Get to Know Our New Governor, Ralph Northam

Joe Mack, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2017


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On Tuesday, November 7, Ralph Northam was elected governor of Virginia, defeating his republican opponent, Ed Gillespie. The victory was decisive for the Democrats, as he received 54% of the total vote, compared to Gillespie’s 45%, and the Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra, who earned 1%. Northam was...

Growing Awareness During No-Shave November

Quinn Padovani, Layout Artist

December 6, 2017


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Every year when the month of November rolls around, people generally begin to think about topics such as Thanksgiving, or Black Friday, but a relatively new trend that goes on during the month of November, that not many people take into account is the event of No-Shave November. No-Shave November is...

What You Need To Know About Financial Aid

Miracle Huff, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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November 1 was financial aid night for the seniors of Falls Church High School. It was an opportunity for parents of students to learn about ways they can gain financial assistance to pay for college expenses. If you weren’t able to attend, here are some important things you should know as you prepare...

FCHS Alumni Gather for Annual 50+ Luncheon

Adam Bihi and Curran Gilster, News & Opinion and Online Editor

December 6, 2017


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On Saturday, October 21, the annual Falls Church High School 50+ Luncheon was held in the Little Theater. The annual gathering invites all graduates of Falls Church High School who have been alumni for at least 50 years. This year’s gathering consisted of over 100 former students who were eager to...

Senior Jags Venture Out to Help the Community

Jason Darling, Sports Editor

December 6, 2017


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One of the requirements to graduate for all seniors is to acquire fifteen hours of community service, and have them submitted to their government teachers by January 12. This can be done in a variety of ways, whether that involves helping with a political campaign, or getting the hours done elsewhere;...

Keep a Positive Mindset in a Travel Ban Era

December 6, 2017


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On October 13, President Trump issued the “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” otherwise known as the travel ban. This ban was specifically issued to keep refugees from eight countries out of the U.S. These countries include Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea,...

Nuevas Formas en que Falls Church Continúa Creciendo

Jasmyne Singleton, Editora-en-Jefe

December 6, 2017


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El año 2017 comenzó como un año de crecimiento para Falls Church High School. Con la adición de las nuevas clases en los remolques, ubicadas detrás de la puerta en la cafetería, también tenemos nuevos maestros y estudiantes. Cada año, el condado de Fairfax hace una estimación de la cantidad...

New Ways Falls Church Continues to Grow

Jasmyne Singleton, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2017


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The year 2017 has started off as an exceptional year of growth for Falls Church High School. With the addition of the new trailer classes, located behind the door in the cafeteria, we also have new teachers and new students. Every year Fairfax County has to make an estimate of how many kids they believe...

Drama Department Holds First Annual Fall Festival

Laura Powell and Brendan Davis, Layout Artist and Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


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On Saturday, October 14, the Drama Department kicked off a new tradition at Falls Church High School by holding their first annual Fall Festival. In this new festival, there were many different clubs and fun games to participate in. This festival helped numerous clubs raise money for their own needs a...

Take A Stroll Into The Woods on Nov. 30, Dec 1-2

Joseph Kratz, Managing Editor

December 6, 2017


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One hallowed high school tradition that is one of the strongest at Falls Church High School is the fall musical. Last year’s Shrek musical was a success, with Carson Hopkins (12) headlining the eponymous character. This year’s musical is Into the Woods, a musical written by Stephen Sondheim and...

Annual FCPS College Fair to Be Held on Oct. 16-17

Annual FCPS College Fair to Be Held on Oct. 16-17

Adam Bihi, News an Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017


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If you’re a hopeful college student who wants to hear from representatives from every college and gain knowledgeable information about important things like financial aid, things to do at a university, and meet people who have things to say about your dream college, then the annual FCPS College Fair...

Freshmen Share Their Perspectives on High School

Brendan Davis, Layout Artist

November 10, 2017


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A new year has started here at Falls Church High School and it includes the arrival of the new freshmen. Making the switch from middle school to high school can be tough, so we at The Jagwire wanted to find out the opinions and feelings the Class of 2021 has on FCHS. How is the new school year going so ...

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