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Jaguars Adapt to Trailer Park Classes

Marcus Leary, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2023

  In a normal school year the bell would ring and thousands of kids would file out into a crowded hallway. For the next few years when the bell rings hundreds of FC students will file out onto...

Students Walk Out in Protest

Marcus Leary, Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2022

Student walkouts across the state were organized after Governor Glenn Youngkin released a controversial model policy that is being criticized for its stance on the treatment of LGBTQ+ students. To protest...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

Design for front entry of the school

Longtime frustrations linger as renovation begins

Catherine Kane, Editor-in-Chief February 24, 2022
Documents reveal allegations of a faulty process.

Writing Center Opens its Doors

Catherine Kane, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2022

After months of preparation and training, the new Writing Center is now open. As one of the last FCPS high schools without a Writing Center, the launch is being celebrated by teachers and administrators...

Schoology switch frustrates students, teachers

Rose Anderson, Opinion Editor December 15, 2021

Fairfax County Public Schools' recent switch to Schoology has created a sea of controversy and confusion among students, with many deeming it unnecessary and even a step backward in FCHS's technology use.  The...

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