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Our New Mayor: David Meyer

Rouse Barker and Ryan Kim

March 22, 2017


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What was your initial reaction after winning the election? I was very appreciative of the support the voters have shown me. It is a humbling experience and I have a profound gratitude to the voters. It's a lot of responsibility to be mayor and they put their hopes in my candidacy. I want to do all ...

This Month in Fairfax: The Library in the Backyard of the County Courthouse

Hannah Maschino, News Editor

March 22, 2017


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The plans for the first library in Fairfax County, created 78 years ago, would soon become a small cinder block building built on land behind the County Courthouse. This month in Fairfax, on Feb. 1, 1939, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to fund a countywide library system. The budget for ...

VRE Proposed to Increase Prices

Emily Sheng

February 24, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is considering a 3 percent hike in fares. They account for this price increase because of the increase in maintenance costs. The proposed price increase will be implemented on the beginning of the next fiscal year, July 1. The VRE is holding a series of public hear...

Northern Virginia Weather: Mr. Groundhog Thought Wrong

Northern Virginia Weather: Mr. Groundhog Thought Wrong

Soledad Green, Artistic Director

February 24, 2017


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Green, Soledad D On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil, our country's beloved groundhog and trusted weather man, predicted that we would have to endure six more weeks of winter. However, it's been a little over two weeks since then, and here in Northern Virginia, the sun is shining, and it seems we have n...

Free Admissions for Washington’s Birthday

Rouse Barker

February 21, 2017


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In order to celebrate George Washington's 285th birthday, the United States National Park service will be offering free admissions to all national parks on Feb. 28. There are 21 national parks to enjoy in Virginia alone. One of those parks is the Great Falls Park, part of the George Washington Memori...

Gang Gone Good

Gang Gone Good

Autumn Kent

February 14, 2017


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In 2011 The Washington Post reported on group "Check It" as an on the rise gay gang in DC. They were quoted as "a most unusual group of suspects", said to be controversial in views as gang vs support group. The DC gang was reported as "carrying mace, knives, brass knuckles and stun guns" and beati...

A Red Panda is Missing in the Virginia Zoo

Courtney Herzog

February 14, 2017


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A red panda is lost from its exhibit in a Virginia zoo in Norfolk, Virginia. The panda's name is Sunny. The red panda is natively found in China and the Himalayas. They are also called lesser panda, the red-cat bear and the red bear-cat. The red panda also has very distinguishable features. These...

Education Nominee Betsy DeVos’s hurdles

Emily Sheng

February 14, 2017


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Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos has hit roadblocks on her path to Senate approval. This includes her ineffective confirmation hearing, lack of experience, numerous challengers and charges of plagiarism. Since DeVos's hearing, she has been an unpopular choice. Her answers to questions asking abou...

Bao Bao’s Journey Home

Ritika Thope

February 14, 2017


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On Feb. 21, panda lovers will be prepared to convey their goodbyes to the giant panda Bao Bao. Bao Bao currently resides at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, located in Washington D.C. She will be moved to Chengdu, China as part of a program the zoo has with China. Bao Bao, born on Aug. 13, 2013, was the ...

A Q&A with the Fairfax City Mayoral Candidates

A Q&A with the Fairfax City Mayoral Candidates

Eva Petersen, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017


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Recently, The Rebel Roar news magazine had the opportunity to sit down with the three candidates running in the special election for mayor of Fairfax City: Michael J. DeMarco, David L. Meyer and Eleanor D. "Ellie" Schmidt. The full story, with more comments from the candidates, will be in our February issue. ...

Hurricane Matthew Slams Caribbean

Hannah Maschino, News Editor

October 6, 2016


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Hurricane Matthew slammed Haiti with 145 mph winds and heavy rainfall the morning of Oct. 4. According to the National Hurricane Center, it first touched down in the city of Les Anglais, Haiti at about 7:00 a.m. ET. That night, the eastern tip of Cuba was hit. At least 100 people have thus far been ...

FCPS Students Can Now View Grades Through StudentVue

Eva Petersen, Editor-In-Chief

September 30, 2016


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Beginning Sept. 19, students can view grades through StudentVUE. Currently students can view their class schedule, course history, attendance and other personal information. Last school year this information was available for parents through SIS but not to students. "I think it's definitely abou...

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