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The Dangers of Social Media

The Dangers of Social Media

Tanner Hoyal, Guest Writer

September 9, 2019

Students at Williamsburg are no stranger to social media. Sites and apps such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter dominate our daily lives. As of March 2019, there are over 1.5 billion daily Facebook users. That’s a huge percentage of the entire world population. With so many people on Facebook...

Back-To-School Trends, 2019

Back-To-School Trends, 2019

Aryka Stump, Journalist

September 9, 2019

Now that the summer of 2019 has come and gone, teens all over the world are heading back to school. This time of the year always brings on new trends that everybody wants to be part of, so I'm here to tell you about the biggest trends this semester: SOCIAL MEDIA Tik Tok     I'm sure all of yo...

Farewell to Mr. Reynolds: Quiet Confident Optimism

Farewell to Mr. Reynolds: Quiet Confident Optimism

Sophie S., Journalist

May 2, 2019

We sit in classrooms, not the conventual sense, but through the highly debated blackboard and zoom rooms. From the outside, it may seem like a guarded way of learning, but our mentors have cultivated an environment where students are proud to speak on behalf of their beliefs. Mr. Reynolds didn’t...

The Presidency

The Presidency

Savannah Lorcher, Student Body President

April 21, 2019

Williamsburg matters. But do we, Burgers, know that? As Student Body President, I have had the unique opportunity to view Williamsburg from a vantage point and observe the many working parts that make this school operate. Throughout my term as President I’ve learned that Williamsburg matters for different...

Tanner Hoyal

Tanner Hoyal

Zoe King, Journalist

April 18, 2019

I first met Tanner in 7th grade Leadership. Full of energy and ideas, he was ready to conquer any challenge that came his way.  And I mean any. Seriously, on the very first day of class, our mentor, Ms. Miller mentioned that there would be a class presidency, and Tanner was the first to volunteer, and he a...

The Last Thoughts of a Graduating Senior

Jayden Longhurst, Journalist

April 15, 2019

7 minutes?! Yes 7 minutes. It may sound long but this is the plea and the encouragement of one whose life Williamsburg has touched. This is a rare glimpse at the heart of one of Williamsburg's graduating seniors. It is hoped that this will change your outlook, should you watch this production in it's...

The Benefits of Elevation

Jayden Longhurst, Journalist

April 8, 2019

Elevation ... what is it? What is this “thing” that one keeps hearing about after joining the Burger Universe? Even if you do know what Elevation is, you may be unsure if it is really a good fit for you. Elevation has many awesome things, many hard things, and a few things that could possibly...

Burger Beginnings to a Globe Trotting Nanny

Burger Beginnings to a Globe Trotting Nanny

Sophie S., Journalist

April 8, 2019

She sat on the plane her backpack containing all she required the next week. Organizing her stuff to assure she would meet the train and then the boat to get to her destination. This, necessary for her free-spirited sanity. Known across the world as Ms. Malia, she is jokingly referred to as ‘Malia...

The Phases of Life

The Phases of Life

Sophie S, Journalist

March 25, 2019

Graduation, the celebration that marks departing from one phase of life and entering another. Preschool and Kindergarten graduations pursed the heartstrings of parents as they mourned no longer having a ‘baby.’ Now, the real world is around the corner, putting student’s upbringing and education...

Up-And-Coming Author: Kenny Mears

Up-And-Coming Author: Kenny Mears

Daniel Hancock, Journalist

March 25, 2019

Kenneth Mears is a sophomore at LAU with a penchant for writing stories that influence people for good. He wrote the first draft for a book when he was just 11-years-old. He has been with Williamsburg Learning schools since 8th grade and has been a LAU ambassador since the 9th. In addition to writing,...

The Reality of College

The Reality of College

Victoria Gruen, Journalist

March 11, 2019

College. Everyone thinks about going. Most of us have been working towards that for a long time. Some of us are almost there. Of course! What else would we do? Our entire lives, we’ve been told to work towards that goal. Improvement is a part of the foundation of the ideals of America, and we’r...

A Postcard from Egypt

A Postcard from Egypt

Shamma Al Breiki, Journalist

March 11, 2019

After returning from our trip to Jordan last spring, our family was committed to discovering more of the Arab World. As Arabs ourselves, it seemed only right to explore the beautiful places from our culture. To travel and discover the hidden gems within them. And so, we embarked on a journey to the land...

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