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    Join (or Contribute to) Your School Newspaper

    Recently, I wrote an op-ed on why some students are reluctant to share their ideas candidly. I suggested potential solutions to the problem, namely outlets for expressions such as Socratic Seminars and class discussions. This time, I’d like to talk about another form of expression that students should take advantage of if they can — joining, or contributing to, Theogony. 

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    Teachers Take Side Jobs to Offset Low Pay

    Imagine ordering an Uber after a late night out with friends and seeing your teacher pull up. While the situation seems unlikely, many teachers work side jobs to make a living. Teachers are some of the hardest working members of society, so why are they underpaid? Forty Alexandria City High School teachers participated in a survey about teacher pay and side jobs, and the results were illuminating. 

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    Brightside By The Lumineers- Album Review

    On January 14, 2022, The Lumineers came out with their newest album “BRIGHTSIDE.” This is their fourth studio album. The Lumineers is a band of two; Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion, piano). The Lumineers new album consists of nine new songs: BRIGHTSIDE, A.M. RADIO, WHERE WE ARE, BIRTHDAY, BIG SHOT, NEVER REALLY MINE, ROLLERCOASTER, REMINGTON, and REPRISE. In total, the album is 30 minutes long. 

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    Serendipity: Worth The Read?

    Even though I’ve never been a fan of short stories, I decided to give Serendipity a try. With stories by well-known authors such as Sandhya Menon, Abigail Hing Wen, and Anna-Marie Mclemore, I was looking forward to reading stories from some of my favorite authors as well as  discovering new ones as well.

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    State Bird of the Old Dominion: Another Opinion

    In 1950, the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) was established as the state bird of Virginia. With its vivid red color and tufted head, the cardinal is instantly recognizable and it is easy to see why Virginia would pick a bird that stands out among other garden-variety fowl. Since its establishment, the cardinal has become a beloved figure not only for its stunning plumage but also as a symbol of Virginia state pride. So if all of this is true, why should Virginia change its state bird?

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    Del Ray: The Muffin Saga

    As muffin consumers, we pride ourselves on understanding the ins and outs of muffinery. Each place we visited was rated on a scale from 1 to 10 in three different categories, the highest ranking being a 30 and the lowest a 0. Texture, taste, and density were the three categories under evaluation. Though we went for muffins, the atmosphere and pricing were also part of our concern about the perfect Del Ray muffin.