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Death By America

Jake Wartel, Comment Editor

May 20, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ended on a particularly somber note. No, the people present didn’t weep for the victims of the Boston bomber and hold a final moment of silence. Instead the judge announced the verdict and sentence. Guilty. to nobody’s surprise. The death penalty. Uncle Sam the Vengeful...

Minimum Wage: Insufficient pay

Marcell Subert, News Editor

May 15, 2015


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When seeking entry-level employment in high school, many students enter the labor force making the standard Virginia minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. While this figure is sufficient for the average LB student simply hoping to make car payments or acquire some spending money, 75 percent of those earning...

Depression Screaming

Jake Gold, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015


Filed under Battleground USA, Uncategorized

There’s an epidemic in Virginia. Not Ebola, nor the swine flu. It’s depression, and it has been ravaging FCPS. Counseling’s solution has been a “screening.” Students watch a video and take a short survey, which is read by counselors to find students considered “at-risk.” This system, however,...

How to Survive Valentine’s Day

Jesse Sands, Art Director

February 13, 2015


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It’s that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen; Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. Now is not the time to break into a cold sweat. Now is the time where you step your game up. People fret over Cupid’s demanding day every single year, but there really isn’t a reason too. After all, it...

Bruins fall to Woodson again

Thomas Kendziora, Copy Chief

February 4, 2015


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

LB boys’ basketball had just gotten their revenge against TC Williams, and when the team took the court against WT Woodson last night, it planned on doing the same. Unfortunately, the Cavaliers had other ideas. The Bruin offense got off to its slowest start of the season, scoring only four points...

Sharon Smothers: Travel

Sharon Smothers: Travel

February 4, 2015


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The Best: 1. Bali, Indonesia “I was in Bali last summer and up in the mountains. We stayed at this beautiful resort in this mountain community that was the most fabulous place I’ve ever seen in my life. It was breathtakingly beautiful. There was rice fields right there; we had our own pool....

Say It Ain’t Snow

Say It Ain’t Snow

Dinali Dassanayaka and Megan Cantwell

February 3, 2015


Filed under News In-Depth, Uncategorized

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 problem for students, teachers and administrators attempting to get to school. Many students came i...

Bruins topple Annandale again

Thomas Kendziora

January 24, 2015


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Two weeks ago, LB boys’ basketball cruised to a 71-59 win over the Annandale Atoms. Last night, despite the change in venue and the pushed-up start time, the game unfolded in almost the exact same way. The Bruins didn’t get off to quite as fast of a start as they did in the first matchup, but they...

Despite progress, LGBT issues remain

Despite progress, LGBT issues remain

Ashley Lustig, Staff Writer

December 16, 2014


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Today’s teenagers are very open about gay rights. At LB there’s an active Gender Sexuality Association that holds meetings every other Tuesday. However, this doesn’t mean students aren’t ostracized for their sexual preference. “I’ve had people call me a f***** or d***,” sophomore Kai...

Why Every Vote Matters

Why Every Vote Matters

by Staff Editorial

November 25, 2014


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Every citizen of the United States is guaranteed certain rights under the Constitution, but with these rights come civic responsibilities. Among these duties are obeying the law, staying informed about the issues that affect one’s community and participating in the democratic process. The latter...

Dead clubs descend to the grave

Dead clubs descend to the grave

Marcell Subert, News Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under News, Uncategorized

The future of several of the 51 clubs offered at LB are in question as a conundrum of absent or ever-changing sponsors, lack of student interest and old club revivals sweep the extra-curricular activities world. Of the 51 after-school clubs offered, three remain without a sponsor and six without an assigned...