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Post Winter Break FCPS COVID Policy Update

Taylor Anderson, Co Editor in Chief January 20, 2022

In light of recent spikes in COVID-19 cases over the holiday break, Fairfax County Public Schools have released updated policies regarding quarantine and isolation requirements for students and staff.  Return...

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Elementary schools still giving mask breaks as the temperature drops

Madeline Miller, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

In FCPS, elementary school students are given an outdoor mask break, but is it getting too cold to do this?   Since schools have gone back in person, FCPS has decided to allow only elementary...

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What’s Behind the Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

Sophia Paradowski, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) is no stranger to navigating boycotts of the quadrennial winter and summer games. This medium of protest dates all the way back to 1956 and is generally used...

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With Omicron on the Rise, What Mask Should Be Worn?

Heidi Gilman, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

With over 1.32 million cases of Covid-19 raging through the United States, it’s important to know how to protect oneself and others from getting infected. Masks are critical in mitigating the spread...

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Flu vs. Covid-19 in 2021

Paige Paulikonis, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

As time goes on, society continues to see the long lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. During the 2020-21 seasons, people were doing everything they could to stay safe from the virus. This included...

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Britney Spears’ conservatorship

Dania Hernandez, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

The Princess of Pop, Britney Spears, had her conservatorship terminated on September 9th, 2021. Her father, James Spears, was controlling and possessive with Britney’s social and professional life, including...

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Booster Shots and the Omicron Variant

Sarina Nayak, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

With the new Omicron variant creating a dark forecast for the pandemic, many individuals are reconsidering the COVID booster shot. Although there is little information regarding the new Coronavirus variant,...

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The Reston Supercharger Space Mural

Kit Machida, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

A mural has arrived at the Reston Tesla Supercharging station and, painted by public and residential art contractor, Jack Pabis, depicts a Tesla electric car cruising in front of the Earth, through space....

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Seahawk Chorus is Back and Better than Ever

Chloe Baker, co-student life editor December 9, 2021

On November 30th, 2021, SLHS Chorus had their first live performance since the beginning of 2020. After an unforeseen circumstance that delayed the initial date of the fall concert, the chorus took the...

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Liberty in North Korea

Amany Nassar, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

“The Chinese police barged into the room and handcuffed all of us... We were returned to North Korea...My interrogator wanted me to confess to trying to defect to South Korea. I begged her to understand...

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