>>  The Real Standard of Learning

BY: AMAYA SANDERS


Are SOLS the REAL standard of learning? Standardized tests known as SOLS (Standard of Learning), are taken from March till the end of May and were made to set forth learning achievement expectations subjects for grades 3 – 12. Though, a lot of residents in the commonwealth of Virginia have different opinions on what they do and why they exist.

>>  Democratic History

BY: RACHEL FRANCIS


Local elections were held all across the United States on Tuesday, the 7th of November. In the state of Virginia, democrats took the lead.
History was made by electing democrat Danica Roem to the House of Delegates - the first out transgender person to be a United States legislature. History was also made by Hala Ayala and Elizabeth Guzman; the first latinas to serve in the House of Delegates.

>>  Safe and Secure?

BY: CERENY THLANG


On November 5th, a 26 year-old-man killed 25 people, including an unborn child, and injured 20 more people in a Baptist church located at Sutherland Springs, Texas.
After learning about the horrific news, some people have been wondering about the safety of themselves and their church. Wanting the opinions of teens, I went around asking some SJHS students about their thoughts regarding the situation.

>>  Chess Club

BY: PILAR ANDARACUA


Here at SJHS, we have a Chess Club with Mr. Ronco as their sponsor, who's also a Math Teacher. Mr. Ronco became the sponsor almost as soon as he was hired here at Stonewall and he started the chess club because when he was hired we didn't have one.

>>  Diversity in Music Choice

BY: DIEGO LOAYZA


Music comes in an abundance of shapes and forms.


I like the idea of having diversity in what exactly we listen to, for me, it brings me joy and fulfillment, I like to dabble into everything, some of my favorite genres include Jazz, Hip-hop/Rap, Electronic, Indie Rock, and Alternative. I feel that sticking to one or little sounds can be unsatisfying, it’s not too big of a problem if a person secludes his choice of music, but I think they’re missing out.

>>  NHS Ceremony

BY: MONA MAJALI


National Honors Society is a club based upon not only leadership and service, but a faction for anyone looking to do something for the community around them. It’s made for students looking to for and/or be leading roles in life. If you want to make something of yourself to teach you the right values of life and virtues to carry on in life, this is the club for you! There has recently been an induction ceremony for this club Thursday, November 9th.

>>  Indoor Track

BY: JESSI TAYLOR


Track may seem as though it is an easy sport. After all, you only have to run, right? How hard could that be? You do not need to know any strategy, how to catch a ball, or any fancy tricks. The thing is, you do not need any of those things. Running is difficult enough on its own. For the members of Indoor track at Stonewall, running is more than just a sport; it is a way of life.

>>  Les Crepes

BY: MILTON SOSA


Here at Stonewall Jackson High school, we have many clubs and sports one can join. One of the clubs you can be in is the French Honor Society, the French Honor Society is a suitable place to embrace the language of French and learn about French culture and get better with your French skills.

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>>  Do They Stand A Chance?

BY: MELISSA SHAIA


As the winter season is approaching each school is eager to announce the excitement of winter sports. One really big sport that many seem to enjoy is basketball and at Stonewall Jackson High School students seem take basketball very seriously. I have actually had the opportunity to speak with a few individuals that are a part of the basketball team and see their point of view of how this season is going to play out.

>>  UFC 217

BY: KAYLA MORRIS


On November 4, 2017, 3 people shocked the world. For the first time in UFC history, three champions lost their belts. Michael Bisping lost to Georges St. Pierre via 3rd round rear-naked choke, Cody Garbandt lost to TJ Dillashaw via 2nd round knockout, and the most dominant champion of the three, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, lost to Rose Namajunas via 1st round knockout.

>>  A Right Handed World

BY: MAKAYLA WEAVER


Typically, the “average” person is right handed, making this the most dominant trait many have in common worldwide. 70 to 95% of the population of people all around the world are right handed, left handed people make up 10% of that population leaving only 1% of the population to be ambidextrous, meaning that neither the left or right hand is dominant over the other.

>>  Kneeling During National Anthem

BY: MATT BROWN


It all started with a knee. A knee of a quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers that touched the ground of Levi’s Stadium. He did Have a reason for kneeling during the anthem, to protest the police shooting African-American citizens. His protest was heard but nobody payed attention.

>>  Hail To The Redskins

BY: MEGAN KEYSER


We all know them as our home team, the Washington Redskins. Gold and burgundy are the colors that fill up all the sports stores around the Virginia and D.C area. This NFL team has been through a lot but families pass on their love for the Redskins through generations.

>>  FBLA

BY: SARA GAMIL


At Stonewall Jackson High School, there are many different clubs that you can participate in. These clubs offer numerous things like education, entertainment, and help to the school and others in the community. Any student can join, it doesn't matter what grade you are in or what grades you have. One of the clubs here is the Future Business Leaders of America.