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...

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...

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What will Woodson look like after Covid-19?

Annabella Agosto, Section Editor June 11, 2021

  Waking up at seven in the morning, riding a bus full of other exhausted teenagers, and constantly being either too hot or too cold in the school building were never things students expected...

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Access to Vaccinations Widens

Mera Seifu, CavCulture Editor June 11, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that children who are 12 to 15 years old are now eligible to take the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this month. Previously, only those who were 16 and older...

Photo courtesy of Ms. Mandy Burke.

Woodson Announces In-Person Graduation

Vy Nguyen, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

Four years of fortitude and grit culminate in one glorious moment: being handed an embossed piece of paper that signifies the end of high school. While the class of 2020 celebrated this moment through...

Graphic by Ariana Tackett.

Woodson Students Are Getting Vaccinated

Vivian Jung, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Sweaty palms, increased heart rate and nervousness mixed with excitement fill the minds of teens waiting in line to acquire the Covid-19 vaccine. This is the new trend as the vaccination for the pandemic...

COVID Precautions Impact Eye Health

Kathrynne Hester, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

You’re sitting in class discussing the chapter you just read for English and a mask is covering your face. Every time you speak, your hot breath pushes up through the mask and straight into your already-dry-from-late-nights...

2021 Rise in Asian Hate Crimes

Austin James Wang, Staff Writer March 27, 2021

Marking over a year of living in under Covid-19 pandemic conditions, violent acts of racism have been filed all over the U.S., igniting a powerful surge of activism involving social justice groups such...

With everyone masked, gymnastics can go on as planned. (Photo courtesy of Coach Shelby Landay.)

Woodson Gymnastics Team Aims to Outshine COVID-19

Naomi Scully-Bristol, Opinion Editor March 1, 2021

In shimmering leotards, matching hairstyles and, new this year, masks, the Woodson Gymnastics Team is ready to start their meet.  “When we get to the meet, all of the teams there do an open stretch,...

Covid-19 Has Changed the Way We Watch Movies

Covid-19 Has Changed the Way We Watch Movies

Caleb Faulkerson, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

     Since man first harnessed the power of the movie camera, films have played an integral role in entertainment and society as a whole. During the World Wars, films helped to bolster the resolve of...

Runners, draped with masks and focused on the race at hand, stay determined to reach their goals. Photo courtesy of Coach Garrett Kroner.

‘Dedicated, Ambitious and Cheerful’ Woodson Runners Outpace the Pandemic

Karina Gonzalez, Feature Editor February 1, 2021

The sounds of whistles blowing and distinct chatter from teens heighten as one draws closer to the Pat Cunningham Stadium. The air is cool and the porta-potty still provides an overwhelming stench.  Something,...

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Vaccine Distribution Enters Phase 1-B in Fairfax

Thomas Daniels, Sports Editor January 31, 2021

The return to Woodson in-person has been delayed once more because of the concerning rise in COVID-19 cases. The number of COVID cases and the number of Coronavirus vaccines will determine when students...

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