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It’s Not All Bad: The Positive Benefits of Quarantine

Adeline Gibson, Staff

May 18, 2020

No one could've seen this coming in December. The coronavirus was just another topic on the daily news, and China seemed so far away. We believed it won't reach us, it's not that serious, no one has to worry. As we slowly watched the world shut down, one country at a time, we still didn't know if it...

Hot or Not

Courtney, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2019

HOT: The Bachelor: At the beginning of this year the ABC channel blessed the world with yet another season of The Bachelor. This season stars Colton Underwood, a former NFL player who was previously on the 14th season of The Bachelorette. For the 23rd season, the show takes place at the iconic m...

Death, Pollution, and Production

Bardia, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

The world has, by now, noticed the emerging debate over environmental protections and climate change as humanity marches towards its own inevitable doom. The modern capitalist consumerist culture has started to deplete important and rare resources on earth in return for useless commodities that barely...

The Sheng Stance

Emily, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2019

Sometimes I see the strangest behavior from those behind the wheel: reading a book on the steering wheel, eating an ice cream cone, putting on powder foundation. Besides the fact that you'll likely to ruin the car's upholstery if you have to brake suddenly, it significantly decreases your focus on the...

He Says the Governor Should Not Resign

Eunu, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2019

A recent scandal regarding Governor Northam's 1984 yearbook photo of him posing in blackface next to an unidentified person wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood surfaced online to put the governor in a dire position. The governor initially confirmed that the image of the youth wearing blackface was himself, ...

She Says The Governor Should Resign

Nora, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

Recent photos have arisen that portray the Governor of Virginia, Ralph Northam, in blackface in an old yearbook from his medical school. The photo featured the governor's full name underneath the photo, as well as other photos of the governor located on that same page. On February 1, the governor's i...

The Great Emu War

Bardia Assefbarkhi and Jacob Goldberg

October 19, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 buses preparing for school (courtesy of  Flickr).

Emily Sheng, Opinion's Editor

September 30, 2016

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 ...

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