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The Fight Against Plastic Straws

The Fight Against Plastic Straws

June 13, 2018

Plastic straws have been used for over 100 years by people to quickly get the drink from the cup into their mouths. The straw was invented by Marvin C. Stone in 1888 and was made out of paper. Although...

Erupting Volcano in Hawaii

Erupting Volcano in Hawaii

May 25, 2018

One out of five major volcanoes in Hawaii erupted on Monday and caused the evacuation of hundreds of residents. The volcano then continued to erupt for about 2 days and there are still new fissures developing....

New Free-Range Parenting Law

New Free-Range Parenting Law

April 25, 2018

In Utah a new law was passed which allows children to freely walk wherever they would like without the accompaniment of their parent. The new law being passed was important because it was thought to be...

Student Peace Awards

Student Peace Awards

April 6, 2018

On March 11, 2018, Ricardo Avalos, a student attending Centreville High School, received the Student Peace Award for working with students from different backgrounds to help them break out of their shell...

New Discoveries on Dark Matter

New Discoveries on Dark Matter

March 15, 2018

Dark matter was recently discovered to cause the universe to be twice as cold as what scientists originally thought. Dark matter is talked about as a, “cloud of invisible particles,” by astrophysicist...

The Use of Holograms in Entertainment

The Use of Holograms in Entertainment

February 23, 2018

       Holograms. They’re seen in movies, described in books, and award shows. They’re something so amazing that it seems like it’s really there. It  was seen as being impossible for so long...

Why Are We Scared of the Dark?

Why Are We Scared of the Dark?

January 25, 2018

The things that go bump in the night, the ticking of the clock increasingly getting louder, the wind whistling outside the window. All things that seem completely normal during the day. So, why are we...

Respect in Miss

Respect in “Miss”

December 12, 2017

In 1963, Mary Hamilton arrived at court because of her involvement and arrest in a nonviolent protest. She refused to speak unless the judge addressed her as Miss Hamilton. The word  “Miss” was seen...

New Name for Fairfax County High School!

New Name for Fairfax County High School!

November 16, 2017

On October 26th, a board meeting took place where it was discussed whether or not the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School should be changed. The board meeting lasted for many hours. What sparked the debate...

Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting site, Las Vegas Village and Festival Grounds, Las Vegas Strip, Nevada

Las Vegas Shooting

November 10, 2017

On October 1st at 10:00 at night, gunshots were head near Mandalay Hotel in Las Vegas. Frantically running, the pushing of people out-of-the-way and pure bewilderment on people's faces ensued. From being...

Jimmy Kimmel’s Response to Senator Cassidy

Jimmy Kimmel’s Response to Senator Cassidy

October 27, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel has said that Senator Bill Cassidy “lied to his face” when discussing the topic of healthcare. In May, the Senator was invited onto Jimmy Kimmel Live! and they talked about the issue of...

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