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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...

Discussing gun violence with members of Congress

Leana Travis, staff writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

March 24, 2018 was a monumental day for thousands of Americans across the nation pushing for the end of gun violence. Students, teachers, parents, and others marched on Pennsylvania Avenue, chanting and holding up their signs with pride. Looking around at each and every person in the sea of people, it...

Marie Sequeira’s Painting Highlights Corruption in the Pharmecutical, Health Industry

Marie Sequeira’s Painting Highlights Corruption in the Pharmecutical, Health Industry

Miranda Sandoval and Kristina Schwarzkopf

March 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, News, Student Life

     Activism at South Lakes comes in many different forms. Senior Marie Sequeira uses her art as a creative way to draw attention to an ongoing problem. She is currently creating a painting that sheds light on how pharmaceutical companies exploit ordinary people that struggle with mental...

Fairfax County School Board Passes Resolution On Gun Violence

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

     17 lives were taken and over 14 were injured during a school shooting that occurred on February 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.      In response to this tragedy and other recent incidents across the U.S. involving firearms,...

Hello, Hawaii!: SLHS Band Takes a Trip to the Aloha State

Hello, Hawaii!: SLHS Band Takes a Trip to the Aloha State

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories

SLHS Marching Band and the ColorGuard had the honor of traveling to Waikiki, Hawaii, to perform in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade on December 7th. They are one of few U.S. marching bands that were invited to perform in the event, which commemorates survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks and honors...

IB Iron Chef Competition

IB Iron Chef Competition

February 6, 2018


Filed under News, SLHS Updates, Student Life, Uncategorized

Need CAS hours? Want to win cool prizes? Then compete in IB IRON CHEF!! IB Iron Chef is a friendlly team cooking competition to raise money for Helping Hungry Kids Interest Meeting: February 9, 2018 at 3 pm in Room 214 Any questions? Email puja.agni@gmail.com Interest form: https://goo.gl/BuCyXg...

When Tragedy Strikes: Paula Chaves on the Recent Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

When Tragedy Strikes: Paula Chaves on the Recent Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

Two hurricanes, Irma and Maria, ravaged through Puerto Rico during September of this year, causing between $45 billion and $95 billion in damage. The storms destroyed houses and buildings in their path, leaving the people of Puerto Rico no choice but to pick up the pieces and overcome disaster. 50% of...

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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


Filed under News, Top Stories

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...

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