The Purple Tide

Athletes turn to summer sports to have fun and further athletic development

Ryan Hodinko, News Editor

June 9, 2017

With summer right around the corner, many athletes will continue many athletes will continue participating in sports as a fun way to compete as well as develop leadership skills that will help when school starts again.   ...

Year in review: Chantilly’s top ten moments

Hayden Dux, Sports Editor

June 9, 2017

Voted the best basketball play of the year by All-Met Sports of The Washington Post, senior Mary Clougherty’s game-winning and-one three-point shot to defeat Herndon on Jan. 13 on the road is the unanimous choice for Ch...

Students to become officers after graduation

Brynn Feighery, Online Editor in Chief

June 9, 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, less than one percent of the U.S. population serves in the United States Armed Forces. This year, several students have decided to join these ranks through attending a service academy, pa...

We must take mental illness more seriously to increase understanding

Nikitha Seri, Assistant Arts&Style Editor

June 9, 2017

“I have OCD.” “I’m depressed.” “You’re so bipolar.” “KMS.” These phrases are often used freely and without regard to their context or origin. Many people joke about or inaccurately label behaviors and fee...

Blanket cheating consequences are unfair

Priya Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

June 9, 2017

One picture, of one test, circulates among a whole class of students. Everyone has the answers, and everyone gets an exceptionally high grade without studying. Cheating incidences like this have become increasingly prevalent i...

Father’s Day from far away

Meriem Abou-Ghazaleh, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

I remember being in my sixth grade art class, my eyes glued on the word “father” that rested on the paper in front of me titled “Father’s Day Gift Ideas.” While the rest of my classmates raced to the front of the room ...

College isn’t the best option for everyone

Andrew White Cleary, Copy Editor

June 9, 2017

Allow me to introduce three people. Their names will be given later; for now they will simply be referred to as Person A, Person B and Person C. Person A did poorly in school and spent much of his time making personal cont...

Why you should care about health care

Salah-Dean Satouri, Staff Writer

June 9, 2017

Health care is a heavily disputed topic on Capitol Hill, and with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) hitting the floor of the House, conversation has ramped up throughout the country. The AHCA represents what many Republican...

Seniors and freshmen reflect on their views of one another

Rachael Gunn, Assistant Academics Editor

June 9, 2017

One of the most intriguing aspects of high school relationships is the chemistry between the youngest and oldest classes: the freshmen and the seniors. Many seniors look down their noses at the freshmen, with some even viewin...