Four Years of Fees Can Add Up

Madison Slevin, Features Editor

December 12, 2017

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

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

  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

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...

Heated Gubernatorial Race Ends

Erin Hogge, Editor-In-Chief

November 13, 2017

There’s a new sheriff in town. Or should I say, governor. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Democratic candidate Ralph Northam, a 58 year old physician, was elected the new governor of Virginia. The Virginia Department of Elections concluded that Northam w...

Changing With the Times…

Erin Hogge, Editor-In-Chief

November 13, 2017

  For some girls, selling Thin Mints and Samoas isn’t enough. Soon, those girls will be able to explore new activities through an old program. On Oct. 11, the Boy Scouts of America, BSA, announced it will include girls in its programs next year. The Bo...

Profile of a 21st Century Student

Harper Crater, Co-Managing Editor

November 10, 2017

  If you’re not a good test taker, and you prefer hand-son learning, you’re in luck. The Virginia Department of Education, VDOE, is moving away from standardized testing and into a new way of assessing student knowledge. By eliminating a few SOLs, ...

Major Change for Cougars

Erin Hogge, Editor In Chief

October 13, 2017

Every new school year brings changes, but some more so than others. Meaghan Brill was named the new principal of Kettle Run this past spring and officially started the position June 5. As just the second principal of the school since Major Warner, who w...

From Teacher to Administrator

Harper Crater, Managing Editor

October 13, 2017

After Mr. Warner’s promotion to Associate Superintendent, former Vice Principal Meghan Brill stepped into the principal position, leaving a hole in the Assistant Principal’s office. This fall, students and staff welcomed back Lashonda Reed in that role. “I kicked o...

The Great Homework Debate Finally Ends

Madison Slevin, Features Editor

October 13, 2017

Fauquier county has altered the amount of homework by annexing weekend hours, limiting weekday homework, and by setting a 10 percent maximum on homework for an individual’s overall grade. According to a Stanford University...

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