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The Great Emu War

Bardia Assefbarkhi and Jacob Goldberg

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

After WWI, Australia was faced with the Great Depression and a drought, and to make matters worse, veterans returning from WWI demanded pay from the Australian government. Out of desperation, the government paid back 5,000 of their heroes with land going westward. But then a new threat emerged; a deadly...

A Problem With Today’s Youths

Eunu Lim and Jacob Goldberg

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In Confucian Philosophy, Filial Piety is a virtue of respect for one's parents, elders, and ancestors. In more general terms, filial piety means to be good to one's parents; to take care of one's parents; to engage in good conduct not just towards parents but also outside the home so as to bring a good...

He Said… – Rouse Barker

Rouse Barker, Art Director

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ah, school, heaven, hell, whatever you choose to call it. The daily in and out pressed upon the American teenager five days a week, seven and a half hours at a time. For some, it is the highlight of each and every moment of their lives, reveling in the glory of sports, clubs, and sitting around in the...

He Said… – Ryan O. Ferreiras

Ryan O. Ferreiras, Staff Writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Ryan O. Ferreiras The state of school spirit in Fairfax High can be summarized in one word: lacking. Despite the best efforts of the leadership in of school, the school lacks a coherent identity and is disinterested in sports events. This can and should be fixed. The first problem to school spirit...

Profanity in School

Emily Sheng

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Profanity has become so prevalent at FHS that it's being blended into the average hallway conversion. Students saying expressions like "what the [expletive]" and "I want to  [expletive]..."  are heard everywhere. Although many think profanity is a sense of self expression, it really only offends. The...

School Should Open After Labor Day

School Should Open After Labor Day

Emily Sheng, Opinion's Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order in late August to require all public schools to begin school after Labor Day and end before June 15, while maintaining 180 days of school. His cited that the long weekend boosts the tourism industry and protects traditional family values. However for the ...

Third Parties in Presidential Debates

Third Parties in Presidential Debates

Emily Sheng

September 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The three presidential debates that run on prime time television should be open to the major third party groups. Currently only candidates that poll over fifteen percent in recent polls can participate. This year with the two main candidates very far left and far right, respectively, the people should...

No Mr. Trump, America Is Already Great

No Mr. Trump, America Is Already Great

Mike Breslin

April 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is running on the slogan, "Make America Great Again." Amongst the other planks in Trump's platform that he is completely and utterly wrong about, this slogan is perhaps the most incorrect aspect of his campaign. The United States of America is great, has b...

Midterms Cause More Harm than Good

Midterms Cause More Harm than Good

Courtney Herzog

December 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The end of the first semester is rapidly approaching, meaning that the dreaded midterms are advancing as well. Some people feel that the midterm is a useful tool that helps students see their learning progress, while others believe that the midterm is unnecessary and does not help the students whatsoever....

Election 2016: Rubio Rightly Surges Towards the Top

Election 2016: Rubio Rightly Surges Towards the Top

Mike Breslin

December 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Politics

In a field dominated by political outsiders, outrageous campaign promises and struggles to stay relevant, one candidate is making himself stand out for all the right reasons: Marco Rubio. After four consecutive strong performances in the Republican presidential debates, Rubio (R-Fla.) has made a strong...

DC Sports: Disappointing Fans Since 1993

DC Sports: Disappointing Fans Since 1993

Mike Breslin

October 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion

As a Washington sports fan my entire life, I've seen some great and some not so great seasons for the Redskins, Nationals, Capitals, and Wizards. The one thing that I have never seen, however, is a championship. Year after year, there is new hope for these four teams (the Washington representatives...

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