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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...

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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...

Schools adapts to new mask policy

Brenda Nguyen, Staff Writer April 19, 2022

From restaurants to public schools to airlines now, masks are becoming optional. There were feelings of excitement and unease throughout all of Fairfax County Public Schools as new regulations were put...

AP Exam relevancy is shrinking by the year

Rose Anderson, Opinion Editor April 19, 2022

When the school year hits May, you can almost feel the stress in the air. Finals are approaching, grades are being finalized, and then there's the most dreaded test of them all: the AP exam.  AP, or...

Parking lot to replace practice softball field

Parking lot to replace practice softball field

Catherine Kane, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2022

In what many community members are considering a major victory for parent advocacy in the school renovation process, district officials are resurrecting plans to demolish the practice softball field and...

School board announces new superintendent, groups mount concerns

Catherine Kane, Editor-in-Chief April 15, 2022

The Fairfax County School Board has appointed a new superintendent. Dr. Michelle Reid from Northshore School District in Washington comes to the district after a months-long search process. The vote to...

Changes to come to NHS tutoring

Rose Anderson, Opinion Editor March 22, 2022

Absent students, overworked tutors, language barriers; these are just some of the problems faced by the National Honor Society's peer tutoring system, despite it having operated at FCHS for more than twenty...

Opportunities to explore, express in AP Art

Brenda Nguyen, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

Art is a form of abstract communication. From theater to music to digital photography, artists use many forms to express their journey and emotions. There are many options and classes for high school student...

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Jeannasium: Gym Named After Longtime Jaguar

Marcus Leary, News Editor February 24, 2022

Jeanne Kelly stands in the middle of the gym floor, surrounded by school board member Ricardy Anderson, family members, and the Falls Church administrators. The bleachers are full of Falls Church students...

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