Nationals season preview

Nationals season preview

The Washington Nationals have become an elite team in the past three years. Last year they finished second in the NL East with a 86-76 and were one spot out of the wild card. They started off poorly and by ...

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Prompt Promposals

Prompt Promposals

As May 10 quickly approaches, students begin to plan for prom. Some  ask their crushes, while others prefer to be more extravagant in their prom proposals, otherwise know as “promposals.”

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Changes to the SAT will affect underclassmen

When preparing to apply to college, students focus heavily on the SAT, spending endless hours studying the vocabulary and mathematical concepts presented on the exam. On March 5, College Board announced a redesigned version of the SAT that will be ...

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Government students explore Congress

Over the past month, government students have been tasked with creating a piece of mock legislature. Whether the students are aspiring political activists or apathetic regarding current events, Model Congress and bill proposals bring a unique experience to government classes. ...

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Variety of Smoothies make a Splash

Variety of Smoothies make a Splash

A wonderful and flavor-bursting blizzard for your mouth, smoothies can provide a nutritious and delicious meal. Designer smoothies have been increasing in popularity over the years, and now fast food chains are joining the trend. Tropical Smoothie Clocktower Shopping Center ...

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Students express passion for music

Students express passion for music

Whether enjoyment of music is expressed in the structured environment of the school or outside the classroom, students find creative ways to make music both in and out of school.

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Blood, sweat and rugby

Blood, sweat and rugby

After winning the state title last year, the Northern Virginia U-19 Rugby Football Club, ranked fifteenth in the nation, is looking to repeat their success. Because the club is not affiliated with FCPS and has no formal rules for enrollment, ...

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Personal belongings provide luck for the superstitious

According to psychologist Julian Rotter, within peoples’ personalities is a locus (location) of control that either relates internal forces or external forces to their success. A locus of control is the degree to which we expect that a reinforcement or ...

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Students learn engineering through Six Weeks Project

Students learn engineering through Six Weeks Project

For professionals in the engineering field, project proposals, budget plans and working with high-tech machinery are all parts of the job. But for Academy students in the Girls Explore Engineering and Engineering Systems classes, these are simply steps in their ...

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