Humans of Falls Church #3- Elective/Course Inspired

Humans of Falls Church #3- Elective/Course Inspired

Phoebe Cho, Contributing Writer

March 18, 2016


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“ I joined leadership because I had many friends who did it; it looked really fun and I wanted to be involved in helping and coordinating school events. I like leadership because you don’t only learn leadership skills, but there’s so many campaigns that not many students know about: recycling, freshmen success, and events. This elective helped me to become a leader by making everyone involved and to just be out there, not only to be the leader, but also to be the first follower behind a leader.”

Genesys Works Will be Coming to Fairfax County Public Schools

Genesys Works Will be Coming to Fairfax County Public Schools

Numaan Qureshi, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


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Genesys Works is a program which helps seniors in high school discover and learn about the corporate world. It provides training, and helps with college enrollment and financial aid. So far more than 95% of their graduates move on to college. It’s also a paid internship, where you will work at corporations and learn about the business world. This program is only used in Chicago, Houston, and in the Bay Area. Next year, Falls Church and other Fairfax County Public schools will be introducing the program to our schools.

Car of the Month: Henry Lewis

Car of the Month: Henry Lewis

Ryan Haynes, Managing Editor

March 18, 2016


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If you have ever wanted to drive a huge pickup truck down a dirt road, then Henry Lewis (11) is the guy to call. Henry is a junior here at Falls Church. He is in National Honor Society and works hard to keep up his grades. Henry currently drives a blue 2004 Ford F-150 Lariat. It is a large vehicle that Henry took some getting used to. He recalls one time where he had to parallel park in Washington D.C. and it was “pretty scary”.

What to Look Forward to Next Year

What to Look Forward to Next Year

The Jagwire Staff

March 18, 2016


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If you are a senior attending Falls Church High School, you have approximately 58 school days left of your high school career. Let that sink in. That is a little over 30 percent of the whole school year. In 13 weeks, you will be graduating and deciding what direction your life will take after this point...

Bachelor of the Month: Alex Bruning

Bachelor of the Month: Alex Bruning

Ryan Clary, Staff Writer

March 18, 2016


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Alex Bruning (10) is a very bright bulb who shines here at Falls Church both in the classroom and on the field. Alex is a triathlete and plays varsity golf, junior varsity basketball, and varsity baseball. Alex has an older brother, Michael Bruning, who graduated last year in 2015, who was also a triathlete. Alex has a dog, Ruby, who he adores very much. Alex went to Fairhill Elementary School and also went to Luther Jackson Middle School, like most of us here at Falls Church.

February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month

Alissa Grisler, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2016


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Black History Month is here! February is a time to celebrate the accomplishments that have been made by African Americans throughout history. It is also a time to reflect on the progress that has been made and the progress that still needs to be made as we look towards the future. President Obama, in...

Why the 2016 Election Should Matter to the Millennials

Why the 2016 Election Should Matter to the Millennials

The Jagwire Staff

March 2, 2016


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The Millennials are the generation born in the time period between 1982 and 2000. In other words, us. Often labeled the “entitled generation,” we are notorious for our bad reputation. After all, we’re selfish rule-breakers who are too obsessed with technology right? Well, as with any stereotype, most of these accusations are founded on over-simplified classifications of our generation.

Club of the Month: Young Democrats

Club of the Month: Young Democrats

Ryan Clary, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


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2016 is an important year for politics, as we choose who our next president will be. Many students here at FCHS are interested in politics, and some are members of the Young Democrats Club, which is sponsored by Ms. Jones, who is a World History I and World History II Honors teacher. The President of the Young Democrats is Thomas Woldemariam (12). The Vice Presidents are Zach Zepp (11) and Dat Ton (11).

How Are Seniors Feeling After Applications?

How Are Seniors Feeling After Applications?

William Rhodes, Feature Editor

March 2, 2016


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The beginning of senior year is a very stressful and difficult time for students in high school. It is when you have to start and then eventually submit your college applications. To many, it is extremely nerve wracking. This is the point in which you start to make serious decisions about your life and where you will end up. The major deadline for college applications was January 1 and the major notification date is by April 1. To people not in this situation it may seem that the stress is over. But they are wrong. Waiting for the letters of acceptance, denial, deferment or being waitlisted feels like years.

Car of the Month: Danielle Pell’s Pickup

Car of the Month: Danielle Pell’s Pickup

Amber Ecelbarger, Sports Editor

March 2, 2016


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This mint green 1978 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck certainly deserves to sit in the spotlight this month. Danielle Pell, a senior here at Falls Church High School and proud owner of the vehicle, acquired the car as an early birthday present from her parents. Because the car was originally in Florida, both she and her father flew down to purchase it and drove it back up to Virginia.

Humans of Falls Church #2

Humans of Falls Church #2

Phoebe Cho, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


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Mr. Jacob Ivey  “ So, in 2009, when I lived in Columbus, Georgia, in my parent’s house, I went to Auburn, which is 45 minutes away. We went over there with a group of friends; I was visiting a friend that currently went to Auburn and we went by an intramural- like outdoor basketball court and they...

Rachel Williams: I am Enough

Rachel Williams: I am Enough

Rachel Williams, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2016


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Even though my people don’t have ancient traditions passed down throughout hundreds of years, I’m so proud to call myself a Black American. My people are a people of resilience, strength, talent, and untold beauty. We have overcome racial hatred and oppression and will continue to overcome any o...

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