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Student Spotlight: Austin Shea

Student Spotlight: Austin Shea

Megan Gillespie, staff writer

November 5, 2018


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

Senior Austin Shea, a.k.a. the “Describer,” has become quite popular on SoundCloud. His hit “You Left While I Was Sleeping” has over 82,000 listens. His most recent song “Falling” - which features junior Camille Denny - has around 2,500 listens. “I’ve always enjoyed listening to...

A left-handed view on the world

Adriana Agic, Staff Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Being left-handed has it’s advantages; you’re a rare breed (10 percent of the world is left handed), people usually assume you’re creative, and our 44th President was left handed! What’s it really like being left-handed in a right-handed world? Growing up left-handed is a bit harder than growing...

The different types of parents

The different types of parents

Adrianna Agic, staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

Have your mom and dad ever been too protective of you? Did they allow you to walk across the street alone at a young age? Have they ever embarrassed you because they came rushing to you with a first-aid kit when you scraped your knee? Perhaps they fall into one of the categories below! Helicopter...

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is actually good – here’s why

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is actually good – here’s why

Adriana Agic, staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Opinion, Reviews, Student Life, Top Stories

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is actually good - here’s why ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ may seem eerie, odd, or even a bit disturbing because of its trailers or even some reviews that it’s received. However, it’s actually a very interesting movie, and here’s why. The El Royale is...

Is taking a gap year a good idea?

Is taking a gap year a good idea?

Mercer Thomas, staff writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

For many students, the next step after high school is college, but some take an extra step. A growing trend in the United States is a gap year, traditionally taken before your first year of college. A gap year gives students a chance to get away from the school environment and pursue something they are...

Best neighborhoods for a scary good Halloween

Saousane Bejjaji, staff writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page

Trick-or-treating is just around the corner! In less than two weeks, you’ll be going door-to-door, filling your pillow cases with candy. Here are the two best places to be on Halloween. Old Westbury Old Westbury is a lovely, colorful neighborhood south of Reston. They’ve got the most holiday...

“Hurricane Cowboy”

Rhea Braganza, staff writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features

“Hurricane Cowboy” Patrick Mckann (a Virginia horse trainer) and a group of friends went into Hurricane Florence earlier this month to rescue animals. Mckann said they rescued six horses, two donkeys, about 14 guinea fowl and lots of chickens that were threatened by the hurricanes waters of Florence. This...

Art in the parking lot

Art in the parking lot

Vanessa Melendez, staff writer

October 1, 2018


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

For the first time ever, SLHS seniors were given the opportunity on September 22nd and 29th to paint their parking spaces between 10am and 3pm. This was an opportunity for the class of 2019 to show off their creativity and individuality through their parking spaces. What started off as last year’s...

Cutting the Clock: Youth Curfew

Cutting the Clock: Youth Curfew

Ben Zalles, staff photographer and writer

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Over the years, the topic of youth curfew laws have sparked widespread debate regarding both its effectiveness in the community, and whether or not it is constitutional. Youth curfew laws are typically defined as ordinances that prohibit people under 18 from being in public or business owned areas from...

Superpowers in the real world…is it possible?

Superpowers in the real world…is it possible?

Kristina Schwarzkopf, staff writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Usually the really cool powers are strictly for Hollywood, but as humans we can have something close also known as ESP or Extrasensory Perception defined as all that involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the senses and not deducible from previous experience....

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