A group of students working on essays in the Writing Lab

4 tips to writing an effective essay

Essays are timely and somewhat difficult but there are ways to make them easier to write and less  So here are some tips to consider while writing an essay with some help of two writing lab tutors; seniors Anna...
A photo of Ms. Katia Taylor

Beyond the classroom with Ms. Taylor

Ms. Katia Taylor, a French teacher at George Mason High School, often shares her stories of France with her classes. Intrigued, I decided to dig deeper and uncover more of her life and experiences in France and...
A student sleeps at her desk

10 tips to stay awake in class

Many students struggle with staying awake in class, resulting in loss of concentration and the potential of lower grades. Students tend to fall asleep in class due to a lack of sleep from staying up late (usual...
Person in a rabbit costume

The party’s over

Economy Party Supplies & Costumes, a party supply store located in Falls Church, brings to mind childhood memories for every FCCPS student; especially considering that it has been in operation for 28 years ...
A student doing her homework on the computer in the library.

The ill effects of homework

The next time you hear a teacher, parent, or another adult telling you to stop complaining about the amount of homework you have, consider this: There are many scientific studies that show homework is not as es...