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The tradition of Black History month started in 1970 after being proposed by Black educators and students at Kent State University. It was intended as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. A major part of the month is the recognition that Bl…

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“Here I am. The man with the flag.” So starts Vincent Xavier Palathingal’s Youtube video in which he ‘explains, but does not apologize for’ his decision to wave the Indian national flag at the Capitol Hill protest last Wednesday.

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Virtual school is the opposuite of an ideal situation. Parents are struggling. Teachers are struggling. Students are falling behind. But COVID cases are surging. In October, Fairfax County Public Schools announced that “Group 5” (kindergarteners, students in the Head Start program and pre K …

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Sheila A. Olem has been elected Mayor of the Town of Herndon for the 2021-2022 term. Olem has served on the Herndon Town Council since 2010, most recently as Vice Mayor. She succeeds Lisa C. Merkel, who had served as the town’s Mayor since 2012 and did not seek reelection in 2020. The six To…

November presents the opportunity, as a country and as individuals, to reflect on our country’s direction and then exert our power of choice through a vote. As of this writing, the Presidential election outcome is unknown, but we know that the arts are a vital part of our local, state, and n…