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Woodson Announces In-Person Graduation

Vy Nguyen, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Four years of fortitude and grit culminate in one glorious moment: being handed an embossed piece of paper that signifies the end of high school. While the class of 2020 celebrated this moment through...

Graphic by Ariana Tackett.

Woodson Students Are Getting Vaccinated

Vivian Jung, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Sweaty palms, increased heart rate and nervousness mixed with excitement fill the minds of teens waiting in line to acquire the Covid-19 vaccine. This is the new trend as the vaccination for the pandemic...

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#PlayFairNow: The Alleged Racism on the Football Field

Kara Lynch, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

The Wakefield Football Team of Arlington County is reacting to what they claim was racism from referees, players, and parents of Marshall High School of FCPS on Friday, March 5. Many players took to...

COVID Precautions Impact Eye Health

Kathrynne Hester, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

You’re sitting in class discussing the chapter you just read for English and a mask is covering your face. Every time you speak, your hot breath pushes up through the mask and straight into your already-dry-from-late-nights...

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Smart Cities Make Eastern Debut

Caleb Faulkerson, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

Technology tends to redefine society and, in the case of Japan’s newly-planned smart cities, there is certainly no exception. Set to make use of medical data, digital payments, electrical usage and online...

Holocaust Survivor Will Present Story at Woodson

Holocaust Survivor Will Present Story at Woodson

Zainab Rentia, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

Last year marked 75 years since the end of World War II and the liberation of the concentration camps. The Registry of Holocaust Survivors contains over 195,00 survivors and family members, and of those...

2021 Rise in Asian Hate Crimes

Austin James Wang, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

Marking over a year of living in under Covid-19 pandemic conditions, violent acts of racism have been filed all over the U.S., igniting a powerful surge of activism involving social justice groups such...

Cartoon by Ariana Tackett.

Jeff Bezos Steps Down as Amazon CEO

Cavalcade Staff February 28, 2021

In an email to his employees on February 2, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that, after 27 years, he will be stepping down from his position as CEO, and instead become Executive Chair of the Amazon...

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What Biden Has Done in His First Month in Office

Annabella Agosto, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

President Joe Biden has not wasted any time since he was elected, as he already signed a record-breaking number of executive orders during his first month. With the executive orders, plus new cabinet appointments...

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College Board Removes SAT Subject Tests

Rohil Bhinge, Staff Writer February 28, 2021

This has been quite the year for the College Board. From reformatting AP exams in mere weeks to coordinating thousands of socially-distanced SATs, the organization has faced many pandemic-related obstacles...

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Students Weigh In on Capitol Riots

Naomi Scully-Bristol, Opinion Editor February 1, 2021

A mob of Trump supporters staged a domestic terrorist attack on the United States Capitol Building on January 6. People around the world watched with horror as this attack struck the center of the U.S....

FCPS Changes Grading Policies for 2021

Cavalcade Staff January 31, 2021

This abnormal virtual school environment has created a disconnect between students and the content being taught, and navigating through this while trying to complete most work independently has shown to...

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