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Volume IV | Senior Issue 2021
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Volume IV | Senior Issue 2021

Arman Fathi: Swan Song
Opinion
Arman Fathi: Swan Song

"I’ve learned of my own resiliency, that even in times of pandemic, in times of panic, when I’m confronted with myself, I’m able to learn...

Alexa Varela-Escobar: Swan Song
Opinion
Alexa Varela-Escobar: Swan Song

How am I supposed to tell you about high school? Well, I will say there is a lot of uncertainty, change, ups and downs, and bringing it around...

Colin Wilkinson: Swan Song
Opinion
Colin Wilkinson: Swan Song

Senior year is almost over, and it’s gone by rather fast. There are lots of things I haven’t done and some things I wish I did differently....

Former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump battle it out on the debate stage in Nashville, Tenn. at the final presidential debate.
Final Presidential Debate: Highlights and Hot Topics
Megan Hayes, Viv Bali, Shaima Tora, and Anushka Goski January 20, 2021

The second and final presidential debate took place in Nashville, Tenn. at Belmont University, and Americans across the country tuned in to get one last look at the two nominees and their stances.  The first debate featured...

Both presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, participated in virtual Town Halls instead of an in-person debate.
Second Presidential Debate Canceled, Trump Rejects Virtual Format
Prajna Chakravarty, Rodrigo Villegas, Rishita Valluru, and Nanaki Bawa

Due to President Donald Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis, the Commission of Presidential Debates proposed a plan to conduct the second...

Joe Biden at a march in Clear Lake, Iowa in Aug. 2019.
Biden Wins White House
Shradha Dinesh, Megan Langsam, and Megan Hayes

On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Associated Press called the 2020 presidential race, declaring Joe Biden the 46th president of the United States....

A distorted image of an "I Voted" sticker from Loudoun County. (Photo courtesy of Katy Greiner)
What's A Rumor You've Heard About The Election?
Shradha Dinesh, Editor-in-Chief

Throughout the day, we received your questions on election rumors and misinformation. As polls begin to close around the country, here are some...

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Junior Haley Priftis prepares to shoots for Rock Ridge after a foul by the Independence team. She made the shot and gained points for the Phoenix.
Phoenix’s Fight or Flight Against the Tigers
Prajna Chakravarty and Harini Kannan January 15, 2020

Runners from all different schools compete in the cold  for the VHSL Cross Country State Championship.
Seniors Cross the Finish Line At States
Sarah Baig and Madisyn Smith

On November 16, 2019, seniors Emmalee Ayala, Jonathan Cobb, Taylor Semon, and Ronan Stone competed in the VHSL Cross Country State Championship...

From Nov.  11 to Nov. 14, Rock Ridge had its annual winter sports tryouts for all athletes interested.
Phoenix Welcome New Athletic Season with Winter Sports Tryouts
Kaley Chinoy, Staff Writer

The first day of tryouts for Rock Ridge’s winter sports was held Nov. 11 after school. All athletes gathered to their designated try out...

Cross country teams from the region race across the finish line of the last meet of the season.
Cross Country’s Inspiration to Push Forward
Dominika Butler and Megan Hayes

The Phoenix Cross Country team had their final meet of the season, the Third Battle Invitational, on Oct. 19 in Winchester, Virginia. Throughout...

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“Omigod You Guys” Rock Ridge Performing Arts Presents Legally Blonde
“Omigod You Guys” Rock Ridge Performing Arts Presents Legally Blonde
Prajna Chakravarty, Lilly Khalkho, and Kaley Chinoy January 15, 2020

“Legally Blonde,” the latest Rock Ridge Performing Arts production, hit the stage on  Dec. 5, 6, and 7. The winter play was put on by...

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Rodrigo Villegas Valle: Swan Song
Rodrigo Villegas Valle: Swan Song
Rodrigo Villegas, Staff Writer

As my time in high school draws to a close, I feel the collective sentiment of relief, nostalgia, and anxiety that my peers emanate. I think...

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