Virginia Test Standards Change

Jack Tessier, Features Editor

February 9, 2018

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If you think you are taking too many SOL tests, you’re not alone. The Virginia Standards of Learning, or SOLs, set forth learning and achievement expectations for core subjects for grades K-12 in Virginia’s Public Schools. The...

Defining Sexual Harassment

Carly Herbert, Co-Managing Editor

February 9, 2018

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“One in 7 girls and one in 25 boys will be sexually harassed by their eighteenth birthday,” Judge Rosemarie Aqulinia said at the sentencing of Larry Nassar. Nassar is the US gymnastics team doctor who sexually abused over...

Trouble on Grapewood Drive

Madison Slevin, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2018

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Kettle Run traffic has become a major issue for students in the past years leading to countless attendance issues. But this year, students have also been getting into legal trouble prior to the bell. Students are getting...

Lockers Finally Put to Use

Nathan Pullen, News Editor

February 9, 2018

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A new year and new rules; a few of Kettle Run’s teachers have come together to implement a new rule banning backpacks and cell phones from their classrooms. Students are being required to put their backpacks and personal...

Vaping Clouds Students’ Focus

Nathan Pullen, News Editor

February 9, 2018

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Juuls. Phixes. iCares. These products, largely unknown to parents and adults, are taking the teenage population of Fauquier County by storm. With two vape stores in the Warrenton area, more and more teenagers are getting their hands on these ni...

Lack of Substitutes Puts Schools in a Bind

Madison Slevin, Features Editor

December 12, 2017

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Thinking of taking a sick day? Unlike you, teachers have a built in system which allows the county to employ a back up teacher. The availability of substitute teachers allows for classroom education to continue and keep the daily...

Four Years of Fees Can Add Up

Madison Slevin, Features Editor

December 12, 2017

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Athletes and club members alike don’t just dedicate their time, but their money as well. More often than not, the cost of extracurriculars in public schools can take a serious toll on your back to school budget. 2017 graduate...

Not Meeting the Minimum

Carly Herbert, Co-Managing Editor

December 12, 2017

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Local driving schools may not be giving you the total bang for your buck when it comes to completing the licensing process, and if that’s the case, they’re violating state mandated requirements and putting the drivers at risk...

Vaping Clouds Students Focus

Nathan Pullen, News Editor

December 12, 2017

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  Juuls. Phixes. iCares. These products, largely unknown to parents and adults, are taking the teenage population of Fauquier County by storm. With two vape stores in the Warrenton area, more and more teenagers are getting their hands ...

Drivers Warned of Fall Road Hazards

Nathan Pullen, News Editor

November 13, 2017

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As the weather cools off, road hazards increase. Wet leaves and wandering deer can lead to treacherous road conditions, and student drivers need to take precautions. The cooler weather also leads to fog issues early in the...

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