We, The Saxon Scope, Apologize for a Lack of Clarity in Our Cover Art


The Editorial Board

 Dear Saxons, 

      Earlier today, January 12, we published the newest edition of the Saxon Scope. It featured an editorial that highlighted a greater need for inclusivity from the student community, with a special focus on the LGBTQIA+ network within Langley. This article highlighted the stories of LGBTQIA+ members in the context of harmful social trends and unclear FCPS legislation. 

      The center of the cover art includes a pride flag appearing to be set on fire. Under this image is a summary of the editorial, stating that “inclusivity is the key to creating a closer and safer community.” The hand on the left side of the cover, which represents the teachers picking up the pride flag, indicates that they are initiating inclusivity. The hand on the right side of the cover, which holds a lighter, represents the students who continue to disrespect LGBTQIA+ members. We realize that this cover can be interpreted differently, but we want to make it clear that the flag never touched the flame. 

      We are proud to support the LGBTQIA+ community and we, the Saxon Scope, sincerely apologize for the lack of clarity in our cover art. Our intention was never to disrespect the symbol of LGBTQIA+ members, as seen by the content within our editorial. Our goal was and continues to be, promoting inclusivity at our school. The Saxon Scope realizes the extent of our audience and we strive to talk about issues that are important to that audience: homophobia at Langley being one of those topics. We hope that this situation has made the student body think more about the effect of its actions. We hope that as you pick up this issue, you will also pick up the pride flag and join in our support for our classmates and friends. 


The Editorial Board