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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.
Photo still from CNN video by Zainab Rentia.

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...

Graphic by Zainab Rentia.

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...

Photo by Zainab Rentia.

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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A Guide to Governor Youngkin’s Plans for his Tenure

Jessica Lin, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

With Glenn Youngkin (R) being elected the new Governor, Virginia goes from a state thought of as blue, to purple. On Younkin’s first day as Governor he started out with nine executive orders and...

Woodson MSA members.
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Woodson Students Display their Activism in Walkout

Vy Nguyen, Op-Ed Section Editor January 31, 2022

When do they want it? Now. What do they want? Justice. As this rhythmic chant gradually floated past door number six and around the Woodson rock, arms of different shades intertwined into a unified...

Graphic by Zainab Rentia.

Omicron Variant Brings New Threats Amid Calls to End Mask Mandate

Cavan Griffin, Staff Writer January 31, 2022

It's been 2 years since the COVID-19 lockdown began, and people have been trying to stop the spread for a while now. After spending a year inside, people have slowly started going back to the way their...

Photo Illustration by Zainab Rentia.

Cavaliers Reminisce on Past Snow Days

Cosette Jo, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

“Snowmageddon” went down in history during the February, 2010, as name of the storm that gave Fairfax County 25.5 inches of snow in one day. More drastically, Dulles Airport reported 32.4 inches...

A telephone exchange set up in Fairfax in the 1880s. Photo courtesy of Kara Lynch.

Wawa Opens in Fairfax, Sparking Reflection of the County’s Past

Kara Lynch, News Editor December 16, 2021

The installation of a Wawa at 9700 Fairfax Blvd was approved by Fairfax’s City Council by vote, on January 14, 2020. The Wawa company is a chain of large gas stations and convenience stores. As...

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