The Purple Tide

Although not as popular as Christmas, Easter holds deep spiritual meaning for many

Hallie O'Rourke, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2016

In our society, there is an array of religions, openly practiced by citizens. This in turn contributes to the creation of different holidays. Even with this diversity, the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States ...

“It” models take jobs away from those with more talent

Hallie O'Rourke, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2016

With the spring fashion season kicking off, there has been much talk about not only popular styles and trends, but the models as well. Following the growth of social media, models such as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have been c...

Is materialism eclipsing the holidays?

Hallie O'Rourke, Opinions Editor

December 14, 2015

Late November throughout December is often referred to as the holiday season. Most holidays apparent during this time include some aspect of gift giving or gift receiving; the largest of these holidays being Christmas. However, T...

Standing with Planned Parenthood

Hallie O'Rourke and Anupriya Jacob, Opinions Editor and Assistant Opinions Editor

November 4, 2015

The public funding of Planned Parenthood has become a hugely controversial topic, surrounded by false rumors, misconceptions and misinformation. Republican presidential candidates continually bash Planned Parenthood for the fac...


Hallie O'Rourke, Assistant Academics Editor

June 4, 2015

During the various snowstorms this past winter, students from all over the county advocated #closeFCPS on Twitter and other social media sites. This hashtag trended worldwide only months ago, but another FCPS hashtag, #saveFCPS,...

Reasons to see “Radium Girls”

Hallie O'Rourke, Assistant Academics Editor

May 5, 2015

Chantilly’s spring main stage production, “Radium Girls,” has received praise from throughout the community, as many flocked to the theater this past weekend to see the show. “I wanted to see it because I have a lot...

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Band of brothers

April 30, 2015

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Anticipated Movies

January 20, 2015