Valor Dictus

“The Crossover” Fails to Make a Basket

Jessica Reid, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015

Filed under Staff Editorials

Is “The Crossover” a beautiful work of poetry or a novel meant for fifth graders?            Over summer 2015 seventh through tenth graders were required to read “The Crossover” before the next school ye...

School not targeting right areas in fight to help mental illness

Kimberly Williams, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

It’s no secret depression is a severe illness haunting millions of people worldwide, but how it manifests and incapacitates someone suffering from it does seem like a secret. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) alone has faced...

Sticks and Stones

Rachel Keith, Staff Writer

May 21, 2014

Filed under Focus, Staff Editorials

  Disgusted glances meant to ostracize point daggers towards the socially awkward student, stopping her greeting mid-sentence. The kid who quit the football team hears slightly too loud conversation about him, amidst adjectives...

Motivation freezes as temperatures drop

Danielle Nelson, Online Editor

February 20, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Lazy, an adjective many people choose describe themselves, is becoming a widespread trend among students and the rest of the world alike. Though taking time to relax can be a positive thing when done in moderation, spending ho...

Teachers in the county need more power in the classroom

Staff Editorial

December 6, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

In a classroom, the figure with authority is the teacher; no one will dispute this. However, their power can only go so far. In most high schools, the teacher is not the one to make decisions on curriculum; the county and its...

School considers 30-minute-a-night homework policy

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

“I wish we didn’t have all this homework!” This phrase has been uttered by almost every high school student in the past few years. Now that phrase might be a thing of the past with new ideas being put forth by the school...

RAISE gone when needed most

Valor Dictus Staff

June 14, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

The fourth quarter is the time for students to give one last, big push to improve grades. Whether that is studying for finals or working on projects, the kids at our school need as much time as they can get fourth quarter to work...

Assigning a school a grade increases pressure on teachers and students

Anagha Srikanth, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

Amidst mid-quarter deadlines and progress reports, the school will have another grade to worry about. With the administration and teachers worried about the letter assessing their progress and capability, students too will ultimately...

Staff Ed: There must be effective cooperation between new pricipal and students

February 7, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorials

   Whether they’ve been here for one year or six, students at the school have only known one principal for the entirety of their time here. Although it will be hard to imagine another person taking the place of Dan Meier,...

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