The police need to keep protests peaceful- not be the reason that they aren’t peaceful

June 10, 2020

Dear editor, I am writing to you in regards to the recent Black Lives Matter protests and riots. I am fully for the Black Lives Matter movement. I have shown interest in going to a peaceful protest to my parents. The issue...

Student newspapers are nearly gone. They shouldn’t (and don’t) have to be.

Vishwa Rakasi, Author

June 4, 2020

Things like who to trust, who to listen to, and who to support are more important than ever. It’s time we act like it.

Bring back recess

Gary Grigoryan and Mokshith Valleri

January 22, 2020

Dear Editor,  All through our elementary school days, we had some form of recess spanning from around 20-30 minutes. We all enjoyed playing basketball, 4-square, tag, or just standing around talking to friends. Middle scho...

The difference 20 cents can make

Natasha Sanghvi, Writer

January 22, 2019

Dear Editor, For years, women have had to fight for the same rights that were simply handed over to men. Even though in the United States, women have equal rights, it doesn’t mean that they are completely equal to men. One o...

Police body cameras: Make or break

January 22, 2019

To many, police body cameras seem like a good, mind blowing invention that will change the world. But in reality, body cameras are inefficient and a burden to our society. First of all, police cameras don’t show the full picture of wh...

FCPS school should have no school on Muslim holidays

January 21, 2019

Dear Editor, I believe that FCPS schools should be closed on two Muslim holidays, Eid al-Adha and Eid al- Fitr, so that Muslim students can celebrate and enjoy their holiday with their families. In reality, many Muslim stude...

FCPS schools should close for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

January 21, 2019

Dear Editor, Fairfax County Public Schools should close for Jewish High Holidays. In my experience, most of the Jewish children at my temple attend services on High Holidays. During Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, services ...

More time to eat lunch

January 21, 2019

Students should have more time to eat lunch because if your class is far away and you buy lunch, the lunch line will be long, and by the time you get your food, you have like five minutes to eat. This is causing kids to run as ...

FCPS students should have a two-hour early release on Mondays

June 13, 2018

Dear editor, I believe that we should have a two-hour early release every Monday again, or commonly referred to as “half-days.” In 2014, the school board voted to remove half-days. However, I believe that we have more ...

Fairfax County middle schools should start at a later time

June 13, 2018

Middle schools in Fairfax County start at 7:30 a.m. Most middle schoolers take the bus to school. The majority of the buses arrive at students neighborhoods before 7 a.m. to take them to school. That means that many students have...

Students should have the luxury of new bathrooms that both genders can access

June 13, 2018

Dear Editor, I believe that the school should get new bathrooms that both genders can use. Currently, with all the old, gender separated bathrooms students don’t have enough time to get from class to class with a bathroom br...