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“Do you guys have Thanksgiving in Italy?”

“Do you guys have Thanksgiving in Italy?”

Sara Marzaro, staff writer

November 27, 2018


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

This is the most common question I was asked in the last three weeks, and the answer is no, we don’t (unfortunately). Though Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to have delicious food and to reunite families and friends, the origin and the meaning of the feast is what fascinates me most. In 1621,...

Students and self esteem

Daphne Ngo, staff writer

November 15, 2018


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

Many students struggle with low self esteem; it’s practically a given part of high school at this point. The stress of a constant workload certainly doesn’t help stress in other areas of life. The ever-present strain students put on themselves has negative consequences in itself. What if their grade...

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Vanessa Melendez, staff writer

November 14, 2018


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

The International Club’s goal is to introduce students cultures from around the world. The different festivities, clothings, foods, and holidays that each country has to offer. Their first meeting was a success. They introduced us the wonders of Diwali, celebrated in India. A holiday that is enjoyed...

Studying in Germany: new opportunities for students

Sara Marzaro, staff writer

November 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

There are many reasons why students study abroad. Spending time in a foreign country allows them to learn a foreign language, exercise independence, make new friends, broaden their own horizons, discover new cultures, and view things from a different perspective. It also enables them to break away from...

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...

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