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South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

Helen Ehrlich, News editor

December 20, 2019

After years of requests and negotiations, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) School Board has approved the implementation of menstrual sanitary products in school bathrooms. In the past, students have had to go to school clinics in order to retrieve products such as pads. With the introduction ...

Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students

Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

December 20, 2019

The Connector Bus is a system that runs throughout Fairfax County, and as of December 5, 2019, the buses have effectively switched to their Sunday schedule or completely stopped running, as a result of a driver-lead strike. It has 91 routes and goes to Metro stops, Town Centers, neighborhoods and high...

Midsummer at South Lakes

Midsummer at South Lakes

Taylor Anderson, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream took the South Lakes Auditorium under its magical spell the weekend of November 23, 2019. The talented cast truly did the script justice, portraying every whimsical and enchanting detail with maturity and charisma. Every character brought something truly unique ...

The Crash That Lasts

The Crash That Lasts

Taylor Anderson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Driving is one of the things most looked forward to by teenagers, and it seems like having a car is the end all be all for newly licensed 16 year olds. The freedom of it is exhilarating. As a new driver myself, many things have thrilled me about driving; getting a new car for instance has been a m...

Yara Bawab, The Captain and Goalie of the Field Hockey Team, Reflects on her Time at South Lakes

Yara Bawab, The Captain and Goalie of the Field Hockey Team, Reflects on her Time at South Lakes

Ryan Ertlschweiger, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Yara Bawab has been a part of the field hockey program here at South Lakes High School for four years, and she plays with passion and energy in all of her games. This past season was her senior year and she was the starting goalie and captain of the team. As the goalie and captain, she gained many le...

 The art of being thankful

 The art of being thankful

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

What does it mean to be thankful? It would take me ages to try and explain the importance of being thankful and how it impacts others. Webster’s dictionary defines the word “thankful” as “expressing gratitude and/or relief”. There are endless ways to express gratitude towards the people in...

Democratic control: a historic election in Virginia

Democratic control: a historic election in Virginia

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Virginia recently held one of the most important and competitive elections in the state’s entire 243 year history (you can read more about the weight of the election here). Virginian voters came out to vote in droves and flipped the legislature. For the first time in 26 years, Virginia is entirely blue. This ...

Best Thanksgiving Movies

Best Thanksgiving Movies

Adriana Agic, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving is only a few days away! Here are some movie recommendations to watch with your family for this joyful holiday.   A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973)  Notable stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers Synopsis: When Charlie Brown’s frie...

Seahawk Athletes: Where are they now?

Seahawk Athletes: Where are they now?

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Seahawk pride is talked about a lot in this community, but what does it really mean? The definition of the term that is shared in the South Lakes community is making good choices and being a good face for the community. That is exemplified in many different ways, but the former Seahawk athletes across ...

Early 2000’s Disney Stars: Where are they now?

Early 2000’s Disney Stars: Where are they now?

November 18, 2019

Over the years Disney Channel has changed greatly. Their movies and shows released today are very different from those released in the early 2000’s. With the new “Disney +” streaming platform soon to release, many fans have been curious where the cast’s of these movies are now. Here’s what t...

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