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Is there hope for rock music?

Is there hope for rock music?

Colter Adams, Politics & Opinion Editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Sure, it might be trite to say, but rock is dead. The groups that sell out the biggest stadiums are decades past their prime. Cheap commercial pop masquerading as rock rules the airwaves, performing songs that you’re more likely to recognize from Toyota commercials than your Spotify playlists. And ...

Please, for the love of education, enough with the busy work

Please, for the love of education, enough with the busy work

Sierra Sulc, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I’ve had enough. I’m tired of the constant crossword puzzles and the irrelevant articles. If I have to fill out another worksheet that barely relates to the class’s curriculum, just for the sake of filling out another worksheet, I actually might scream. With all due respect, the job of a teacher i...

Teach me Kendrick Lamar PLEASE

Teach me Kendrick Lamar PLEASE

Jay Nesson, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It seems that I was born two years early because Kendrick Lamar is set to be taught in classrooms for years to come. The famous rapper Kendrick Lamar, known for his inspirational songs for the black community, will be one of the newest authors added to the IB reading list for his most recent and su...

Sophomores: The awkward middle child of high school

Sophomores: The awkward middle child of high school

Sarah Lambert

February 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Freshmen are annoying. Juniors act cooler than they really are. Seniors are on top. And sophomores... are kind of just there. Freshmen are new to the school. They still have middle school tendencies and are trying too hard to be a “high schooler.” They are the youngest child. The naive kid t...

Quit being cold

Quit being cold

Editorial Board

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Yes, it’s cold. Yes, it’s snowing. Yes, it’s slippery. No, this does not give you an excuse to be obnoxious, rude, and blatantly disrespectful. Considering we’ve only had one full day of school in the past week, it’s hard for us to believe that students are so outraged with our superint...

Thanksgiving, a review

Thanksgiving, a review

Isabella Sisson

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Thanksgiving is truly an enigma; I mean, compare it to other holidays. It doesn’t have a huge hype around it and kids honestly don’t seem to care about it in this generation. Thanksgiving just kind of happens. But then, there are those moments where you think to yourself “my cousin is kinda funny” ...

Unpopular opinion: The battle bus can wait

Unpopular opinion: The battle bus can wait

Truman Lapp

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It was an average day. I was waiting at the bus stop, looking forward to talking with my friends about the upcoming school day. But when I saw them turn the corner, I knew that wasn’t going to happen today. Those glazed eyes, staring straight down into their phones, could only mean one thing: Fortnite Season 6 had just been released.

Maybe Wild Horse Wednesdays aren’t such a bad idea

Maybe Wild Horse Wednesdays aren’t such a bad idea

Evan Jones, News Editor

September 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Last Wednesday, following block one, I mistakenly began heading towards the junior alcove, eager to enjoy my mustang block. Thankfully, I caught myself. I would have to wait an hour for mustang block; we had Wild Horse Wednesday. Like many other students, I was shocked by the sudden change in our schedul...

The Federal Bureaucracy: imperfect, but indispensible

The Federal Bureaucracy: imperfect, but indispensible

Colter Adams, Politics & Opinion Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The recurrent laryngeal nerve, which supplies motor function to the larynx, is one of the strangest fixtures of human anatomy. Instead of connecting the brain directly to the larynx, it first takes an unnecessary detour around the heart and a major artery. Is the Laryngeal Nerve wasteful? Counter-intu...

Dear Falls Church parents: chill out

Dear Falls Church parents: chill out

West Hagler, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

wish I was a kid during the 1980’s. Not because of the mullet, leg warmers, corny romantic comedies, or the Pet Shop Boys (those I can do without). Instead, I wish that my friends and I could have the freedom that so many of our parents experienced.

The bests and the many, many worsts from the 2017 Grammys

The bests and the many, many worsts from the 2017 Grammys

Erin Dean, Managing Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The Grammys - the biggest night for music of the whole year. In past years, there have been wacky outfits, accidental (and not so accidental) swearings, and of course the common technical difficulties. This year wasn’t any different. In fact, this year's will probably be remembered for everything bu...

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