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Senior decision maps

Senior decision maps

Catherine Kane and Leo Miracle, Editor in Chief and Managing Editor June 3, 2022

Perfecting Pitch: Mariela Palencia reaches choir excellence

Perfecting Pitch: Mariela Palencia reaches choir excellence

Alison Perez-Saavedra, Online/Social Media Editor May 31, 2022

A former Duke Ellington School of the Arts student. Mariela Palencia (11) is the only student from Falls Church High School to get selected for All-State and All-National choir this school year.  All-State...

SIS is failing students

SIS is failing students

Leo Miracle, Managing Editor May 28, 2022

The grade book… ugh, logging on, stressing and overthinking whether or not you did well, seeing the single, big, bolded, letter labeling your performance. These are some of the dreaded feelings that...

Beautiful tomorrow assembly recap

Beautiful tomorrow assembly recap

Elmer Chumpitaz, Staff Writer May 27, 2022

Students jumping up and down, screaming with excitement,and the music from the background giving it vibes like a real concert. This assembly was not just any ordinary assembly, this was an inspirational...

Graham park plaza redevelopment: ‘a life within walking distance’

Graham park plaza redevelopment: ‘a life within walking distance’

Nancy Nguyen, Features/Culture Editor May 27, 2022

After a long day of worksheets and projects, many Falls Church High School students go out to The Graham Park Plaza to enjoy Slurpees and McDonald’s with their friends. The Graham Park Plaza has been...

Aidan Cunningham (12) shakes hands with head coach Franklin Weaver at football senior day.
Photo courtesy of Gary Rubin.

Getting to the second level: Aidan Cunningham joins the William and Mary football team

Marcus Leary, News Editor May 25, 2022

After only playing seven games of football in his entire life, left tackle Aidan Cunningham (12) will have a preferred walk-on spot for William and Mary’s football team. When recruiting college...

Can you rank an education?

Rose Anderson, Opinion Editor May 25, 2022

College rankings are everywhere. When you look up any college or university, their ranking from U.S. News or The Princeton Review is bound to be one of the top results. Colleges even use these rankings...

AP Class Guide

Marcus Leary, News Editor April 21, 2022

Combating intolerance spreads awareness about their class.

Amid political climate, enrollment concerns, Combating Intolerance faces uncertain future

Nancy Nguyen, Features/Culture Editor April 21, 2022

   Racism, ableism, and homophobia are just some of the topics discussed in a Combating Intolerance class. The class offered here at Falls Church addresses social injustices that people go through...

Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment

A new take, a new batman: The Batman Review

Jonathan Derrickson, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

As the lights dim, the screen illuminates, and the smell of buttery popcorn fills the movie theater, people eagerly wait to see a hyped-up movie. However, this caped crusader movie is different from the...

Marching under the moonlight: American Journeys

Alison Perez-Saavedra, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Some students were crossing a deep river, some students were traveling in the midst of night, and some students were just hoping to arrive in the United States.  Serena Portillo (9) is a freshman and...

Get to know your Safety and Security Staff

Alison Perez-Saavedra, Staff Writer April 21, 2022

Safety and Security staff check cameras, monitor hallways, and respond to walkie-talkie calls. Security staff are responsible for a variety of tasks throughout their day. “We do fire drills, check...

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