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Cancer Chronicles: Heroes of Weakness

February 4, 2016 1:29 PM0 comments

by Samuel Waters The prince races up to the dark, towering castle on his noble steed. The bridge is blocked with a thicket of razor sharp enchanted thorns, but this does not stop him. Our hero plunges in, hacking away with his sword until he reaches the smoldering dragon, which he […]

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Guest Commentary: Retaining the Urban Forest in the ‘Tree City’

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By Katherine Reich Trees are part of the identity and legacy of Falls Church City – and vital to public and environmental health. But they aren’t just another pretty sight: Trees are also very important to our environment. Not only do they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), but they also shade […]

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Mustang Sports Roundup

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Compiled by Bryan Harris and Jack West Wrestling In wrestling, as in theatre, the show must go on. This is exactly what happened on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Warren County High School. Despite the fact that none of the eight teams involved in Saturday’s Bull Run District wrestling tournament had […]

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Letters to the Editor: Must Do More to Retain F.C.’s Great Teachers

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Letters to the Editor: February 4 – 10, 2016   Must Do More to Retain F.C.’s Great Teachers Editor, In the first School Board meeting of the year, I proposed that the Falls Church schools survey employees on job satisfaction and to obtain feedback on school needs. The School Board may […]

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Mason Girls Hoops Lose 50-44 to William Monroe

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by Matt Delaney George Mason’s varsity girls basketball team lost 50-44 in an intense road game against William Monroe High School on Friday, Jan. 29 but recovered with a 81-32 win over Rappahannock County High School on Tuesday, Feb. 2. When arriving at William Monroe last Friday, the Mustangs were […]

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GM Beats William Monroe, Tartt Scores 1,000th Point

February 3, 2016 7:13 PM0 comments

by Matt Delaney George Mason’s varsity boys basketball team got back in the groove with a 65-53 win against William Monroe High School on Jan. 29 and followed it up by defeating Warren County High School 62-41 on Feb. 1. After four days off from school, players would be expected […]

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Samuel J. Waters, Falls Church, Dies at Age 22

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(This obituary was submitted by the parents of Samuel Waters) Samuel James Waters passed into his new life the morning of January 27, 2016, surrounded by his loving family. He yearned for heaven and to be with his Lord and savior. He had lived well during a five-year battle with […]

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Editorial: The Way We Were & Are

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One of the more remarkable things about how the human mind works is its adaptability to new information about the surroundings it deems it has to contend with. The old information is out the window just like that, and the new information is just like it has always been there. […]

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F.C. Residents Earn Academic Honors Across the Nation

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Several Falls Church residents recently earned academic honors from colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation. Jason Dixon graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical & computer engineering. Takumi Nemec, a cadet at The Citadel, made the dean’s list at the […]

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F.C. Student Wins ‘If I Were Mayor’ Essay Contest

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Evan Lankford of Falls Church was selected as the Region 5 winner of the Virginia Municipal League’s “If I Were Mayor” essay contest recently and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe presented an certificate recognizing Lankford’s essay to him last Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the Library of Virginia in Richmond. The contest drew more than […]

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