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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...

The red handprint is a common symbol for the largely ignored missing indigenous women.
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Gabby Petito’s Coverage Renews Calls to Shed Light on Missing Indigenous Women

Vy Nguyen, Section Editor October 28, 2021

In July, twenty-two-year old YouTuber Gabby Petito and her fiance, Brian Laundrie, prepared to trek across the nation and vlog their adventures. However, on August 12, two weeks before her disappearance,...

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FCPS Parent Tries to Ban Gay Romance Books

Lecya Santiago, Section Editor October 28, 2021

After a heated discussion between parents, Fairfax County Public Schools pulled the books Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe and Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison after being deemed too inappropriate for schools due...

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How Students and Teachers are Coping with a Normal School Year

Mackenzie Pham, Staff Writer October 28, 2021

It is 5:55 a.m and junior Gwen Nguyen is startled by her alarm. Sluggishly rolling out of bed, she slowly makes her way to get ready for another day. After her morning exercise run, Gwen begins to prepare...

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Cherished Traditions Returning This Year

Reagan Dempster, Editor in Chief September 30, 2021

Last year many Woodson traditions were halted because of the Corona-Virus. However, with decreasing CoronaVirus cases, and the return to in-person school; these traditions will be returning. Woodson leadership...

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How to Help Afghan Refugees In NOVA

Annabella Agosto, Feature Editor September 30, 2021

Taliban seize $12.4 million from former top Afghan officials. IMF warns of 'looming humanitarian crisis' in Afghanistan. 13 US service members killed in Kabul airport explosion, officials say. What...

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Students, Teachers Share Opinions and Tips on Schoology

Cosette Jo, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

It’s 11:30 p.m. and sophomore, Joseph Kim, stares in dismay at the single red word that brands his Schoology submission: late. The day had been typically hectic, but a cursory glance at his feed told...

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FCPS Faces Bus Driver Shortage

Zainab Rentia, News Editor September 29, 2021

Students amble up the well-worn steps, heads buried in phones or enthusiastically talking with friends. As they enter the bus to go home, they are immediately hit with the sounds of loud talking and...

Conflict Over Critical Race Theory Reaches Virginia Schools

Thomas Daniels, Editor in Chief September 29, 2021

Chaos reigned at a Loudoun County school board meeting on August 7. More than 200 furious parents showed up to voice their concerns over Critical Race Theory (CRT), a philosophy that Loudoun County School...

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