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End of Quarter Panic

Belen Brown, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

End of quarter panic sets in at South lakes as final tests and assignments are looming. The end of the quarter is fast approaching, with less than a month left. This leaves many students impacted with...

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FCPS rules state Students can’t carry over-the-counter medicine

Belen Brown, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

South Lakes Students aren't allowed to take over-the-counter medications during school hours per FCPS rules. Parents must sign a Medication Authorization Form and give medicine to the School Nurse for...

FCPS is home to 6 of the top 10 Virginia high schools. What about South Lakes?

Lucy Rosst, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

An annual high school ranking has put six Fairfax County Public Schools in the top 10 of the state. Shocker, South Lakes wasn’t up there. Our school placed much lower, 64th out of a total of 336 Virginia...

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The Problems with Affirmative Action

Anthony Sun, staff writer 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

Newspaper Staff 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...

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.

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

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...

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