The Hawk Talk

Devan Fink (’19) visits Newseum for journalism conference

Courtesy of the Freedom Forum Institute.

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. I spent a week of my summer with one student journalist from every state. If that sounds like a unique experience, that’s because it was. Fifty-one student journalists, exactly one from each state (plus Washington, D.C.)...

New restaurants pop up in Vienna

New restaurants pop up in Vienna

Vienna Wolff, Katie Barlett, and Caleb Callen

October 25, 2018

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. Ben and Jerry's A new Ben & Jerry’s in Vienna Shopping Center opened Sept. 21. They offer a variety of flavors and combinations for their ice cream. The store has a unique mural representing the town, comple...

Teenagers experience three times the national average of dating abuse

Teenagers experience three times the national average of dating abuse

Anna Brinkhuis and Madeleine LeTendre

October 24, 2018

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. This year, nearly 1.5 million high school students will be victims of dating abuse, and only a third of them will get help according to LoveIsRespect, an organization dedicated to the prevention of abusive relationsh...

Editor-in-Chief Editorial: Why we shouldn’t read the Bible in AP English Literature

Editor-in-Chief Editorial: Why we shouldn't read the Bible in AP English Literature

Editor-in-Chief Editorial

October 23, 2018

This article was originally featured in the Oct. 19 print edition of The Hawk Talk. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits Congress from establishing a state religion, but nowhere does it mention a specific “separation of church and state.” The phrase was coined by fou...

Madison swimmers named USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans

Madison swimmers named USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans

Eva Ponos and Krutika Joshi

October 22, 2018

On Sept. 18, USA Swimming announced the 2017-18 Scholastic All-America selections. Two Madison students, Anna Keating (’20) and Elizabeth Khulkin (’20), both qualified for the 2018 USA Swimming Girls Scholastic All-America. “Not a ton of kids are able to achieve this so I’m so honored that I did,...

Meet Madison’s new faculty

Meet Madison's new faculty

Bridget Levesque, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2018

The beginning of every school year brings along with it many familiar faces. Most students, with the general exception of freshmen, return to school for a new year. The same, for the most part, is true of the staff. But, alongside all of the familiar faces are some new ones, both among students and sta...

Breaking: Marco Polo Restaurant reportedly on fire

Breaking: Marco Polo Restaurant reportedly on fire

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2018

Update, 10/14/2018, 4:07 p.m.: The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has confirmed that the structure that is on fire is in fact the Marco Polo restaurant. The Marco Polo Restaurant, located at 245 Maple Ave. W in the heart of Vienna, is reportedly on fire, according to those near the sce...

This is why you should vote in the 2018 midterms (if you’ll be over 18)

This is why you should vote in the 2018 midterms (if you'll be over 18)

Caroline Scheider-Williams, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2018

The midterm election is right around the corner, taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 6. According to various sources, including The New York Times, CNN and Fox News, it is expected to be a wave election. This is when there is a huge shift in political power from one party to another. This year the Democrats are favored to wi...

School Board celebrity Ryan McElveen visits Madison in first ‘MADTalks’ of year

School board member Ryan McElveen shares his thoughts with Madison students during MADTalks.

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2018

Madison’s student-led speaker series, MADTalks, conducted its first live interview of the 2018-19 school year on Thursday, Sept. 27. Sky Zoom (’19) interviewed Ryan McElveen, an At-large School Board Member for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Approximately 80 Madison students attended the t...

Warhawk Buddies to Best Buddies

Warhawk Buddies to Best Buddies

Krutika Joshi, In-Depth Editor

September 24, 2018

One of Madison’s most popular clubs, the Warhawk Buddies club, recently became a chapter of the international organization Best Buddies. This change was executed by the new club president June Reese (‘20). While affiliation with the organization will bring some changes to the club, it continue...

Online classes provide alternative option for core courses

Online classes provide alternative option for core courses

Alexa Clark, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offer online alternatives to almost every class at Madison, even certain electives. Some students complete physical education online for the free period at the end of the day, or the opportunity to take an extra class. However, many students may be unfamiliar with...

Madison’s state finalists recognized by Vienna Town Council

Madison's state finalists recognized by Vienna Town Council

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2018

The Vienna Town Council, led by Mayor Laurie DiRocco, recognized Madison's Virginia state finalists from the 2017-18 school year in a council meeting on Tuesday night. Madison Girls Softball (state champion), Girls Swim and Dive (state champion), Boys Swim and Dive (state runner-up) and Girls Soccer...