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How to Tame the College Application Monster

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November 11, 2016

Applying to college is a grueling, intimidating process. Post-high school education is a step closer toward joining the real world as an adult. However, with the right approach, applying to college is...

The real lives of bus drivers

The real lives of bus drivers
April 5, 2016

Throughout Fairfax County, there are over 1,600 bus drivers, each responsible for safely transporting children to and from school. They work to ensure that each student reaches school in a secure and timely...

Say It Ain’t Snow

Say It Ain’t Snow
February 3, 2015

On Jan. 6, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) made the decision to open on time despite the possibility of a “slight dusting” of snow. The snow, however, soon became heavier and caused an immense...

Not Another Life To Lose

Not Another Life To Lose
December 16, 2014

The Sept. 28 death of Cara Golias, a junior at Fairfax High School, “took everybody by surprise,” her father, Michael, said in an interview with the Washington Post. Golias was a gifted student-athlete...

New states join legalization process

Activist Anastasia Stepanova from the D.C. Cannabis Campaign holds a sign during the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Voters in the U.S. capital and two West Coast states will decide whether to legalize marijuana in a test for broader cannabis legalization efforts across the United States.
November 24, 2014

On Election Night 2014, Washington, D.C. was added to the ever-growing list of places where marijuana is now legal. Initiative 71, a ballot measure legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Washington,...

Change to Bruin Block ignites controversy

Physics teacher Bill Meyers assists his students during a Wednesday free choice Bruin Block period.
October 7, 2014

The ring of students’ laughter echoes through the empty hallways as the bell rings. Students frantically run to their destinations while clutching all their heavy textbooks in their arms and hauling...

Blast from the Past

April 25, 2014

40 years ago, high school students traipsed through the narrow hallways of this school, setting the precedence for the future. Like today, students excelled in sports and academics, while also preparing...

After years, the Wade family reunites

After years, the Wade family reunites
November 14, 2013

Standing in the crowded airport, families anxiously waited for their loved ones. Gloomy, dark clouds filled the grey sky; however, they did not reflect the brightness in the eyes of a child looking...

Eagle, Globe and Anchor

Eagle, Globe and Anchor
November 14, 2013

During a particularly long and grueling night, Jim McLellan and his crew were in a cold, dark tent at the side of the flight line. They sat in the tent eating Ready-to-Eat Army Rations in sleeting conditions....

Pride in Uniform: Strom looks back

Pride in Uniform: Strom looks back
November 14, 2013

In high school, one thing was absolutely clear to Jesse Strom: service to your country is one of the duties of an American citizen. When the time came, he was not drafted nor forced to enter. In 1972,...

From the Bruin Rumble to the Golden Girls

From the Bruin Rumble to the Golden Girls
October 22, 2013

I believe!” screams varsity cheer from their spot on the track. “I believe that we,” reply the Dance Team. Soon enough, the whole crowd is joining in as one voice to show their spirit. “I believe...

Friday Night Sights

Friday Night Sights
October 22, 2013

It was 52 degrees on Friday night. The lights shine down on Joe Darsey. He stands on top of a trash can in the bleachers holding an air horn on one hand and a football in the other. Tonight, he’s not...

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