Student-Athletes Discuss Sports, School, and Stress

By Joseph Kratz, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


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High school is generally considered one of the more stressful aspects of the American experience—four years of challenging courses that end up deciding much of your future. That’s a lot of stress to shoulder as a teenager, with the added awkwardness of a new social climate and dealing w...

Falls Church: Underfunded but Unfazed

By Jacob Brotman-Krass, Chief Layout Artist

April 24, 2017


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Despite being in one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, Falls Church High School seems to get the short end of the stick in terms of renovation and modernization funding. Between the rickety air conditioning unit and the faulty plumbing, there is plenty of room for improvement. A ...

How is Your Favorite Jag Sports Team Doing?

By Ryan Clary, Managing Editor

April 24, 2017


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Last year was a record-setting sports season for many teams. In 2016, the boys soccer team made an incredible run capturing a Conference 13 championship on its way to being the runner up in Virginia 5A class. While that happened, the boys baseball team won nine games which hasn’t happened i...

Varsity Baseball Heads South for Spring Break

By John Cascella, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


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Over this year’s spring break the Varsity Baseball team will be going to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, for a baseball tournament. Last year the team had a disappointing experience, winning the first game and then losing the next three games of the tournament. As winners of only one game in ...

School Days, and Why the Extension Won’t Happen

By Jasmyne Singleton, News and Opinion Editor

April 24, 2017


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Now that winter is finally over, and the weather changes from the frigid to mild, spring break is all that anyone can talk or think about. Plans are constantly being made and changed, while vacationing places are starting to become over booked. Most are looking forward to a relaxing journey, wher...

Making The Move: Transferring Colleges

By Sean Clary, FCHS Class of 2016

April 24, 2017


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I graduated from Falls Church last June and life after high school has been a lot different than I expected it would be. I attended Coastal Carolina University in the fall and I really enjoyed the university experience. However, I realized that CCU was not the best option for me financially and...

What’s the Science Behind 2017’s Bizarre Weather?

By Jenna Yusuf, Staff Writer

April 24, 2017


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Some strange things are happening in early 2017, none more strange than the way the weather has been an up and down rollercoaster of sunny days and forecasts of snow. It was one thing to have a snowless Christmas, but as we went further into January, the moderate temperatures and lack of snow were...

Grief Over WikiLeaks is Now Bipartisan

By Joe Mack, Layout Artist

April 23, 2017


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  During his campaign, President Donald Trump couldn’t be more pleased with the work WikiLeaks had done - which was undoubtedly a factor in his winning of the 2016 election. The internet site was responsible for releasing the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, John...

Las complicaciones persisten en el uso del SIS

Traducido por Erin Rodriguez, Escritora

April 20, 2017


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Los grados son importantes para muchos estudiantes, y mientras que son prioridad para los profesores, algunos estudiantes han comenzado a preocuparse durante el final del trimestre, pero hay pocos grados disponibles en SIS. SIS es el sistema de información estudiantil, es donde se mantiene la asistencia...

Fencing Workshop Points to Exciting Spring Play

By John Cascella, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


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Students are often not handed sharp objects on school grounds to play or practice with. However, on Tuesday, February 14, the cast of the upcoming play Treasure Island held a fencing workshop, complete with swords to improve their skills. The workshop started off with the instructor, Mr. Va...

Homework: How Much is Too Much?

By Jacob Brotman-Krass, Layout Artist

March 22, 2017


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Homework has been a staple of high schools across the world for years, but the workload assigned by some teachers has become unmanageable. Students have never enjoyed homework, and while to a certain extent homework enhances the learning experience of students, the right of the teacher to assign homewo...

Annual Science Fair Displays Students’ Research Talent

By Alexus Reed, Online Editor

March 22, 2017


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This year the school held its Science Fair on Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25. The annual event is organized by Ms. Sokol, and working together with the other members of the science department, the science faculty acts as the judges for the competition, along with a few other out...

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