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Les Miserables: Is It Worth It?

Les Miserables: Is It Worth It?

Liliana Owen, Journalist

November 25, 2019

Imagine a man, a holy priest, who has done nothing but good in his life. One day a criminal comes along and asks to stay the night. Being the good man that he was, he said yes. But when morning came, the man was gone, taking with him the priest’s most prized possessions: a silver tableware set, his last worldly treasure. The criminal was caught by the police and dragged back, where the priest was asked to confirm the man’s claim that it had been a gift. What does the priest do? Does he tell the truth and send the man to prison for life, or tell a lie and let the criminal go free, giving him a second chance at life?

Ruina Eius Terrae

Ruina Eius Terrae

Stephanie Campbell, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2019

The earth is gone, they say... there is nothing left. The scientists said this would happen. We kept things the same, we refused to change. In history class, we learn about animals and glaciers. We wear masks that teach us to breathe CO2. Dinosaurs never existed; there is no proof. Beaches are prohib...

Energy Profiling: The Personality System That Revolutionized My Family

Liliana Owen, Journalist

October 22, 2019

About four years ago, my family was kind of a mess. We weren’t very nice and understanding of each other, and we were being pushed to do stuff that was not very accepting of ourselves. Quite frankly, I did not love myself very much and did not accept my personality. I was constantly being pushed to be that social butterfly, the one that is friends with everyone. At that time, I had almost no friends. Social events were torture. I felt so left out, so alone, so unwanted by my peers. Then it all changed when my mom discovered and introduced my five siblings and me to Energy Profiling, a personality system created by Carol Tuttle.

The Importance Of Sleep

The Importance Of Sleep

Olivia Harris, Journalist

October 22, 2019

Today, people seem to have less time than ever before. Young people in particular lead very busy lives. When attempting to juggle education, social events, sports, and various other activities, sleep often gets put on a back burner. Many people feel that they just don’t have enough time to get the...

Gun Control: The REAL Problem

Gun Control: The REAL Problem

Treysen Anderson, Guest Writer

October 8, 2019

Alright. I’ll humor you. Let’s say it is the fault of the guns that these people are being murdered. From mass school shootings to gang brawls to hate deaths, in all of these cases the guns can and should be blamed for the bloodshed. After all, 14,000 people were killed in gun related incidents last year. Let us restrict, establish gun-free zones against, and even ban guns. And, following this same principle, all road fatalities brought to pass by texting and driving can and should be blamed on the phone. 40,000 people were killed by car wrecks, and roughly half of those were caused by phones, leading to a grand total of 20,000 deaths due to phones. However, in these cases, the phone is merely ignored and we continue on, warning and encouraging our communities to use their phones wisely, when we all know that phones should be restricted and we should establish phone-free zones to protect our citizens.

Inspiration Hour With Mr Ure: The Phases of a Williamsburg Semester

Inspiration Hour With Mr Ure: The Phases of a Williamsburg Semester

Liliana Owen, Journalist

September 23, 2019

On Friday, September 13th, Mr. James Ure joined us for Inspiration Hour to share with us “The Phases of a Williamsburg semester.” To start, he showed us a picture of himself when he graduated. You could see the pride and accomplishment in his eyes as he stood with his young family. He had graduated...

Shark Attack? Or Human Attack?

Shark Attack? Or Human Attack?

A.M Gilbert, Journalist

September 9, 2019

Many people believe that sharks are vicious predators that eat people at random and are a real threat we should be scared of every time we swim in the ocean. Rumours have been spread about how sharks kill hundreds of people each year. No matter how you look at it, sharks seem to be held as evil creatures ...

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...

Quitting his job to travel the world- story of a Williamsburg mentor

Quitting his job to travel the world- story of a Williamsburg mentor

Shamma Al Breiki, Journalist

April 18, 2019

Hello everyone! I recently got the opportunity to interview Mr. Gilbert, a mentor here at Williamsburg. Mr. Gilbert has been my leadership mentor for the past two semesters, and during this time he often shared stories of his adventures with all his students. I quickly came to realize how interesting...

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...

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...

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