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Writing Center director Elizabeth Cymerman shows off the Writing Center flyer. Students can scan the QR code to make an appointment.

Writing Center Leads Students to Success

The Jagwire Staff October 26, 2023

The Writing Center is an expanding tutoring program that is reaching out to the FC student body to help improve writing skills and communication.  “We can help [with writing] in any discipline. ...

Senior Memories: A Look Back at Four Years

Senior Memories: A Look Back at Four Years

Marcus Leary, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2023

Freshmen Year 2019-2020 Our freshman year started out great, sitting in the student section at football games and studying for SOLs, but just seven days after Lil Uzi Vert released Eternal Atake the...

Lisa Benjamin (11), Nathan Fillion (11), Rayden Tran (11), Kevin Nguyen (12), Jerri Hickman (11), Anthony Raymond (11), Scar Emmerson (10), and Angelina Phan (10) opening presents from their partner school in Japan.

Japanese Classes Partner with a School in Japan

Rose Phipps, News Editor June 16, 2023

Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, Falls Church High School’s Japanese language classes have been participating in the Global Classmates Program. This program provided experience for students taking...

Lucia Patino Iporre at the Peace Awards ceremony.

Senior Wins Fairfax Peace Award

Marcus Leary, Editor-in-Chief June 16, 2023

At a school where 34% of students in 2022 were in the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program, these students are underrepresented in school activities. One student is trying to change that. Lucia...

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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