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Three black-owned small businesses to check out

Semicolon Book Store- https://www.semicolonchi.com/  Phenomenal Woman – https://phenomenalwoman.us/  People of Color Beauty- https://www.peopleofcolorbeauty.com/  Supporting black-owned small businesses helps support and maintain the strength of local economies and communities. Especially during these tough times, it is important to provide jobs and opportunities.   There are a variety of black-owned small businesses that sell and provide different products […]

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Sociology students meet the woman behind “Sands of Silence” documentary

As the second fastest growing, illegal industry in the world, garnering a profit five times that of Starbucks, Nike, and Google combined, the human and sex trafficking industry has become a worldwide epidemic. Sociology students, led by Godwin Social Studies teacher Anna Bryant, have dug deep into a unit on human trafficking and sexual exploitation […]

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Movies, books, and music to celebrate Black History Month

Movies: Hidden Figures  Hidden Figures is a biopic about three African American women in the 1960s and all their contributions to putting a man in space. Directed by Theodore Melfi and based on the nonfiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly, this movie showcases the forgotten stories of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan. While […]

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Godwin senior recognized as a top scientist

Over the course of high school, many students participate in science projects. Solving a problem, gathering information data, and analyzing data are all aspects of the experimental research process that many Godwin students are familiar with.  Current Godwin senior Fareed Sheriff knows the research process well. In fact, Sheriff was named a top 40 finalist […]

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Coming together to save Black Lives Matter murals

On May 25, 2020, many people witnessed the final moments of George Floyd’s life; his neck pinned under a Minneapolis police officer’s knee. His death, along with many others, ignited a worldwide movement of protests for equality and justice for Black Americans.  During the protests, stores were boarded up and the streets and many monuments […]

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Valentine’s Day treats for your vegan or vegetarian Valentines

POV: It’s Valentine’s Day, and you want to show off all of your new quarantine baking skills and make some cute Valentine’s Day treats, but your best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, or S/O is vegan. What even is a vegan and what can they even eat?  As alarming as being a vegan may sound, it’s really […]

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COVID-19 vaccine: our road to recovery

Having lived through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for the past year, the distribution of a vaccine comes as a relief for many Americans. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have received authorization for distribution.  This rapid vaccine development and distribution is the result of Operation Warp […]

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Fletcher takes new coaching position

Long time baseball coach and math teacher John Fletcher announced that he will be stepping down as head baseball coach before the 2021 season. Although Fletcher will no longer be coaching baseball at Godwin, he will continue to be involved in the sport, as he has accepted a head baseball coach position at Richard Bland […]

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Analysis: Amendment 1 and what it means for gerrymandering

“As early as the middle of the seventeenth century, the government of Virginia was a government of the tobacco planters, by the tobacco planters, and for the tobacco planters. Restrictions on the suffrage and distribution of representative seats secured their political dominance,” writes historian Brent Tarter in his 2019 book, Gerrymanders.  From the first gerrymandered […]

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Meet Godwin’s newest Eagle

While most teachers and students are accustomed to a classroom setting, the effects of COVID-19 have shut down schools across the country, preventing countless from connecting with one another. Yet many have remained optimistic for the future and its promising opportunities, including our new AP and Honors Biology teacher, Paige Springman. While this time may […]