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Coronavirus comes to the DMV – State of emergency, school closures, supply shortages & event cancellations

Coronavirus comes to the DMV – State of emergency, school closures, supply shortages & event cancellations

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus is a virus that leads to COVID-19, a flu and influenza-like respiratory disease. The mortality rate is currently being reported at 2.3% to 3.4%, compared to the typical seasonal flu mortality rate of 0.1%, though the COVID-19 has shown to only be fatal to those of older age. With ove...

Seahawk Dance Team off to nationals!

Seahawk Dance Team off to nationals!

Maddy McFarlin, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

The South Lakes Dance Team will be leaving for Dance Nationals on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. They will be competing against teams nationwide to determine the best team in the country. This is the first year that the Seahawk dancers have gone to Nationals. They had to qualify through sen...

What’s really behind MYP?

What’s really behind MYP?

Taylor Anderson, Student Life Editor

February 4, 2020

To Sophomores at South Lakes High School, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) project plagues the months between October and January with stress. The MYP project is a “culminating Middle Years Programme (MYP) project to develop the student’s personal interest and to show and apply the skills,” accord...

Reusable water bottles to be distributed this spring

Maddy McFarlin, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

South Lakes is putting the “green” in green and blue. This spring every student will be receiving a metal water bottle with a custom design created by a fellow Seahawk in an effort to go green. South Lakes donors and the environmental club aim to reduce plastic waste and promote the idea of reusing. ...

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

Helen Ehrlich, News editor

December 20, 2019

After years of requests and negotiations, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) School Board has approved the implementation of menstrual sanitary products in school bathrooms. In the past, students have had to go to school clinics in order to retrieve products such as pads. With the introduction ...

South Lakes High School Choir: Headed to Disney World!

South Lakes High School Choir: Headed to Disney World!

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Members of the South Lakes advanced choirs will be experiencing a “whole new world” this week! After the chorus students performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in the spring of 2019, they auditioned for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: singing at the Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional ...

Athletic Boosters Grant Program

Athletic Boosters Grant Program

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

The South Lakes Athletic Boosters are known for helping out the teams at South Lakes, but their generosity extends further than just football and basketball. They have started a program that gives money to teams when they are in need. The first team to receive the grant is the swim and dive team. The ...

South Lakes Rallies Back to Stun Chantilly

South Lakes Rallies Back to Stun Chantilly

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

  While many people have changed their focus from the football season to the upcoming winter sports season, the South Lakes football team wants the attention to remain on them. They are one of two Seahawks teams still playing, along with the Girls Volleyball team. The football team faced its big...

South Lakes crushes Herndon to clinch spot in playoffs

South Lakes crushes Herndon to clinch spot in playoffs

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

A rivalry is something that all teams need to have in order to maintain a level of passion, no matter the sport. The way a team measures itself to their bitter rival is motivation for the players and coaches. The Baron Cameron Bowl is the local equivalent to Yankees vs. Red Sox or any great sports riv...

VA Delegate Ibraheem Samirah visits the South Lakes Young Democrats club: Protest, politics & progressive change

VA Delegate Ibraheem Samirah visits the South Lakes Young Democrats club: Protest, politics & progressive change

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

October 29, 2019

Virginia Democratic Delegate for Herndon Ibraheem Samirah came to visit the South Lakes Young Democrats club on Wednesday, October 24. He spoke about his story, personal beliefs, plans for Virginia and interacted with members of the South Lakes community. His messages were inspiring and his passion ...

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