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A Red Panda is Missing in the Virginia Zoo

Courtney Herzog

February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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

The Kiwanis Club will be very active in the community during the Chocolate Lovers' Festival. (Photo Courtesy of Fairfax Kiwanis)

Hannah Maschino

February 7, 2016

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...

Zika Virus Spreads Across Americas

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the vector for the Zika virus. (courtesy of Flickr)

Emily Sheng

February 7, 2016

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...

Terror Strikes Paris

Terror Strikes Paris

Hannah Maschino

December 16, 2015

On Nov. 13, terror struck Paris when a series of attacks across the city resulted in the deaths of 129 people. The attacks that occurred were part of a coordinated terrorist attack by ISIS. Molly Berry, a student at Fairfax High School, lived outside of Paris for two years as a baby and then moved bac...

DECA Students Campaign to End Animal Abuse

Seth Lockard, Kyle Casey and Jamie Graff are hosting an event to raise awareness to stop animal abuse. (Photo courtesy of AmazonCARES)

Mike Breslin

November 10, 2015

A group of Fairfax High School DECA students are hosting an event on Nov. 1 at Providence Park, in coordination with Lost Dog and Rescue and Susie's Hope, to raise awareness for animal abuse. The event will include rescue dogs available for adoption, as well as costumes for patrons' own dogs to wear...

Chemistry Fire at Woodson HS Injures Five Students

Students at Woodson HS evacuate the school towards the football stadium. (Photo courtesy of Andrew Murphy)

Eva Petersen

November 2, 2015

An accident in a chemistry classroom at W.T. Woodson High School on Friday morning, October 30, caused a small fire that injured five students. Two students were airlifted to Medstar and three students were transported to other area hospitals. Students were evacuated onto the football field foll...

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