Crystal Kalin

Crystal Kalin, Staff Contributor

Crystal Kalin is a Senior at CVHS who is currently in her first year of Journalism. She has a passion for writing about current events and world issues, and is inspired to inform others about hot button issues -- be they political, environmental, or educational. She spends her free time playing volleyball and going to the gym, and sees a future for herself in the field of pediatrics.

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Bidens American Families Plan

Biden’s American Families Plan

May 7, 2021

On Wednesday, April 28th, President Biden made a speech to Congress to mark his first 100 days in office. In it, he discussed his American Families Plan that would invest trillions of dollars in national...

Chauvin Conviction

Chauvin Conviction

April 29, 2021

On Tuesday, April 20th, after a long three weeks of trial and testimony regarding ex-police officer Derek Chauvin, jurors returned a verdict of guilty on all three charges in the murder of George Floyd....

Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine

Johnson & Johnson Coronavirus Vaccine

April 16, 2021

After over seven million people in the U.S received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Federal health officials placed a pause on its distribution after studies conducted showing a rare blood clot disorder...

Sarah Everards Murder

Sarah Everard’s Murder

April 7, 2021

On March 3rd in England, 33 year old Sarah Everard vanished and a week later her body was found in a bag. With further investigation a British police officer was charged with the murder of the young and...

California Wildfire Smoke Study

California Wildfire Smoke Study

March 12, 2021

A recent study conducted on March 5th by researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego concluded that the fine particles in wildfire smoke can be several times more harmful to...

Texas Sea Turtle Rescue

Texas Sea Turtle Rescue

March 5, 2021

Following an unexpected winter storm in Texas nearly half a million people remained without power on Thursday morning (February 18th). On the Sunday of that week volunteers in Texas rescued thousands of...

Indian Glacier Disaster

Indian Glacier Disaster

February 17, 2021

On Monday, February 7th, a Himalayan glacier crashed into a river causing an avalanche of water and debris that wiped out water, trees, houses and even people. Rescue teams frantically searched through...

Bidens First 100 Days

Biden’s First 100 Days

February 5, 2021

Following the recent inauguration of President Biden, all of America is on edge to know Biden’s plans for his first 100 days as president and what he plans to do to better this country and do his best...

OPINION: Abolishing the Death Penalty

OPINION: Abolishing the Death Penalty

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...

Chinas Change 5 Mission

China’s Chang’e 5 Mission

December 11, 2020

On November 23rd, China’s spacecraft Chang’e 5 launched to the moon, went into lunar orbit, and successfully landed on December 1st. Over the next few days the spacecraft is modeled to collect dirt...


Armenia and Azerbaijan Conflict

December 2, 2020

Armenia and Azerbaijan have fought over disputed land for decades, but recently, this September, a devastating six-week war broke out once again in Armenia. This has resulted in the loss of hundreds of...

2020 Presidential Election

2020 Presidential Election

November 6, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has caused billions of voters to cast their votes by mail for this year's 2020 election, raising the possibility that the American citizens may not know the outcome of the election...

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Hurricane Epsilon

October 30, 2020

Researchers working alongside the National Hurricane Center warn that Hurricane Epsilon, the earliest 26th named storm, will create large swells that are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current...

Mysterious Elephants Deaths in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Mysterious Elephants Deaths in Botswana and Zimbabwe

October 16, 2020

2020 has been a crazy year for everyone, including the elephants of Africa. Beginning in spring of this year, over 330 elephants in Botswana and around 34 elephants in Zimbabwe have died. This was not...

Is Mail-In Balloting Really A Problem?

Is Mail-In Balloting Really A Problem?

October 7, 2020

With this year's 2020 presidential election coming closer than ever, concerns about mail-in ballots have been all the talk in Virginia politics. Although there is evidence stating that mail-ballot fraud...

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