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Congressional condemnation of anti-Zionism fails upon further examination

Eamon Carew, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2024

Following the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks, and the subsequent Israeli assault on Gaza, killing over 30,000 at the time of writing, the embers of the Zionism debate have reignited. This ideology is constantly...

The tragedy of the constantly decreasing size of the cafeteria cookies

Arjun Hans, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

Cookies, cookies, cookies. One of the most iconic desserts ever, and they are sold in our very own cafeteria. However, over time, Cafeteria Cookies have decreased substantially in size to just 50% of what...

Four-day school weeks: good or bad?

Aditi Chandra and Maddy Lehman April 26, 2024

Alarm clocks ring on Monday mornings as students drag themselves out of bed for school, groggy and dreading the day ahead. Five days a week, nine months a year, the Madison school bell rings at 8:10 a.m....

Students should take advantage of living near D.C.

Bella Gustafson, Editor-in-Chief April 26, 2024

I’m pretty sure every book targeted at kids between the ages of 11 and 13 includes reference to an 8th grade field trip to Washington D.C. Growing up I always found that weird—D.C. is right there,...

Use of ZYN increases amongst teenagers

Sean Lyons, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

In the early 16th Century, Spanish settlers discovered the joys of smoking tobacco when they reached the newly found shores of America. They shared this news with the rest of Europe, and smoking took off...

Should dual enrollment English be offered at Madison in person?

Emma Defot, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

At Madison, students are always trying to find new ways to increase academic rigor by taking challenging classes. Although this previously meant only AP classes, college-level courses restructured for...

There should be a break between winter and spring break

William Feuchter, Sports Editor April 26, 2024

Many of us struggle to make it through the dreaded period between winter and spring break and with no break in sight, we tend to lose hope as we search for our next much needed break in the school year. The...

College prestige and brand names steer students away from finding their “best fit”

College prestige and brand names steer students away from finding their “best fit”

Molly Carrigan, Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2023

No matter your perspective on the American education system, you’d be crazy to say that there is not an exorbitant amount of pressure on today’s young people to make critical decisions about the rest...

The harmful impact of hyperinflated GPAs

Lara Hans, Opinion Editor December 12, 2023

Over the past decade, high schools and colleges across the country have experienced rampant GPA inflation, with Madison being no exception. With a four point grading scale that is essentially out of five...

Disparities in funding between Northern and Southern Virginia public schools

Disparities in funding between Northern and Southern Virginia public schools

Natalie Hosage, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

Have you ever had a moment as you are taking a trip through Virginia when you realize that you are actually in the South? Living in Northern Virginia, we tend to forget about the millions of acres of farmland...

The importance of art education in high school

Maddy Lehman, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

Art is essential in society today. Art can reflect more than what meets the eye, such as people’s personalities, styles, cultures and more. There are so many different styles of art, and there are still...

FCPS needs to reconsider outdated substance education curriculum

Eamon Carew, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2023

At the time of writing it is 15 minutes after Warhawk Time has ended. How many times were drugs or alcohol mentioned during Warhawk Time? Whether you overheard the conversations, a friend told a story...

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