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Snapchat, Students and First Amendment Rights

Written by Gianna Costanzo, Haley Oliver, and Maddie Shea May 26, 2021

What happens when students create a negative social media post about their high school? Brandi Levy, a 14-year-old student of the Mahanoy school district in Pennsylvania, was suspended from cheerleading...

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Confusion Sparks Controversy Over LCPS and Dr. Seuss

Written by Maeve Bauer, Mason Vacca, and Claire Davison May 25, 2021

On February 27th, Loudoun County Public Schools responded to rumours that the county was banning Dr. Seuss books.  An on-line statement read:     “Schools in LCPS, and across the country,...

The Pipeline that Divided the Nation

The Pipeline that Divided the Nation

Written by Sarah Burns and Teah Sargent May 20, 2021

 The recent shut down of the Keystone Pipeline’s construction was a controversial decision.  The Keystone Pipeline was proposed in 2008 by TC Energy to quickly transport fossil fuels, particularly...

What to Expect in Your Second AP Exam During a Pandemic

Written by Meghan Dunster, Lainey Lynch, and Ainsleigh Shipp May 19, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on schools continues as students and teachers alike anticipate the 2021 exam season. The College Board approved three different testing administration plans and Loudoun County Public...

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New Stimulus Approved and What That Means For You

Written by Ryan Wilkinson and David Hamady May 19, 2021

President Joe Biden has approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package that will be spread across the country to provide relief to those in need.  The focal point of this new stimulus is a $1,400...

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The Best Ways for Women to Stay Safe

Written by Aidan Leahy and Megan Murphy May 14, 2021

With March being Women’s Appreciation Month, the best way we can appreciate women is by keeping them safe and teaching them how to protect themselves.  Although sexual assault can happen to anybody,...

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Weather Crisis Takes the Nation by Storm

Written by Mia Cammarota, Emma Tetreault, and Robbie Showers May 14, 2021

The past year has outdone itself with several disasters. After scientists warned the public for decades about the threatening climate crisis, it only took a few recent devastations for the nation to finally...

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As States Begin to Reopen in Light of the COVID-19 Vaccines, Many Question if it’s Too Soon

Written by David Hamady, Carissa Vergeres, and Robbie Showers May 14, 2021

The recent creation and increasing distribution of COVID-19 vaccines have led some states to believe that now is the time to end their lockdowns and eliminate mask mandates. This controversial decision...

Coronavirus Vaccines Continue to be Distributed Across the Globe

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp, Lainey Lynch, and Logan Johnson March 22, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages, countries have had to determine how they will administer vaccines to their citizens. Global governments have implemented varying courses of action regarding vaccination...

Let’s Talk About Title IX

Written by Claire Davison March 19, 2021

As recent as 49 years ago, high school STEM classes and sports teams looked drastically different; there were no female students or players. Up until 1972, there weren’t equal opportunities for students...

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How Seasonal Changes Affect Mental Health

Written by Claire Davison and Sarah Burns March 19, 2021

When the sun starts to set earlier and the temperatures drop, mental health can be greatly impacted, especially in the current isolated environment. During this challenging time, it is important that the...

Harmony Middle School Principal Eric Stewart receiving his COVID-19 vaccination. Photo provided by Carissa Vergeres.

Teachers of Loudoun County Get Their COVID Vaccines

Written by Ainsleigh Shipp and Lainey Lynch March 19, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on communities and nations this past year, leading most schools to turn to distance learning. However, some schools have gone back with a hybrid schedule where they plan...

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