The Purple Tide

Everybody Likes Joe

Everybody Likes Joe

September 22, 2015

Fairfax County outlaws discrimination against transgender students and faculty members

Tina Nguyen and Alina Besalel

June 5, 2015

Filed under News

In March, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced that local school boards have the authority to include protections for gender identity in their non-discrimination policies. This decision was made under the precedent...

#saveFCPS

Hallie O'Rourke, Assistant Academics Editor

June 4, 2015

Filed under News

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,...

FCPS debates Grading System Change

June 3, 2015

Filed under Academics, News

From the moment a student enters high school until the time they throw their caps in the air at graduation, one of the biggest concerns among students is their grades. Many students work hard in order to obtain high grades and...

Reasons to see “Radium Girls”

Hallie O'Rourke, Assistant Academics Editor

May 5, 2015

Filed under Arts and Style, News

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...

The what, when and why of the new SAT

Brynn Feighery, Assistant Opinions Editor

April 30, 2015

Filed under Academics, News

Students do not typically look forward to the SAT. Luckily for those students, the SATs are soon adopting changes that may decrease students’ anxiety about taking this test on their path to finding a college. One of the biggest...

Human Trafficking: Under the Cover of Darkness

Brynn Feighery, Assistant Opinions Editor

February 26, 2015

Filed under News

You may think that human trafficking is not a major concern in the success-filled area of northern Virginia that we live in, but statistics say otherwise. Virginia as a whole is ranked fifth in the nation for number of calls reporting...