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South Lakes students & Oakton student organize a local protest for Black Lives Matter

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Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

June 18, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has gained international attention, sparking protests around the nation. A group of South Lakes students, as well as a student from Okaton High School, organized a protest together to combat systemic racism and inhumane policing practices.   On Sunday, June ...

South Lakes Leadership: Recipients of the 2020 Gold Excellence Award

South Lakes Leadership: Recipients of the 2020 Gold Excellence Award

Maddy McFarlin, Student Life Editor

May 28, 2020

The South Lakes Leadership program has received the 2020 Gold Excellence Award. This award is the highest level of leadership determined by the National Student Council. Leadership has received this award for the past three years.  In order to earn this award, the Leadership program had to fill ...

Senior sign off, Olivia Cochis

Senior sign off, Olivia Cochis

Olivia Cochis, Features Editor

May 28, 2020

I’m Olivia Cochis, a South Lakes graduate of the class of 2020! Nobody expected that our senior year was going to come to an end this fast, or turn into a virtual learning experience, but I’m still very grateful for all the memories and accomplishments I made throughout my time at SLHS. I ran for the ...

SLHS virtual choir

SLHS virtual choir

Olivia Cochis, Features Editor

May 28, 2020

Despite the current situation, the South Lakes choir director Ms.Gigliotti came up with a way to continue showcasing her students' hard work and talent. The South Lakes choir has gone virtual with performances on Youtube! Ms.Gigliotti partnered up with choir engineer, Harrison de Wolfe, a video and ...

Imani Irons: Winner of 2020 College Board Scholarship!

Imani Irons: Winner of 2020 College Board Scholarship!

Olivia Cochis, Features Editor

May 28, 2020

Every year, the College Board gives out opportunity scholarships to a few lucky students. This year our very own senior, Imani Irons, was one of twenty five students in the nation to win the “Complete your Journey” scholarship! To qualify for the scholarship, all you have to do is follow seven simp...

Ways to stay productive during quarantine

Ways to stay productive during quarantine

Maddy McFarlin, Sports Editor

May 28, 2020

 Sleeping in, school twice a week and staying home all day every day? Sounds like a dream! However, this dream can shortly turn into a nightmare when every day blends together and feels like you’re in some sort of time warp. You may also feel lazy and unproductive every day, which is not a good ...

Class of 2020 celebrates with Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Editor-in-Chief and senior Leana Travis with her

Leana Travis, Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2020

     Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 has had to conclude their senior year of high school in an untraditional manner. In the absence of typical end-of-year celebrations such as prom or graduation, communities both small and large have banded together to recognize the seniors’...

How to Maintain a Healthy Mental Health Lifestyle – Quarantine Edition

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Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

With quarantine becoming the new normal all around the world, so many people have been hit hard by a whirlwind of uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety. It can be pretty overwhelming wondering just how long this is going to last. Although taking care of yourself is probably the last thing on your mind, it...

The scoop on sleeping stress and pain free

The scoop on sleeping stress and pain free

Taylor Anderson, Student Life Editor

May 12, 2020

Waking up with a pain in your back or crook in your neck, is no way to start off a healthy and productive day. A large misconception about sleep positions is that lying on your side is the best bet for your comfort and health. Many people prefer different things, but the number of hours you get a night...

South Lakes sophomore shares her family’s visa experience through political cartoons

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

May 12, 2020

Amany Bouali is a sophomore at South Lakes who has drawn emotional political cartoons that illustrate her views on the process of visa laws in the United States. Bouali came about this during the sophomore International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) project. She made cartoons “based on r...

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