What Was the FCHS Band Up to This Year?

Noel Mikkelsen, Layout Artist

May 30, 2018


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The 2017 - 2018 school year is just about wrapped up. In a few short weeks that final bell will ring, postponing school for the rest of the summer and allowing us all to recuperate from the long months of hard work and procrastination. Freshmen finally won’t have to worry about being the youngest class...

How the Class of 2019 Prepped for the Perfect Prom

Jia Williams, Feature Editor

May 30, 2018


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Dating back to the 1940s, movies and films about high school have typically involved the picture-perfect prom. Whether it’s a romance or comedy, the setting of prom is always the same: Dancing teenagers, punch bowls, pretty lights, and over-the-top decorations. So what exactly goes into planning the...

Fortnite is Sweeping the Nation and the Jungle

Adam Bihi and Quinn Padovani, News & Opinion Editor and Layout Artist

May 30, 2018


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Over the past couple of months it has been more than obvious that Fortnite is by far the most popular game in the entire world. You can see the game being played anywhere and everywhere around the globe, from middle school classrooms, to frat houses, and even in retirement homes. Its rise to fame has...

Class of 2018: How to Say Goodbye to FCHS in Style

Jasmyne Singleton, Editor in Chief

May 30, 2018


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It’s hard saying goodbye to those that you grew with from the beginning of high school. Whether it be a favorite teacher or that one student you can’t stand, goodbyes will always be hard. On June 7, the Class of 2018 will be saying their own goodbyes at 2 pm at George Mason University’s Eagle Bank...

A Teacher’s Passion Can Lead to Something More

May 30, 2018


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Following the recent trend of school walk outs, teachers have been finding their own ways to protest against unfairness. It’s no secret that most teachers’ pay is very low. This has been going on for decades and now teachers are striking back. But it’s not just about the low paying situation, but...

¿Las pruebas estandarizadas son beneficiosas?

May 30, 2018


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Si bien las pruebas de estudiantes a nivel nacional no son una ocurrencia reciente, el SAT y el ACT han existido desde 1926 y 1959, respectivamente. Las pruebas estado por estado han existido por más de un siglo, pero la idea moderna de las pruebas estatales anuales obligatorias es en realidad un subproducto...

The Cases For and Against Standardized Tests at FCHS

May 30, 2018


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While the testing of students on a national level is not a recent occurrence, the SAT and ACT have been around since 1926 and 1959, respectively. State-by-state testing has been around for over a century, but the modern idea of mandatory, yearly state testing is really a by-product of the Bush Administration’s...

Parkland Students Fight for Gun Control after Shootingbody

Joseph Kratz, Managing Editor

April 27, 2018


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Ever since the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, one that left 17 students and faculty dead, gun control has controlled the front pages and news headlines. Students who attended Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland, Florida have become focal points of the most recent gun control debate. The...

IXL Gives Students a Difficult Time with Homework

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

April 27, 2018


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IXL: Those words are one thing that students at Falls Church do not want to hear uttered. IXL has become synonymous with pain and suffering for a majority of the student body. Hours of blood, sweat, and tears go into these seemingly worthless activities that give us no help whatsoever. IXL, which stands...

Falls Church HS MUN Wins Best Small School Delegation

Jasmyne Singleton, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


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For as long as we can remember, Model UN, or officially titled the Model United Nations, is an extra-curricular activity where students play the role of delegates to the UN. This activity can usually be found in high school or college, but can sometimes be in middle school too. Model UN is sponsored...

Making the Case for an Extended Spring Break

Leonel Veizaga, Staff Writer

April 27, 2018


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It’s very common for most students to feel completely drained after a certain amount of time doing schoolwork, taking tests, wrapping up projects and other kinds of responsibilities. That’s why Spring Break comes around, so that everyone gets a week to sleep in, spend more time with their families,...

PSTD Combats Against Reckless Teen Driving

Adam Bihi, News & Opinion Editor

April 17, 2018


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One of the greatest feelings in the world is when a teenagers get their driver’s licenses. They relish the opportunity to drive and cruise around the city with passion, but some teenagers take that opportunity for granted and face numerous dangers every time they step into their cars. According to...

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