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Elizabeth Cymerman and Rachel Olarindes English classes visited DC to view the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as part of their study of Time OBriens book The Things They Carried.

Editorial: Field Trips are Fun and Educational…and We Need More of Them

June 16, 2023

We believe that high school students should have more opportunities to go on field trips.  Field trips provide students with valuable learning opportunities that go past the walls of a classroom. Students...

Benches are available in the senior courtyard; however, these may be inaccessible for many students.

FC Needs More Comfortable Seats

Rose Phipps, News Editor June 16, 2023

As a student attending Falls Church High School, I have noticed that one of the biggest issues on our campus is the lack of comfortable seating options. Our school does not have any benches outdoors or...

Sophia Rodas (11) backstrokes down the pool.

Contact Sports? Yes or No?

Ariel Lebow, Culture Editor June 16, 2023

A sporty student hobbles down the hallway on crutches, no stares, no one is surprised, nothing, no response from the people around them. Why is that? The reason is because injuries in contact sports are...

Contact Sports? Yes or No?

Contact Sports? Yes or No?

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

Baseball is called “America's Pastime” so a lot of people must really love it. As a kid playing baseball I thought it was so slow and boring. There were never any real opportunities to run or be physical....

A playground in Annandale. Many students used to hang out at playgrounds like this one when they were younger.

Recess is a Good Idea for High School Students, Too

Ben Watson, Opinion Editor June 16, 2023

When we think of recess, we often think of the fun we had in elementary school. But why should the fun and benefits of recess stop once we reach high school? As someone who has gone without recess for...

Editorial: Pajama Pants Should Not Be Banned

June 16, 2023

Every year, Fairfax County Public Schools reviews and updates it’s SR&R (Student Rights and Responsibilities) and for the 2023-24 school year the school board is supposedly focusing on changes to...

A photo of a school lunch tray with pizza, vegetables, and milk.

School Lunch Leaves Students Hungry and Unsatisfied

Ben Watson, Opinion Editor March 15, 2023

As a junior in high school, I’ve spent the majority of my life eating school lunches and let me tell you, it has not been a pleasant experience. The food is often unappetizing, lacking in nutrition,...

Editorial: eHallpass Needs Improvement

Editorial Staff March 15, 2023

Towards the end of the 2021-2022 school year, FCHS rolled out the usage of E-Hallpass, and so far, it has caused problems for some students. E-Hallpass is an electronic system of passes used to send...

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...

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 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...

Do lockdown drills adequately prepare students, teachers?

Brenda Nguyen, Staff Writer December 15, 2021

Lockdown drills are perfect. They hide students in the corner with the safety of the doors being locked, closed blinds, the hallways completely silent and empty, the possibility of a threat most definitely...

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