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The FHS View

The FHS View The official student newspaper of Flint Hill School. Executive Staff:

Editors-in-Chief: Adam Hillman and Nicholas Magdits
Managing Editors: Jack Lovelace and Alexandra Magdits
Copy Editors: Jayna Patel and Sonia Schmidt
Advisors: Mrs.

Aimee Lee and Mr. Travis Shedd

Operating as usual

One student shared his opinion on bilingualism.
02/14/2017
“Speak American”

One student shared his opinion on bilingualism.

One of my most defining features is my love for languages. I grew up speaking the Spanish my immigrant parents taught me, learned English in pre-kindergarten, and took up French when I got to Flint Hill. The plurality of language and its importance in my life are certainly invaluable parts of my dev...

Flint Hill responds to this year's presidential election.
12/02/2016
Flint Hill responds to this year’s presidential election

Flint Hill responds to this year's presidential election.

The past few weeks have been taxing for Americans across the nation. Election season is a turbulent time in any case, and this year’s was no exception. As the pool of candidates leveled out to representatives of the center-left and far right, the country found itself split in a stark divergence betw...

Leading up the start of the season, the Boys Varsity Basketball team looks to prove their doubters wrong.
12/02/2016
Boys Varsity basketball team craves another shot at MAC title

Leading up the start of the season, the Boys Varsity Basketball team looks to prove their doubters wrong.

For the first time in a few years, the Flint Hill boys varsity basketball team enters the 2016-2017 season with a hunger; a determination to disprove those who have already counted them out. In a Mid Atlantic Conference (MAC) of Division I basketball signees, Washington Post-ranked teams, and elevat...

Flint Hill's Model UN traveled to The University of Virginia for VAMUN, an annual Model UN conference.
12/02/2016
Flint Hill’s Model UN takes on UVA

Flint Hill's Model UN traveled to The University of Virginia for VAMUN, an annual Model UN conference.

This year, after leaving school early on Friday, November 18, fourteen Flint Hill students began their holiday break by traveling to the University of Virginia and participating in its annual Model United Nations Conference. Each student was tasked with taking on a role, either as the representative...

Flint Hill's Upper School Campus undergoes many changes in order to better cater to students' needs.
10/06/2016
Upper School campus gets a makeover

Flint Hill's Upper School Campus undergoes many changes in order to better cater to students' needs.

Returning students might have noticed that a few changes had taken place on the Upper School campus while they were gone. Over the summer, Flint Hill’s facilities staff worked with the building’s original architect, Leon Chatelain III, to design a more effective and accommodating learning and social...

Editor and senior Jack Lovelace offers suggestions on how to better our school's theatre program by promoting musical th...
10/06/2016
The Flint Hill Community craves more musical theater

Editor and senior Jack Lovelace offers suggestions on how to better our school's theatre program by promoting musical theatre classes, stressing the importance of students' exposure to an interdisciplinary program.

Every two years, the Upper School Music and Theater Departments collaborate to put on a musical. The “musical” years bring excitement and a unique energy to the Flint Hill atmosphere. Between the performances and rehearsals, however, the Upper School offers few overlaps in the interdisciplines of mu...

Flint Hill seniors attend prestigious Governor's School programs over the summer and come back home enriched by the expe...
10/06/2016
Flint Hill seniors improve their skills at Virginia Governor’s Schools

Flint Hill seniors attend prestigious Governor's School programs over the summer and come back home enriched by the experience.

Seven accomplished Flint Hill seniors attended Virginia Governor’s School programs during the summer of 2016, using that time to learn more of a field about which they are passionate, with the goal of bringing their new knowledge and experiences back to school with them in the fall. These students w...

On the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Flint Hill students and faculty hold a solemn flag-planting ceremony o...
10/06/2016
Flint Hill gathers to embrace a day of remembrance

On the fifteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Flint Hill students and faculty hold a solemn flag-planting ceremony on honor of the victims and their families.

On September 12, the Flint Hill Upper School community assembled in the gym to remember a day of terror, alarm, bravery, and hope. Upper School students and faculty alike participated in a touching ceremony that recalled the tragedy and unadulterated valor of 9/11. As the Upper School choir perform...

Under an agreement reached by the administration and the SCA following input from students at open forums, only those wh...
05/04/2016
Flint Hill revamps student presidential election process

Under an agreement reached by the administration and the SCA following input from students at open forums, only those who have held prior leadership roles at Flint Hill are eligible to run for SCA's highest offices: Vice President and President.

http://www.fhsview.com/news/2016/04/28/flint-hill-revamps-student-presidential-election-process/

With elections for student body president and vice president just around the corner, the Student Council Association (SCA) has reformed the voting process for the 2016-2017 school year by adding a “leadership” requirement for the organization’s top roles. The SCA, under current President Justin Sale...

"Flint Hill is one of the only schools in the area (that I’ve heard of) that has a council dedicated to protecting and e...
02/23/2016
Enough.

"Flint Hill is one of the only schools in the area (that I’ve heard of) that has a council dedicated to protecting and encouraging the inclusivity of and respect for the community’s diverse cultures, ideas, orientations, etc. Many students wonder why we need such a thing if it’s not a visible problem at our school, but that’s really the point. If we don’t work out the small problems in our community, bigger, more serious problems will soon arise."

In this op-ed piece, Nicholas Magdits offers his views on racism, homophobia, and other forms of prejudice at an institution that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, and offers thoughts on the positive progress being made.

Notice: Upon further investigation, it was determined that some of the events alleged by some students in an earlier version of the article were inaccurate. A portion of this article has been removed in an effort to prevent misinformation in light of an administrative investigation into their circumstances.

When I was interviewed by the Flint Hill admissions office as a rising ninth grader, they emphasized the four core values of our community: respect, responsibility, honesty, and compassion. Almost three years into my career at this school, I’m finding that, as much as we would like everybody to live…

UPDATE: all has been cleared and everyone is okay, accounted for, and free to return to the building. Fire trucks had ar...
12/11/2015

UPDATE: all has been cleared and everyone is okay, accounted for, and free to return to the building.

Fire trucks had arrived on Flint Hill's Upper School campus after fire alarm went out at about 2:35. Administrators had told students that it was not a drill.

"Though I do realize that the acknowledgement of this holiday is fun and vital to its joyous spirit, in this early celeb...
12/02/2015
Flint Hill students ponder whether Christmas comes too early

"Though I do realize that the acknowledgement of this holiday is fun and vital to its joyous spirit, in this early celebration, it seems as if we have lost track of another important holiday deserving recognition—Thanksgiving."

For, as soon as Halloween ended, nearly two months before Christmas Day, there were already Christmas decorations in stores, and Christmas music began to play on radio stations.

Even when visiting a middle school classroom in which students just finished taking a test, Headmaster John Thomas recou...
11/21/2015

Even when visiting a middle school classroom in which students just finished taking a test, Headmaster John Thomas recounts hearing them say something he considers to be uniquely Flint Hill.

"One of the most significant things that hit me when I started here is that when you finish class and go to wipe the board, a lot of times when you hear students leaving, they’re not saying goodbye, they're saying ‘thank you.’"

Read more of Mr. Thomas's interview as part of The View's new "Humans of Flint Hill" series: http://www.fhsview.com/features/humans/2015/11/21/introducing-humans-of-flint-hill/

Concluding a great year with next year's 2015-2016 Editors-in-Chief: Priya Gill '16 and Arman Azad '16! And of course, o...
05/22/2015

Concluding a great year with next year's 2015-2016 Editors-in-Chief: Priya Gill '16 and Arman Azad '16! And of course, our amazing faculty advisor, Ms. Robin Goldstein!

Every county in BLUE is closed for weather on Wednesday, February 18. Flint Hill has decided NOT to close tomorrow, and ...
02/18/2015

Every county in BLUE is closed for weather on Wednesday, February 18. Flint Hill has decided NOT to close tomorrow, and is represented by the green dot on the map.

Seniors Jack Jenet, left, and Zane Homsi, right, were the DJs at the Winterfest dance, marking the first student-hosted ...
01/31/2015

Seniors Jack Jenet, left, and Zane Homsi, right, were the DJs at the Winterfest dance, marking the first student-hosted event.

A blanket of snow greeted students and faculty this morning
01/28/2015

A blanket of snow greeted students and faculty this morning

AP French students sent this photo to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. in a show of solidarity with the country fo...
01/12/2015

AP French students sent this photo to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. in a show of solidarity with the country following the Paris terror attacks.

A snowy day on campus as FCPS decided not to delay or close schools. At 9:30 AM, many students were still stuck on the r...
01/06/2015

A snowy day on campus as FCPS decided not to delay or close schools. At 9:30 AM, many students were still stuck on the roads. A winter storm warning was issued for Fairfax and Loudon counties at 9:00, and snow continues to fall. Students will not be penalized for tardies or absences.

Flint Hill follows Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) for school closings and delays. Earlier this morning, FCPS issued an apology on their website after reports of numerous student accidents, writing "We apologize for the difficulties the weather caused this morning."

"The decision was made with the best information we had very early this morning," FCPS said. "Needless to say, the conditions were far worse than anticipated."

Happy New Year from The View staff!
01/01/2015

Happy New Year from The View staff!

Round up 2014 with some of our favorite stories of the year! "Allie Fellows elected first female SCA president in 10 yea...
01/01/2015

Round up 2014 with some of our favorite stories of the year!

"Allie Fellows elected first female SCA president in 10 years": http://www.fhsview.com/archive/2014/10/30/allie-fellows-elected-first-female-sca-president-in-13-years/

"Serving up a sweet message":
http://www.fhsview.com/archive/2014/10/30/serving-up-a-sweet-message/

"With addition of new administrative position, huskies strive for diversity":
http://www.fhsview.com/archive/2014/09/25/huskies-strive-for-diversity-with-addition-of-new-administrative-position/

"David Egan: A beacon of hope for those with Down syndrome": http://www.fhsview.com/archive/2014/09/25/david-egan-a-beacon-of-hope-for-those-with-down-syndrome/

(Photo Credit: Arman Azad)

With multiple MAC, ISL, and state victories, fall sports at Flint Hill had a decidedly successful season.
12/01/2014

With multiple MAC, ISL, and state victories, fall sports at Flint Hill had a decidedly successful season.

According to our most recent poll, Huskies really seem like their Pumpkin Pie. Happy Thanksgiving from The View staff!
11/27/2014

According to our most recent poll, Huskies really seem like their Pumpkin Pie.

Happy Thanksgiving from The View staff!

SOCIAL MEDIA: In the first hour following the release of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, Flint Hill stude...
11/26/2014

SOCIAL MEDIA: In the first hour following the release of the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, Flint Hill students sent a total of 473 public tweets referencing the Michael Brown case.

The sun sets over an emptying parking lot as students embark on their week-long Thanksgiving break. (Photo Credit: Arman...
11/21/2014

The sun sets over an emptying parking lot as students embark on their week-long Thanksgiving break.

(Photo Credit: Arman Azad)

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