AROUND THE BEND

Best of the Rest

Emily Schembs, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This week, I took the liberty of testing out mexican restaurants to bring you the best of the best. I traveled from Spotsylvania to Glen Allen to find top notch places for you to dine at and compiled a short list. Each place I...

Best Dishes

Emily Schembs, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Pre-made, Walmart brand, rotisserie chicken. The unskilled chef’s best friend. With this three pound hunk of delicious, roasted poultry and my article, you will change from being a competitor on “America’s Worst Cooks”...

Need a Ride? Grab A Bike!

Emily Schembs, Sports Editor

April 11, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Bike share programs are rapidly popping up, from the west coast to the east coast. There are hundreds of cities with the program. A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, as it is sometimes referred...

The Real Problem With Standardized Testing

Arrie Mann, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

When it comes to school, people usually think of mean girls, cliques, evil administrators, the ungodly amounts of homework, and of course, standardized testing. Well maybe standardized testing isn’t exactly what comes to mind,...

Vatican Veggies

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Recently the Pope Francis, aka Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has come into the spotlight with his farm. The farm is located in the hills of rural Rome, about an hour drive from the Vatican. This is also his summer residence named Castel...

Should FXBG Have A Bike Sharing Program?

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Bike share programs are rapidly popping up, from the west coast to the east coast. There are hundreds of cities with the program. A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, as it is sometimes referred...

Climate Change

Megan Becker, Op-Ed Editor

January 24, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Although climate change is undeniably real, with scientific evidence and many significant effects being seen, how climate change is caused is still a very controversial topic today. The difference between climate and weather...

I’m Not Lovin’ It

Emily Schembs, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

McDonald’s, a fast food restaurant that rakes in over $27 million per year, with a net worth of $104 billion. They sell food items from burgers, to salads, to their highly sought after Mcflurries (sometimes). With low prices...

No More Electives?

Laila Maxwell, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Most schools require that students take non-core classes in order to graduate. Most students take classes that do not interest them and do poorly in the end because they find the class boring or they slack off and lose focus. The...

Self Driving Cars

Justin Sexton, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In the past, there been both conspiracies and positive theories about self-driving cars. My view on this is negative, self-driving cars is a terrible idea, it is a bad idea for many reasons, one being because many people have...

The True Meaning of Christmas

Janae Rose, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Holidays, Opinion

What is the true meaning of Christmas? Growing up I asked myself if it’s the presents, the family gatherings, or the original belief of the birth of Jesus Christ. Many people celebrate Christmas differently, but in my home...

World War III?

Arrie Mann, Staff Writer

January 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With all the conflict going on between North Korea, Russia, and The United States, people are becoming more nervous and more convinced that some sort of disaster will soon strike. The disaster they’re talking about is the beginning...