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The Pressure to Date

The Pressure to Date

Ethan Qin, Social Media Editor, Culture Editor March 29, 2022

Valentine's Day is always a difficult holiday for me and my fellow singles. Whether you cope through blocking every person on Instagram who posts a story about their partner or by listening to “Marvins...

February and March are the worst months

February and March are the worst months

Daniel Holtaway, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

There are a lot of things that arrive and disappear with the passage of time. Nations, kings, cultures, these things come and go as centuries pass, lost to time. Our own country has only existed for less...

Florida passing Dont Say Gay bill will do more harm than good

Florida passing “Don’t Say Gay” bill will do more harm than good

Mia Pisani, Lifestyle Editor March 25, 2022

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has recently voiced his support for the state’s “Parental Rights in Education,” or as critics call it, the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The bill asserts school districts...

Ranked Required Readings

Ranked Required Readings

Claire Moeser & Luke Kurcina, Sports Editor & Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Senior Year 1st - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah     ‘Born a Crime’ illustrates Trevor Noah living in South Africa following the end of Apartheid. He was the son of a white European...

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Oblivious or implicit?: Should parents be charged in school shootings?

Annabelle Rosse, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

We all remember our favorite Christmas gifts, whether it be your first Barbie, iPhone, or coveted video game console. Well, for the Oxford school shooter, it might have been the 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 pistol...

Girl Scout cookies ranked

Girl Scout cookies ranked

Lara Hans, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

Everyone knows that it’s the best time of the year when it’s Girl Scout Cookie season. From sweet to sour, and everything in between, here’s a ranking from worst to best of the Girl Scout Cookies...

Editorial: FCPS should protect its students and not itself

Editorial: FCPS should protect its students and not itself

The Hawk Talk Staff January 11, 2022

Voices Silenced by FCPS After eight years of silence, a Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) graduate brought a sexual assualt case against the very organization that should have protected her: the Fairfax...

Right-wing propaganda organization PragerU begins targetting children

Right-wing propaganda organization PragerU begins targetting children

Eamon Carew, Sports Editor January 11, 2022

 Right-wing YouTube channel PragerU specializes in whitewashing historical figures and spreading disinformation to attempt to sway young people to the right. And now it is trying to expand its audience...

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Should students be able to leave campus during lunch?

Callie Harkins, Staff Writer January 11, 2022

I swear you can smell the chicken nuggets from the gravel lot. With lunch and 90 minutes for Warhawk Time, it's no surprise students sneak off during the day to grab a bite at one of our neighbors. With...


Detailed ranking of Madison’s staircases

Daniel Holtaway, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

“Staircases” were created by “Big Knee” to sell more “cartilage”… sad Staircase by door 6: This staircase is used by probably four people. Which is good, because there were no witnesses...


Culture is not a costume

Annabelle Rosse, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2021

You’ve likely seen it before. During your annual Spirit Halloween trip, you’ve stumbled upon certain unfavorable costumes: the “Noble Savage” the “Graceful Gyspy” or even the “Macho Man.”...


A (Satirical) Ode to: Animal Crackers

Daniel Holtaway, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

Animal crackers. Whether you’re at a circus or “forgot” to leave Costco when it was closing and need to eat to survive, animal crackers will be there for you to eat to your heart’s content. They...

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