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Gen Z’s unique, increasingly prominent perspective commands US political scene

Gen Z’s unique, increasingly prominent perspective commands US political scene

As Gen-Z reaches voting age, the United States has seen the political demographics and engagement of our generation visibly shifting the tide in modern politics. With record high voter turnouts and increased...

Madison’s student performers showcase their talents and experiences

Caroline Berry, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

It is well known that Madison has excellent, award-winning programs for student performers. Through band, orchestra, drama, choir, etc. Madison students get the chance to show their talents in a variety...

The media’s obsession with celebrity relationships

Charlotte Crowder, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce were spotted at a Chiefs game during the week four matchup, and this has fans of Swift going wild. Their rumored relationship has been fully embraced by not only the media,...

Dracula: Serving Count since 1897

Darius Bagherian, Designer November 8, 2023

Clawing their way out from literature, vampires have been prowling through art and media for ages. Amongst werewolves, ghosts and zombies, they’ve become synonymous with the horror genre, and rightfully...

The rise of Greta Gerwig and the impact of “Barbie”

Emma Defot, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2023

Actress turned director, Greta Gerwig, has taken the film industry by storm and recently became the first female director to surpass 1 billion dollars in box office revenue. With movies that have consistently...

FCPS needs to reconsider outdated substance education curriculum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...

FCPS inconveniences students with excessive website banning

Megan Hutchison, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Nothing's more annoying than trying to research something, finding a really good source, clicking the link, and seeing that darned black and blue screen saying “blocked”. FCPS has blocked countless...

Both modern and classic literature essential to a well-rounded education

Megan Mills, Entertainment Editor November 8, 2023

Reading literature opens a gateway into new worlds and cultures and can be a way for people to see into another person's life and experiences from a different era or different part of the world; this is...

Students vary in opinions on Madison’s new grading system

Fredric Reese and Matt Tadle November 8, 2023

Over the past few years, Madison has made various changes to its grading system and the ways it fosters student learning; some more drastic than others. As students adjust to their new classes this year,...

Republicans to experience rocky road in 2024 with Trump as nominee

Adam Aldacushion, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Reeling from a tough loss in 2020, Republicans are hoping to reclaim control of the Oval Office in the upcoming 2024 presidential election. Joe Biden’s presidency has been full of fumbles and failures,...

Madison ranks Halloween candy

Elizabeth Rose, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Often when we think of Halloween, candy is instantly brought to mind. The tradition of trick-or-treating brings joy to people of all ages, whether through giving or receiving candy. Everyone has a favorite...

Students rank AP English and history courses as favorites

Bella Gustafson, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2023

AP English Language and Composition AP World History (Modern) AP United States History AP European History* AP Comparative Government and Politics* AP 2-D Art and Design (& all AP...

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