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FCPS’ hiring practices found to be highly discriminatory against Black educators

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief March 1, 2021

Fairfax County is one of the largest and most diverse school districts in not only the commonwealth of Virginia, but the United States. For a county that is lauded for its diverse communities and acceptance,...

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Will this be another bummer summer? – Governor supports summer learning

Luke Cavey, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

An already unfortunate year for school during the COVID-19 pandemic may turn into an unfortunate summer for some.   Virginia Governor Ralph Northam says he will declare his support for broadening...

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Time Magazine honors DC man who sheltered protestors

Madelyn Bobko, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Last June, momentous efforts were made to further social equity. Among various events, many protests were held in Washington DC, not far from South Lakes High School. Rahul Dubey, a DC resident, offered...

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Wife of “El Chapo,” Emma Coronel Aispuro, arrested at Dulles Airport

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief February 23, 2021

Emma Coronel Aispuro is the wife of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, drug trafficker and infamous repeated prison-escapee. Coronel Aispuro was arrested on February 22, 2021 at Dulles Airport (IAD)...

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FCPS enrollment drops 5%

Quinn Kamenick, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

At the start of the 2020-2021 school year there were almost 9,000 fewer students enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) than the prior year. This leaves us all with the question: why?    This...

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SLHS Leaderhsip hosts upcoming food drive

Abigail Paulikonis, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

Despite the virtual and in-person stress and confusion, Leadership has some upcoming community events for students. Their latest event will benefit the community as a whole.   The South Lakes...

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Virginia moves to legalize marijuana

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief February 18, 2021

Virginia’s state legislature has moved to legalize marijuana, making it the first state in the South to do so. A vote in the Virginia General Assembly had the necessary result of 55-42 (two abstentions),...

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SOL testing plan for 2021

Quinn Kamenick, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

With 2020, there has been a lot of uncertainty, and with this uncertainty, school has been no exception to this. It started in March 2020 when school was cancelled. The students thought school would be...

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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to continue teaching at NOVA

Madelyn Bobko, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

The First Lady of the United States Jill Biden, known as "Dr. B," is beloved by her English students at Northern Virginia Community College. Traditionally, the President’s spouse would give up their...

Virginia begins plans to vaccinate millions & faces rollout issues

Virginia begins plans to vaccinate millions & faces rollout issues

Kyle Diederich, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

Health Care workers stand in line as they await vaccines at the Fairfax County Government Center   The commonwealth of Virginia has begun its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. As many receive...

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