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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Opinion

Old-School column: You scream, I scream …

Remember the first day of school, when the teachers assigned a theme on what you did last summer?

Editorial: What messages were Democratic voters sending?

With the June 8 Democratic primary now receding into the history books, it’s worth taking a look back to see if there were any surprises. Were there? Generally, not so much: • Governor’s race? This one was over before it began,...

Commentary: Do not let APS gut animal-sciences program

Editor: I am an 11th-grader at Washington-Liberty High School and a technical-animal-science student at the Arlington Career Center. The animal-science program is at risk. The number of animals in the program has been dwindling for years. The program has not...

Old-School column: Way to go!

I know; I know. Based on the headline, you have pictures in your head of people high-fiving each other in congratulations.

Editorial: Arlington gets a new police chief. Sort of.

Friday afternoons in summertime are the traditional dumping ground for the type of news politicians and other leaders want to see disappear by Monday, so one can only surmise that Arlington County Manager Mark Schwartz was not expecting a...

Commentary: Youth should not serve as corporate billboards

In the 1980s, marketers spent about $100 million on television advertising targeted at children. Today, that figure has increased by at least 150 times across the variety of mediums available for advertisers to target children.

Letter: Housing proposal is being forced on community

Editor: The Arlington County government has posted yet another survey to guide the residents to its next phase of upzoning and density goals as part of its Missing Middle housing initiative. These intricate surveys ostensibly are taking the pulse of...

Letter: All-in-person is only good option for APS

Editor: As an eighth-grader in Arlington Public Schools, I have a request. Throughout the past year, COVID has seriously affected the school system. In the beginning, we all started full-time “virtual” and then, when people became more comfortable, they changed...

Letter: Arlington voters need to think outside the (Democratic) box

Editor: With respect to the Gazette’s May 27 endorsement of Takis Karantonis vs. Chanda Choun for County Board in the Democratic Party primary, it’s hard to disagree with this statement: “lected officials for the most part have tended to be...

‘Old School’ column: Small-town Saturdays

Saturdays were busy for kids in the 1950s, but different kinds of busy, depending upon your age. As a grade-schooler, Saturday almost always involved an afternoon movie. First I’d get up, make my bed and do whatever jobs Mom expected...
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W-L foundation announces student scholarships

The W-L High School Education Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships to members of the Washington-Liberty High School Class of...
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