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Free from School, but No Free Lunches

Khadeejat Lawal, Staff Writer

June 16, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Free and reduced-priced lunches are something most school districts offer to students in need. Approximately 28% of FCPS students qualify for the free or reduced lunch program their school offers, according to This means...

Trump Protests

Michael Harris, Guest Writer

February 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Republican Robinson, Uncategorized

“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” “This is what democracy looks like!” “Make America gay again!” “Make America High again!” “NOT MY PRESIDENT!” Above are some of the many things I heard while browsing...

Letter to the Editor: Less Homework Won’t Help Students Get More Sleep

Antonio Maravilla, Guest Writer

February 24, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

By Antonio Maravilla, 9 The “Lack of Sleep Stunts Student Success” article in the latest edition of the Valor Dictus magazine resonated with me. However, there are many points that I do not agree with on the article. The first e...

Fears about Guns- DEBUNKED

Michael Harris, Guest Writer

February 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Republican Robinson

“Shooting at airport kills five”, “Shooting at nightclub deadliest in US history”, “Gunman kills 9 worshippers in South Carolina”. These headlines are, sadly, all too common this day and age. It seems like we were...

Cue the Applause

Megan Thrift, Guest Writer

February 2, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Personally, I don’t feel we are left out or excluded- but this is my perspective. We represent a smaller group of students in comparison to the students who would consider themselves athletes.  We call ourselves RAMbunctiou...

Let’s Stop Glorifying Obama – and All Politicians For That Matter

Amelia Gulding, Online Editor

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

As we mentally prepare to inaugurate Donald Trump as the 45th president of the U.S., many people, particularly liberals, are feeling nostalgic over the last eight years of Obama. There are definitely reasons to feel a sense of...

The Electoral College Wrap Up

Michael Harris, Guest Writer

December 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

On November 9th, the day after election day, I came across a friend in my science class who disagreed with the Electoral College. He claimed it was outdated, needed to be trashed or reformed, and didn’t allow for a proper dem...

Welcome to Republican Robinson!

Michael Harris, Guest Writer

December 2, 2016

Filed under Republican Robinson

Hi, my name is Michael Harris, and I am the writer of Republican Robinson. This column in Valor Dictus will represent the political opinion of both myself and many other conservatives in Robinson. Every three weeks I will do a Q...

Lockdown Drills Fail to Stop the Shot

Connor Dunphy, Editorials Editor

November 6, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

FCPS began to practice lockdown drills in 2014, following a nationwide trend. However, a lockdown does not work well in a school environment because it forces students to hide and wait for rescue rather than fleeing. For example,...

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