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Athletes new to crew learn how to row during the first week of green 
days. They will eventually be the ones to carry on the rivalry with Langley.
A rivalry spanning a decade
Madison Bell, Staff Writer • November 10, 2022
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Last December, students walked out in support of Fairfax High School student Ekran Mohamed who had her headscarf taken off while assaulted by another student. Students stood in solidarity with the notion that a woman’s choice to wear hijab should never be met with violence.
Keep politics away from the hijab
Anisha Iqbal, Editor-in-Chief • November 10, 2022

Ongoing protests in Iran have sparked current conversations about the role of government in policing women’s attire. The choice of hijab, especially,...

Junior Madeline Brumbaugh sits fatigued in her LS. The current learning seminar contributes significantly to boredom among students.
The not-Learning Seminar
Editorial November 10, 2022
Teacher Daniel Adu playing football as a senior at WS. Adu would go on to play at James Madison University and loved his time as a student athlete.
Staff Spotlight: Daniel Adu
Luke Yates, Oracle Online Manager • November 10, 2022

Special Education teacher Daniel Adu, a Class of 2017 graduate, returned to WS this school year. While teaching at an alma mater is not unheard...

WS seniors Ainsley Ittig and Amanda Harris groom a dog for their Veterinary Science 2 Academy class at Edison High School. In addition to bathing, they examine, brush, and clean the dog, which allows them to practice restraint skills and experience hands-on learning.
Academy classes provide unique opportunities
Naila Adimi, Staff Writer • November 10, 2022
Evan Peters stars in “Monster: the Jeffrey Dahmer Story” which has a record watch time of over 3.7 billion streaming minutes.
The Dahmer dilemma
Christina Nies, Head Copy Editor • November 10, 2022

The release of Netflix’s “Monster: the Jeffrey Dahmer Story” has captivated global audiences  with its detailed portrayal of maniacal...

“Black Panther” was an influential film to people of color in the United States and around the world. Fans anticipate the sequel will continue on the legacy and impact the first movie had. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” releases in theaters November 11.
A look back on Black Panther's impact
Leah Abraham, Head Copy Editor • November 10, 2022
At 17 years apart, married couple George Clooney (61 years old) and Amal Clooney (44 years old) attend the London premiere of Ticket to Paradise.
Five or 15 years, it’s still weird
Abigail Yonas, Staff Writer • November 10, 2022
Following Halloween, fun ways to dispose of pumpkins include throwing them into the garden in hopes of a small pumpkin patch, pumpkin throwing competition or easily composting the gourd.
Fun fall festivities
Anne Foote, Entertainment Editor • November 10, 2022
Sophomore Mat Hemmer gave a speech in retaliation towards Governor Glenn Youngkin’s new policies regarding transgender students. They spoke about a friend of theirs that was bullied to the point of suicide and discussed the importance of creating a safe environment for LGBTQ+ youth.
Student protest faces resistance
Abigail Beyene, Editor-in-Chief • November 10, 2022
As of this year, the counselors offices have been spread out throughout the school with their subschool numbers displayed near the door.
Seniors' schedules bring stress to the new year
Abigail Beyene, Editor-In-Chief • September 29, 2022