Brandon Level

Brandon Level, Staff Contributor

Brandon Level is a Sophomore at Centreville High and enjoying his second year on the Journalism staff. He joined the Journalism program because he has always liked to research political topics and report on them. Outside of school, Brandon likes to hang out with his friends and go to his favorite restaurant, Bacio Pizzeria. In the future, he hopes to become an Urban Planner and open up an Urban Planning company.

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Governor Youngkin speaks in State Capitol prior to signing Executive actions.

Youngkin Traverses Country; 2024 Presidential Run Looms

September 27, 2022

Last year, Virginia elected Glenn Youngkin as the state's first Republican Governor since 2004. From the moment he was elected, Youngkin has been in the headlines every so often, and his governing strategy...

FCPS Welcomes New Misgendering and Deadnaming Policy to Punish Students (Update)

FCPS Welcomes New “Misgendering” and “Deadnaming” Policy to Punish Students (Update)

June 1, 2022

On May 26th, the Fairfax County Public School Board is considering rules that could suspend or expel students that “maliciously misgender”, or “maliciously deadname” other students. The policy...

Controversy Surrounding Newly Elected FCPS Superintendent

Controversy Surrounding Newly Elected FCPS Superintendent

May 6, 2022

On April 18, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) board made their decision to appoint Dr. Michelle Reid, from Washington State, as the next FCPS superintendent. Their search for a superintendent...

Truck stops ahead of the U.S. Capitol Building (Credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Fear Of Capital Beltway Blockage Looms as Trucker Protests Grow Near

March 9, 2022

Multiple groups of truckers, or “trucker convoys”, are headed to Washington D.C. for Joe Biden's State of the Union Address this week.   This move comes after the recent protests in the...

Snow sits upon the Olympic rings in Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Olympics.

US Boycotts Chinese Winter Olympics

February 22, 2022

White House and its Allies Announce Beijing Winter Olympic Boycott On December 6th of last year, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held a press conference detailing the new Beijing Olympics Diplomatic...

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Virginia School Boards SUE Governor Over No-Mask Mandate + Exclusive with Virginia Secretary of Health

February 15, 2022

Just last week an Arlington judge temporarily halted Governor Youngkin's executive order making masks optional across the state.  In Youngkin's 2021 gubernatorial election bid, he promised parents...

Plastic bag tax advertised on the fairfaxcounty.gov website

New Grocery Bag Tax Rolling Out Across Virginia

February 15, 2022

Last year the Virginia General Assembly passed a bill that effectively required all shoppers to pay 5 cents per plastic bag utilized during checkout. That bill went into effect at the beginning of the...

Jack Dorsey, Former Twitter CEO (Photo By: REUTERS/Charles Platiau)

Twitter CEO and Founder Jack Dorsey Resigns

January 13, 2022

On Nov. 29, 2021, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, resigned from his position as CEO. He will still have a big role in the company as Chairman of Twitter's Board until at least next year, around May. After that,...

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FCPS Struggles With Overwhelming Bus Driver Shortage

November 30, 2021

On August 23rd, Fairfax County Public School officials asked parents to either drive or walk their students to and from school. This comes after school bus driver shortages in the county and around the...

School Clock (By: Getty Images)

OPINION: K-12 Schools Start Too Early

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...

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Is Critical Race Theory Being Taught in FCPS?

October 26, 2021

In November of 2017, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and School Board (FCPS), constructed and adopted a “joint social and racial equity policy”. Ever since then, FCPS has been in the headlines...

Father Applies Mask to Daughter Outside (Photo by: Getty Images)

Covid-19 Cases on the Rise and How FCPS Could Be Affected

October 14, 2021

March 13th 2020, is a day Americans alike will remember. The deadly COVID-19 virus crept up on the United States from Wuhan, China. President Trump declared a national emergency over the coming virus while...

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