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Forecasted LGBT Rulings Spur Excitement Within GSA

Thomas Friestad, Online Editor

April 23, 2013

Filed under Clubs & Orgs, Features

With the Supreme Court hearing arguments regarding Proposition 8 on March 26 and set to rule on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act later this year, both of which define marriage as a vow between a man and a wo...

Up and On Balloons Float…They All Float

Jason Focarino, Business Manager

April 23, 2013

Filed under News, Robinson

When second semester rolls around, Senioritis starts to kick in, colleges have been applied to, mid-year exams are finished and spring break is here. The road to the year’s end begins to clear and seniors watch dozens of ball...

Quiz Bowl Team Surpasses Expectations

Anagha Srikanth, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2013

Filed under Clubs & Orgs, Features

Seniors Ishaan Sachdeva, Charlie Gillies, Wesley Hunt and Jacob Gunnarson sit across from another high school’s quiz bowl team, listening closely as the moderator begins reading the question. The moment one of them feels con...

College: not always the right option?

Danielle Nelson, Features Editor

April 23, 2013

Filed under News, Robinson

Join the Military: Instead of spending four years attending a university, students can enlist in a military service branch of their choice. In addition to giving back to the country which raised them, students then have the op...

Europe Club opens minds to the other cultures

Stefanie Chae, Entertainment Editor

April 23, 2013

Filed under Clubs & Orgs, Features

When senior Sonia Kahn was studying AP Comparative Government during her sophomore year she saw many students in her class who did not think it was important to learn about other systems of government in other countries. "I woul...

Meet the makers of…Good Morning Robinson

Stefanie Chae, Entertainment Editor

March 4, 2013

Filed under Clubs & Orgs, Features

Zdenka Salazar, Junior What do you do? - I upload Senior Happy Days, and I’m in charge of my own weeks. We get assigned specific projects. How long have you worked for GMR? - Five years, but I won’t be continuing next ...

Navigating Reddit

Danielle Nelson, Features Editor

March 4, 2013

Filed under Community, News

Reddit is a social networking site which allows its users to post anything, from clips and memes to news, photos or text on it. Within Reddit, there are categories known as Subreddits, in which all posts are related to a topic...

Lend a helping hand through volunteer work

Danielle Nelson, Features Editor

March 4, 2013

Filed under Community, News

Northern Virginia Training Center Opportunities: Opportunities for volunteers include assisting in special events, sponsoring events(groups), reading to residents, assisting in training residents for the Special Olympics, as well...

Seussical – Middle school performance utilizes high school helpers

Jason Focarino, Business Manager

March 4, 2013

Filed under Arts, News

Before putting on “hairspray” for the high school spring musical, some of the cast gets down with Dr. Seuss. For some time, the older actors of the drama department have been helping the middle school students with their productions....

Summer Scientists – Students research astrology with NASA over the summer

Jason Focarino, Business Manager

March 4, 2013

Filed under News, Robinson

This summer, four students will get the chance to leave behind their classroom science experiments in Virginia to jet across the country to spend time in California for the Nitarp program. Their focus: professional astronomical re...

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