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Red Sand Project raises human trafficking awareness

Gabe Dakake, Staff Writer
May 4, 2017
Filed under News, Sports

“There are more people enslaved now than there have ever been, and we probably don’t even notice it,” teacher Paul Agner said. On April 4, 2017, the Teachers for Tomorrow group, and many other classes joined in laying red sand in all the cracks in the LB sidewalk from Door 1 to Door 14. The la...

Storks at School

Storks at School

Rodbod Bagheri, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under News

Most students walk into class, expecting their teacher to be sitting at their desk. There are obviously exceptions to this; teachers are allowed roughly ten sick days a school year. But a rarer, longer period of absence occurs when a teacher takes a maternity leave. When a teacher takes a maternity lea...

The Red Sand Project

The Red Sand Project

Gabe Dakake, Staff Writer
April 28, 2017
Filed under News

“There are more people enslaved now than there have ever been, and we probably don’t even notice it,” teacher Paul Agner said. On April 4, 2017, the Teachers for Tomorrow group, and many other classes joined in laying red sand in all the cracks in the LB sidewalk from Door 1 to Door 14. The ...

All-Nighters

Brendan Morgan, News Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under News

Many High school students, at some point in time, can relate to the problem of staying up all night for school. It could be because they are cramming for a big test, or because they are trying to finish a large amount of homework. According to Healthline, a consumer health information website, lack of sleep ca...

A Look Back at the Main Thing

A Look Back at the Main Thing

Peter Bashaw, Staff Writer
April 7, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

On March 21, the Main Thing returned to LB’s Little Theater to promote and share art in the school’s community. Having been canceled last year due to low artist turnout, the third incarnation of the show received much interest across a vast spectrum of artists. Performances were hybridizations of various ...

Lake Braddock Hiring New Football Coach

Lake Braddock Hiring New Football Coach

Daniel Dodson, Senior Writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

BURKE, Va- A job listing for the LB varsity head football coaching position has been posted on the official FCPS coaching page. “Yes, it has been advertised. There are two cycles with the second cycle beginning Wednesday, we will be reviewing resumes and references and we will move forward,”  Director...

Dollars for Miles

Rodbod Bagheri, Staff Writer
March 13, 2017
Filed under News

Every year the guitar class goes on a trip to show off their skills and talent as musicians. The only problem is it costs a lot of money, and there are only about 30 guitar students. With the lack of funding from the school, guitar students must find ways to fund the trip themselves. “Right now what...

Club Leaders Respond to 2016 Election

Katie Dow, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under News

As world leaders scramble to prepare for a shift in the U.S. presidency, club leaders within LB are actively responding to changes that may accompany the Trump administration. The Green Club is an LB organization formed with the intent to spread awareness of environmental issues, as well as to engage...

Science Fair Removed From Curriculum

Science Fair Removed From Curriculum

Gabriel Dakake, Staff Writer
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Science fair has always been an important project in Honors Biology, and was required for freshmen up until this school year, when the school changed its policy to make science fair optional. The Lake Braddock science fair is held in January each year and up until recently, freshmen at LB were required...

Other Holiday-Season Traditions/Holidays

Soniya Madhavan, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under News

Although there is a Christian majority in the U.S., there are also many other diverse religions in our own community. People who don’t celebrate Christmas have other traditions that they celebrate with their family on, before or after Christmas Day Starting from July until August, Muslims celebrate...

The Weight of a Good GPA

The Weight of a Good GPA

Jadyn Spradlin, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Course Selections are coming up, and students are making lots of decisions on what regular, honors, and AP classes they are going to take. Students who don't know for sure what college they want to go to and instead apply to many may be faced with an issue deciding what classes to take because of how...

Winter Sports Break the Bank

Alex Uy, Staff Writer
January 6, 2017
Filed under News

LB offers a range of winter sports such as crew, basketball and gymnastics. Tryouts for these sports have already passed, meets and games have passed, and the money the athletes spent on spirit wear, sport wear and otis still being used and paid off. All sports have expenses, but which break the bank...