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Patriots in the first round for the first time in a decade

Patriots in the first round for the first time in a decade

Anthony Swanner, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

  This weekend there were four Wild Card games that provided some of the best football action this whole season. However, the first game was between the 9-7 Tennessee Titans and the 12-4 New England Patriots.  Coming into the game on Saturday, the Patriots are 23-4 overall in home playo...

Why Stores are Leaving Reston Town Center

Why Stores are Leaving Reston Town Center

Mary Kathryn McNicoll, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Businesses in Reston Town Center  (RTC) are closing, and by the plenty. The businesses that have closed, or are going to close soon, are: Hen Penny, Dawn Baby Price, Obi Sushi Japanese Bistro, Edibles Incredible Desserts, The Bike Lane, Red Velvet Cupcakery, Busara Thai Restaurant, Appalachian Sp...

Democratic control: a historic election in Virginia

Democratic control: a historic election in Virginia

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Virginia recently held one of the most important and competitive elections in the state’s entire 243 year history (you can read more about the weight of the election here). Virginian voters came out to vote in droves and flipped the legislature. For the first time in 26 years, Virginia is entirely blue. This ...

Ravens end Patriots’ undefeated season

Ravens end Patriots’ undefeated season

Ryan Ertlschweiger, Staff Writer

November 18, 2019

     Although the Ravens may have been off to an average start with their 2-2 record, they have shot up to being one of the better teams in the NFL, with a 6-2 record after a 4 game win streak. However, the Patriots team, like usual, feels pretty confident about their Super Bowl odds, ba...

Clippers win their first game and other NBA news

November 8, 2019

The Clippers won in their first game of the season against the Lakers, and Kawhi Leonard was at the forefront of this victory. Even without the help of Paul George, he was still able to keep his team in the game and orchestrate their performance. He had 30 points, 5 assists, and 6 rebounds, while playing o...

Movies Coming To Theaters November and December 2019

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

1- Harriet (November 1) This movie is about Harriet Tubman’s courageous escape from slavery in 1849 and how she led hundreds of slaves through the underground railroad on the path to freedom.    2- Midway (November 8) If you enjoy action-filled war movies, this feature may be a good fit for you...

Everything on the Ballot in the Upcoming VA Election: Your Voting Guide

Everything on the Ballot in the Upcoming VA Election: Your Voting Guide

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

November 2, 2019

Virginia’s state election is incredibly tense and important, being deemed the most important election in the state’s history, and one of the most important races in the country (you can read my further analysis of the election here). This is what voters who live in the South Lakes High School area need to know about what is on the ballot.   Senator Candidates Ja...

Nationals capture first World Series win in franchise history

Nationals capture first World Series win in franchise history

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 31, 2019

     Game Seven. The so-called “best words in sports.” The game that decides everything. The game of all games. These terms are some that bring good memories to some fans and memories of heartbreak to others. This was the most important game for the Washington Nationals franchise....

VA Delegate Ibraheem Samirah visits the South Lakes Young Democrats club: Protest, politics & progressive change

VA Delegate Ibraheem Samirah visits the South Lakes Young Democrats club: Protest, politics & progressive change

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

October 29, 2019

Virginia Democratic Delegate for Herndon Ibraheem Samirah came to visit the South Lakes Young Democrats club on Wednesday, October 24. He spoke about his story, personal beliefs, plans for Virginia and interacted with members of the South Lakes community. His messages were inspiring and his passion ...

Why this is Virginia’s most important election ever

Why this is Virginia’s most important election ever

Helen Ehrlich, News editor

October 29, 2019

While some students may just see local elections as just a day off school, Virginia’s election is a highly contentious race that has been gaining attention from celebrities and campaigns all across the country. Voters will head to the polls on November 5, 2019 from 6am to 7pm to cast their vote on sc...

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