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Top schools like Columbia University turned away more applicants this year than ever before.

Plummeting College Acceptance Rates Crush Seniors’ Dreams

Max Miracle, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2021

Surrounded by anxious family members, an unopened application update in front of them, and their future seemingly on the line: the end of college admissions season is always an emotional rollercoaster...

Check Out these Must-Try Local Restaurants

Teena Do, Opinion Editor May 19, 2021

Granddaddy’s Skillet Location: 6544 Little River Turnpike, Alexandria, VA 22312 Must-try item: Grandma Beulah’s Salmon Cakes (a Thursday special) Granddaddy’s Skillet is a soul food...

76-year-old Xiao Zhen Xie fought off an attacker who struck her on the street.

Students and Staff Rally to Support Asian Americans

Nancy Nguyen, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

 An 84-year old grandfather kicked in the head while waiting for a bus; a 70-year old woman brutally attacked while walking down market street; a 61-year old man slashed in the face with a box cutter....

Godzilla vs. Kong Struggles to Build Excitement, Dragged Down by Plot

Godzilla vs. Kong Struggles to Build Excitement, Dragged Down by Plot

Marcus Leary, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

The pandemic may be on the decline, but there are new monsters rampaging through movie theatres. Godzilla vs. Kong—the latest installment of the Monsterverse franchise—recently launched both in-theaters...

TikTok Tests Teens’ Mental Health

Yakob Beshir, Staff Writer May 19, 2021

The for-you page: a glamorous assortment of dances, jokes, and other content that social media platform TikTok has assembled to fit your exact needs. Endless scroll and seemingly infinite videos to watch...

Sports Captains Strive to Create Camaraderie

Erik Judy, News Editor May 19, 2021

As the team takes the field, they’re blinded by the glaring stadium lights and deafened by the roar of the crowd. Adrenaline and nervousness course through them. But leading them into their competition...

History Teacher Joshua Toth roots for the Patriots as a young fan.

Fan Factors

Leo Miracle, Sports Editor April 21, 2021

When NFL season kicks into high gear, that’s when the jerseys come out. Students flood the hallways and their social media feeds with memorabilia and supportive messages for their favorite teams. Despite...

The Jaguars take the field against the Madison Warhawks on Feb. 22.

In-Person Football Games Kick Off Social Opportunities

Max Miracle, Editor-in-Chief April 14, 2021

The March cold is biting, the bleachers are wet, and the Jaguars are losing by 30 points. But the stands are still alive with enthusiasm as students celebrate one of the few vestiges of pre-pandemic life:...

Doing the Material Justice

Yakob Beshir, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

In class, new Criminal Justice teacher David Papazian has a lot to talk about. He’s protected presidential candidates on the campaign trail, worked for Homeland Security in Kuwait and sailed back and...

Streaming Services Flick Theaters to the Curb

Marcus Leary, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Movies have been an escape from reality since their invention. But like all things, in 2020, they got shut down. However, Warnermedia’s new plan for HBO Max could make theaters permanently obsolete.  Warnermedia...

Opinion: Bring Back In-Person Events

Donovan Wilson, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Falls Church needs to have events before the year ends. Senior dues are $50, and for practically nothing going on at the school. I think the school needs events like prom, or a get-together, because it...

Recent Immigrants Struggle to Adapt to Pandemic Schooling

Nancy Nguyen, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

Schools all over the U.S. have been closed since March 12th of last year due to the rising cases of covid-19. It has been a challenging year for students, teachers and parents to adjust to the new learning...

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