The Jubilance of Thanksgiving

Miracle Huff, Staff Writer

December 14, 2017


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When the leaves descend And the soft wind brushes your skin We know it is that time of year Again The time of love, thankfulness, and holiday cheer A holiday we celebrate every year Thanksgiving The day of giving thanks With the blessings of love And a plethora of food on our plates Sadness...

Did You Know Virginia Held the First Thanksgiving?

Conley Ku, Layout Artist

December 14, 2017


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For years, it had been considered common knowledge that the first Thanksgiving occurred in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and included a feast. Evidence uncovered in the last 100 years proves that this is actually false. According to an article published in the Washingtonian magazine, the Berkeley Plantation...

Black Friday: Extreme Deals or Extreme Danger?

Quinn Padovani, Layout Artist

December 14, 2017


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Black Friday is a day that people have waited patiently the entire year for. A day of ultimate deals and bargains that does not necessarily have to break the bank. 20% off this, 40% off that, 50% off your entire purchase! Some of the deals you can get on Black Friday are simply amazing and I...

Do-It-Yourself Turkey Leaf Lanterns

Jia Williams, Feature Editor

December 14, 2017


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Arts and crafts are fun during any season, but if you want to liven up your family’s Thanksgiving table this year, here’s a cute craft project you might enjoy making. For this project you’ll need leaves (real or silk), mason jars, Mod Podge, a foam brush, white tissue paper, burgundy or brown...

How Are Our Fellow Jags Spending Thanksgiving?

Jason Darling, Sports Editor

December 14, 2017


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Thanksgiving is one of the longest-established American holidays, having been around for hundreds of years, and the people of America have a wide variety of ways to spend it. Many people opt for the traditional style of having a large feast with many members of their family, and watching the three annual...

At Thanksgiving, What Are You Thankful For?

Curran Gilster, Online Editor

December 14, 2017


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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we at The Jagwire decided to see what people at Falls Church are thankful for. Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and counting your blessings. I know I am thankful for my family, my friends, and my school. Many people today take a lot of these blessings...

Marching Band Prepares for Another Year of Competition

Noel Mikkelsen, Layout Artist

November 10, 2017


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Five, four, three, two, one—ready or not here they come! The Falls Church Jaguar Marching Band is back and bigger than ever with over 30 new members. The Marching Band was awarded a “Superior” last year by the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors’ Association. This marked three years in a row...

Jags Gear Up for Homecoming Game Against Wakefield

Jason Darling, Sports Editor

November 10, 2017


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The Falls Church Jaguars Varsity football team takes on the Wakefield Warriors in the Homecoming game. Everyone needs to come out and support your fellow Jags on the field on Friday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. The Jags have been off to a good start this season, with big wins over teams like Roosevelt H...

Leadership Raises Excitement for the Homecoming Dance

Jia Williams, Feature Editor

November 10, 2017


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As the season grows colder and football season draws to a close, the buzz about the Homecoming dance has started to become more noticeable. Students are asking out dates, buying tickets, and going shopping for new dresses and formal wear to prepare for the big day. Some are even going out to buy ite...

Pep Rally To Have Major Changes

Noel Mikkelsen, Layout Artist

November 10, 2017


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Spirit Week is just around the corner which means students and staff will be wearing different themed outfits each day of the week to show off their school spirit. At the end of the week, on Friday, October 20, students will wear their class colors and gather together to enjoy the fall pep rally hoste...

Club of the Month: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

By Noah Sedmak, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


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This month’s Club of the Month is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which is a club led by Mrs. Loebsack (math) and Chef Payne (culinary) in room 124. FCA has ten to twelve members. Anyone is welcome to join even if they do not participate in sports at Falls Church High School. Fellows...

Teacher Feature: Ms. Kassem of the Phys Ed Department

By Adam Bihi, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


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You might recognize Ms. Kassem around the halls at Falls Church High School. With her friendly smile and trademarked positive attitude, it’s impossible to miss her around here. This is her first full time year as a P.E. teacher here at Falls Church, as she joined the P.E. and Health sta...

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