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Seniors smile in support of their friends playing in the basketball game. (Photo by Tessa Kassoff)

Moments from the winter pep rally

Tessa Kassoff, Opinions Editor January 29, 2024

To celebrate the start of the new semester, Meridian high school enjoyed a winter themed spirit week which concluded with a pep rally on Friday, Jan. 26. The pep rally included a staff vs students basketball...

Seniors including Fawn Songsiriarcha group together for a selfie after playing “snow football and snowball,” according to Songsiriarcha. (Photo by Fawn Songsiriarcha)

Meridian students enjoy their snow days

Molly Moore, Sesh Sudarshan, Alba Selle, and Evy Shamber January 26, 2024

The City of Falls Church received its first significant snowfall since 2022 last week which left students with only two days of school. The first storm began on Monday, Jan. 15 (MLK), canceled school Tuesday...

Oak Street Elementary GIVE Day ambassadors having fun while helping their fellow elementary schoolers get ready to pack meals. (Photo by Rachel Grooms)

Give Day hosts meal packing event on MLK Day

Rachel Grooms, Tessa Kassoff, and Anna Goldenberg January 23, 2024

On January 15, the GIVE Day worked with the Outreach Program to organize a meal packing event. This event included elementary and secondary school volunteers.

Foreign service high schoolers ready to win Jeopardy. (Photo via @fs_youth_club_mhs)

Foreign Service Club hosts community night

Evy Shamber, Staff Writer December 10, 2023

On December 1, The Foreign Service Youth Club organized a community night for the families living in Falls Church. The Foreign Service Youth Club holds meetings and events for the foreign service families...

Perhaps the most similar-looking person to an actor is Mr. William Stewart, the head of the science department, who bears striking resemblance to one of the stars of “Modern Family” Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (Photo courtesy of Beyazperde)

Best celebrity doppelgangers at Meridian

Evy Shamber, Staff Writer December 1, 2023

Despite the fact that Falls Church is about as far as you can get from Hollywood, some strange star-to-teacher similarities here at Meridian High School require a double-take. If Meridian were to cast...

Seniors Jack Ackerman and Michael Williams (L-R) dressed head-to-toe in formal attire. (Photo by Sofia Braverman)

Meridian High School gets serious

Alba Selle and Sofia Braverman November 26, 2023

Formal Friday was introduced to Meridian High School two years ago by HOA and journalism teacher Mr. Fay. Formal Fridays take place on the third Friday of each month, and students are encouraged to wear...

Halloween themed paintings on the windows of Founders Row. (Photo by Evy Shamber)

Fall windows showcase autumn enthusiasm

Evy Shamber, Staff Writer October 26, 2023

Every fall, families, friends, and clubs around Falls Church come together to paint the windows of local businesses with Halloween decorations. They spread the Halloween spirit across the windows of various...

A group of students crowd around their Gettysburg Battlefield tour guide, Phil, for a photo. (Photo by Molly Moore)

HOA classes explore Gettysburg Battlefield

Molly Moore, Managing Editor October 25, 2023

On Monday, the History of Americas (HOA) classes visited Gettysburg National Battlefield to gain a deeper understanding of the Civil War, their current topic of study. Students were immersed in the battlefield...

Sophomores sophMORPH through D.C.

Rachel Grooms, News Editor October 22, 2023

On Monday, Oct 16 the sophomores went on the annual SophMORPHing field trip with their stable groups. They spent a majority of the day in Washington DC, working to complete the scavenger hunt tasks to...

Duos from each grade clash in the classic trivia game, Jeopardy.  (Photo by Tessa Kassoff)

Meridian gathers for Homecoming pep rally

Tessa Kassoff, Sofia Braverman, and Molly Moore October 18, 2023

Students, teachers and staff congregated together in the main gym last Friday to display their collective school spirit. As a part of Homecoming week, students of different grades compete against each...

Meridian Varsity Volleyball team lines up before the game begins. (Photo by Rachel Grooms)

Photo Gallery: Dig Pink Volleyball Game

Rachel Grooms, News Editor October 16, 2023

On October 5 at 6pm the JV team kicked off the night of Dig Pink with the varsity game following at 7pm. Fans came in all pink-out outfits to support the Dig Pink Organization in breast cancer awareness....

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