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Post Winter Break FCPS COVID Policy Update

Taylor Anderson, Co Editor in Chief January 20, 2022

In light of recent spikes in COVID-19 cases over the holiday break, Fairfax County Public Schools have released updated policies regarding quarantine and isolation requirements for students and staff.  Return...

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How to Lend a Helping Hand, or Paw, These Holidays

Heidi Gilman, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

As we leave the holiday season, and enter the new year, let's take some time to give back to pets searching for loving homes in shelters all over Fairfax County. Animals such as dogs, cats, birds and guinea...

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Elementary schools still giving mask breaks as the temperature drops

Madeline Miller, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

In FCPS, elementary school students are given an outdoor mask break, but is it getting too cold to do this?   Since schools have gone back in person, FCPS has decided to allow only elementary...

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With Omicron on the Rise, What Mask Should Be Worn?

Heidi Gilman, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

With over 1.32 million cases of Covid-19 raging through the United States, it’s important to know how to protect oneself and others from getting infected. Masks are critical in mitigating the spread...

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Ride On! South Lakes Students Explore Unique Sports through Horseback Riding

Marc Goldstein, Editor in Chief December 29, 2021

In most sports, collaboration and teamwork are staples regardless of the arena. Arguably, there is no sport that requires the same amount of trust and partnership as horseback riding. The sport has grown...

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Flu vs. Covid-19 in 2021

Paige Paulikonis, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

As time goes on, society continues to see the long lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. During the 2020-21 seasons, people were doing everything they could to stay safe from the virus. This included...

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The Reston Supercharger Space Mural

Kit Machida, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

A mural has arrived at the Reston Tesla Supercharging station and, painted by public and residential art contractor, Jack Pabis, depicts a Tesla electric car cruising in front of the Earth, through space....

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Part Time English Teacher, Part Time Pilates Pro

Chloe Baker, Co-Student Life Editor December 9, 2021

Humans of South Lakes, every Seahawk has a story.   There are two places you are most likely to find Ms. Small. The English hallway at South Lakes High School, and the pilates studio, Club Pilates...

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Gifts to Buy Your Indecisive Loved Ones

Emmalina Sjapeki, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

What to get that person who says they don't know what they want... The holidays are fast approaching, and consumer culture is reaching its peak. Everyone loves receiving gifts, but the season also places...

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We tried Schoology. Students and teachers want Google Classroom back.

Emmalina Sjapeki, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Students and teachers have had to deal with many unprecedented changes since returning to school this year. One of the major differences of the 2021-22 school year is the transition from Google Classroom...

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