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“I Am ShowJoe”

“I Am ShowJoe”

Taylor Anderson, staff writer

January 17, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

South Lakes junior Joseph Dagbe, otherwise known as “Showjoe,” has taken an interest to the world of music. The football and basketball star decided one day to experiment in lyric writing with little expectation of it ever going beyond him and his friends. The young creator’s highest intentions...

James Harden in conversation for offensive GOAT

James Harden in conversation for offensive GOAT

Joseph Brotemarkle, staff writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Sport Updates, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

James Harden, star guard for the Houston Rockets, is now considered by some as the “Greatest of All Time” (GOAT) amongst basketball offensive players. Harden is averaging 34 points and 9 assists per game this season. A big game changer this season was having all-star point guard Chris Paul - which...

Cincinnati Bearcats win the 2018 Military Bowl

Cincinnati Bearcats win the 2018 Military Bowl

Maddy McFarlin, staff sports writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Sport Updates, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends, Uncategorized

The Virginia Tech Hokies went up against the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Military Bowl, which took place in Annapolis, Maryland on December 31, 2018, Virginia Tech Hokies vs Cincinnati Bearcats. The Military Bowl is an annual postseason game (put on by the NCAA since 2008) that is between two Division...

Falls Church first grader wins 2019 Doodle for Google contest

Falls Church first grader wins 2019 Doodle for Google contest

Rhea Braganza, staff writer

January 13, 2019


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

Sarah Gomez-Lane, a first grader from Falls Church, Virginia, is this year’s winner of the annual Doodle For Google contest. Her dinosaur drawing was featured on Google January 8th. This year's theme for the students was “What inspires me…” "The things on my doodle are my favorite dinosaurs....

The rise of basketball influencers on social media

The rise of basketball influencers on social media

Marc Goldstein, staff writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Sport Updates, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

Social media has had a huge impact on sports, especially basketball. When it comes to Instagram followers, b-ball players lead the way among professional athletes. At 45.8 million, Lebron James has the highest follower count at 45.8 million; other prominent basketball players have well over 10 million...

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for students

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for students

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, SLHS Updates, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

1. Get more sleep: Although it sounds impossible for a high school student, getting more sleep is crucial for long-term success and your health. Also, getting extra sleep is great! 2. Stop doubting yourself: Saying, “I can’t do this,” “There’s no point,” etc. will only hold you back from...

The history of ice skating: how it became a beloved sport

The history of ice skating: how it became a beloved sport

Izzy Abondanza and Maddy McFarlin, staff writers

January 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

Figure skating is one of the things that people wait for the most when the winter season comes around. In most towns, you’ll find an ice skating rink that people frequent when it gets cold outside. However, although many people go ice skating, few know the unique history of it. The first recorded...

Amazon opens new headquarters

Amazon opens new headquarters

Birk Slothouber, staff writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

In September 2017, Amazon set off a competition for which city would host its second headquarters, and local governments across the United States and Canada went to great lengths to become the host city. Perhaps the most egregious example is Chicago, whose mayor offered to let the Amazon Corporation...

Holiday special: a newspaper-centric gift guide

Holiday special: a newspaper-centric gift guide

Helen Ehrlich, news editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

DIY Newspaper wreath 1.) Trace around a plate (circular) to make a base on a sheet of paper 2.) Trace around a smaller plate(circular) onto the center of the first plate you traced 3.) Using a craft blade or scissors cut out the outer circle, then the inner, you can recycle the inner circle, the o...

Why VSCO is valuable

Why VSCO is valuable

Brooke Snyder, staff writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories

VSCO - the app that is used for editing and sharing pictures - has become popular, mostly amongst teenage girls that like to share their favorite pictures with friends or the VSCO community. You can use VSCO to edit your pictures with different filters, colors, and themes. There are different variations...

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