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>>  2016 Movies

By: Eric Clark


" If you have been to the theater at all this year, you know there are a variety of movies, good, bad, controversial, or just plain useless. Nobody really knows why this has happened but one thing is for sure: we need better films."

>> UFC 203

By: Jesus Denova


"On September 10th Cleveland had something to brag about as UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic retained his heavyweight championship against MMA legend Alistair Overeem. 203 was the first UFC event held in Cleveland, Ohio with the sold out Quickens Arena, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, hosting the fight with a reported 2.6 million live gate according to MMAjunkie.com."



 
 
 
 
 

>> 9/11

By: Kelsey Grijalba


"15 Years ago, on September 11th, 2001 a tragedy occurred.
Terrorists hijacked four passenger planes and smashed two into New York’s World Trade Center. A third jetliner rammed into the pentagon outside Washington while a fourth one crash-landed on an empty field in Pennsylvania. By the time the carnage was over, the hijackers had killed 2,997 people in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Missing: Polar Bears!

By: Megan Keyser


"Thanks to global warming, our white, furry friends in the arctic are going extinct. Polar bears were actually the first vertebrate species in the U.S to become endangered because of this reason. The main reason this is happening is because of the arctic ice melt. The Polar bears hunt their prey on this ice, they live on this ice, this is their home and we are destroying it. "

 
 
 
 
 

>> Kanye West Season 4

By: Chris Lopez


"On September 7, 2016 Kanye West released his season 4 collection in fashion week in New York. It was a hot day in New York that day and they did presentation outside at Roosevelt Island in the East River. Well, my opinion on this season collections was alright not the best and not the worst."

 
 
 
 
 

>> Penguins' Love-Life

By: Belkis Gonzalez


" Penguins are a bird family which evolved soon after the dinosaur extinction from a common ancient ancestor with loons and petrels, as DNA analysis showed. They live exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, from Antarctica to the tropics, in Galapagos Islands."



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

>> November Closings

By: Eric Clark


"As most of us know, there are a lot of closings and days off this November. The days off start with the first one being on Friday the 4th. There is a teacher workday that day because the first grading period ends the day before. "



>> 2017-18 PWCS Calendar

By: Jesus Denova


" On October 5, 2016 the Prince William County School Board voted unanimously for a new calendar in which school begins on the 28th of August , a day earlier compared to this year’s 29th, and the last day of school on June 8th, a whole week earlier than this year’s last day, June 15th."



>> Grades And College

By: Jennifer Planas


"Grades are what hold our future when it comes to getting into special clubs, scholarship opportunities, and especially college applications. One of the mistakes most high school students make is thinking either their freshman year isn’t important or that the end of their junior and senior year is what is important."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Homecoming Re-cap

By: Kelsey Grijalba


"Homecoming is the mark of a new year, welcoming back all students who attend to a school. It’s a time of celebration, it’s a time to go back or “come home” to your own town or campus, see old friends, and reminisce about our old school days."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Fall Sports

By: Chris Lopez


"Fall sports are done and it’s time for a recap of what happened. Some kind words from our athletes. This year was a great year for many sports like cross country, football, and field hockey. In my opinion the cross country team did great this year, me being part of the team everyone improved their times and dropped a lot of minutes."



 
 
 
 
 

>> The Manassas Mall

By: Tessa Sessions


"There are a few new things coming our way to the Manassas Mall. There are upcoming events, to new openings. The mall is expanding and it’s getting better, slowly. The most recent event coming up is the Uptown Ally Halloween Bash."



>> History Of Halloween

By: Megan Keyser


"We are seven days away from October’s spookiest night. Most people think of Halloween as a holiday to dress up, have parties, trick-or-treat, and carve pumpkins! Halloween is widely celebrated across the world, and has developed into more of a holiday for children."



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

>> New Year's Resolutions

By: Eric Clark


"New Year’s Resolutions. Everyone has them, nobody follows through with them. Everyone asks what each others are, but nobody actually cares. Everyone knows this, nobody says it. That’s why I am going to go ask a bunch of people and get their opinions and find out more about their resolutions."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Wingstop

By: Jesus Denova


"Wingstop is famous from their wings, especially lemon pepper wings so when one opened no more than 5 minutes from my house I had to try it but not myself but with wing connoisseur Gregory Hyde. Wingstop was kind enough of donating of 30 wings showing how kind the staff are, great service!"



 
 
 
 
 

>> Holiday Gift Guide

By: Tessa Sessions


"Tis the season for gifts and goodies, yet some people need help picking them out for their loved ones. There are different types of gifts for different types of people. You can gift anything such as electronics, clothing, pillows, books, and some people gift food. I don’t understand that. It can be for him or even for her."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Winter Fashion

By: Kesley Grijalba


"It’s that time of year again, the season where everyone feels cozy and warm in their favorite clothes. Personally my favorite time of year, is winter. I love winter because there’s just so many things you can do, and so many trending clothing that are out."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Netflix 2017

By: Eric Clark


"2017 looks like a pretty great year for Netflix, apparently releasing at LEAST 30+ original productions this year. The first of which is a Netflix stand-up comedy special, “Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?” released on January 3rd, 2017."



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

>> A Day Without Immigrants

By: Belkis Gonzalez


"On February 16, 2017 a day without immigrants is taking place. This is a strike, to protest against Donald Trump’s Immigrants band. During this day Hispanics are going to abstain from buying anything, working and attending school. We are not going to form part of the economy at all, so we can show everyone how greatly affected they will be without all the Hispanic population."



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

>> Super (Political) Bowl

By: Eric Clark


"As all of us know by now, the presidential election as well as even the campaign was very controversial. But is it ever going to end? The tough controversial topics of the debate are going to last for quite a while. The wall being built between Mexico and the US, the immigration laws, laws about government funding of abortion clinics in other countries, and much, MUCH more."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Trump's Targets

By: Megan Keyser


"Donald Trump spent most of his campaign insulting numerous different groups of people. And now during his horrific presidency, he continues to do so. Ruthlessly. He’s filled with hate for different races, genders, sexualities, ethnicity, and more. He specifically targets certain groups."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Women's March

By: Tessa Sessions


"The Women’s March was set on January 21st, the day after Trump’s Inauguration. It wasn’t like the riot on the Inauguration day. It was set to send a message to the government and Trump’s admin that Women do have rights just like everyone and everyone is equal."



 
 
 
 
 

>> Keeping Up With The Trumps

By: Kelsey Grijalba


"As we all know Donald Trump is now the President of the United States, even if many like it or not, he is now president. The people of the United States voted for this man to make important decisions for this nation. Where there are millions of millions of people, trying to overcome their fears, to try to be successful, to become something important and ordinary"



 
 
 
 
 

>> Presidential Tweets: High-Tech? Or Low Blow?

By: Jesus Denova


"Current president Donald Trump has been one of the most controversial presidents in the past decades. Trump uses twitter to let everyone know what he did and as innovative and informing as it sounds it’s how he states his executive order or whatever he has just done, usually bashing whoever disagrees with him."