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Sports find good ways to self-fund

Ben Eisen, Editorials Editor

February 20, 2014

Every sport needs money.  This is a plain fact, as all sports use expenses for equipment, training, transportation, and almost everything else.  Most sports receive subsidies in some way from the county (except for crew...

New Year’s Resolutions

Staff Editorial

February 20, 2014

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, ONE! Happy New Year!  With the New Year comes New Year’s Resolutions, meaning millions of Americans will attempt to change something about them. While those people who...

Seniors choose majors with job security

Cody Dunbar, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

Many seniors are finishing up their college applications and choosing a variety of courses/areas to major in for college.  A key factor in deciding which major to choose for college is the amount of job security that each...

Teachers in the county need more power in the classroom

Staff Editorial

December 6, 2013

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...

Students having jobs hones many taught skills

Hiba Ahmad, Business Manager

November 22, 2013

In school students are taught an enormous array of different skills that are useful later in life. However, some skills that are just as much of an asset to students go beyond the classroom. Whether students choose to work...

Homecoming could have been better

Lou Malmgren, Sports Editor

November 22, 2013

The glitz and glamour, the clanking roulette wheels, and plush red felt carpet, the idea of Las Vegas sounds fantastic in every situation. So the choice to make it the theme of this year’s school homecoming dance would seem...

School considers 30-minute-a-night homework policy

Staff Editorial

November 22, 2013

“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

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...

SAT score posting prompts negative emotions

Danielle Nelson, Online Editor

June 14, 2013

When students are beginning to stress out about college and are concerned about whether or not they will be accepted to the University of their Dreams, SAT scores become an issue for some students. Scores too low will often prevent...

George Mason University Interns

Hiba Ahmed, Business Manager

June 14, 2013

George Mason University has quickly climbed the list for the top rated universities in the United States. It currently holds the first spot in the US &World Report News “Up and Coming Colleges” national list.  Students...

Extended Essay Changes

Mina Hamblet, Managing Editor

June 14, 2013

Junior year. As an IB candidate, junior year is what you have nightmares about the summer before classes start: WAs, IB tests, IAs....the list can go on and on. Not to mention CAS hours and the Extended Essay (EE), all of which...

Spirit days are repetitive, should be more creative

Hannah Bunting, Features Editor

April 19, 2013

This year, the SGA has done an excellent job adding more Spirit Weeks and events throughout the school year. However, as the spirit days become more frequent, now including Senior Spirit Days, they continually recycle the same...

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