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Sewtherapy offers festive scarves for our feline friends and canine companions

Sewtherapy offers festive scarves for our feline friends and canine companions

by Jacob Blue, Managing editor

December 2, 2019

On any given PREP day, 5 - 10 students are busy with an iron, three sewing machines and a variety of donated fabrics, scissors, pins and supplies to sew items for charity.  The Sewtherapy club mees in C203, and anyone can join, no experience necessary. Like other craft based activities, sewing increa...

Gifted education: Is it a gift?

Gifted education: Is it a gift?

by Emily Webb and Ruby Cerny

September 30, 2019

EMILY’S EXPERIENCE: For seven years of my educational experience, I spent my time playing with Tangrams, solving upside-down puzzles, and competing in trivia competitions. Rather than learning fractions or United States geography like my peers, my focus was on critical thinking, pattern recognition,...

College applications: We don’t know what we’re doing, do you?

College applications: We don’t know what we’re doing, do you?

by Alaina Burger and Grace Gaydosh

September 24, 2019

November 1:  The dreaded college application deadline.  Maybe you’re lucky, and the college you are applying to has a deadline of December 1. Seniors are feeling the pressure.  Procrastinating is easier. Just don’t even start the process. That’s where many seniors are today. The entir...

Hidden Figures plays for blocks 1 and 2 : Photo of the Day 3/7/18

Hidden Figures plays for blocks 1 and 2 : Photo of the Day 3/7/18

by Sammie Hoefs, Reporter

March 7, 2018

On March 7th, freshmen and sophomores watched Hidden Figures in the auditorium during 1st and 2nd block, while juniors were taking the SAT's. Hidden Figures is about three African American women, mathematicians,  working hard to get what they want. Segregation keeps getting in their way whenever the...

Free SAT given by the county during school on March 7

Free SAT given by the county during school on March 7

by Grace Gaydosh, Editor

February 22, 2018

Junior year is all fun and games until students have to start worrying about college. When applying to a college, one of the first things they need to think about is taking the Scholastic Assessment Test, also known as the SAT. This year the test will be given to all juniors free of charge on March...

Bottle Flipping: Game, sport, or classroom disruption?

Bottle Flipping: Game, sport, or classroom disruption?

by Christian Nolan and Matthew Gelhard

March 9, 2017

In 2016, bottle flipping became an endless competition, holding its own as a hobby in everyday life. It still continues to this day. For those who don’t know what it is, bottle flipping occurs when you take a water bottle, drink the water until there’s about 1/3 of water left, and begin flipping ...

York wins FCPS 2016 Outstanding High School Special Education Instructional Assistant

York wins FCPS 2016 Outstanding High School Special Education Instructional Assistant

by Olivia DuBro, Editor-In-Chief

May 18, 2016

Many students know her by her round-rimmed glasses, her friendly smile, and her charming patience. Ms. Mary Jo York is a Special Education Assistant who goes above and beyond to help any and all students who are willing to accept assistance. On May 17, she was awarded the FCPS Outstanding High School...

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