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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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Jan. 2021 – News brief

Local: Henrico County Public Schools has recently informed teachers and staff that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available to them as part of phase 1B of distribution. With the return to in-person learning delayed, the goal is to get all teachers and staff vaccinated before then to ensure their safety.  Specific dates and details for […]

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Everything you need to know about the school’s decision for the third and fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 school year

Please note that this information is subject to change and this story will be modified as needed to reflect the decision of the county regarding the return to school. On Oct. 22, the Henrico County School Board voted to give families the option of choosing an in-person or virtual school for the third and fourth […]

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Drive through parade brings school spirit during COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 circumstances this year, Godwin’s Homecoming game and dance were unable to occur. Although students did not get their traditional Homecoming, Godwin’s students and staff were not going to let their community down. Instead of a Homecoming dance, students and teachers created a drive through parade. In past years, Godwin has always had […]

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News Brief: Dec. 2020 by Shannon Casey and Sarah Burnett

Eagles News: On Nov. 16, the Henrico County Public School board came out with new information regarding the return to in-person classes. In response to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases, Henrico County delayed the expansion of in-person learning for younger students. Originally, Pre-K through second graders were supposed to return on Nov. 30, but […]

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Analysis: A look into Virginia’s Election Day results and what it tells us about the future

On the night of Nov. 3, the presidential election in Virginia was called for the Democratic candidate Joe Biden, and the former Vice President laid claim to all of the state’s 13 electoral college votes. According to the Virginia Department of Elections, Biden won Henrico County by a margin of around 29 percent—or 53,000 votes—but […]

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Godwin’s library goes virtual

Stocked with an assortment of books, printers, and other materials, the Godwin library provides students with resources and a place to spend time during school. The pandemic, however, has forced the library to move to a completely virtual format and to conduct all their otherwise in-person events over Microsoft Teams. To adjust to this new […]

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Guidelines and tips for Virginia voters- By Shrinidhi Kittur and Brooke West

On April 12, Governor Ralph Northram signed sweeping new bills into law aimed at expanding access to voting in the state of Virginia. These laws took effect July 1 and repealed the state photo ID requirement, declared Election Day a state holiday, implemented automatic voter registration through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and […]

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Godwin installs new bleachers – By Kate Orensky and Adam Johnson

Over the summer, new bleachers were installed in the main gym at Godwin High School. The faculty of Godwin decided it would be in everyone’s best interest to install new ones as the old bleachers were original to the school, dating back to 1980, and were not compliant with the standards of the Americans with […]

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KILLIUS NAMED MVE

Each September, the Godwin community comes together to select a senior as the Most Valuable Eagle (MVE). Seniors are first nominated by their classmates. Students who receive the most votes are then voted on by teachers and faculty to select the winner.      Grace Killius has been chosen as the 2020-2021 MVE. The runners-up include Amal […]