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5 Things to Do This Weekend (1/13 – 1/14)

5 Things to Do This Weekend (1/13 – 1/14)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

January 12, 2018


Filed under Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories

1.) Be a part of the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which will be held in the Reston Community Center to honor one of America’s most beloved civil rights activists. The community center has partnered with local organizations (such as Cornerstones and Embry Rucker Community Shelter) in his...

5 Things to Do This Weekend (1/6 – 1/7)

5 Things to Do This Weekend (1/6 – 1/7)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

January 5, 2018


Filed under Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories

1.) When it gets dark outside, grab your family and some blankets, get in the car, and turn on the radio. Take a drive around nearby neighborhoods to see all the beautiful lights and decorations come alive. This is your last chance to see them before the neighbors take them down and stash them away for...

What Christmas Means to Me

What Christmas Means to Me

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

December 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Many people nowadays think of Christmas as a time to be cheerful, get gifts from Santa Claus, put up a tree and hang stockings, or spend quality time with family. Some think of Christmas as the sacred celebration of Jesus's birth, while others don't celebrate Christmas at all. Christmas is important...

Winter Holidays at South Lakes High

Winter Holidays at South Lakes High

Helen Ehrlich, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories

Hanukkah (Chanukah) What It Is: Also known as “The Festival of Lights,” Chanukah is an eight-day holiday in remembrance of the Jews that were forced by Greeks to abandon their beliefs and traditions. The Jews opposed them by reclaiming the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicating it to their God. With the last of their oil, they lit a menorah, which burnt for eight days inst...

5 Things to Do This Weekend (12/8-12/10)

5 Things to Do This Weekend (12/8-12/10)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Student Life, Top Stories, Uncategorized

1.) Sit back, relax, and listen to pianist Luke James play your holiday favorites on Friday the 8th at Tyson’s Galleria in McLean, Virginia. This the perfect way to unwind after dinner at Wildfire and an evening of shopping. Better yet, get some cake to-go from Danielle’s Desserts and take it with...

The Problems with Affirmative Action

The Problems with Affirmative Action

Anthony Sun, staff writer

December 6, 2017


Filed under Features, From The Board, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Affirmative Action has long been touted as a system that is meant to help end discrimination, yet it is fundamentally built on discrimination. Affirmative action holds people to different standards based on factors they cannot control, like their race. Such characteristics should be completely irrelevant...

5 Things to Do This Weekend (12/2-12/3)

5 Things to Do This Weekend (12/2-12/3)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories

1.) Go see The Splendor of Christmas, a concert by the National Christian Choir (one of the most renowned choirs around here), which takes place on December 2nd (Saturday) in Frederick, Maryland. Although it’s a bit of a drive, it’s definitely worth it! Plus, you can be spontaneous and find a place ...

Club Fair @ South Lakes High School

Club Fair @ South Lakes High School

Miranda Sandoval, staff writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Organizations, Student Life, Top Stories

All photos were taken by Miranda Sandoval ...

Getting to Know Your Teachers

Getting to Know Your Teachers

Pramod Mamillapalli, online editor

September 30, 2017


Filed under Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories

It may seem unnecessary and kind of strange, but getting to know your teachers better is a great school survival tip. Maybe not all of them, but at least having one teacher you don’t mind getting to know better is a good idea. From personal experience, it is good to have that one teacher you can talk ...

Describer Scheduled to Perform at 2017’s Homecoming Dance

Describer Scheduled to Perform at 2017’s Homecoming Dance

Chelsea Rowell, editor in chief

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life, Top Stories

“Basically, I’m a SoundCloud rapper,” Austin Shea introduces himself. “I want to bring some ‘hip’-ness back into the school,” he claims.  “That’s something they say here.  That’s not something they say in Colorado.” Although he is a junior, this year is Shea’s first at ...

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