use of atomic weaponry in Japan during World War II, or any...


The morality of the service hours system

Norah Vaudo, In-Depth Editor June 2, 2023

In an ironic attempt to ingrain the importance of service within high schoolers, each Fairfax County student has the opportunity to earn a variety of accolades which will distinguish them at graduation,...

Purchasing ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ supports transphobia

March 30, 2023

With more and more open-world video games popping up, it only makes sense that one of the highest-grossing media franchises would hop on the broom-wagon. 26 years after the first book in the “Harry Potter”...

Viennas police department is overfunded

Vienna’s police department is overfunded

Leo Moskowitz, Staff Writer March 30, 2023

On Feb 22, a fatal shooting of an unarmed black man took place in Tysons Corner. The perpetrator? The Fairfax County police. The victim, a 37-year-old father named Timothy Johnson, had only shoplifted...

WINGS Program: flying high or ugly duckling?

Simon Wong & Katrina Swan, Opinion Editor & Features Editor March 30, 2023

Ugly Duckling Have you or someone you know been affected by WINGS? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Just kidding. You actually don’t get any compensation for the wasted...

Pledge of Allegiance pushes a nationalist agenda

Bella Gustafson, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2023

Every morning millions of students across the nation pledge their devotion to the United States in a mandated recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. Although not federal law, 47 states require the Pledge...

The dangerous rise of Christian nationalism

Simon Wong, Opinion Editor February 16, 2023

On Nov. 19, 1620, a group of voyagers looked over the edge of their ship, which had taken the last 65 days to cross the Atlantic Ocean from England, and finally spotted something: land. This land was America,...

Santos in the Capitol chambers.

George Santos’ claims are a danger to democracy

Varenya Rao-Mallela, Lifestyle Editor February 16, 2023

As a successful, gay and Jewish second generation immigrant, the Long Island Republican representative claimed to be “the full embodiment of the American Dream” during his candidacy. Santos defeated...

The problem with sexualizing prom dresses

Leslie Oh, Art Director February 16, 2023

For upperclassmen, one of the biggest events of the school year is looming on the horizon: prom. As prom season approaches, many have already started the hunt for the perfect dress. Dress shopping starts...

Donald Trump announces his 2024 presidential campaign at his Mar-a-Lago resort

Re-electing Trump irresponsible for Republicans

Bella Gustafson, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2023

It took Donald J. Trump 64 minutes to announce his intentions to not just “make America great again” but to make it “great and glorious again” through a second presidential term. In 64 minutes...

Madison implements project based learning

Adam Dembicki, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

The days of students sitting at their desks completing packets of worksheets, writing essays about Shakespeare and taking standard science tests may be numbered. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS)--including...

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