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Early College Admissions: Fairfax Seniors Get Accepted

Ryan Kim

February 14, 2017


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University of Chicago - Sarah Wasinger What made you choose applying to uChicago early? I chose to apply to Chicago early because I knew that even if I had the opportunity to go to any other school it wouldn't change my decision. I couldn't envision myself at anywhere else and I wanted to do...

Artist Profile: Jina Lee

Artist Profile: Jina Lee

January 31, 2017


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Jina Lee, junior, has been expressing herself through her artwork from when she was an infant. She has continued to depict aspects of her life ever since and plans on continuing in the future. How long have you been interested in art and drawing? "I have been told by my mother [that] I have been i...

The Sakura Matsuri: Celebrating Japanese Culture For Over 50 Years

The Sakura Matsuri: Celebrating Japanese Culture For Over 50 Years

Kayla Antonio

April 1, 2016


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The Sakura Matsuri is a family-friendly street festival held in Washington D.C. every year to celebrate Japanese culture in the United States. Since the cherry blossom trees by the Potomac River were donated by Japan in 1912, they have become a bridge between Japan and the United States. For more than 100 years, the river has ...

Lights, Camera, Early Action: FHS Seniors Hear Back

Lights, Camera, Early Action: FHS Seniors Hear Back

Kate Bellows

March 4, 2016


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Seniors Maya Williams-Britton and Julie Vu were accepted to the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the College of William & Mary, respectively, through the early application process. Rebel Roar Managing Editor Kate Bellows sat down with Williams-Britton and Vu to discuss their experiences.   ...

New Club Aims to Support Children Affected By Cancer

New Club Aims to Support Children Affected By Cancer

Mike Breslin

February 7, 2016


Filed under Clubs and Activities, Features

Juniors Emily Deivert, Deama Habibi and Deena Habibi organized a club through their DECA class called Athletes Crush Cancer that is open to all students at Fairfax and allows students to create relationships with children affected by pediatric cancer. Athletes Crush Cancer, or simply Crush Cancer because the club i...

These Are The Best Erasing Tools For Any Student

These Are The Best Erasing Tools For Any Student

Kayla Antonio and Jessica Hong

February 7, 2016


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Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser Rating: 5/5 Where to Buy: Amazon.com, Target, Staples, Walmart, Office Depot The Pentel Hi-Polymer Eraser is an essential block eraser. It erases pencil marks cleanly and quickly. This leaves no trace of pencil marks and clears a clean space to write or work. This high-qu...

Zika Virus Spreads Across Americas

Zika Virus Spreads Across Americas

Emily Sheng

February 7, 2016


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The Zika virus is quickly becoming a pandemic across the Americas. The WHO has recently declared a global public health emergency on the Zika virus. The current epidemic originated in Brazil and began spreading in May of last year. The disease is mainly spread by the mosquito vector Aedes aegypti...

Political Clubs Q&A- Denton Knight

Political Clubs Q&A- Denton Knight

Autumn Kent and Courtney Herzog

December 16, 2015


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Denton Knight - Leader of Young Republicans Why did you get into politics in the first place? We live in America, and it is important to understand those discussions. It is such an important part of our life that I think everyone should be interested in politics to some degree so they are able...

Political Clubs Q&A- Jackson Samples

Political Clubs Q&A- Jackson Samples

Autumn Kent and Courtney Herzog

December 16, 2015


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Jackson Samples - Leader of Young Democrats   Why go you into politics in the first place? I think political activity is a big part of our life and definitely, among young people like us in high school. People aren't really interested in voting or what the major issues are. I thought b...

From P.E. to Basic Training

From P.E. to Basic Training

Kayla Antonio

December 10, 2015


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Every year, we celebrate a single day to commemorate the men and women who have served our country. Veterans Day is a simple way to say thank you to those who work in the military. It is also a time to recognize and appreciate Fairfax High School students and alumni who are on the path to follow in th...

Fairfax High is Ready for Halloween

Fairfax High is Ready for Halloween

Kayla Antonio and Jessica Hong

November 3, 2015


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Ghouls, witches, vampires and pillowcases full of candy. When you think of these words, you may also be thinking of October 31. Around this time of year, people young and old celebrate the year's spookiest season. At Fairfax High School, both students and staff in costume add to the spine-chilling atmos...

Ghouls at School

Ghouls at School

Charlie Flynn and Aniqa Faruque

October 20, 2015


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This year, Rolling Valley Elementary School in West Springfield will be continue their annual tradition of raising money for the PTA budget by setting up an elaborate haunted house and fun fair. This tradition, which has been going on for the past 25 years, brings in parents and local middle and hi...

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