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Mithra Venkatesan and Sierra Hughes January 22, 2024

Mr. Ravenstahl teaches in his classroom by day but that's not all there is to him. Mr. Ravenstahl is an Art 1, IB visual art, and Theory of Knowledge teacher here at South Lakes. He has been an upstanding...

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Why journalism?

Madeline Miller, Student Life Editor January 9, 2024

As students from eighth through eleventh-grade glance over the extensive list of electives offered for their following school year, many see the “Journalism/Newspaper” option listed. Due to the great...

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South Lakes calls for a ceasefire

Ashwaq Nur, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

South Lakes Students orchestrated a walkout in support of Palestine on November 16th, 2023. This war has ensued in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, a militant group based in the Gaza Strip fueling this protest....

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Fairfax County investing in electric school buses

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The Fairfax County School Board has officially dedicated its fleet of buses to carbon neutrality by 2040. Fairfax County wields the second largest school bus fleet in the country, coming in at 1,625 diesel...

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South Lakes reintroduces skating!

Anya Crevits, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

South Lakes High School brought back a roller skating and blading unit for 9th and 10th grade P.E. this year. The skating took place in the school's gym where students learn to skate. South Lakes began...

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Latin leaving South Lakes

Belen Brown, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

 Latin will no longer be offered next year at South Lakes. Removing this class will impact both Latin students and the new Latin teacher, leaving South Lakes students with less language choices.  Students...

Fire caught at the South Lakes’ Girls Restroom

Fire caught at the South Lakes’ Girls Restroom

Iris Yi, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

Students and teachers alike were shocked to hear the fire alarm during the 2nd Period, even though there was no fire drill planned. The Fairfax Fire Department made their way to South Lakes Drive, where...

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History of South Lakes High School

Moses Hvitfeldt-Matthews, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

South Lakes High School, located in Reston, Virginia, has a rich history that spans several decades, marked by academic excellence, community engagement, and a vibrant school culture. Since the school...

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SLHS musicians take on “Carmina Burana” in challenging performance

Lucy Rosst, Staff Editor October 25, 2023

South Lakes musicians took to the stage last Thursday to perform “Carmina Burana”, an hour long cantanta, in a huge triumph for the school’s music department. Mainly sung in Latin with a few German...

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The South Lakes Varsity Cheer Team makes Districts and Regionals

Mithra Venkatesan and Sierra Hughes October 24, 2023

Eat sleep, cheer, and repeat, at least that's what the girls on the cheer team have done for the past few months. The South Lakes Varsity Cheer Girls have worked  very hard to perfect their competition...

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