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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

Jake Lunsford, Staff Reporter

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 ...

PRO/CON: Should college athletes be paid?

Josh Henry & Brady Burr, Copy/Production Editor, Staff Reporter

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 athle...

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

Kerian McDonald, Viewpoints Director

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,...

Two teams, one cup: Who will win?

Abby Seitz and Josh Henry, Online/Associte Editor and Design Editor

May 23, 2013

The 2013 NHL season is drawing to an end, and two of our staffers predict that the Eastern Conference will dominate in the Stanley Cup finals. Pittsburgh Penguins: Statistically speaking, the Pittsburgh Penguins will win the Stanley...

OPINION: Don’t copyright our crops

Kerian McDonald, Staff Reporter

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...

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