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Be considerate during a debate with a friend

Ian Criman, Editorials Editor

June 11, 2012

Freedom.  It can be a powerful word, especially in the democracy that we are fortunate enough to live in today.  Tolerance of people’s beliefs should go hand in hand with the rights that we all share as American...

Remembering ‘Coach G’

June 11, 2012

It’s not very often we come across a person so strong he will put aside his own burden to help us with ours, but when we do, he changes our lives. We remember Coach Barry Gorodnick for being this man. Assistant Director of...

Senior Beach Week 2012: Parents should allow their kids to attend it

Jack Connors, Staff Writer

May 9, 2012

For many graduating seniors, Beach Week has been as much a cornerstone of year-end celebrations as prom, graduation, and the parties that accompany both. However, recent worries about petty crime and substance abuse have put...

Required online classes have potential, but require careful planning from schools

Michaela Wright, Staff Writer

May 9, 2012

The Virginia state governor Bob McDonald passed a law on Thursday, April 12 which will require freshmen during the 2013-2014 school year to take one online course to receive a high school diploma.  Similar requirement have...

Invisible Children and ‘Kony 2012′ mislead audiences

Reem Nadeem, Staff Writer

April 12, 2012

Teenagers everywhere have banded together to aid non-profit program, Invisible Children, using social networking sites to raise awareness of the new “Kony 2012” campaign. However, most supporters, as passionate as they may...

Cyberbullying requires united opposition

Valor Dictus Staff

April 12, 2012

 Students creating social media pages to discuss their peers is not a new fad. While it has recently taken over Twitter, it was equally prevalent last year, with Facebook sites such as ‘Robinson Best’ critiquing students’...

IB must review old course material

Valor Dictus Staff

February 1, 2012

The International Baccalaureate program is frequently praised for providing students with a broad, in-depth education. However, observing some students in the program may cause outsiders to question its effectiveness in teaching...

Early releases and delays, take school stress away

Valor Dictus Staff

February 1, 2012

This year, the administration decided to cut three hours from the start or end of one school day each month. This change has proven beneficial to both the students and faculty, especially as the busy second semester approaches....

All religions deserve discussion

Michaela Wright, Staff Writer

December 23, 2011

As winter weather swirls into Virginia, an inevitable whirlwind of religious celebrations follow.  The diversity Fairfax County represents means the school system must do its best to remain politically correct, a feat it...

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