Ally Richardson

Ally Richardson, Staff Contributor

Ally Richardson is a Senior in her first year of Journalism. She is taking Journalism because she enjoys writing in an interesting but meaningful way. Ally runs an a cappella group and writes for the Centreville Cappies team. In the future she sees herself as a professional choir singer in a military band.

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THE NEW NORMAL: Music Paves the Way

THE NEW NORMAL: Music Paves the Way

Ally Richardson
May 10, 2022

The pandemic started right before the fourth quarter of my sophomore year. I remember it starting with a four-day weekend and my immediate relief at realizing that I wouldn’t have a Spanish test on Monday....

7 Swans a Singin  -- Kristen, David and Ben are called to investigate an insidiously addictive Christmas song thats spreading among an increasing number of students, and the dangerous relationship between online influencers and their impressionable young followers, on EVIL, Thursday, Dec. 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured (l-r) Aasif Mandvi as Ben Shakir, Katja Herbers as Kristen Bouchard and   Mike Colter as David Acosta  Photo: ELIZABETH FISHER/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Review: Evil

Ally Richardson
May 6, 2022

Evil, is a supernatural drama TV series by Robert and Michelle King. It was released on September 26, 2019. It currently has two seasons with the third coming out on June 12, 2022.   Evil follows...

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Survey Results of how CVHS Students Feel About Masks and COVID-19

Ally Richardson
March 21, 2022

The new guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) removed the requirement of universal indoor masking in K-12 schools, and bill SB 739, passed by the Virginia General Assembly on February 16,...

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OPINION: Tennessee School Board Bans Maus

Ally Richardson
February 24, 2022

On January 10, the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Maus by Art Spiegelman was banned by the McMinn County School Board in Tennessee in a unanimous vote due to excessive language and nudity. Since that vote,...

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, second from left, addresses the media as he prepares to sign executive orders in the Governors conference room as Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, left, Attorney General Jason Miyares, second from right, and Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kay Cole James, right, look on at the Capitol Saturday Jan. 15, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (Photo By: STEVE HELBER / AP PHOTO)

Youngkin Removes K-12 School Mask Mandate

Ally Richardson
February 1, 2022

On January 15, the newly inaugurated Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, made one of his first orders of business the removal of K-12 school mask mandates in his Second Executive Order (EO 2). By doing...

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NASA Launches the James E. Webb Space Telescope

Ally Richardson
January 13, 2022

On December 25, 2021, NASA launched the James E. Webb Space Telescope (JWST) (see Exhibit 1), the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope was launched from the Ensemble de Lancement Ariane...

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2021 Virginia Governor’s Election

Ally Richardson
December 10, 2021

On November 2nd, newcomer Glenn Youngkin became the official projected winner of the Virginia governor's election, beating former governor Terry McAuliffe. At the beginning of next year, January 15th,...

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Five Classic Halloween Monster Origins

Ally Richardson
October 26, 2021

It’s that time of year again, and one of the most common seasonal rituals is gathering all of your friends and watching the newest horror movie that was banned in seven countries--but it’s ok, because...

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Five Signs from Ray Bradbury that We’re Heading Towards Dystopia

Ally Richardson
October 14, 2021

“People ask me to predict the Future when all I want to do is prevent it. Better yet, build it.” - Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury is known as one of the most prominent science fiction writers of his...

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Review of The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf

Ally Richardson
September 17, 2021

The new Netflix original animated fantasy movie, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, directed by Kwang II Han, sheds light on the origin story of a venerable character within the Witcher universe: Vesemir....

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