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Productive Hobbies to Try this Summer

Productive Hobbies to Try this Summer

Adam Miller, Community Editor June 3, 2021

As pharmacies across the United States continue to roll-out vaccines to immunize against SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, this summer will hopefully be a return to normalcy for Americans. Those looking to start...

Bryant Estate leaves Nike, future of partnership uncertain

Joshua Brown, In-Depth Editor June 3, 2021

Photo courtesy of Sole Collector Jan. 26, 2020 is a day we sports fans will never forget. The moment the news broke that Kobe Bryant died in a fatal helicopter crash shocked and saddened us all....

New Vienna Businesses

New Vienna Businesses

Claire Moeser, Staff Reporter June 3, 2021

As people get vaccinated and things return to normal, consider trying these new restaurants.   Crumbl Cookies Crumbl Cookies is located on Maple Avenue near Park Street. Their cookies are...

Virginia to legalize marijuana, taking a progressive step in right direction

Mia Pisani, Lifestyle Editor June 3, 2021

This July, Virginia plans on becoming the first southern state to legalize marijuana. But even with this legalization, there are strict laws surrounding it. Ages 21 and above can possess up to an ounce...

The Cost of Fast Fashion

The Cost of Fast Fashion

Erin McCormick, Entertainment Editor June 3, 2021

In the recent centuries, clothing has significantly changed both in style and manufacturing. Back in the 1800s, getting clothing was a meticulous process. People had to gather their own material, such...

Sita Adhikari (center) receives check from Vienna Foodies fundraiser.

Vienna community rallies to support local Dairy Queen franchise

Rachel Schlueter, Opinion Editor June 3, 2021

Nestled at the edge of the Vienna Plaza shopping center, the Vienna Dairy Queen is the epitome of friendly small-town business.  Sita Adhikari has owned Dairy Queen since 2009. Customers are always...

Graphic Design by Annabelle Rosse

Mass Shootings Are Our New Normal — And They Shouldn’t Be

Eva Ponos, Editor-in-Chief June 3, 2021

In 2020, there were 614 mass shootings in the United States that fit the definition. The predicted number of mass shootings for 2021 is 511, according to Forbes.com. These high numbers show not only a...

Construction of Nile dam provides hope for Ethiopia and dread for Egypt

Construction of Nile dam provides hope for Ethiopia and dread for Egypt

Sonia Samantaroy, Features Editor May 28, 2021

The decade-long dispute over who controls Africa’s longest river has escalated, as Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan, have repeatedly failed to reach an agreement over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian...

Anti-transgender legislation at an all time high

Anti-transgender legislation at an all time high

Anna Long, Staff Reporter May 26, 2021

Anti-transgender legislation has reached an all time high in the United States this past year. “It is shocking that anti-equality extremists in state legislatures across this country have dedicated an...

Cinco De Mayo: Join the fiesta but leave the stereotypes at home

Cinco De Mayo: Join the fiesta but leave the stereotypes at home

Annabelle Rosse, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

It’s Cinco de Mayo! ¿Es hora de ponerse el poncho y el sombrero? Not so fast.  In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is synonymous with tacos, mariachi and buy-one-get-one deals at “Mexican” restaurants....

Northern Virginia Grocery Store Review

Northern Virginia Grocery Store Review

Krutika Joshi and Rachel Schlueter April 20, 2021

Northern Virginia’s plethora of grocery stores provides not only reliable access to a variety of food, but one of the only ways to step out during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stores like Giant and Whole...

Virtual School vs. In-Person School at Madison

Virtual School vs. In-Person School at Madison

Aidan Jones and Sylvia Dixon April 20, 2021

In-Person Student: Aidan Jones When Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) gave the option to go back in-person, I sprang on it. Personally, I have been having great difficulty with online learning....

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