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Reston hosts their 1st Pride festival

Reston hosts their 1st Pride festival

Leana Travis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

2018 is a monumental year for LGBTQ+ Restonions. On Saturday June 2, 2018, the Unitarian Universalist Church will be hosting Reston’s first Pride festival. The event is no surprise to those who know the caring, inclusive community of which Reston is comprised; it was just a matter of when. The...

The South Lakes 2018 Talent Show was a success!

May 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, News, SLHS Updates, Student Life, Top Stories

    On Friday May 11, leadership hosted the 2018 talent show! The night consisted of thirteen student performances that ranged anywhere from singing to a spoken word recitation. The acts were judged by celebrities guests, including Olympian Maame Biney, Survivor contestant and teacher...

Volunteer Opportunity: Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Volunteer Opportunity: Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Leah Weizman, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Student Life, Top Stories

          The eighth annual Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon will be this Sunday, May 13th. This triathlon is a student-led event coordinated by Amy’s Amigos and The Core Foundation. Kids ages 6-15 can participate in the race, and anyone can volunteer.     &nb...

Marie Sequeira’s Painting Highlights Corruption in the Pharmecutical, Health Industry

Marie Sequeira’s Painting Highlights Corruption in the Pharmecutical, Health Industry

Miranda Sandoval and Kristina Schwarzkopf

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, News, Student Life

     Activism at South Lakes comes in many different forms. Senior Marie Sequeira uses her art as a creative way to draw attention to an ongoing problem. She is currently creating a painting that sheds light on how pharmaceutical companies exploit ordinary people that struggle with mental...

The Problems with Affirmative Action

The Problems with Affirmative Action

Anthony Sun, staff writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Features, From The Board, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Affirmative Action has long been touted as a system that is meant to help end discrimination, yet it is fundamentally built on discrimination. Affirmative action holds people to different standards based on factors they cannot control, like their race. Such characteristics should be completely irrelevant...

Terraset Elementary School’s Recent Renovation

Terraset Elementary School’s Recent Renovation

Raphael Chambers, guest writer

June 6, 2017


Filed under Features, QRUs, Top Stories

Terraset Elementary, the school neighboring Langston Hughes and our own has recently undergone a major reconstruction.   Recently, I spoke to the principal, Lindsay Trout about her new school, its architecture, its environment, and its effect on the students and staff.   Mrs. Trout: When...

An insider’s perspective on Auto Tech

An insider’s perspective on Auto Tech

Ali Said, staff writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Features, QRUs, Top Stories

I had the opportunity of interviewing the only Autotech teacher, Mr. Magnusson. He is a teacher from Sweden who instructs Autotech 1-3. Ali:How long have you been teaching this course? Mr. Magnusson: Ever since I graduated from university, which has been a very long time. Ali: What is the most impo...

Halloween’s History

Halloween’s History

Leana Travis, staff writer

November 1, 2016


Filed under Features, Halloween 2016, Top Stories

Whether it’s the thrilling movies or the free candy, Halloween has something for everyone, but only a few people know how it came to be. It is known to be a holiday of creative costumes and chocolate enough to last months, but it hasn’t always been this way. It all began with a Gaelic Festival called...

QRU: Kaitlyn Smoot

QRU: Kaitlyn Smoot

Sophia Landeryou, staff writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under QRUs, Top Stories

Q: What do you teach?   A:  I teach Biology   Q: Where are you from?   A: Fauquier county, Virginia   Q: Have you had previous teaching experience?   A: Taught for 5 years in Fauquier   Q: What college did you attend?   A: Virgin...

Fairfax County Parks: Outdoors Can Be Fun!

Fairfax County Parks: Outdoors Can Be Fun!

Pramod Mamillapalli

September 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

In a world where teens can’t live without cell phones, it’s great to get to experience the outdoors without having to travel too far. Virginia is filled with many parks that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. For example, Riverbend park is right here in Fairfax County, which is pretty conveni...

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