Due to colonization and the removal of Native Americans from their lands by force, Native American tribes across the country have been decimated culturally and economically. Tribes have always relied on the land they hold for a slight level of economic independence....Read More
On Thursday, December 8th, the art and music department put on a spectacular winter concert! Mr. Terrell, the art teacher put on a jaw dropping art display. There were pictures of snowflakes, Santa Claus, and candy canes throughout the auditorium....Read More
Are you late getting your Christmas shopping complete? Sounds much like thousands of people just a week before Christmas. Don’t panic, there is still time to put a smile on your child’s faces. There is no need to spend long hours in a mall and going from store to store looking for that special toy for that picky child.Read More
The entire Pre-K classes at Woodridge baked up goodies and sweets for the holiday season. Posters were displayed all over the school to announce delicious treats made by three and four year olds along with their parents. Home-baked goods will always sell best and taste best.Read More
Friendship Woodridge 7th and 8th graders wrote a letter to President Barack Obama explaining how the students felt about Columbus Day. Many scholars contemplated if there was even a point to write to President Obama. Why? He’s the president, and he may not get the letters or even reply....Read More
Have you ever wanted to be a soccer player? Well I’m here to show you how it works and how to play. You should always listen to your soccer coach and you should be respectful and be a good person....Read More
The VA DC (FLL) First Lego League took place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Friendship Collegiate High School. This years theme was “Animal Allies”. Teams explored the relationship between people and animals. Dozens of teams from Washington DC and Virginia came out to participate in this years FLL tournament with the theme Animal Allies....Read More
For the past few weeks, this question has been going through my head. Do we really need cell phones? Yes it’s great technology, but why? Over 92% of people in the United States own them. Yes, they are really useful, but do we really need them. I believe yes and no...Read More
On September 24, 2016, The National Museum Of African American History and Culture opened. It is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. There you will find almost 40,000 artifacts in the museum that highlight history, culture and community.Read More
We lost a beautiful soul recently due to cancer. Gwen Ifill is an award winning journalist, television newscaster and author. Gwen passed away from Breast and Endometrial Cancer on November 14, 2016....Read More
On October 11, 2016, all the 5th graders from Friendship Southeast Academy went to the African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington D.C. The museum was established by an Act of Congress in 2003....Read More
Story by Ayonlah Carter. Photos by Ayonlah Carter and Kori Johnson.
DEC. 16, 2016: What will the future of our country be? On November 2, 2016, Friendship Chamberlain participated in the Friendship school-wide “Mock Election” to vote for the best candidate. Each student watched two videos of the two candidates speaking about different topics such as gun laws, voting rights, and immigration. The videos were about one minute long with each candidate trying to convince the students to vote for him. Most of the students choose the student who represented Hillary Clinton because of what she stands up for and maybe because they like her ideas for the future of this generation and country. After the students at Chamberlain were done voting, they looked at the data and graphs about the voting decisions. Most the students were pleased about the results of who voted for whom because the student representing Hillary Clinton had more votes than the student who represented Donald Trump.
Then on election day, November 8, 2016, Friendship Chamberlain was chosen to be a real voting site. There were tons of people from the community waiting in line to vote. Everyone’s hopes and expectations were very high for Hillary Clinton to win this election. There was this woman with the biggest sign saying “#IMWITHHER”.
Unfortunately Donald Trump won the election. However, Hillary won D.C. with 96% of people voting for her and only 4% voting for other candidates. We don’t know what the future has in store for this country, but we should all continue to move forward and hope for the best!
We just got a new president, which means we are about to lose one…a FANTASTIC one at that. Barack Obama’s term is about to be over in a few months. Honestly and truly, he will be missed. His family has been so inspirational to Friendship and this country. Barack shows our community that you can be whatever you want to be no matter what race, color, or religion. Michelle Obama has been a positive role model to young ladies and gentlemen by setting an example of always seeing the good in bad situations. Michelle has been a great role model by helping children with her “Get Fit Program”. The program has each child exercise for 60 minutes a day and the data from 2008-2016 is outstanding. We are also impressed with her healthy foods and garden programs. This country owes the Obama’s an endless amount of love and support for all the good they’ve done for the past eight AMAZING years of their time running this country.
Ayonlah Carter is a seventh grade scholar and Kori Johnson is a fourth grade scholar at Friendship Chamberlain Academy.
“How can a man get raped? That’s ridiculous!” This disparaging comment is the reason why we don’t really talk about men being sexually assaulted. The victims feel a sense of degradation because they were overpowered, and their manhood was taken from them.Read More
The Electoral College is a system that tries to make votes in different regions of the US equal (keyword is tries) in order to elect the President of the United States. The system is a very risky way to elect our president and should be abolished.Read More
Trump has now become president and many Americans are in shock and disbelief. Several groups of people who already have limited rights are afraid of what Trump could do to America. These groups include minority races, the LGBTQ community, Muslims, and women. There is even an effort to impeach Trump before he officially takes office. This kind of extreme reaction has never been seen before—even in the 2000 election....Read More
Donald Trump has been elected our new president, and a lot of people are enraged. I can understand their frustration because a bigot has just became our leader. I strongly believe that Trump should not be president. And here are my reasons: he legitimizes racism, he is a terrible public figure, and he is just full of hate.Read More
Police should not have the right to do as they please just because they’re police. They are supposed to be there to help and serve—not to come at people who they think look like they are doing wrong. Just because they have authority and are supposed to protect the city or state, does not mean that people should have to suffer because of cruel-acting police....Read More
On, Wednesday November 17, 2016, Tech Prep’s BUILD program launched its first idea pitch competition. All BUILD participants were dressed in their business suits and dresses ready to present their ideas. All BUILD mentors came out to support us and judges were there to assess our pitches....Read More
On November 22, 2016, Jonathon Walker was driving a Chattanooga school bus and the bus ride ended in a tragic crash. The crash left five children dead and 12 children hospitalized. Walker was driving a normal route but the Chattanooga school bus accelerated down one road....Read More