Judge Declares TJs New Admission Policy Discriminatory

Judge Declares TJ’s New Admission Policy Discriminatory

Annabella Agosto, Feature Editor March 31, 2022

Named after the third president of the United States, known for its outstanding academics, and the current top-ranked public high school in America, is FCPS’ very own Thomas Jefferson High School for...

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Texas Passes Anti-Trans Bills; Virginia’s Trans Youth’s Future Remains Uncertain

Adia Elcock, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

On February 22, 2022, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent a letter to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)  informing them that providing gender-affirming treatments to transgender...

Americans protesting Russian-Ukraine War.
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Russia vs. Ukraine: When War Hits Home

Caleb Faulkerson, Cav Culture Editor March 31, 2022

As of the writing of this edition, Russia and Ukraine have been locked in bloody struggle for one arduous month, and in this time millions have been displaced to other European countries and vast numbers...

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How Woodson Students Are Managing the Gas Price Increase

Jada Bromberg, Staff Writer March 31, 2022

Gas prices have recently skyrocketed, making a substantial impact on Woodson student drivers. Northern Virginia has the highest average in the state at $4.33 per gallon according to AAA. Juniors and...

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Looking Back at the History of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Thomas Daniels, Editor in Chief February 28, 2022

Russian president Vladimir Putin, on February 24, 2020, ordered troops into Ukraine, starting the war between the two. Russia sent troops to the eastern border of Ukraine in support of two Russian...

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James Webb Telescope Launch Brings Our Knowledge of Space to New Heights

Cosette Jo, Staff Writer February 28, 2022

It was 7:20 a.m. this past Christmas when the James Webb Space Telescope was finally launched. After over 20 years, the ten billion dollar project was coming to fruition, hitching a ride on an Ariane...

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Joe Rogan’s Racial Slurs Incite Controversy

Vy Nguyen, Op-Ed Editor February 28, 2022

From Huckleberry Finn to rap lyrics, the discussion of the n-word has endured since its trip through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. However, despite its long-standing imprint on America, a few questions...

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Climate Change Brings Unpredictable Weather to Northern Virginia

Cosette Jo, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

The Colorado wildfire that erupted on December 30 laid waste to hundreds of homes and resulted in at least one death. Extreme winds led to the sudden, vicious blaze, forcing 35,000 people to evacuate...

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Oxford High School Shooting Case Raises Questions on Parents’ Responsibilities

Thomas Daniels, Editor in Chief December 16, 2021

On November 30, 2021, shots rang through the halls of Oxford High School, and when the smoke cleared, four died and seven students were wounded. The court charged the 15-year-old shooter with four...

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FCPS Makes Changes to Snow Day Plans

Caleb Faulkerson, CavCulture Editor November 30, 2021

Ah, snow days. Love them or hate them, it often seems no school year is complete without at least a few. Whether caused by 26 inches of snow sealing you in your house, or an icy glaze that’s made the...

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FCPS Implements ‘Equitable Access to Literacy’ Plan

Thomas Daniels, Editor in Chief November 30, 2021

It is no secret that COVID-19 has derailed the past school year, especially in reading and writing. Over the ‘20-’21 school year, a University of Virginia study found that students from grades one...

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2021 Guide to Christmas Shopping

Cavan Griffin, Staff Writer November 30, 2021

 Though it may be a bit early for Christmas, it’s never too early for consumerism. Students have been in a rush to find presents for their loved ones around Christmas time. With the number of people...

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