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Best September Movies

Autumn Kent

September 16, 2016

With school starting and work piling on, students are looking for stress management strategies. Although not a permanent solution, I find going to see a movie over the weekend or during my free time gives me a break from reality. Here is a guide to what I expect to be the best movies in September. Bl...

Futuristic Reads

Hannah Maschino and Emily Sheng

April 1, 2016

Alone Together by Sherry Turkle Alone Together, by Sherry Turkle, is a thought-provoking non-fiction book about how technology isolates us from the people around us. It begins by discussing how children become attached to robots and imagining them as companions, even treating them as living bein...

Authors Visit FHS To Discuss Their New Book

Cover of Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely's new book,

Autumn Kent, Courtney Herzog, and Emily Sheng

April 1, 2016

The book All American Boys by award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely tells the story of two high school boys of different ethnicities attending the same school, connected only through one dangerous event. The event, which leaves one of them injured, has different repercussions on both...

Best Picture Nominations: Too Different To Compare

Autumn Kent

February 7, 2016

The 88th Academy Awards are coming up, and with so many great movies to chose from in 2015, the nominated films for Best Picture are from very different genres making it difficult to compare. The nominations include The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, ...

Elementary School Students Bring New Energy to the Play Best Christmas Pageant Ever

A typical play rehearsal.
(Photo Courtesy of Emily Dillard)

Hannah Maschino and Emily Sheng

December 16, 2015

The City of Fairfax Theater Company is putting on The Best Christmas Pageant Ever this holiday season with Kirsten Boyd as the director and junior Emily Dillard as the assistant director. The play is based on the book of the same title written by Barbara Robinson. The story is about the unruly Herdma...

Elba and Attah Provide Exquisite Performances in “Beasts of No Nation”

Mike Breslin

December 16, 2015

In a time where movie theaters are filled with sequels to large film franchises and adaptations of popular young adult novels, Netflix has quietly released one of the best films of the year, "Beasts of No Nation." In this film, released exclusively on Netflix on 16 Oct., Golden Globe-winner and Em...

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