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Report: Wawa to open in Vienna, location still to be determined

Report: Wawa to open in Vienna, location still to be determined

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2018

Wawa, an American chain of convenience stories and gas stations operating in the East Coast region of the United States, is opening a new location in the Vienna, Va. area, Tysons Reporter reported last Wednesday. Initial reports suggested that Wawa would be opening at the currently abandoned gas station acro...

Jammin Java offers intimate concert-going experiences

Jammin Java offers intimate concert-going experiences

Sophie Shayne, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018

Child TV star Drake Bell recently performed at Jammin Java in Vienna, and a number of Madison students attended his performance. “Drake Bell could respond to the audience if someone yelled because he could actually hear us,” Leah Litman (’22) said. “Since it was not scripted, he just chose ...

Amazon to build new headquarters in Northern Virginia

Amazon to build new headquarters in Northern Virginia

Krutika Joshi, In-Depth Editor

November 20, 2018

On Tuesday Nov. 13, Amazon officially announced their decision to build new headquarters in Crystal City, Arlington. The establishment will reshape the area and bring in some 25,000 jobs. Fourteen months ago, Amazon announced that they would be accepting bids from North American cities to build a sec...

Madison soccer players sign National Letters of Intent

Madison soccer players sign National Letters of Intent

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018

The National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Date for Division I sports this year was today, Nov. 14. Three Madison soccer players signed their letters, including Faith Lee (’19), Julia Leas (’19) and Ryan Levay (’19). Lee and Leas have been on Varsity Girls Soccer since they were freshmen, and L...

Gallery: Former Secretary of State, First Lady Hillary Clinton visits Madison for youth football game

Khuska Jargalan ('19) talks to Clinton.

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2018

Former United States Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton was seen at Madison earlier this afternoon. She was attending her nephew's Vienna youth football game. Clinton's brother, Tony Rodham, moved to Vienna in 2005 after marrying Megan Madden. The New York Times wrote in 2015 that Rodham and Madden had "two young children." It is likely that it is Rodham's son, Clinton's nephew...

Review: ‘Noises Off’ brings laughs, fascinating entertainment and astonishing talent to Madison High School

Review: 'Noises Off' brings laughs, fascinating entertainment and astonishing talent to Madison High School

Spencer Todd, Entertainment Editor

November 10, 2018

“Noises Off” by Michael Frayn is a comedic farce that follows the production crew of a play entitled “Nothing On” starting the day of their opening night performance. There’s only one problem: everything is going wrong. The play follows the characters in three acts as mayhem consumes their pro...

Breaking News: Fire reported in art wing at Madison

Breaking News: Fire reported in art wing at Madison

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2018

Update, 11/9/2018, 10:38 p.m.: Madison High School released a statement on Twitter: "Thank you to the Fire Department for responding so quickly. We had a small fire contained to a closet. The sprinkler system worked perfectly and extinguished the fire. Now it’s clean-up time." The production of ...

Kaine, Connolly, Wexton win Virginia Senate, local House seats

Kaine, Connolly, Wexton win Virginia Senate, local House seats

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018

Democrats Tim Kaine, Gerry Connolly and Jennifer Wexton won each of their local respective Virginia races on Tuesday in the 2018 midterms. These elections were coined by many to be a referendum on President Donald Trump. Kaine, who ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate, won 57 percent of the statewide...

Virginia Election Update: Democrats Kaine, Connolly, Wexton projected to win

Virginia Election Update: Democrats Kaine, Connolly, Wexton projected to win

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2018

As the calendar flips to November, it’s time to pack up the pumpkins and bring out the ballots. There are just five days until the 2018 midterm elections. Here’s an update on the three races that impact Madison students, with probabilities of each candidate winning. Virginia Senator - Incumbe...

The Urban Legends of Virginia

The Urban Legends of Virginia

Caleb Callen, Staff Reporter

October 31, 2018

This Halloween, it's time to take a look at three urban legends that spook the state that we call Virginia. The Ghost of Sarah Shelton Patrick Patrick Henry—a Founding Father and one of Virginia’s most esteemed historical figures—is remembered by the general populace mostly for his famous declarati...

New AP World curriculum excludes centuries of world history

New AP World curriculum excludes centuries of world history

Jordan Roller, Features Editor

October 29, 2018

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. China’s Han Dynasty, Islamic caliphates, the Gupta empire, the Olmecs, Ghana. All are influential civilizations that the College Board is removing from the AP World History curriculum beginning in the 2019-2020 sch...

Madison teachers pilot 1:1 classroom learning environments

Madison teachers pilot 1:1 classroom learning environments

Sophie Shayne, Sports Editor

October 26, 2018

Madison’s faculty decided last year to integrate the technological aspect of its students’ lives by introducing the 1:1 classroom environment. This new learning environment will change the way classes operate by giving students their own laptops. The program involves each student receiving a school-issued lapt...