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New Teachers at Fairfax

Hannah Maschino and Victoria Tran

October 19, 2018


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Mr. Rodriguez What brought you to Fairfax? I was working in Instructional Services doing work that kept me away from students. I really missed being around students and working with them, so here I am. What do you love most about teaching? I love that light-bulb "ah-ha" moment when a student g...

EI Lesson Changes

Hannah Maschino and Bardia Assefbarkhi

October 19, 2018


Filed under Fairfax Community, News

Since last year, emotional intelligence lessons have been implemented at Fairfax High School during Lion Time. As the lessons are quite new to FHS, they are subject to change and are still in the experimental stages at Fairfax. Last year, EI lessons received mixed reviews from teachers and students. Whi...

School Board Meetings

Jihun Yio and Gyumin Na, Copy Editor and Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Fairfax Community, News

It's the start of a new school year and already things are picking up for school boards across the county. Fairfax County Public Schools recently held two meetings and plans to hold several more in the near future. On September 10th, 2018, a school board meeting was held at Fairfax City's city hal...

Elections This November

Declan Golsen and Jacob Goldberg, Copy Editor and R News

October 19, 2018


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Important congressional elections are happening nationwide this fall, including two particularly significant ones in northern Virginia. In Virginia's Senate race, we have a race between a Trump-endorsed conservative and Hillary Clinton's former running mate. In the 10th congressional district race, a ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Meals for Young Minds Project at the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

Meals for Young Minds Project at the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

Hannah Maschino

February 7, 2016


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On Feb. 6-7, the Fairfax Kiwanis Meals for Young Minds Project will be operating in various locations such as the Historic Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center and the City of Fairfax Regional Library. The Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee is allowing the Fairfax Kiwanis to hold the...

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