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Falls Church first grader wins 2019 Doodle for Google contest

Falls Church first grader wins 2019 Doodle for Google contest

Rhea Braganza, staff writer

January 13, 2019


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

Sarah Gomez-Lane, a first grader from Falls Church, Virginia, is this year’s winner of the annual Doodle For Google contest. Her dinosaur drawing was featured on Google January 8th. This year's theme for the students was “What inspires me…” "The things on my doodle are my favorite dinosaurs....

Assault and theft at Reston Town Center store

Assault and theft at Reston Town Center store

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

On December 22nd, a fight broke out at Victoria’s Secret in Reston Town Center. At 7:30 pm, the store manager approached three women who were shoplifting. The situation escalated when one of the women pepper-sprayed the manager. Shortly thereafter, she sprayed a security guard as well. After the assault,...

Man arrested at Arlington Cheesecake Factory

Man arrested at Arlington Cheesecake Factory

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Trends

The Cheesecake Factory celebrated their 40th Anniversary on December 5th by giving out free slices of cheesecake to customers who ordered through DoorDash, a food delivery service. Unfortunately, the celebration was interrupted after a fight broke out at the restaurant’s Arlington location. Police...

Live frog found in CAVA salad

Live frog found in CAVA salad

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Trends

Shredded romaine, pickled onions, diced cucumbers, and a frog - sounds like a healthy choice of salad toppings. Upon returning home from a D.C. CAVA restaurant, American University student Naomi Stahl peered through the clear lid of her to-go container and found a frog crawling over her salad. She...

Donate to the Food Drive and support the SLHS Food Pantry

Donate to the Food Drive and support the SLHS Food Pantry

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, SLHS Updates, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

Channel your inner Santa Claus this year and give the gifts of food and other necessities to fellow classmates for the holidays! From Monday, December 10th to Friday, December 14th, students from the Interact Club will be outside at the Kiss and Ride before and after school to collect your donations....

Black Friday: a dangerous day in America

Kristina Schwarzkopf, staff writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Student Life

People always talk about how intense the crowds are during Black Friday and how animalistic shoppers get when shown that a blender is 50% off for the first fifty shoppers. How dangerous is Black Friday really? Well, in 2008, a Wal-Mart worker died after an “out-of-control” mob of frenzied shoppers...

South Lakes football team beats Herndon in last game of season

Maddy McFarlin, staff writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under News, SLHS Updates, Sport Updates, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

The final football game this season against Herndon High School was a rainy one, but the Seahawks came through with a win with a score of 23-7. During the first quarter of the game, South Lakes intercepted the pass, with Izaiah Williams-Baffoe scoring a touchdown, and converted on the extra point...

One Love Foundation: Yards for Yeardley

Izzy Abbondanza, staff writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, SLHS Updates, Sport Updates, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

The South Lakes Women’s Lacrosse Team is using their preseason training to contribute to a great cause. Yards for Yeardley is an awareness project that was started by girls on the Boston College and University of Virginia lacrosse teams to fundraise for Yeardley Love, a woman who sustained fatal injuries...

Yorktown shopping center evacuated after bomb threat at Starbucks

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

While ordering at Starbucks, most people would expect a cup of coffee, not a bomb threat. On Saturday, November 3rd, the Yorktown Shopping Center in Falls Church was evacuated after an intoxicated man stated that he had a bomb in his backpack. In fear of the bomb exploding, employees called the police...

Reston apartment fire hospitalizes 4 residents

Reston apartment fire hospitalizes 4 residents

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

According to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, a fire sent four people to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. On Saturday, November 3rd, a spark of a toaster put four residents of a three-story, garden-style apartment building in the hospital and displaced three residents. At...

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