Too Much Music, Too Little Time

By Adam Ashley, Photo Editor

January 25, 2017


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  There is a huge variety of kids at Falls Church, and something that comes with that, is a ton of people listening to a ton of different music. Music can be great, as there is such a wide variety of music genres as well as a huge number of artists, bands, and musicians creating art every day....

Pet of the Month: Susanna Watson’s German Shepherd

By Alexus Reed, Online Editor

January 25, 2017


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  Zeus is an 8 year old purebred German shepherd. He loves long naps on the couch and being force cuddled by his loving owner Susanna Watson (11). A day in the life of Zeus would include chasing squirrels, barking at bikes, and getting walked with other neighborhood dogs. He is a very well behaved an...

Club of the Month: Latin Club

By Adam Ashley, Photo Editor

January 25, 2017


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This month, we’re diving into Latin Club for Club of the Month. Sponsored by Ms. Emily Lewis, the FCHS Latin language teacher, the Falls Church Latin Club has 40 members—some of whom who do not take Latin as a language. Latin Club meets in Ms. Lewis’s room, 163, once a month on a Wednesday, ...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Tripp

By Alex Bruning, Layout Artist

January 25, 2017


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This issue’s Teacher Feature is on the legendary Mr. Tripp. He is a physics teacher and teaches AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, and AP Physics C this year. Before becoming a teacher, Mr. Tripp received his undergraduate degree at Guilford College specializing in physics and math. He then attended Uni...

Bachelor of the Month: Jaden Pelham

By Jasmyne Singleton, News and Opinion Editor

January 25, 2017


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Jaden is a freshman who is one of our POD classmates.  He’s pretty outgoing and loud, but also very kind.  He cares about animals and his friends a lot, and he’s in the process of looking for Mr. Right.  Here are some more details about him: What is your full name? “Jaden Carmen Pelham....

Fabulous Fall Fashion For You to Feature at Falls Church

By Kate Guardado, Feature Editor

December 10, 2016


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Autumn-colored leaves are now scattered on the cold ground. While you walk home from school, you realize it’s the coziest time of the year. Most of us think of the comeback of the warm pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, apple-scented candles, and pumpkin pie with ice cream on top but some of...

Make Your Family Smile With These Delicious Fall Recipes

By Alexus Reed, Online Editor

December 10, 2016


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Now that fall is here, and winter is on its way, I bet many of you are trying to find a good few meals to make. Am I right? I thought so. Here’s a hearty soup that you might enjoy making: Soup with pumpkin and barley What you will need is: • 5/8 lb. legumes • 7 oz. pearl barley • ...

Club of the Month: LGBTQAA Club

By Alexus Reed, Online Editor

December 10, 2016


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This month’s club of the month is the LGBTQAA club. LGBTQAA is advised by Ms. DiLauro in Room 240, which is located in the English hallway. Ms. Lewis, a Latin Teacher, is also a cosponsor for the club. For many who may not know, LGBTQAA stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Qu...

Bachelorette of the Month: Daniela Arosemena

By Alex Bruning, Layout Artist

December 10, 2016


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This issue’s Bachelorette of the Month is the fantastic Daniela Arosemena (10). Daniela is considered to be one of the happiest people here. Throughout the day you can be sure to see her in the halls spreading joy with her jokes and laughter. Daniela is heavily involved with the Falls Church c...

Teacher Feature: Mr. Johnson of the Phys Ed Department

By Omar Tamimi, Sports Editor

December 10, 2016


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Our teacher feature article is a staple in the Jagwire and in this edition we interviewed Mr. Johnson. It is his fifth year here at Falls Church High School and has been a P.E. teacher here since he started. He has really been here with us for longer because he has been a baseball coach for six ye...

Exploring the History of Falls Church High School

By John Cascella, Staff Writer

December 10, 2016


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Did you realize that the Falls Church High School we know now has not always been on Jaguar Trail? The roots of what has become FCHS were established in 1873 under the name of Jefferson School. That complex today is not in use as a school, but its location is now Donald Frady Park, and it ...

How Various Cultures Give Thanks Around the World

By Jacob Legallais, Layout Artist

December 7, 2016


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What comes to mind when you hear the word “Thanksgiving”? Here in the United States, many words would surely be thought of: Plymouth, Pilgrims, Indians, Columbus, and Autumn– and, of course, the food: turkey, pie, stuffing, and cranberry sauce! Thanksgiving itself is a North American form...

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