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Foodie and the Feast: satisfying lust for nachos

Gargie Nagarkar, online news editor

April 30, 2013

Lately, my body has been craving several different random food items, all unhealthy. First it was Five Guys fries, then nachos, and now cheese pizza. A couple days ago I satisfied my desire for fries and over the weekend I made some delicious nachos. Before venturing out to enjoy some pizza, I thought...

Niki’s Guide: define values

Niki May, staff writers

April 29, 2013

Personal values take a significant effort to define, especially at such a young age. However, it is an important step before the end of high school. Students struggle with expectations from parents and teachers to be the best at everything they do. In many cases, the aspects of life important to a...

Foodie and the Feast: Donuts: the devil in disguise?

Gargie Nagarkar, online news editor

April 16, 2013

During any morning event, such as the honor roll breakfast, one food item can always be found next to the bagels and orange juice: donuts. This deadly breakfast food contains about 35% to 40% of trans fat and can have as much as 300 calories in one donut. Excessive consumption of donuts can lead...

The Little Things: a trending sun

Rachel Rogers, online editor

April 11, 2013

If Mother Nature had a twitter, then she would tweet about the recent 90 degree temperatures, pollen, sweat, and shorts. It seems that the environment has switched directly from winter to summer, and many students have switched straight from jeans and jackets to shorts and tee’s, with no period in...

Niki’s Guide: keep emotion out of school

Niki May, staff writers

April 11, 2013

Emotion can often play a role in the ability to focus and thrive in a school environment. Although there are factors that control a student and his or her mood, there are ways to eliminate the severity of it. First, forgive and forget. Holding grudges against teachers or peers does not contribute...

Niki’s Guide: dress appropriately for school

Niki May, staff writers

April 9, 2013

Students getting a taste of summer this week need to be reminded that there is still one more quarter left in the school year. Though the weather deceives, it technically is still springtime and proper dress code should be noted. Many students will argue that booty shorts and tight skirts are not...

Niki’s Guide: compete to succeed

Niki May, staff writers

April 5, 2013

Compete to succeed. Often students are naturally competitive and use this drive to enhance their athletic performance. This same principle can be applied to academics as well. As long as it maintains a healthy level, students who compete with each other about grades can improve test scores as well...

Niki’s Guide: go to the library

Niki May, staff writers

April 3, 2013

Distractions can increase the difficulty level of completing homework. Doing homework sporadically with multiple breaks does not prove to be effective for some students. Though the South Lakes library is closed most of the time, Fairfax County libraries have quiet, clean work space that is available...

The Little Things: bunnies act as panaceas

Rachel Rogers, online editor

April 1, 2013

Returning to class after a long weekend is always hard, especially when faced with the looming end to the third quarter. Homework is important again, functioning before noon is essential, and students are expected to pay attention to something besides a television for multiple hours. The silver lining...

Niki’s Guide: create an action plan

Niki May, staff writers

April 1, 2013

Sunshine, friend time, beaches, and vacations have come to an abrupt halt. Now that spring break ended, students should feel refreshed and ready to take on the fourth quarter. This is the last stretch of the year. Finish third quarter strong to start the spring ahead. The amount of days left in the...

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