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The rise of online shopping

The rise of online shopping

Leana Travis, staff writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Over the past couple years, major retailers such as Macy’s, Sears, JcPenney, and Walmart have shut down hundreds of stores in an attempt to increase revenue, but the closings are far from finished. Analysts predict several bankruptcies from companies, throughout the new year.         ...

Reston to hold Annual Founder’s Day Celebrating Reston’s 53rd Anniversary

Reston to hold Annual Founder’s Day Celebrating Reston’s 53rd Anniversary

Birk Slothouber, staff writer

March 22, 2017


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Founder’s Day, Reston’s annual celebration of commemorating its founding, will be held at Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday April 8th, at 12 PM.      Founder’s Day will feature a 50-foot Ferris wheel sponsored by Reston Association and proceeds will benefit RHT and Friends of Reston. Musical entertain...

Woman survives for six days without lungs

Woman survives for six days without lungs

Aidan Protheroe, staff writer

March 22, 2017


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Melissa Benoit, a 32 year old woman born with cystic fibrosis, was having problems breathing, having coughing fits, and could barely walk because of a bacterial infection in her lungs last April. The infection became resistant to the antibiotics she was taking, and sepsis was shutting down her organs. S...

Why Donald Trump?

Why Donald Trump?

Simmi Sharma, staff writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories

The election is over, and the President elect - Donald Trump has faced a lot of criticism for his comments about immigration and the muslim ban, which leaves many wondering- what made America vote for Trump? So we went out and asked Trump supporters and we got some surprising answers. His raw, crude words Pol...

Brain Over Body

Brain Over Body

Simmi Sharma, staff writer

November 29, 2016


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For centuries, people have been trying to solve a dilemma: can mind conquer the matter? Can our brains control our bodies? The world has seen many people who have shown extraordinary control over their bodies. Buddhist meditators have shown control over their body temperature, Harvard psychologist E...

High School Brawl Leads To Death

High School Brawl Leads To Death

Kadienne Werts, staff writer

May 12, 2016


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On April 21st Amy Inita Joyner-Francis a 16 year old  student at a Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware was fatally assaulted in the women's restroom. "It's just like, wow,” Another Howard High student, Carinna Vegs said. “She's gone and she's never going to come back.” Three female students brutally b...

Another legend gone

Another legend gone

Birk Slothouber, staff writer

May 4, 2016


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Singer Prince Rogers Nelson, known as “Prince,” was found dead in the elevator of his home at age 57 on April 21st. The cause is not yet known and authorities reported no signs of trauma. Prince signed with Warner Brothers Records at 18 years old in 1977. Prince first encountered widespread p...

Controversy on Delegate System

Pramod Mamillapalli & Kristina Schwarzkopf, staff writer, staff writer

April 28, 2016


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Recently there has been controversy regarding the delegate system of the political parties. Before we get into details, here is how the delegate system works. On the democratic side the delegates are always on a proportional basis and are given roughly one third of delegates for a one third vote, however t...

Overpopulation in FCPS

Overpopulation in FCPS

Claudia Reverte, staff writer

April 28, 2016


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As more students flood the school every year, FCPS must accommodate the masses. With more “cottages” being placed in the parking lots, and classes being overfilled, it seems there’s hardly any space for anyone at school anymore. The county officials discussed the number of new students coming in e...

Got Green Days?

Got Green Days?

Jack Dunne, staff writer

April 15, 2016


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Due to the insane amount of snow this winter, Fairfax County Public Schools have had eight school closings. In the beginning of March, the school board decided to make April 1st a “B” day, which is a green day at South Lakes. April 1st became a green day, meaning that there were three green days...

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