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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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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...

Woodson Students and Staff Share Their Opinions on the Abortion Crisis

Mackenzie Pham, Staff Writer December 16, 2021

The Supreme Court has been has been considering for the past week a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. This case challenges the Roe v. Wade (1973) establishment of abortion...

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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...

Observations on the Homelessness of Washington, D.C.

Observations on the Homelessness of Washington, D.C.

Jack Rose, Cav-Culture Editor November 30, 2021

Canvas and polyester line the outskirts of a hotel. Someone's worldly possessions lay strewn over the sidewalk. A battalion of sleeping soldiers lie at the feet of their commander and his horse. A...

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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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Britney Spears’s Fight For Freedom

Kara Lynch, News Editor October 28, 2021

In 1981 one of the world's most favored pop stars was born: Britney Spears. In 1998 Spears debuted her first album Hit Me Baby One More Time. The album quickly sold around 25 million copies and her fame...

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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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