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We tried Schoology. Students and teachers want Google Classroom back.

Emmalina Sjapeki, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Students and teachers have had to deal with many unprecedented changes since returning to school this year. One of the major differences of the 2021-22 school year is the transition from Google Classroom...

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The Queen of C-Pop: Jolin Tsai

Amany Nassar, Staff Writer October 29, 2021

Jolin Tsai (蔡依林) is a 41 year old Taiwanese singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known as the queen of C-Pop, and has released 207 songs for fourteen studio albums, seven live albums, eleven compilation...

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Get Ready Seniors… It’s College Application Season.

Taylor Anderson, Assistant Editor in Chief October 25, 2021

Attention all college bound Seniors! The season of senioritis is right around the corner, but until then, college application submission deadlines are coming up fast and it’s as daunting as ever.  Surface...

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What’s Up with the Claw Clip?

Chloe Baker, Co-Student Life Editor October 25, 2021

Over the past few years, numerous old fashion trends have made their return to popularity. Some of these include low-rise jeans, flared jeans, sweater vests, scrunchies, and the latest being claw clips....

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American Employees Have Had Enough

Veronika Owen, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

All across America, employers are losing workers and are unable to find employees to replace them.  In the midst of the pandemic, employers have been pushing their employees to their limits, and the...

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Why we should bring back asynchronous Mondays

Emmalina Sjapeki, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

The mostly virtual school year of 2020-2021 was certainly an unusual one for South Lakes students. Along with the stress and uncertainty that the Covid-19 pandemic caused, the virtual school year presented...

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Vaccinations are the Key to Decreasing COVID Cases

Sarina Nayak, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

“We had an acceleration. We had a peak. All three of the parameters, cases, hospitalizations and deaths, are going down. But we have got to do better than that,” announced Dr. Anthony Fauci about the...

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StreamIN/CheckIN Is Not The Solution We’re Looking For

Camilla Wynes, Co Student Life Editor October 6, 2021

FCPS’s new Covid related feature hit schools on Monday, September 27. StreamIN/CheckIN will allow students to watch and listen to their class if they are out with Covid related ailments for more than...

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Mental Burnout In The New School Year

Rione Marie Tecson, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

Just like in the virtual environment, many students continue to bring up concerns regarding mental health during face-to-face learning. There are many different challenges this school year compared to...

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Changing the Grading System

Sophia Paradowski, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

From as early as kindergarten, students are given marks on their behavior, aptitude, and ability to work, intended to motivate them into doing the best they can. While these measurements are helpful in...

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