The Purple Tide

Students discuss the differences between in and out-of-state colleges

Priya Viswanathan, Opinions Editor

March 3, 2017

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At $28,776, the yearly average tuition for out-of-state students at West Virginia University is $13,044 more than the average cost of in-state-tuition at the University of Virginia. Though the two colleges are only four hours aw...

AP Capstone to be introduced next year

John Martin, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

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Two new Advanced Placement (AP) classes, AP Seminar and AP Research, are being offered for the 2017-2018 school year as part of the AP Capstone program. “These classes are driven toward inquiry-based education,” Advanced Academi...

New firefighting class fires up students

Anika Mereddy, Assistant News Editor

January 27, 2017

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The Chantilly Academy has introduced a new course for students who are interested in becoming firefighters. The year-long elective class focuses on skill development and teaches students how to safely perform the duties of a ...

Entrepreneurship school stores provide opportunities for hands-on learning

Milagro Nolasco, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

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Passing through the gym lobby, students see vending machines filled with drinks and food. There is one, however, that stands out with its purple hues: the Spirit Box. Both the Spirit Box and The Purple Express cart are run by...

Jennifer Dean returns to teaching after a 10 year hiatus

Nikitha Seri, Assistant Arts&Style Editor

November 3, 2016

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She took a deep breath, reaching for the door handle. Stepping inside, she looked around; the recognizable halls of Chantilly High School were as familiar to her as her love of teaching. Returning to school isn’t just for stud...