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Nonfiction Book Reviews

June 1, 2017

The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright This Pulitzer-Prize winning account of the rise of one of the most notorious terrorist organizations in modern history eloquently...

The Crucible

May 25, 2017

While many students readied themselves for the bright neon lights and boisterous music of Uproar, the Lake Braddock Theatre was preparing under bright lights of a different kind,  ending its 44th season...

Not So Fine Arts

May 1, 2017

“Each student is entitled to an excellent education that meets his or her individual needs. FCPS prepares all students for the world of the future by giving them a broad spectrum of opportunities to...

The OA Junior Ian Thompson Stars In The Latest Netflix Original Series

The OA Junior Ian Thompson Stars In The Latest Netflix Original Series
February 1, 2017

Before all this started, his name was Ian Thompson. It still is, of course, but more and more he’s known for his stage name Alexander. He’s well known in the LB chorus, despite (and because) his quitting...

Poetry Out Loud

January 30, 2017

Poetry out loud has impacted the lives of many students, nationwide. The competition is based on a student's ability to memorize a poem and recite it with feeling and understanding. Founded in 2005, this...

A Look Backward and a Look Forward in the Arts

A Look Backward and a Look Forward in the Arts
December 8, 2016

Last Friday the annual arts auction returned to the school library. The auction functions as a fundraiser for the art department, selling students’ works to raise funds. The works include ceramics, photos,...

Whitewashing in Hollywood

November 11, 2016

Since the Golden Age of Hollywood, cultural appropriation has been a hallmark of the film industry. In the upcoming movie Dr. Strange, there are lots of issues of “whitewashing.” Whitewashing is when...

Read this next: Nonfiction book reviews for the spring

Read this next: Nonfiction book reviews for the spring
April 7, 2016

As the season of AP and final exams come around, the idea of what to do with all of the free time that follows exams seems daunting. Here are a few non-fiction book recommendations to fill the end-of-schoolwork...

Pop, lock and drop it at Kazaxe

Ray Ruiz works out next to instructor Alicia Trimble in a Zumba class at Texas Family Fitness in Plano, Texas, on Jan. 7, 2014. Ruiz has lost close to 150 pounds since June 2013. (Rose Baca/Dallas Morning News/TNS)
April 6, 2016

The Hispanic Student Association (HSA) will hold a two-day event called Kazaxe, instructed by senior Sachio Vigil. Kazaxe by Azuka Boutcher, the creator of the high-intensity workout, is considered a “boot...

Texting and relationships: Too much of a good thing?

Texting and relationships: Too much of a good thing?
April 5, 2016

The perils of school divide young lovers physically for almost eight hours a day. A remedy for this chasm of anxiety for couples is the buzz of a text. The age of cell phones, and to a lesser extent...

LB band continues to achieve excellence

LB band continues to achieve excellence
March 7, 2016

Ever since the Virginia Band and Orchestra Association instituted a rating system 34 years ago, LB has earned the rating of “superior” each year. “Band is certainly one of the bigger activities...

What It Takes to Maintain a Superior

What It Takes to Maintain a Superior
March 5, 2016

Ever since the Virginia Band and Orchestra Association instituted a rating system 34 years ago, LB has earned the rating of “superior” each year. “Band is certainly one of the bigger activities...

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