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Laura Egeland: Decision Time

Laura Egeland: Decision Time

Marianne Beveridge, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014


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Many universities are willing to offer astounding scholarships to student-athletes—but competing in college sports at the Division 1 level is a feat that many high school athletes will never have the opportunity to achieve. Senior Laura Egeland received the opportunity to do so. In late October, Egeland...

Phill Saunders: Once a track star, now a classroom leader

Phill Saunders: Once a track star, now a classroom leader

Gerardo Cerna, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014


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In high school, many students have friends to be there for them and help them get through problems. Although friends are great for advice and help, sometimes all students need is an adult role model to just listen and give you meaningful advice and support. Phill Saunders, a technical drawing teacher...

Anya Michaelson: the Building Blocks Of Her Life

Anya Michaelson: the Building Blocks Of Her Life

Anne Merrill, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014


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Each year, students from high schools around the county are eligible to compete in the Fairfax County Regional Science Fair. The grand prize winners of this science fair are offered admission to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a competition in which students from around the world...

Multilingual Miller defines the true meaning of fluency

Multilingual Miller defines the true meaning of fluency

Yaitza Lopez, Profile Editor

November 7, 2014


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Arriving at LB as a Latin teacher, Cheri Miller was given the opportunity to start her second year at LB teaching French language and Latin to students. “I was so excited to find out that the language department needed a French teacher,” Miller said. “I always knew I wanted to be a language...

Teaching in Thailand, one letter at a time

Teaching in Thailand, one letter at a time

Maggie Komoniewski, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014


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In order to satisfy her desire to experience other cultures, LB alumna Michaela Sands traveled to Thailand to teach for a year, and has recently returned. In 2013, Sands earned her Masters of Science in Elementary School Education from the University of Mary Washington. Sands found the job in...

Cheered on by her team

Cheered on by her team

Maddie Sievers, Staff Writer

November 7, 2014


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On Oct. 2, senior Elisa Stephano spent her night in the hospital with crowds of doctors surrounding her constantly asking her to “wiggle her toes.” After a rough day at practice with few of her stunts hitting, Stephano and her cheerleading stunt group finally hit a scale of a one-legged cheer stunt...

Adding modeling into her life

Aya Khaznadar, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


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Junior Myriam Samake realized she loved acting and modeling in the sixth grade when she won her first speech contest and performed in school plays. Her love for being on center stage and in front of the camera was the beginning of her modeling and acting career, which she’s done for the past three...

Q&A with Basso and Chiaromonte

Maggie Komoniewski, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


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1) What do you think of the United States and LB? Basso:Best school ever, I really like it. Chiaromonte: I’ve been dreaming about the U.S. since I was a little boy, and I’m finally here now. I love the U.S. because you can find people all around the world, different cultures all at once. In Italy, I...

Italian exchange students taste American life

Italian exchange students taste American life

Maggie Komoniewski, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


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Juniors Elia Basso and Stefano Chiaromonte have taken their dreams of American life one step closer by moving from Italy to Burke for a year as foreign exchange students. Basso and Chiaromonte made the big move from San Severo, Italy to Burke on Aug. 13 and plan to stay until the end of June. They...

In the darkness of ‘1984’, a new star shines

In the darkness of ‘1984’, a new star shines

Daniel Jarris, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


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In LBT’s upcoming rendition of 1984, senior Liam Finn is starring as protagonist Winston Smith. Finn’s previous roles include Tajomaru in Rashomon and Enobarbus in Antony and Cleopatra. Although this is not his first time playing the lead, this looks as if it may be his most significant role yet....

Leinz sisters push for perfection

Leinz sisters push for perfection

Gerardo Cerna, Staff Writer

November 6, 2014


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Acceptance to the University of Virginia, countless dance awards and scholarships are just the tip of the iceberg for alumnae Kailey Leinz. Her great accomplishments have left an immense mark on the school and an amazing influence on her younger sister, junior Holly Leinz. Holly is currently on the...

With new club, students aid developing businesses

With new club, students aid developing businesses

Katie Vinson, Web Editor

October 28, 2014


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In Kenya, two parents are hopeful that their new farmers market will take off in order to provide for their growing family. In Peru, a young man works to fund his college tuition, in order to learn about modern agriculture and expand his small farm. The Social Entrepreneurship Club, a new addition at...