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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...

A Deep Dive into Russophobia: Promoting Punishment Without Prejudice

A Deep Dive into Russophobia: Promoting Punishment Without Prejudice

Zainab Rentia, News Editor March 31, 2022

A decline in sales. Cities devastated. Hateful messages. Innocent civilians murdered. Distraught athletes. Homes obliterated. These are all the factors one must consider when making the difficult moral...

The Batman: A Dark Night in the Franchise

The Batman: A Dark Night in the Franchise

Vy Nguyen, Op-Ed Editor March 31, 2022

 The shadows can be a dark place. Gotham, the somber scenery of The Batman, is ensnared in these shadows as the titular Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) lurks below the depths of city streets while standing...

Precisionettes Make History in Orlando

Precisionettes Make History in Orlando

Zoe Fenner, Sports Editor March 31, 2022

Fans pack the stands and roaring cheers fill the Pat Cunningham stadium as the Woodson Dance team takes the field for their renowned football halftime show. The Precisionettes command attention and with...

Fashion show cast gathers for a group photo.

Scenes From Woodson’s International Night

Anna Agosto, Feature Editor February 28, 2022

Nearly 200 countries fill the globe, each with their own unique cultures, traditions, languages and art. On Friday, February 18, at Woodson, 13 of these countries were proudly represented through various...

Photo courtesy of AP News.

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...

Black History Month 2022: Celebrating Health and Wellness

Black History Month 2022: Celebrating Health and Wellness

Kara Lynch, News Editor February 28, 2022

Midwife Mary Francis Hill Coley was able to deliver over 3,000 babies. This year the 2022 Black History month theme is celebrating people of color like her. Black History month, February, has encouraged...

Photo courtesy of Peter Tao.

Woodson Swim Dives into an Excellent Post Season Performance

Zainab Rentia, News Editor February 28, 2022

“SPLASH!” Their teammates roar in support as the swimmers enter the water. Apprehension turns to exhilaration as the Woodson Swim Team emerges from the water in first place, setting the tone for the...

The big air competition took place in week two. Photo courtesy Jae Hong/AP

Winter Olympics Finish In Beijing

Nico Marvin, Sports Editor February 22, 2022

The Winter Games in Beijing finished this week, but not before leaving a mark on the world. Medals were awarded and records were broken. During the past two weeks athletes showed true sportsmanship, and...

Super Sunday Predictions and Playoffs Review

Super Sunday Predictions and Playoffs Review

Thomas Daniels , Editor in Chief January 31, 2022

Super Bowl Prediction  These two teams are so evenly matched, it’s almost impossible to pick a winner. The Bengals and the Rams are neck and neck when it comes to offensive production. Both have...

FCPS Must Heighten COVID Protocols

FCPS Must Heighten COVID Protocols

Zainab Rentia, News Editor January 31, 2022

As students shared what they did over Winter Break, the frequent declarations of “I got COVID” were met with little reaction from the rest of the class. Teachers described their bouts with the infection...

Photo courtesy of Cosette Jo.

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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