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Black Friday creates culture of greed

November 10, 2015

It’s terribly ironic that Black Friday, a day characterized by unconstrained greed where people will actually kill for a good deal, immediately follows Thanksgiving (you know, a day in which you give thanks for what you have). This...

Journalism shapes high school experience

May 8, 2015

In my four years at FHS, I found mentors that inspired and motivated me all across the range of subjects I took. However ultimately, I would find my niche in the journalism room. As a sophomore and the new kid on staff, I witnessed...

Mental illness is no laughing matter

September 17, 2014

The suicide of beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams caused an outpouring of grief and shock. The immediate reaction to William’s decision to take his own life was to ask the question, why? Robin Williams generated positive...

High school seen from a different perspective

June 6, 2014

I felt a bit like Lindsay Lohan’s character from Mean Girls on my first day at FHS. I came to Fauquier my junior year, three weeks after moving to Warrenton from the exotic land of San Francisco. I had been homeschooled all...

EDITORIAL: New school year has fair share of hits, some misses

September 20, 2013

Hits BYOD: Allowing for cell phones during school hours and encouraging educational use of devices is key to effective 21st century learning. Taco Bell construction begins: After months of delays, the chain broke ground on their ...

PRO/CON: Should college athletes be paid?

September 20, 2013

College athletes deserve portion of profits they bring in Most professional athletes make more money than the President; however, college athletes do not receive any (legal) forms of cold hard cash. The life of college athletes...

More 'Faults' than 'Stars'

September 19, 2013

John Green’s 2012 novel, The Fault in our Stars, has been described by critics as edgy, genius, and luminous. Teenagers who were touched to tears by Green’s storytelling – and he does use lovely storytelling – hold the...

OPINION: America does not need to be involved in Syrian civil war

September 19, 2013

For the last decade, killing has been America’s business, and it looks like business is about to get good. As the death toll in Syria rises to 70,000, President Obama continues to stubbornly pursue an interventionist agenda,...

Tyler triumphs on new album

April 30, 2013

A lot of people hate Tyler, the Creator. The soccer moms, suburban churchgoers, and sensitive hipsters hate his attitude and his satirical sarcasm. They hate his vulgar language, his violent imagery, and the sound of his voice....

OPINION: Don't copyright our crops

April 30, 2013

While the news media has focused its attention on the recent events in Boston and North Korea, Congress has been busy passing new legislation with some content. The Farmer Assurance Provision, passed on April 4 as a rider to a...

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