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Post Winter Break FCPS COVID Policy Update

Taylor Anderson, Co Editor in Chief January 20, 2022

In light of recent spikes in COVID-19 cases over the holiday break, Fairfax County Public Schools have released updated policies regarding quarantine and isolation requirements for students and staff.  Return...

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Elementary schools still giving mask breaks as the temperature drops

Madeline Miller, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

In FCPS, elementary school students are given an outdoor mask break, but is it getting too cold to do this?   Since schools have gone back in person, FCPS has decided to allow only elementary...

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With Omicron on the Rise, What Mask Should Be Worn?

Heidi Gilman, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

With over 1.32 million cases of Covid-19 raging through the United States, it’s important to know how to protect oneself and others from getting infected. Masks are critical in mitigating the spread...

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Why You Should Listen to Fourth Electric

Brooke Snyder, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

Fourth Electric is a vessel for music, dance, and personal expression. The band, created in the summer of 2015, consists of four South Lakes students. Fourth Electric includes drummer Eddie Schoenborn,...

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Orchestra’s Winter Concert

Sarina Nayak, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

On December 7th, the orchestra department gathered in the SLHS Little Theater to play their annual winter concert. The program featured a variety of music from festive Christmas tunes to lyrical jazz pieces.  The...

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Benefits of Doodling in Class

Emily Conway, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

While many teachers may think of doodling as a distraction in class, it actually has many benefits to students and how they learn. Many people believe doodling to be done out of boredom during a call,...

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A Look Inside the Band Concert

Chloe Baker, Co-Student Life Editor January 14, 2022

On December 9th, 2021, the SLHS band had their first live concert in 20 months. After an exciting marching band season, both bands, Symphonic and Wind ensemble, enthusiastically took the stage and put...

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Ride On! South Lakes Students Explore Unique Sports through Horseback Riding

Marc Goldstein, Editor in Chief December 29, 2021

In most sports, collaboration and teamwork are staples regardless of the arena. Arguably, there is no sport that requires the same amount of trust and partnership as horseback riding. The sport has grown...

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Flu vs. Covid-19 in 2021

Paige Paulikonis, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

As time goes on, society continues to see the long lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. During the 2020-21 seasons, people were doing everything they could to stay safe from the virus. This included...

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SLHS Fall Production: Puffs – A Review

Alex Grover, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

Recently the South Lakes Theatre department put on a production of the Harry Potter spinoff play Puffs, which is a comedic retelling of Harry Potter from the perspective of the Hufflepuffs, members of...

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