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NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY: How to and why you should vote

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY: How to and why you should vote

Helen Ehrlich, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

          Over the past year, teenagers have become more and more involved in politics and activism. While marching, protests, and contacting our representatives is incredibly important and helpful, there is only one thing that can make the biggest impact: voting. Millenials and ...

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...

FCPS implements new safety measures

FCPS implements new safety measures

Birk Slothouber, Staff Writer

September 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Fairfax County Public Schools are currently implementing new safety measures to prevent violence in schools. On the 27th of July, the school board approved a new budget, allocating 4 million dollars in funding for multiple new safety measures, based on a report by the FCPS Office of Safety...

Fight breaks out in D.C. Chick-Fil-A

Fight breaks out in D.C. Chick-Fil-A

Rhea Braganza, Staff Writer

September 16, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In a quiet part of D.C, Tenleytown, where many United States presidents’ kids have gone to school, a brawl broke out at the local Chick-Fil-A. As a company, Chick-Fil-A has been very controversial in the past with its beliefs, but this week it faced a different kind of controversy when conflict...

Get ready for the South Lakes vs. Oakton football game tonight!

Get ready for the South Lakes vs. Oakton football game tonight!

Maddy McFarlin, staff writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Get your red, white and blue ready for the South Lakes VS Oakton football game tonight! This year, the Hype Squad is gearing up for the game of the season with their “USA Out” theme! Don’t miss the incredible performance by the SLHS Dance Team and the Band during the halftime show. ...

2018 Block Party

August 30, 2018


Filed under News, SLHS Updates, Student Life, Trends

Start your long weekend off right and come have a blast at the 2018 SLHS Block Party on Friday, August 31st! The party will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. right here in the school's parking lot (near the stadium). Celebrate the beginning of another epic school year with friends and family. There will...

Do our recyclables actually get recycled?

Do our recyclables actually get recycled?

Leana Travis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized

In recent years, there has been a big push to recycle materials instead of tossing them in the trash can. However, soon after the momentary self pride for putting the full recycling bin on the curb, the doubt sinks in, and one question remains: Do the things we recycle actually get recycled? The...

The South Lakes 2018 Talent Show was a success!

May 17, 2018


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

    On Friday May 11, leadership hosted the 2018 talent show! The night consisted of thirteen student performances that ranged anywhere from singing to a spoken word recitation. The acts were judged by celebrities guests, including Olympian Maame Biney, Survivor contestant and teacher...

Volunteer Opportunity: Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Volunteer Opportunity: Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Leah Weizman, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Student Life, Top Stories

          The eighth annual Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon will be this Sunday, May 13th. This triathlon is a student-led event coordinated by Amy’s Amigos and The Core Foundation. Kids ages 6-15 can participate in the race, and anyone can volunteer.     &nb...

New Olympic program sheds light on history of sexism in swimming

New Olympic program sheds light on history of sexism in swimming

Helen Ehrlich, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Throughout the history of Olympic swimming, women played a minor role, attempting to meet the benchmark set by men’s swimming. The newest mixed and female events are a slap in the face to skeptics of women athletes. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) has announced that women are going to be...

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