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Groundbreaking
School News
Groundbreaking
Bella Weslow, Staff Reporter • June 12, 2024

On May 16th, 2024, a monumental event occurred for the students and staff of the Arlington Career Center. At 2 pm, students and teachers left...

Latinas Leading Tomorrow at ACC
Clubs & Extras
Latinas Leading Tomorrow at ACC
Lary Renderos, Guest Reporter • June 12, 2024

Let’s zoom into the bustling hive of activity that is ACC (let's throw some props to our extracurricular buffet: from frisbee to D&D, there's...

Op Ed: A Call for Accelerated Learning in APS
Op Ed
Op Ed: A Call for Accelerated Learning in APS
Joseph Sparks, Guest Reporter • June 12, 2024

Dear Arlington Public Schools, As I prepare to begin my education at Princeton University next fall, I often look back and consider the impact...

Op Ed: Let’s Expand Restorative Justice in Virginia
Op Ed
Op Ed: Let’s Expand Restorative Justice in Virginia
Zack Dabrowski, Staff Reporter • June 12, 2024

Dear Barbara A. Favola, In one month, I will have graduated from high school and be ready for the next stage of my life. When I look back...

Acme Pie Company
Community & Beyond
Acme Pie Company
Zack Dabrowski, Staff Reporter • June 12, 2024

Acme Pie Co., located barely a block from the school, is one of the only pie shops within Arlington - and it’s also the best. Walking towards...

24 With ’24: Lydia Blackwell

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  1. How does it feel to be a senior in high school?
    • Super amazing!!!
  2. Favorite moment at ACC?
    • CTE Awards Night
  3. Best piece of advice you’ve received?
    •  “Don’t date anyone in high school” -Parker
  4. Advice you’d give to underclassmen?
    • Take DE Statistics, do your homework, and don’t date anyone!!!
  5. A person who supported you the most through high school?
    • My mom 
  6. Favorite core class you’ve taken and why? 
    • DE Statistics with Ms. Maskelony because it’s the gift that keeps on giving
  7. Favorite elective?
    • Carpentry II
  8. What is your senior experience (Capstone, internship, educational, etc.)  and how’s it going?
    • Educational, and it’s going epic
  9. Any advice on the senior experience that you want to share?
    • Capstone is overrated. Tell Ms. Coffman you’re doing an educational one and then do whatever you would have done anyway while skipping all the extra work.
  10. What grade did you enjoy the most?
    • All of them.
  11. What are you excited about for life after high school?
    • Working and College
  12. What is your top college choice?
    • Smith College
  13. What field are you planning on going into?
    • Physical Sciences (unspecified)
  14. What is something you can’t live without?
    • My imagination.
  15. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    • On a scientific research vessel off the coast of Japan, experimenting on eels.
  16. Where’s your favorite place to hang out in Arlington?
    • Tyrol Hill Park
  17. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
    • Antarctica. 
  18. Favorite extracurricular activity
    • Writing
  19. A song that you have on repeat?
    • I don’t listen to music, only the Count of Monte Cristo audiobook (47 hours long)
  20. Favorite movie or TV show?
    • Megamind
  21. What is your favorite meal?
    • Lasagna 
  22. What time do you go to bed on school nights?
    • 10pm
  23. What motivates you?
    • Fame and fortune
  24. What is your greatest achievement?
    • Not falling down the stairs at the NOVA graduation.

 

About the Contributor
Lydia Blackwell
Lydia Blackwell, Staff Reporter
Lydia is a sports reporter for the Chronicle and a senior at Arlington Tech. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing short stories. You can usually finding her walking in the woods or talking about thought experiments.