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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...

The Day Prom

The Day Prom

May 6, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Uncategorized

For the 16th year, the SLHS Special Education Program attended the district’s Day Prom and had a marvelous time dressing up, dancing, eating delectable food, and having fun with friends and dates. The dance was held at The Waterford, a grand hotel at the Fair Oaks Mall. Eight local high schools...

New “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” app released

New “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” app released

Kristina Schwarzkopf, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Student Life, Top Stories

Jam City, Warner Bros, and Interactive Entertainment have launched their newest success. The mobile game “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” was released on April 25th, and it topped the Apple App Store charts in less than 24 hours. It’s the number one game in the free-to-play category and is...

Girls Lacrosse Senior Week

Carly Abraham, Staff Writer

April 28, 2018


Filed under News, Sport Updates, Student Life

On April 23d, South Lakes Girls Lacrosse began Senior Week with a Senior Night against Chantilly High School. The team was down 3-4 at halftime and came back to win the game. They won 10-8 with goals scored by Alex Heishman, Rachel Smith, Morgan Giebel, and Megan Edens. Alex Heishman scored her...

Honoring the Founder of Reston

Honoring the Founder of Reston

Olivia Cochis, staff writer

April 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

In memory of all of Robert E. Simon’s great work, people of Reston gathered at Lake Anne Plaza on Saturday 14th, from 11am to 4pm, during the 54th Anniversary of Reston celebration. His founding of Reston was a big achievement, and everyone pitched in to create a special day in appreciation. It was...

The End of Lockers in American Schools

The End of Lockers in American Schools

Helen Ehrlich, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life

From movies to TV, American teen culture features lockers as the necessary right of passage every high-schooler experiences. The truth is, lockers have lost their allure and purpose, and schools are noticing. “It’s a pretty big change that has taken place over the last few years,” said...

The March for Our Lives

The March for Our Lives

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

The numerous recent gun-related tragedies across the U.S. have sparked an intense gun control debate within these past few months. Instead of remaining silent, the survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School decided that it was time for change and set out to end gun violence...

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