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OPINION: K-12 Schools Start Too Early

Brandon Level
October 29, 2021

At around 8am, most high school students in most Fairfax County take their seats for their first period of the day--that is after a commute that could take anywhere from just a few minutes, to over an...

Upon Closer Inspection On Paper Consumption

Upon Closer Inspection On Paper Consumption

Aadesh Khadka
October 28, 2021

The school feeds off of paper, most recycle, while others just dump it in trash. Does it harm the environment? Yes, because the more we print paper, the more deforestation is happening. Deforestation causes...

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OPINION: Gender Equality In Schools And Society

Sophia Etka
October 28, 2021

Doesn’t everyone deserve to be feeling safe and comfortable in a school setting? The feeling of safety and comfort in a school environment, setting brilliant minds up for the future. Some minds will...

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India Farmers Protest: Follow Up

Sim Saini
February 24, 2021

The world’s largest democracy, India, is currently experiencing its largest protest: the farmers’ protest. The peaceful protest started back in November when farmers from various states, mainly Punjab...

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OPINION: Why Pets Are The Best…

Zakary Robinette
February 1, 2021

Pets are great at helping people improve their physical and mental health, reduce stress, and become more responsible. Pets are great for you because they easily bond to you, and you easily bond to...

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India Farmers’ Protests

Sim Saini
January 15, 2021

The world’s biggest protest is currently taking place in India due to its government passing bills that Indian Farmers believe will negatively affect them. On November 26, 2020, a rough estimate of 250...

OPINION: Abolishing the Death Penalty

OPINION: Abolishing the Death Penalty

Crystal Kalin
January 8, 2021

Many remain outraged and saddened following the tragic execution of 40 year old Brandon Bernard, on December 11th, for a crime committed when he was an adolescent. To fight for justice Virginia citizens...

OPINION: Tattoos and Employment

OPINION: Tattoos and Employment

Melanie Wang
October 23, 2020

Many of the adults today grew up 1-2 generations ago. In the 80s, visible tattoos were highly frowned upon. The working industry had to dress appropriately and look professional. Visible tattoos and ordinary...

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Nathan Kim
October 2, 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, gatherings have halted the progress on COVID-19 throughout the world, as people gather in high amounts with little to no safety. One problem that many people disregard...

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The Effects of 9/11 on Muslim Americans and Immigrants

Musa Jabbour
March 5, 2020

September 11, 2001, changed the United States forever. On that fateful day, four planes were hijacked by Islamic extremists. Two planes collapsed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York;...

Hameeds Reads: The Top 7 Books I Have Read (and Reread) the Past 4 Years

Hameed’s Reads: The Top 7 Books I Have Read (and Reread) the Past 4 Years

Marwa Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 5, 2020

For me, to read is to have a window to the world. It is something that has expanded my horizons and allowed me to see the viewpoint of people and events that I would never get to experience otherwise....

To All the Boys P.S. I Still Love You

To All the Boys P.S. I Still Love You

Daniela Moreno
February 25, 2020

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before P.S. I Love You is a Netflix movie that recently came out on February 12, 2020. This movie and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is based on the trilogy written by...

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