There’s a New Superintendent in Town


If you haven’t heard already, Henrico County Public Schools has a new superintendent, Dr. Amy Cashwell. Before entering school administration, Dr. Cashwell was a former second and fourth grade teacher in Virginia Beach. She credited her interest towards education to her childhood experience of growing up in a military family. “We moved a lot which means I went to a lot of different schools and sometimes those transitions were challenging. It was nice to know that I had teachers and staff rallied around making me feel safe and welcome” she said. Her “affinity for teaching” ever since she was little was another key factor in why she became a teacher.

Dr. Cashwell went into administration with the help of the experiences she g…

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Jaguar Drama's Peter and the Starcatcher Preview

By: Abby Perkins

It’s that time of year for Glen Allen’s very own Jaguar Drama to put on another one of their pnuenomical fall plays. This year, Jaguar Drama will be putting on Peter and the Starcatcher, a fast-paced comedy telling the origin story of Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and other beloved characters we all know and love.

To give a brief overview: Peter, played by sophomore Brandon McKinney, is put on a ship called the Neverland with two other orphans; Prentiss, played by 11th grader Devin Alburger, and Ted, played by freshman Katie Burks. There the three boys meet Molly Aster, a starcatcher apprentice and begin a whirlwind adventure. Familiar faces such as Black Stache (Captain Hook), played by 10th grader Owen Rice, his right-ha…

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Girl Up Becomes Part of Glen Allen High

Girl Up is one of the newest clubs at Glen Allen High School for the 2018-2019 school year and is sponsored by Ms. Shevchuk and run by president Kathryn DeBusk. Senior Kat DeBusk, who is also involved Student Council, drama, BACK, and Model UN, said, “My friend Sarah was in Girl Up at Hermitage, so I looked into the idea and thought it would be really cool to start at Glen Allen.”

The club focuses on empowering women and there are over 50 members participating. DeBusk explains, “We try to bring awareness to the struggles that young women in developing countries face. We want to make sure girls around the world have access to medical care, education, sanitary and hygiene products, and more. Recently, we conducted a feminine hygien…

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The Richmond Folk Festival

The Richmond Folk Festival is one of Virginia’s largest events, drawing visitors from all over the country to downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront. The Festival is a free three-day event that got its start as the National Folk Festival held in Richmond from 2005-2007.

This year’s Richmond Folk Festival featured performing groups representing a diverse array of cultural traditions on seven stages.This year’s festival occurred from Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 15th, 2018.

Many groups came from places such as Turkey, Indonesia, New Mexico, and different parts of the United States. The festival also featured many different cuisines such as traditional ramen and grilled alligator. 

“The alligator tastes kind of like teriyaki…

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