Students participate in midterm elections, discuss results

Eleanor Miskovsky `19 Co-Editor-in-Chief Annie Paxton `21 Staff Writer The midterm elections, which are held biannually to elect members of the House of Representatives, Senate, and state and local government positions, attracted national attention and student participation. Before the elections, Republicans held the majority in both the House and Senate. Democrats regained the House majority… Read More Students participate in midterm elections, discuss results

Amidst midterm elections, students consider the recurring question of D.C. statehood

Florence Kane `20 News Editor After last month’s historic midterm elections gave rise to an unprecedented number of women, people of color, and members of LGBTQ+ community in Congress, a less well-known political movement to make the District of Columbia an official state has gained steam. Statehood would grant the District full voting representation in… Read More Amidst midterm elections, students consider the recurring question of D.C. statehood

The school’s treasured Christmas traditions of past and present

Emily Dwyer `19 Co-Editor-in-Chief The school’s cherished traditions, unique Salesian Catholic spirituality, and rich history make the school a truly special place unlike any other. At Christmas, the community’s traditions, spirit, faith, and rich history all intersect and inform the way our school celebrates the holiday. The holiday season in 2018 is a busy time… Read More The school’s treasured Christmas traditions of past and present

This Christmas season, students put the ‘giving’ back in ‘gift-giving’

Victoria Foley `19 Profiles Editor The holiday season reminds members of the community of what it means to sacrifice time, talent, and treasure for those in need. With the abundance of service-oriented opportunities, clubs, and projects the school offers, students and faculty have a variety of ways to practice benevolence over Christmas break and throughout… Read More This Christmas season, students put the ‘giving’ back in ‘gift-giving’

Christmas crunch: where to buy the best last-minute gifts

Maggie Baker `20 Staff Writer Patricia McGee `20 Features Editor The holiday season tends to be especially crammed with tests, quizzes, projects and loads of homework leading up to Christmas. It feels impossible to stay on top of all school responsibilities, let alone family obligations. Often, buying Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones slips… Read More Christmas crunch: where to buy the best last-minute gifts

May the ugliest sweater win: a cozy Christmas tradition

Juliette Amorosi `20 Editorials Editor A silly Christmas tradition of wearing ugly sweaters possibly originated in the 1980’s, although it cannot be tracked back to a single person or event. Despite this, wearing an ugly Christmas sweater is common today—often as a Christmas party theme or portrayed on social media as a fun or foolish… Read More May the ugliest sweater win: a cozy Christmas tradition