Sri Lankas Economic Crisis

Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis

Paul Siebert
May 20, 2022
Sri Lanka is a south Asian island nation of 22 million people right off the coast of India. The British colonized the island in 1815 and it remained a dominion until 1972, when it finally became fully independent and subsequently its own republic. But since then, the people of Sri Lanka have been suffering from a civil war and corruption everywhere. Now, Sri Lanka is in its worst economic crisis since it gained independence. But how could it come to this and how is the Rajapaksa family related to it?
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....

THE NEW NORMAL: Even Introverts Need Friends

THE NEW NORMAL: Even Introverts Need Friends

Zakary Robinette
May 6, 2022

It was near the end of my 8th grade when Covid made its way to the U.S. Since school shut down, we started online classes. At first, I liked staying at home because I was much less stressed. But later...

The Rising Costs of Healthcare

The Rising Costs of Healthcare

Kevin Han
March 31, 2022

This article was also published in The Chronicle Times Modern medical treatments can heal mild and deadly injuries--from cuts and broken bones to cures for diseases. However, in the United States of...

Credit: Ally Richardson

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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Omicron and How FCPS is Working Through It

Ashley Park
February 15, 2022

When the county originally wrapped things up and let winter break commence, it was probably safe to say that very few anticipated another large COVID-19 outbreak. The world was hit with another COVID variant,...

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...

Photo by Paulo H Carvalho / Agência Brasília

COVID-19 Vaccine Made Available for Children Ages 5-11

Manwela Katas
November 9, 2021

The FDA and CDC Authorizes the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 to 11 in the US. Children ages 5 to 11 are now able to receive the Pfizer vaccine as of November 2, 2021. It...

The Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving in New York in June. Credit: Adam Hunger/Associated Press (

Kyrie Irving and Covid-19 Vaccinations

LJ Person
October 26, 2021

Kyrie Irving, an American professional basketball  player for the Brooklyn Nets, has come under fire for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine. Irving was named Rookie of the year after being selected by the...

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

Brandon Level
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...

Photographer: Samir Jana

The COVID Surge In India

Claire Gibson
May 12, 2021

On April 12th, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India held a large election rally where the Prime Minister himself and the large crowds in attendance failed to wear masks. During the rally, Modi proclaimed,...

A COVID-19 particle. (CDC/Contributed photo/TNS)
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New COVID-19 Variants

Karyna Hetman
February 5, 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic still in its peak, new worry has come about as mutations in the virus have brought about new variants. The CDC explains “viruses constantly change through mutation, and new...

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