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Theater Program Performs Classic, Beauty and The Beast

Theater Program Performs Classic, ‘Beauty and The Beast’

Fernanda Ventura Palomo, Staff writer
Published November 30, 2023

  Justice High School Students have been performing the classic Broadway musical,  Beauty and the Beast. All three shows are between November 9th through November 11th 2023. The curtains...

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Proud Picks for Pride Month 2023

Blue Linden, Web Manager
Published June 1, 2023

Justice High School, like many other schools, has a sizable queer population made up of students and staff. A decent portion of the Justice queer culture is taken up by queer media. Whether it’s books,...

Photo credit to Hindustan Times

Unrest in the Horn of Africa

Graham Sage, Staff Writer
Published May 31, 2023

WARNING: This article contains sensitive material regarding conflict and violence. Viewer discretion is advised. In April 2023, clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), led by General Abdel...

The Forensics Teams Success Isnt Debatable

The Forensics Team’s Success Isn’t Debatable

Samantha Schrecker, Staff writer
Published May 22, 2023

In one of the most successful years yet, the Justice High School Forensics Team secured their fifth Occoquan Region 6C Title, as well as having eight students qualify for the state competition. This team...

Justice Round The World: International Night Is a Success

Justice ‘Round The World: International Night Is a Success

Yohannan Gugsa and Dania Eldirdiri
Published April 30, 2023

Justice High School’s International Night took place on March 21st at 7 pm, where students showcased diversity at Justice High School. There were performances, traditional fashion displays from countries...

Art by Bee Primrose

Career Day Has Done Its Job

Allison Lopez-Moirenda, Staff Writer
Published April 27, 2023

Justice High School held their first Career Day on Thursday, March 2nd during the school day. The purpose of Career Day was for students to get a better understanding of what they plan on pursuing in...

Sports during Ramadan

Sports during Ramadan

Isra Yousif, Business Manager
Published April 26, 2023

Without food or water from dawn until sunset, Muslim athletes throughout Justice High School persevere in order to play a sport during the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic...

Eden Center Redevelopment

What is it?
Yohannan Gugsa, Editor-in-chief
Published April 14, 2023

40 years ago the Plaza Seven Shopping Center became Eden Center. The Eden Center has been voted “best shopping center” by Washington city paper 2 years in a row. The Center is filled with Vietnamese...

Art by Blue Linden

Diagnosed Chronic Absentee: How Justice Handles Attendance

Blue Linden and Lina Mohamed
Published March 22, 2023

Justice High School has fought for years to keep attendance high. According to the Department of Education, about 12% of students in Fairfax miss school for 15 days or more every year. In a school of...

Up in Lights: Broadway Desserts

Up in Lights: Broadway Desserts

Alexandra Buddendeck, Editor-in-chief
Published February 23, 2023

On Feb. 18th, Justice High School Choral Ensembles held its annual Broadway Desserts production, featuring songs from top musicals such as Hamilton, Grease, Dear Evan Hansen, and more. Guests sat down...

The Wolf Shack: Combating Food Insecurity

The Wolf Shack: Combating Food Insecurity

Tess Maloney, Managing Editor
Published February 21, 2023

On November 16th, 2022, the Justice PTSA officially opened the Wolf Shack - a school store and resource pantry. In an effort to provide essential resources that are easily accessible by the school community,...

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Justice High School mourns Lesly Diaz-Bonilla

Bee Primrose, Staff Writer
Published February 17, 2023

“Lesly was a beautiful angel who had many dreams to be a nurse,” Diaz Argueta, the father, wrote. A stylized heart with wings, with the text "in loving memory of Lesly" sits on a white background.  “Sadly...

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