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The Problems with Affirmative Action

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December 6, 2017

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...

From the Board: Forming counselor relationships helps during college process

June 12, 2015

Applying to college can be both a time consuming and stressful process. It involves writing essays, filling out background information, and getting recommendations while still maintaining first semester...

From the Board: ISIS

From the Board: ISIS
February 27, 2015

ISIS is an Islamic (Sunni) jihadist group that has rapidly become one of the most feared terrorist organizations in the world. The terrorist group controls a large area of land stretching from Syria’s...

From the Board: Late school start time causes controversy

November 21, 2014

The Fairfax County School Board voted on Oct. 23 in favor of later start times, a change to be enacted next year. High schools will start at a time to be announced between 8:00 and 8:10 a.m. Students will...

Final farewell: senior staff members reminisce on four years of newspaper

Senior staff members (from left to right) David Freeman, Sachi Jain, Charlotte Smith, Alexa Amster, Gargie Nagarkar, Kevin Gluck, Niki May, Sara Bolanos, Viviana Del Toro, Karolina Bohn, and Jessie Kreson pose in the publication lab.
June 16, 2014

As journalists, we have had the opportunity to question, observe, and react to events that have happened over the past four years. But besides that, we are seniors. We have been fortunate enough to live...

Students: take Mental Wellness Week lessons, activities to heart

Students: take Mental Wellness Week lessons, activities to heart
April 4, 2014

Ah, the beginning of the fourth quarter. We are now entering the final stretch of the school year and the most stress-inducing part of the year. The fourth quarter has it all, from IB tests to internal...

From the board: students must restrict cell phone use during classroom instruction

From the board: students must restrict cell phone use during classroom instruction
February 23, 2014

At the beginning of this school year, the administration loosened the rules of the Personal Electronic Device policy allowing for headphones and cell phone use during in the hallways. However, recent...

From the board: New school security policies promote ease of mind

From the board: New school security policies promote ease of mind
November 15, 2013

Within the past few years, schools across America have felt less secure with the increasing prevalence of school shootings and break-ins. Last week’s school lockdown created similar fear. No one...

Seahawk Seminar changes show potential but lack flexibility

Seahawk Seminar changes show potential but lack flexibility
October 16, 2013

In the past four years, South Lakes has used four different formats for fourth period. Ultimately, the latest change brought Seahawk Seminar back to its roots with fourth period split into two, following...

From the board: community college a decent choice for post-secondary education

From the board: community college a decent choice for post-secondary education
June 10, 2013

As they depart for the next chapter of their lives, seniors are making major decisions such as attending colleges and universities, pursuing careers, going to trade schools, or choosing community college. Northern...

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