The Purple Tide

A Colombian narrative, an American dream

Paola Henriquez, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

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You might recognize her from The Knightly News, for which she anchors, films and edits segments. Facing language barriers, stigmas surrounding immigrants and stereotypes about girls, junior Yera Hoyos rises above them, accom...

Student Pilots fly to new heights

Kat Martin, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2017

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Many dream of flying airplanes as children, but few end up accomplishing this fantasy. However, some, such as senior Carl Baumann, can not only say that they made that dream a reality, but that they accomplished it as teenage...

“Everywhere Mary” makes her mark on the Chantilly community

Hayden Dux, Sports Editor

March 3, 2017

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The faux-leather ball arcs through the air, passing through the net with a swishing sound- the ball bounces once, is collected by senior Mary Clougherty and another shot goes up. It does not so much as glance off the metal ri...

Students discuss special connections with their much younger siblings

Rachel Dadoo, Assistant Opinions Editor

March 3, 2017

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A day in the life of a high school student can be an emotionally and mentally engaging process. When some students return home from eight hours of hard work to the smiling face of a baby sibling, they forget about all of the ch...

Graduate Kyle Woisard shares his experience with driving under the influence

Rachael Gunn, Assistant Academics Editor

March 3, 2017

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In 2015, drunk driving was the cause of 10,265 deaths in the United States. Kyle Woisard, a Chantilly graduate who has first-hand experience when it comes to driving under the influence, shares his story with sophomores in Dr...

Staff members guide their children from both a parenting and a teaching perspectives

Hallie O'Rourke, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2017

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We’re all familiar with the awkward experience of seeing a teacher at the supermarket- strange proof that they do indeed have lives outside of school. Although this encounter can be uncomfortable for some, it’s important to r...

Santa Claus is coming to town

Rithika Ashok, Assistant Features Editor

December 9, 2016

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It’s Christmas Eve, and freshly baked cookies and a glass of cold milk are placed next to the dazzling tree. The children are jumping up and down in excitement and nervousness. Parents hurriedly tuck their children into bed, ...