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Stopping India's Covid problem

Stopping India’s Covid problem

Noah Marrs, FCHS Journalist May 24, 2021

It’s been more than one year since Covid hit countries across the globe. As some countries are healing, others are collapsing. India is seeing the worst of it with multiple strains of the virus being...

Is social media hurting social skills?

Is social media hurting social skills?

Paola Gomez-Melgares, FCHS Journalist May 22, 2021

Technology has revolutionized our world. It has had many beneficial effects, like improving science and health studies, but it has also created problems for our generation. In the year 2021 technology...

Has cancel culture gone too far?

Has cancel culture gone too far?

Noah Marrs, FCHS Journalist May 13, 2021

During the beginning of quarantine, people flocked online even more than usual. As the year continued, racial tensions increased after the wrongful death of George Floyd. Many people on apps like Twitter...

The benefits of a mental-ship

The benefits of a mental-ship

Allyson Crothers, FCHS Journalist May 11, 2021

John Mark Green, a freelance writer who contributes multiple poems and articles to the Wittenburg Door, once said, “as you remove toxic people from your life, you free up space and emotional energy for...

Why you should follow Nascar

Why you should follow Nascar

Matthew Gresham, FCHS Journalist April 29, 2021

Imagine sitting in the middle of bumper to bumper traffic. Now take that and have the cars go 200 miles per hour, and start to worry about changing lanes. This is what a NASCAR driver mostly deals with...

The Inequalities in Women's Basketball

The Inequalities in Women’s Basketball

Sarah Day, FCHS Journalist April 26, 2021

There has been much recent controversy regarding the differences between the treatment in men’s and women's basketball. In particular, many complained that in last season’s National Collegiate Athletic...

Virtual tips for students.

Tips for acing virtual learning

Molly Pace, FCHS Journalist April 20, 2021

As a virtual student, who shares a cellular router for internet with a brother, sister, and a parent, I have definitely learned a thing or two this year about how to ace the challenge of virtual learning....

Junior Mia Martinez in a hybrid learning classroom.

Getting “back to normal” just isn’t enough

Samari Porter, FCHS Journalist April 16, 2021

When it comes to school, Covid has really turned the world upside down. We have whole new sets of protocols and standards, and being social in public schools is almost foreign now. It doesn’t really...

The author showcased her pets with a collage made with Collageable.

Say “Yes” to Pet Adoptions

Mia Smith, FCHS Journalist March 25, 2021

We have been in the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly one year. It also happens to almost be the one year anniversary of adopting my dog, Burghard. My mom and I adopted him from the Charlottesville-Albemarle...

Should Sports Be Allowed During a Pandemic?

Should Sports Be Allowed During a Pandemic?

Ellie Kennedy, FCHS Journalist March 16, 2021

Covid-19 has affected every aspect of high school sports, from when they are played to how they are played. But the biggest effect of the pandemic is not on the sport, but on the athletes themselves. Since...

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