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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...

Teachers Can Have An Unintended Impact On Students Futures

Teachers Can Have An Unintended Impact On Students’ Futures

Lecya Santiago, Opinion Editor December 16, 2021

A teacher tells a student that their choice of college major is “useless,” ensuring that the student will never follow their passions again. Teachers are a part of the formative years of every...

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...

TV Shows Glamorize Drugs and Mental Illness

TV Shows Glamorize Drugs and Mental Illness

Jada Bromberg, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

No one wants to stand out in a crowd with eyes glaring at them in pity or criticism. To avoid conflict, people may suppress their feelings of anxiety, depression or frustration. Fear of being judged and...

The Teenage Dream Stereotype Has Changed

The Teenage Dream Stereotype Has Changed

Lecya Santiago, Op-Ed Editor September 30, 2021

A stereotypical image comes to parents' minds when their teenagers ask to go out with friends. Thoughts of alcohol and risky behavior lead to a decisive “no” without considering how life has changed...

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Parents Should Have Less Control in College Application Process

Mera Seifu, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Picture this. It's the first week of senior year. Assignments start to pile, your backpack fills with brick-like textbooks, major projects for the year begin to roll in and wait- what’s that thing that...

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