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Poets train for a war of words

Amanda Hendrix, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014


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Five years ago, in an attempt to spark the imaginations of today’s youth, the NEA created a competition known as Poetry Out Loud. This competition encourages its participants to demonstrate their own interpretations of a selected poem, and then recite them to an audience. Students from across the n...

Record-setting athlete returns from Africa to coach

Yaitza Lopez, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014


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After arriving back to Virginia from the Peace Corps and being approached by Bob Digby, the head coach of the track and field team, one of LB’s track and field star Anna Noguchi was given an offer she could not turn down. Having run for 4 years as a varsity athlete for LB as well as competing in pole vaul...

Teacher sends relief to Philippines

Steve Hong, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014


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Many LB students have heard about the typhoon disaster in the Philippines. Many have sent condolences and prayed for the victims’ well-being. However, few have helped the 5,000-plus victims in the Philippines like history teacher Michael Henrich has. He holds a connection to the country that few peo...

JROTC drill leader Negron leads platoon to second place

Yaitza Lopez, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014


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When junior Julio Negron was younger, he always dreamed of growing up and joining the Armed Forces, so when course selection came around in eighth grade, Negron knew he wanted to be part of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program. “I think the best part of JROTC is having the a...

Fans are Forever

Fans are Forever

Victoria Hodge, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014


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The football player sprints towards the end zone and the crowd roars with excitement. But the loudest and most spirited person leading the cheers is Kathy Cafferky, a woman with an astounding amount of school spirit, who has dedicated countless hours to making LB a better school. Cafferky’s life ...

One twist at a time

Pooja Shethna, Staff Writer

January 15, 2014


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Blow, tie, twist. Blow, tie, twist. Blow, tie, twist, pop. That’s the average routine of a balloon artist. Crafting the most intricate and detailed sculptures out there, balloon artistry requires lots of concentration and practice to master. Sophomore Maddie Emerson has had a passion for making ball...

Vaulting back to LB

Yaitza Lopez, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013


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After arriving back to Virginia from the Peace Corps and being approached by Bob Digby, the head coach of the track and field team, one of LB’s track and field star Anna Noguchi was given an offer she could not turn down. Having run for 4 years as a varsity athlete for LB as well as competing in pole vaul...

Cadet Captain Negron

Yaitza Lopez, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013


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When junior Julio Negron was younger, he always dreamed of growing up and joining the Armed Forces, so when course selection came around in eighth grade, Negron knew he wanted to be part of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program. “I think the best part of JROTC is having the a...

Kathy Cafferky:Lake Braddock’s Most Spirited Person

Victoria Hodge, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013


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The football player sprints towards the end zone and the crowd roars with excitement. But the loudest and most spirited person leading the cheers is Kathy Cafferky, a woman with an astounding amount of school spirit, who has dedicated countless hours to making LB a better school. Cafferky’s lifelo...

Michael Henrich

Steve Hong, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013


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The news has been covering the typhoon disaster in the Philippines. Many have sent condolences and prayed for the victims’ well-being. However, few have helped the 5,000-plus victims in the Philippines like history teacher Michael Henrich has. He holds a connection to the country that few people i...

Whitney King

Steve Hong, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013


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Whitney King flips on the beam with a unique grace and prepares herself for her dismount. In three seconds, King starts her dismount and sticks it facing applause. Sophomore King has been practicing gymnastics since she was 2. Since then she has accomplished a lot. “I started off at the tiny tot cla...

DJing

Pooja Shethna, Staff Writer

December 16, 2013


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Juggling between varsity basketball, school work and extra-curricular activities, junior Nirali Shah also has a passion for DJing. Introduced to this hobby at a young age, Shah has  been Djing for the past four years “I started DJing when I was 11 or 12 when I saw an ad for a beginner controller ...