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  • 8th Grade Dinner Dance

    8th Grade Dinner Dance

    Hallie Reese, Staff Writer

    May 18, 2017

    On Saturday, May 13th, the eighth grade students began their night with tributes from their teachers. Mrs. Fitz, Mr. Perkins, and Ms. Bowman read paragraphs about each student and what they admired about them. This was a touching time for the students because who doesn’t want to be talked nicely about ...

  • Officer Fired for Not Shooting

    Officer Fired for Not Shooting

    Aaron Leathers, Staff Writer

    May 18, 2017

    On May 6, 2016, officer Stephen Mader stood up close and personal with the barrel of a silver pistol held by Mr. Williams. However, officer Mader chose not to shoot. He understood the situation and wisely recognized that the young man with the pistol was trying to get Mader to shoot him. Mader calle...

  • White Nationalist Rally in Lee Park

    White Nationalist Rally in Lee Park

    Alex Perrault, Staff Writer

    May 18, 2017

    In Lee Park in Downtown Charlottesville, a torchlit rally was held by white nationalists to protest the talk about removing the statue of Robert E. Lee, the torches reminding some of the “days of the KKK.” The rally is said to have been led by Richard Spencer, and participants of the rally, ABC ...

  • 7th and 8th Grade Trips to Baltimore and DC

    7th and 8th Grade Trips to Baltimore and DC

    Hallie Reese, Staff Writer

    May 11, 2017

    Last Thursday and Friday the 7th grade students loaded onto buses and departed for Baltimore. They went to Fort McHenry which was used by the U.S. during World War I and by the Coast Guard in World War II, but it is best known for it role in the War of 1812. Students and chaperones also visited an art...

  • French Election

    French Election

    Alex Perrault, Staff Writer

    May 11, 2017

    On May 7 the election in France for the position of President was decided. The winner was Emmanuel Macron. Macron’s opponent, Ms. Le Pen had fought hard through her campaign, gathering thousands of adoring supporters along the way. “My dear compatriots, I’m not interested in your race, you...

News

Puerto Rico Plans to Close 184 Schools

Puerto Rico Plans to Close 184 Schools

Seth Nichols, Staff Writer

After filing for bankruptcy Puerto Rico announced its plan to close over 180 schools and relocate about 27,000 students to other schools. Puerto Rico faces an immense debt of about $70 billion; for such a small small island t...

May 18, 2017

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Up Close and Personal

Get to Know Ivy Allen

Get to Know Ivy Allen

Aaron Leathers, Staff Writer

Ivy Allen, 10th grader, started out this year with a change of lifestyle, after previously attending STAB. She holds a unique background lots of people would love to hear ab...

March 12, 2017

Get to Know Madison Schjoth

Get to Know Madison Schjoth

March 2, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together ...

Get to Know Eliza Joczik

Get to Know Eliza Joczik

February 23, 2017

Everyone, welcome Eliza Joczik, new to Covenant's halls...

Claire Marie Colley: Anime Aficionado

Claire Marie Colley: Anime Aficionado

January 19, 2017

Have you met Claire Marie Colley yet? Claire Marie ...

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Polls

Who will win the Amazing House Race?

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Recent Sports Scores

  • Tuesday, May 16

    Varsity Girls Lacrosse

    TCS 13 - Oakrest 5

  • Tuesday, May 16

    Varsity Tennis

    TCS 6 - Wakefield 0

  • Tuesday, May 16

    Baseball

    TCS 3 - Nansemond Suffolk Academy 2

  • Tuesday, May 16

    Varsity Girls' Soccer

    TCS 6 - Steward 2

  • Monday, May 1

    JV Girls' Soccer

    TCS 2 - Waldorf 1

Opinion

Hunting – Fun or Unethical?

Hunting – Fun or Unethical?

Aaron Leathers, Staff Writer

Hunting—a very controversial topic, but rarely discussed. Is hunting for fun a sufficient  reason to allow people to hunt? First, hunting was created as a way to obtain ...

April 27, 2017

Athletes Overpaid

Athletes Overpaid

March 16, 2017

Be Bold for Change: Women’s Day 2017

Be Bold for Change: Women’s Day 2017

March 12, 2017

Climate Change: Calm and Collected or Critical?

Climate Change: Calm and Collected or Critical?

February 16, 2017

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The student news site of The Covenant School in Charlotteville, Virginia
The student news site of The Covenant School in Charlotteville, Virginia