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Students ignite passion through protests, but reform will only happen through voting

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

April 3, 2018

School shootings are a problem. You don’t need me to tell you that; the facts say it all. More than 150,000 students across 170 primary and secondary schools have been impacted by a school shooting since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999. These numbers are unacceptable, and it becomes even ...

Marches are vital for maintaining democracy

Marches are vital for maintaining democracy

Thomas Blackburn, Features Editor

April 3, 2018

The right to assemble is ingrained in the United States Constitution. Protests and marches are vehicles that allow people to express their disapproval in the state of social issues the law, public policy, economic disparities, war and so much else. Recently, the Women’s Marches were held cities across...

March for Our Lives draws Madison students to action

March for Our Lives draws Madison students to action

March 25, 2018

On March 24, many Madison students and Vienna community members traveled to Washington, D.C. to show support and advocate for gun reform. The faces of the March for Our Lives were students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. where 17 students were shot and killed over a month...

Students walk out to speak out against gun violence

Students walk out to speak out against gun violence

Lulu, In-Depth Editor

March 14, 2018

Exactly one month after the Parkland Shooting, 350 Madison students walked out of their Warhawk Time and gathered onto the football field in protest of gun violence. Organized by Women’s March Youth Empower, this nationwide walk out encouraged students to leave their classes for 17 minutes, in hono...

Coinciding with county, Madison takes strides toward sustainability

Coinciding with county, Madison takes strides toward sustainability

Ellie Renshaw and Bailey Moskowitz

March 11, 2018

On Jan. 15, 2017, the 13 members of the Fairfax County School Board met to hammer out the details of the Capital Improvement Program, which plans for the county’s facility needs for the next five years. The cycle of introducing, discussing and voting on amendments to the plan was routine; one amend...

“The Last Jedi” introduces new themes into classic Star Wars storyline

Grace-Lauren Richmond, Business Manager

February 15, 2018

This movie takes you on an emotional roller coaster of plot twists. The Resistance struggles to battle the dominating First Order with their outdated ships and small numbers.  Despite what some predicted, there is no new version of the Death Star, a welcome diversion from the classic Star Wars stor...

Internet goes beyond tip of the iceberg with deep web

Internet goes beyond tip of the iceberg with deep web

Matthew Nguyen, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2018

The Internet grants everyday citizens access to the world wide sea of information and facts. In this sea, search engines such as Google and Yahoo serve as guides across the surface, but there is one problem: these guides only show us the surface of the vast and ever-growing ocean. Search engines explore t...

Students explore new places as they travel the world

Students explore new places as they travel the world

Alexa Clark and Lianna Williams

February 15, 2018

The Seventh Continent       by Alexa Clark, Entertainment Editor For two weeks during freshman year, Sam Lane (’18) and her family traveled to Antarctica on a Russian research vessel, the last stop on their seven continent adventure. As a way to experience every part of the world, Lane and ...

The Common Affluence: supplementary educational services provide advantages to students from high-income households

The Common Affluence: supplementary educational services provide advantages to students from high-income households

Lulu and Madeleine LeTendre

February 14, 2018

A handful of the 1.7 million American students taking the SAT sit in a high school classroom, each possessing a different level of preparation for what is to come, each about to face the exam that plays one of the most central roles in their applications to attend college. Questions of readiness float ab...

Sixth man motivates basketball team to work hard

Sixth man motivates basketball team to work hard

Grace McDonough, Features Editor

February 14, 2018

As basketball season progresses, Madison’s sixth man is ready for another season of success. The “sixth man” is the tradition for the student-based cheering section for basketball games. It has become a huge part for Madison basketball and all of their supporters, especially over the past couple...

Madison Students raise voices at 2nd Women’s March

Madison Students raise voices at 2nd Women's March

Anna Brinkhuis and Alexa Clark

February 9, 2018

After the record-breaking numbers that the Women's Marches across the United States attracted on Jan. 21, 2017, critics and supporters alike anticipated the second annual Women's March on Washington. Attendance did not reach that of 2017, but still many Madison students participated in the march.   ...

Cuota nueva aumenta los costes de viaje

Thomas Blackburn and Alyza Keo, translator

February 2, 2018

La interestatal sesenta y seis (I-66), una gran autopista entre el este y oeste, ahora tiene un cuota mas grande durante las horas  laborales. Este desarrollo nuevo es una arteria principal para ir a Washington D.C., pero los precios alazados estan causando que las personas que lo usan normalmente, recons...