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Where cyberbullying meets freedom of speech

April 28, 2019

In the age of social media, a fine line has formed between freedom of speech and cyberbullying. There are laws regarding the consequences of cyberbullying throughout the states; however, there is a lot...

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New year, new Nintendo releases

February 22, 2019

Over the years, Nintendo has provided its fans with entertainment in the form of compact game discs and cartridges. Some of Nintendo’s most notable series include Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Kirby. Wi...

A snowy street.
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#ClosePWCS

February 22, 2019

Throughout the winter season, students are always anticipating the idea of school being closed for a snow day. Students look forward to getting the notification that tells them they have no school the ne...

One or two Countries?

One or two Countries?

February 11, 2019

On January 2, President Xi Jinping of China delivered a speech where he reiterated his wishes to reunify China with the self-ruling island of Taiwan. With political tensions dating back to the Chinese Civi...

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2018 was California’s worst year regarding wildfires

December 18, 2018

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, 2018 has been California’s worst wildfire season yet. There have been over seven thousand fires that have burned over a million...

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Tik Tok, time for change

December 18, 2018

In 2014, the social media lip syncing app Music.ly launched for the first time. From then on, the app grew to reach over 200 million users by 2016. Its unique recording speed options and creative poss...

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The box-logo brand

November 13, 2018

On the internet and social media platforms, users may be able to recognize a familiar brand many celebrities are wearing. Selling various types of clothing and accessories, Supreme has taken the world by ...

Senior Kelly Cooke, Co-President of the BHS Humane Society, reads to Jack, a four-year-old hound mix who was at Fauquier SPCA last year.

BHS students reading to dogs

October 9, 2018

The Fauquier Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or Fauquier SPCA, is running a joint program with the Battlefield Humane Society and English Honor Society that allows Bobcats to voluntee...

A photo of a Siberian Tiger and cub, which is on the endangered species list.

The Endangered Species Club

September 20, 2018

In recent years, a focus on the environmental concerns that the Earth is currently facing has shifted closer to the forefront of the public eye. This includes many issues such as climate change and the ...

The Carnival Conquest docked in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
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Cruise ship tips

April 23, 2018

When it comes to cruising, the first step is to choose the perfect cruise line for the ultimate vacation. Certain cruise lines and ships pertain more to adults, while others are more designed to cater to t...

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The backstory of Cinco de Mayo

April 23, 2018

Cinco de Mayo is a widely known holiday in the United States that is celebrated yearly on May 5 with bright colors, Mexican culture, and pride to fill the day. Even though people know how Cinco de Mayo i...

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Girl Scout cookies’ success

April 23, 2018

Girl Scout cookies have been a staple of American life since 1917. Since then, they have become a cookie empire- selling about 200 million boxes of cookies a year and earning $800 million each cookie season...

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