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January 27, 2017

General attitudes towards mental health is better but not good enough

Joey Durkin, Managing Editor

January 27, 2017

Filed under Opinions

First and foremost, it must be made clear that the good intentions behind the many undertakings to increase awareness of mental health issues are both recognized and appreciated. Having the courage to speak about sensitive, not e...

Change of gun emoji fires up consumers

Julia Duran, Assistant features editor

December 9, 2016

Filed under Opinions

The First Amendment gives people the right to say, tweet and complain about what they want, and the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear guns. Apple’s recent decision to change the gun emoji to a water gun h...

Staff Ed: Respect for journalists

The Purple Tide Staff

November 10, 2016

Filed under Opinions

One of the main responsibilities of school administrators and security personnel is to patrol the halls and the cafeteria, especially during lunches. In keeping all staff and students safe and secure during the day, they have large...

The reasons behind the “no hats” rule

Anupriya Jacob, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016

Filed under Opinions

A simple rule- easy to follow, yet thought to be arbitrary by many. The no-hats rule is implemented in Fairfax County for safety precautions, but it has been criticized as a somewhat useless rule by many students. “Person...

Moment of What?

Rithika Ashok, Assistant Features Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinions

Students discuss what they do during the moment of silence. The bell rings in the packed hallways, forcing students to drop their conversations mid-way and rush off to their first class. People file into class, phones are ta...