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LB Speech and Debate to sit out state championship at Liberty

LB Speech and Debate to sit out state championship at Liberty

Michelle Kurilla, Staff Writer

January 21, 2016


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Last year, LB speech and debate placed third overall as a team in the state tournament. This year, the team won’t be attending the state championship. The venue for the VHSL state speech and debate tournament is set to be held at Liberty University on April 22-23. In December, Liberty Universi...

As winter storms approach, #closeFCPS makes its comeback

As winter storms approach, #closeFCPS makes its comeback

Michelle Kurilla, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016


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“CloseFCPS season” is approaching quickly. Winter has a new meaning for the students of LB. Last year, January 6, 2015 marked a monumental moment in FCPS history. The school district refused to close for a snow day, and the students refused to be quiet about it. #closeFCPS trended globally on Twitter. St...

SGA create Senior Happy Days

SGA create Senior Happy Days

Michelle Kurilla, Staff Writer

December 18, 2015


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“Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” The words of Bob Marley best summarize the message that SGA is trying to send to the Class of 2016. The Student Government Association at LB created Senior Happy Days as a new way to honor seniors with recognition on the Morning Bru, candy and a card. “Last year...

For Fans New and Old, A New Star Wars Brings a Force of Feeling

For Fans New and Old, A New Star Wars Brings a Force of Feeling

Jake Wartel, Opinion Editor

December 17, 2015


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Kim Salac rejoices at the chance to talk about Star Wars. With her rebel alliance cap and Star Wars t-shirt, she looked the part of an excited Star Wars fan. On Dec. 18, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters. The buzz around the film has fans old and new ecstatic. “I am very excited,” junior Kim Salac sa...

New Regulations on Open Flames

New Regulations on Open Flames

Ryan Mullins, Staff Writer

November 6, 2015


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On the last day of the first quarter, a chemistry lab went wrong, setting a classroom on fire at Woodson High School. As a result of the six students injured and chaos that ensued after, FCPS Superintendent Karen Garza temporarily called for the disallowance of open flames in classrooms. “It's a tem...

From Boy Scout Up

From Boy Scout Up

Marleen Tipu, Staff Writer

October 20, 2015


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For many young men, the title of Eagle Scout is a highly coveted honor. Whether they wish to become an Eagle Scout to make an impact on their community, it looks good on college applications, or just because it was just the next step in their Boy Scout career, they all had to go through the same requ...

First PTSA Meeting Recap

Megan Cantwell, Web Editor-In-Chief

October 9, 2015


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Wednesday night was this year’s first meeting of the parent-teacher-student association (PTSA). The PTSA budget for the 2015-2016 school year was approved. The only major change was to senior Baccalaureate, which will fund itself this year from funds carried over from last year’s fundraising effor...

Tragedy in Oregon: Shooting at Umpqua

Tragedy in Oregon: Shooting at Umpqua

Ayman Farid, Comment Editor

October 3, 2015


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On Thursday, the latest installment in a long-running series of school shootings in America took place at Umpqua College in Southern Oregon. The shooter reportedly entered the campus on Thursday with three weapons, including a long gun and handguns, and killed 10 people, while injuring seven more. ...

What You Want To Know About Syria, Without Having to Embarrass Yourself and Asking

Marleen Tipu, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


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This summer it was hard to not hear about the Syrian migrant crisis, no matter what means you took to avoid hearing the depressing news. While most people know that there is a sudden influx of Syrians in Europe, erupting a thousand new problems for the world, they don’t all know why that influx is hap...

Hillary Clinton’s falling popularity

Hillary Clinton’s falling popularity

Tom Anderson, News Editor

September 28, 2015


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Once considered to be the sure-fire choice to be the Democratic Nominee for the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, Senator and First Lady, has seen her popularity falling in public opinion polls. Clinton, who is embarking on her second run for the presidency, ...

New gardens sprout up over the summer

New gardens sprout up over the summer

Marcell Subert, Managing Editor

September 25, 2015


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Students returning to LB on the first day of school may have noticed that the barren front and rear gardens have recently gotten quite an upgrade. The new garden project was the brainchild of middle school social studies teacher Jane Gordon and the Students for a Sustainable Society. This project  was int...

Robinson Ram vandalized

Robinson Ram vandalized

Jake Alcott, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015


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“Oh no, no no no no no- did we do this?” That was the initial reaction of class leader Anastasia Slepukhova at viewing the scandalous photographs shared across Twitter this morning. “I’m very disappointed in our school and the individuals who would stoop down to this level.” It’s well ...