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Madison falls behind on climate initiatives and curriculum

Alexa Hutchison, Zara Javeri, and Catherine McGuire April 19, 2024

Writer George Eliot once said, “We could never have loved the Earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.” Eliot’s words reflect the childhood experience of those who spent their early years...

The exploitation of child influencers

The exploitation of child influencers

Aditi Chandra, Features Editor December 12, 2023

Imagine that at the young age of 10-years-old, the world knows not only your name, but every detail of your life. You are shown off to the world and have no say in the matter. This is the sad reality for...

Students dance for holiday tradition

Students dance for holiday tradition

Spencer Kaltenmark, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

The Nutcracker, a Tchaikovsky ballet that originated in the 1890's, is a staple in many homes during the holiday season. Madison students Madeleine Connelly ('26), Sarah West ('25)  and Maya Sheth ('24)...

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...

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...

Demands of modern news cycle result in fatigue

Demands of modern news cycle result in fatigue

Adam Aldacushion, Bella Gustafson, and Catherine McGuire December 11, 2023

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it!” These were the shouts of 20th century newsies. Today, Brooklyn remains plenty loud, yet, the news’ ever increasing demands are not from newsies, but the relentless...

The fantastic Mr. Fox

Lauren Kostakis, News Editor November 14, 2023

The man behind the curtain, Stephen “Steve” Fox has a hand in all the Madison happenings, from building maintenance to announcing various sporting events. Fox is an integral part of the Madison community...

The benefits of napping for students

Arjun Hans, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

In our fast paced world, the secret to success may just be slowing down in a relaxing way we are all familiar with: napping. Learning the art of this groggy activity can improve mental and physical functions...

iPads kids in our modern society

Lara Hans, Opinion Editor November 14, 2023

Walk into any restaurant, and chances are, you will immediately see at least one child with their eyes glued to an iPad. In a modern world dominated by technology, children are exposed to media at younger...

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,...

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