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The student news site of Yorktown High School

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The student news site of Yorktown High School

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Inside the Restructuring of Safety Teams in APS Schools

Inside the Restructuring of Safety Teams in APS Schools

Eva Smith and Mason Wolverton November 22, 2022

This summer, Arlington Public Schools (APS) administrators significantly restructured the county-wide safety program. The main component of the move was increasing the visibility and altering the responsibilities of the safety teams in middle and high...

The Missing Middle Ground in Arlington’s Zoning Battle

The Missing Middle Ground in Arlington’s Zoning Battle

Elijah Dale, Reporter November 7, 2022

Arlington is suburbia dreamland. Its 26 square miles are covered by large single-family homes, strip malls and office buildings. Yet yellow yard signs plastered across northern Arlington hint towards conflict—a conflict which some argue threatens that...

Within the Pages of Arlington Public Schools’ Approved Book List

Within the Pages of Arlington Public Schools’ Approved Book List

Claire Stromseth, DEI Correspondant October 26, 2022

School classrooms are where students go to expand their knowledge of the past in order to prepare for the future. Examining the content being used to educate is vital to this process. One source of content that is consistently reexamined within Arlington...

Masks are Now Optional: What it Means for Our School

Masks are Now Optional: What it Means for Our School

Fiona Shepherd April 8, 2022

On March 1, 2022, students had the option to enter schools without a mask for the first time in almost two years. The Arlington Public Schools (APS) mask mandate was lifted following an executive order signed by Virginia Governor Glen Younkin stating...

Danielle Dessaso

Increased Efforts for Black History Month At Yorktown

Fiona Shepherd, Staff Reporter March 9, 2022

This February, Yorktown staff and administration made active changes to the way our community honors the different cultures at our school. In celebrating Black History Month, Yorktown took a new approach to celebrate Black students and commemorate the...

Bus Drivers: The Heroes that Keep Arlington Moving

Bus Drivers: The Heroes that Keep Arlington Moving

Carrie Finn, Staff Reporter March 8, 2022

The pandemic has caused new safety measures to be put into place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on buses. Aside from maintaining social distance and practicing mask wearing, bus drivers have had to implement new methods to provide better ventilation...

Deaths Prompt Arlington County Jail Medical Vendor Swap

Deaths Prompt Arlington County Jail Medical Vendor Swap

Celeste Wetmore, Staff Reporter March 1, 2022

Arlington County citizens and activists are scrutinizing the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) for their decision to change the Arlington County Detention Center’s (ACDC) healthcare provider. The switch from Corizon Health to Mediko is a step...

Inclement Weather Days: Sledding or School?

Inclement Weather Days: Sledding or School?

Celeste Wetmore, Staff Reporter March 1, 2022

Ever since snow began blanketing Arlington in early January, Arlington Public Schools administration has been forming a plan to keep students in school when weather does not permit in-person attendance. Since our school has used up all of our allowed...

In Green Valley, a Community’s Industrial Roots Clash with the County’s Commercial Vision

In Green Valley, a Community’s Industrial Roots Clash with the County’s Commercial Vision

Elijah Dale, Staff Reporter February 1, 2022

Arlington is suburbia dreamland. Its 26 square miles are covered by single family homes, strip malls and office buildings. They are barren of land designated for service industry use, of which the county has just five blocks. Green Valley, a historically...

COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health

Claire Stromseth, Staff Reporter December 8, 2021

While the devastating death toll caused by COVID-19 has taken over news headlines, indirect impacts of the pandemic are being found elsewhere. One of these less talked about repercussions is the rise in mental health issues. The Centers for Disease Control...

Abortion Law Prompts Student Activism

Abortion Law Prompts Student Activism

Molly Kaplow, Staff Reporter December 6, 2021

In May 2021, Texas enacted a law stating that any US citizen can sue, for a minimum of $10,000, anyone who aided someone in getting an abortion after six weeks. Outrage erupted around the country leading to a large amount of student involvement in activism...

Arlington Students Walk Out in Protest of Sexual Violence

Arlington Students Walk Out in Protest of Sexual Violence

Miles Mann, Staff Reporter November 16, 2021

At 11:00 a.m. on October 22, hundreds of high school students across the county walked out of class to protest sexual harassment and assault in Arlington Public Schools (APS). The demonstration followed events at Yorktown’s Homecoming football game,...

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