Falcon Press News

  • August 27Calling all upcoming 9th graders: Falcon Fest will be held virtually on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
  • August 27Students return to school "virtually" on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
  • August 27A virtual peer tutoring service is now established for all middle/high school students. More info. to come.
  • July 2Stay tuned for updates regarding the upcoming school year.

Letters to the editor: Legalization of marijuana


February 27, 2020

Dear Editor, I disagree with the editorial because I feel that it will cause many more problems to occur. Legalizing marijuana can be very dangerous and can cause several people to die due to addiction. Therefore, it should be used for medical purposes only. -9th grader, Olivia H. Dear Editor, I agree that marijuana...

Letters to the Editor: College Admissions Scandal


April 5, 2019

Dear Editor, I completely agree that this, "Varsity Blue[s]" scandal needs to be put to a stop. The fact that the rich and wealthy were allowed to bribe schools in order to get their child into the school is [unjust]. No longer does hard work seem[s] to be the goal, instead; those who are wealthy get what they want while...

Letters to the Editor: fentanyl, crisis affecting teens


March 8, 2019

Dear Editor, I agree that overdoses are becoming a normal thing. When I hear about overdoses in the news, I don't even react anymore. More recently, people I know have been overdosing. I agree that teens get hooked after being peer pressured to try a drug at a party, and I also believe it is linked to athletes who are trying...

Letters to the Editor: VBCPS changes high school start time


January 14, 2019

Dear Editor, I don't think that Virginia Beach City Public Schools should start school at a later time. I feel that it would only complicate things and make them worse. I think students would get the wrong idea by thinking they have more time to sleep, so they stay up later. It also makes it harder to get little siblings...

Letters to the Editor: ‘screenagers’, becoming the new normal


November 28, 2018

Dear Editor, I agree with your argument about how although, these achievements are beneficial to society, they can be detrimental to our mental health if overused. It was interesting to me that you pulled the facts about suicide rates because I did not realize that they skyrocketed so recently. I would’ve guessed that i...

Letters to the editor: Juuling remains popular among teens


October 19, 2018

Dear Editor, I agree Juuls are a harmful form of smoking that could have unknown effects on the body. Juuls are as addictive, if not more, than regular cigarettes. The nicotine salts don't leave an uncomfortable feeling like traditional cigarettes, creating a false sense of security. The nicotine salts are also absorbed at...

Letters to the editor: What can we do to prevent school shootings?

Audrey McGovern, Editor-In-Chief

April 6, 2018

Dear Editor, I completely agree with every single opinion you placed in this editorial. I believe it is so unreasonable that today's society looks at school shootings as a normal occurrence. Like you stated in your article, no shooting situation should be normal. As I was reading this, my heart skipped a beat when I saw that...

Letters to the editor: Alexa, friend or foe?

Audrey McGovern, Editor-In-Chief

February 14, 2018

Dear Editor, I disagree, I understand people being uncomfortable with the recordings, but their going to a server like you said.   It's not like an agent is going to listen in on your conversation about how work was.  I'd say if your the small percentage of the population who is a criminal or a politician you should be...

Letters to the Editor: Juuling

Audrey McGovern and Ryanne Davidson

December 14, 2017

Dear editor, I agree with the editorial. I believe it highlights the harmful effects of frequent juuling and spreads awareness of the new, potentially harmful drug. I think it’s too early to see the effects of juuls and if they are anything like cigarettes they can be devastating towards young, developing brains. Although...

Letters to the Editor: DACA

Audrey McGovern, Editor-In-Chief

September 26, 2017

Dear Editor, I strongly agree with the claim that President Trump should not end the DACA program, which is expressed by the author of this article. Children under the age of 15 cannot even make their own decisions. Many children were brought here illegally, yes, but by their parents. They did not make the decision to immigrate...

Letters to the Editor: Betsy DeVos

March 21, 2017

Dear Editor, I think that Betsy DeVos does not have what it takes to be the Secretary of Education. She does not have what it takes because she doesn't know what its like to be in a public school. She does not know what it is like to be in a middle-lower class family and not have enough money to send your children to public...

Letters to the Editor: drunkorexia

December 14, 2016

Dear Editor, Although “Drunkorexia” may seem to be a legitimate reason as to why people are getting drunk faster, it shouldn’t be pinpointed as the only reason why this is happening to people. So many other things play into it. These are choices that able bodied people make. The decision to go out on an empty stomach...

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