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Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Truth Behind Grind Culture

Work Smarter, Not Harder: The Truth Behind ‘Grind Culture’

Emelia Crump, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

As a lifeguard, one of my jobs is to clean out the pool skimmers. The contents of each skimmer are emptied into a bucket that is dumped over the fence. Originally, I could barely reach the top of the...

Specialized Schools: The Future of High School Curricula

Specialized Schools: The Future of High School Curricula

Cavan Griffin, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Schools have changed dramatically since 1944, and with the introduction of new technology such as computers, schools can be taught more efficiently than ever before. Though it still has not fundamentally...

The Price of Love: Have We Lost the Meaning of Valentines Day?

The Price of Love: Have We Lost the Meaning of Valentine’s Day?

Emelia Crump, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Valentine’s Day: a love-based holiday symbolized by pink and red hearts, comically sized balloons and a rich assortment of chocolates. Stores' favorite colors become pink in order to match patrons' expectations,...

Social Media Propels Mental Illness and Elusive Body Standards

Social Media Propels Mental Illness and Elusive Body Standards

Mackenzie Pham, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

Ding. Ding. Buzz. The sound of post notifications fills the lives of adolescents in America today, accounting for, on average, 8 hours of screen time per day. Popular social media apps such as Instagram,...

Group Projects Must Rebuild Accountability and Inclusion

Group Projects Must Rebuild Accountability and Inclusion

Vy Nguyen, Opinion Editor December 16, 2021

Being left on “read.” Promises are like Cinderella’s slippers, shattering after an 11:59 p.m. deadline. Unrelenting spouts of “he said, she said.”  While the mere thought of some of these...

Hall Sweeps: A Futile Solution to a Stubborn Problem

Hall Sweeps: A Futile Solution to a Stubborn Problem

Annabella Agosto, Feature Editor November 30, 2021

Sprinting through the halls at 8:09 a.m. was never anyone's first choice. A short glance at the Woodson hallways and parking lot a minute before the bell rings will show the daily panic of students desperate...

NFTs Exploit Art and Threaten the Environment

NFTs Exploit Art and Threaten the Environment

Lecya Santiago, Op-Ed Editor November 30, 2021

Owning an NFT, short for “non-fungible token,” has become a symbol of wealth due to the rise of cryptocurrency popularity. The video “Nyan Cat” with over 190 million views is now an NFT. Though...

Senior and Staff Writer Jada Bromberg Shares Adoption Month Story

Senior and Staff Writer Jada Bromberg Shares Adoption Month Story

Jada Bromberg, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

Jada Bromberg, a senior at Woodson High School, recently published an opinion piece in USA Today detailing her experience with being adopted and how it has affected her daily life, highlighting November...

Thrifting Drifts Far From Its Original Purpose

Thrifting Drifts Far From Its Original Purpose

Adia Elcock, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

Imagine walking into a thrift store with $100 dollars, and leaving with 20 sweaters. Now imagine walking in a thrift store in need of an affordable sweater, but not being able to find one because sweaters...

Taking AP Courses: A Beatable Challenge

Taking AP Courses: A Beatable Challenge

Cavan Griffin, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

Woodson has always let students pick the difficulty for the classes they want to take, such as APs. APs are a type of class for the student who wants a bit more of a challenge in their course, or some...

How W.T. Woodsons Past Affects Students Today

How W.T. Woodson’s Past Affects Students Today

Caleb Faulkerson, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

Today, W.T. Woodson High School is ranked at 60th place among the most diverse high schools in northern Virginia according to publicschoolreview.com, but this hasn’t always been the case.  Woodson...

Social Media Needs to Be Censored for Young Children

Social Media Needs to Be Censored for Young Children

Thomas Daniels, Editor in Chief October 28, 2021

When people need a time killer, the easiest thing to do is to fiddle around with your phone. It’s a simple pick-up that becomes a force of habit after a while. Whether it be games, emails, or social...

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