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How to stick to New Year’s resolutions

How to stick to New Year’s resolutions

Adriana Agic, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

  It’s official! 2019 has come to an end, and a new decade has begun. With the conclusion of the month of January, many people are struggling to keep their New Year’s resolutions. Here are some tips if you’re having a tough time sticking to your resolutions!   Be specific when writing goals When it co...

The best 3D animated cat movie

The best 3D animated cat movie

Lourdes Santiago, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Cats, the movie has shocked and stunned the world with its atrocious animation, that if looked at directly could possibly cause you physical pain. Now this setup has been done before, with “live action” The Lion King, Cats and Dogs, and of course, the Garfield movies. While the first movie was a...

The Shield of Opinions

The Shield of Opinions

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Opinions are meant to be a view or belief not necessarily influenced by facts or your own knowledge. Throughout the years, opinions have contorted into something different: a shield.   A common and incorrect understanding is that an opinion cannot be wrong. An opinion may be a judgment or...

10 ways to get into the Christmas spirit

10 ways to get into the Christmas spirit

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

The holidays are right around the corner, and with only three days until winter break there is not a lot of time to prepare. Whether you stay in or go out, these activities are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Visit a Christmas Tree Farm Nothing says Christmas like getting a real evergreen to ...

The Pros & Cons of Reston’s New Wegmans

The Pros & Cons of Reston’s New Wegmans

Evie Mohan, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

As many Reston residents know, a new Wegmans store will be opening up in 2020. Wegmans is a grocery store that’s focused on nutrition and is very similar to Whole Foods. However, the prices in Whole Foods are much higher, and often, one doesn’t get the same variety that is available in Wegmans. T...

Why the South Lakes athletes should be thankful for the South Lakes community

Why the South Lakes athletes should be thankful for the South Lakes community

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 27, 2019

Seahawk athletes past and present all have one thing in common to be thankful for: the Reston community. The atmosphere that has been created by all the fans and supporters is something that is unlike any other. The energy and passion that is demonstrated by everyone in the community. The praise for t...

The chemtrail conspiracy: What it is and whether or not it’s true

The chemtrail conspiracy: What it is and whether or not it’s true

Taylor Anderson, Online Editor

October 31, 2019

If you’ve ever looked up at the sky, and noticed a white streak, almost like a cloud, trailing behind an airplane, you’ve witnessed the formation of what scientists call “contrails”, a nickname short for condensation-trails. The almost white-crayon-looking markings are defined as condensing water...

What a World Series win would mean to DC

What a World Series win would mean to DC

Marc Goldstein, Sports editor

October 24, 2019

The District of Columbia (DC) is the nation’s capital of the most powerful country in the world. The hub of the US government is stationed in the city and it is home to many national monuments. The sports teams in the city, though, have much to be accomplished. The teams have combined to win two major ...

‘Joker’ is the best DC film since ‘The Dark Knight’

‘Joker’ is the best DC film since ‘The Dark Knight’

Sammy Melideo, Guest Writer

October 23, 2019

Joker, the new DC comic book film directed by Todd Philips, is truly a cinematic masterpiece. It tells the story of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a failed comedian who lives with his sick mother and struggles with a mental illness that makes him laugh at inappropriate times. He is isolated, bullied...

Remembering Mr. Chang: How the late teacher and coach touched the South Lakes community

Remembering Mr. Chang: How the late teacher and coach touched the South Lakes community

Mekhi Stokes, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

Mr. Chang was the most inspiring human being. I know the inspiration and passion he brought to South Lakes High School will never be forgotten. I know that Mr. Chang would never give up on anybody. No matter how bad things got, he would help you fight for what you want. If you ever put your head down,...

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