The Purple Tide

Chilly day in D.C.

Joey Durkin, Managing Editor

December 9, 2016

A trip to D.C. is often underestimated in this area because of the city’s proximity to our everyday lives. People are even more dissuaded from spending time in the city because of the onset of cold weather. However, there...

The art of virtual flirting

Joey Durkin and Brynn Feighery

April 8, 2016

Technology has opened the doors to a whole new world of awkward flirting for the average clueless teen. In recent years, texting and Snapchat have tended to be the go-to mediums of virtual flirting. These apps enable users to eas...

Students experiment with the awkward art of amour

Joey Durkin, academics editor

February 4, 2016

Clueless: the word and feeling that characterizes the vast majority of teenagers when it comes to relationships. What do I say? No clue. How do I start the conversation? No clue. What am I to do? You guessed it, no clue. We th...

Into the chapel

Into the chapel

September 29, 2015

Persisting ignorance regarding sexuality

Joey Durkin, Assistant Business Manager

April 30, 2015

Transgender boy Ash Haffner, 16, committed suicide in February after enduring years of bullying. This tragic event is unfortunately not an isolated incident, as many members of the LGBT community continue to face discrimination...

Q&A with Obscure Club Sponors

Joey Durkin, Assistant Business Manager

March 26, 2015

Many clubs in the school are widely known. There are, however, more clubs beneath the mainstream surface; such as the Origami Club, Equestrian Interest Club, and Bhangra Club. The niche that these clubs occupy is small, making...

Mens Fashion

Joey Durkin, Assistant Business Manager

February 26, 2015

Fashion trends have been ever changing. Each decade has its own trend, such as 80’s neon and 90’s grunge. Recently, men’s fashion has changed from wearing athletic attire to reverting back to more classic dress, otherwise...

Introverts Debunked

Joey Durkin, Assistant Business Manager

January 16, 2015

“I think that all of us are pretty much the same whether we’re extroverted or introverted,” junior Nate Park said. “The only difference between us is how much of a risk we prefer to take. Being extroverted is dicey; we...

A Deeper Meaning to No Shave November

Joey Durkin, Business Team Member

December 4, 2014

No Shave November is more than just an excuse for men to let their facial hair grow rampant. It is used for many causes and charities, such as cancer awareness. Men are encouraged to grow their facial hair during the month of...

A Pep Rally to Die For

Joey Durkin, Business Team Member

November 5, 2014

Friday, Oct. 17 held great significance to our student body. The Varsity Football Team is back at home, and the Chargers got excited at the pep rally. The pep rally, held at the end of the school day on the football field,...

FCPS Changes Meals

FCPS Changes Meals

September 25, 2014

The bleachers are itching to be used for the first time this season.

First Home Game

September 12, 2014