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Style after staying at home

John Williamson, Staff Writer November 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic created one of the most drastic shifts in fashion that America has seen in such a short amount of time. Throughout the workplace, school and especially at home, fashion became more...


How to prepare for a job interview

Kirsten Carl, In-Depth Editor November 3, 2021

Teenagers across America have started to step into a world of new responsibilities and roles as they enter the workforce. Teens are hostesses, lifeguards, dog washers, ice-cream scoopers, front desk workers...


Non-dairy milks: a breakdown

Naarada Samarasinghe, Opinion Editor November 3, 2021

Dairy-free milk has become increasingly popular among young people recently. As much as 41% of US households now buy dairy-free milk, according to the Good Food Institute. These milk alternatives have...

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...

The Cost of Fast Fashion

The Cost of Fast Fashion

Erin McCormick, Editor-in-Chief 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...

How to be a good plant parent

How to be a good plant parent

Kirsten Carl, In-Depth Editor April 13, 2021

Growing a plant of your own can be super rewarding. During the pandemic, many Americans have turned to caring for indoor plants, due to limited outdoor activities. Along with this newfound hobby comes...

Jammin Java offers intimate concert-going experiences

Jammin Java offers intimate concert-going experiences

Sophie Shayne, Editor-in-Chief 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...

“Crazy Rich Asians” opens doors for Asian Representation in Hollywood

Spencer Todd, Entertainment Editor November 13, 2018

Following the release of “Crazy Rich Asians,” Hollywood opened its doors to Asian representation in films. The movie was the first to star a lead Asian female in 25 years, since the release of “The...

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...

The Importance of Galentine’s Day

Campbell Ferrick, Lifestyle Editor April 3, 2018

Galentine’s Day, made popular by feminist icon Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec (played by Amy Poehler), took place on the 13th of February, conveniently set on the day before Valentine’s day, is a day...

Madison’s online presence expands in digital age: Bloggers

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2018

Just a few weeks ago, Ansley McGuire (’20) made the decision to start a blog. Her blog, entitled “ansley elisabeth,” serves as an outlet for her to share her thoughts that she does not share anywhere...

Madison’s online presence expands in digital age: YouTubers

Beck Inglese and Grace-Lauren Richmond April 3, 2018

Luke Pohlman (’19) is one of several Madison students with a YouTube channel. He posts videos about his life, traveling, activities he participates in and other things he thinks people would find interesting....

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