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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 ...

Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students

Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

December 20, 2019

The Connector Bus is a system that runs throughout Fairfax County, and as of December 5, 2019, the buses have effectively switched to their Sunday schedule or completely stopped running, as a result of a driver-lead strike. It has 91 routes and goes to Metro stops, Town Centers, neighborhoods and high...

The “Danger” of Video Games

The “Danger” of Video Games

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

“We must stop the glorification of violence in our society,” President Trump said in response to the two mass shootings that occurred over the week of August 4th. “This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.”   Trump’s words were the catalyst for an upr...

Midsummer at South Lakes

Midsummer at South Lakes

Taylor Anderson, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream took the South Lakes Auditorium under its magical spell the weekend of November 23, 2019. The talented cast truly did the script justice, portraying every whimsical and enchanting detail with maturity and charisma. Every character brought something truly unique ...

A Reflection on Ethics Day

Anthony Swanner, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

During Ethics Day, I was fortunate enough to be able to talk with my group of teammates about moral decisions that an everyday person might have to make. Ethics Day is a way for the community to give back to the future leaders of our society by allowing them to explore the world of ethical decisions....

The Crash That Lasts

The Crash That Lasts

Taylor Anderson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Driving is one of the things most looked forward to by teenagers, and it seems like having a car is the end all be all for newly licensed 16 year olds. The freedom of it is exhilarating. As a new driver myself, many things have thrilled me about driving; getting a new car for instance has been a m...

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 ...

Five Perfect Fall Related Gift Ideas          

Five Perfect Fall Related Gift Ideas          

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

We all know that one special fall-obsessed person in our lives. Whether it may be a close friend, neighbor, or family member, buying an awesome autumn fall gift could very possibly make their day, week, or even month! I made a list of fall items that you can purchase for specific types of people if you...

 The art of being thankful

 The art of being thankful

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

What does it mean to be thankful? It would take me ages to try and explain the importance of being thankful and how it impacts others. Webster’s dictionary defines the word “thankful” as “expressing gratitude and/or relief”. There are endless ways to express gratitude towards the people in...

DIY Crafts for Thanksgiving

DIY Crafts for Thanksgiving

November 27, 2019

Hand Turkey  Supplies: A piece of each color construction paper: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, black and brown. Scissors Glue Steps: Body: Take the brown construction paper and cut out two connecting circle shapes, top smaller than the bottom. Feathers: Trace...

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