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Senior Grayson Quigely wins Gold Key portfolio, scholarship at Scholastic Art Awards

Rhiannon Stevens, Staff Writer May 29, 2024

South Lakes has a strong reputation for its visual art program, and this year’s sweep at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards was no exception. Senior Grayson Quigley not only received a Gold Key for...

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Best Buddies program helps Seahawks soar

Iris Yi, Staff Writer May 29, 2024

There is something to be said about the kindness of strangers. Making friends is at the heart of becoming part of any community. What better way to make that happen than through the Best Buddies program.  Here,...

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Lock up Lock in: FCPS 2024-2025 cell phone policy develops

Heidi Gilman, News Editor May 29, 2024

The Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system is developing a new policy that may force teenagers to part with their cell phones during the school day. This policy comes after years of students spending...

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Best local study spots

Emma Ayres, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

With finals and SOLs coming up it's more important than ever to have a place to focus. Studying at home sounds nice in theory, but it can be easy to get distracted. Oftentimes productivity can become easier...

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Kylie and Zoe Nguyen: Siblings on Girls Varsity Tennis

Sierra Hughes, Mithra Venkatesen May 16, 2024

Kylie Nguyen (Senior) and Zoe Nguyen (Freshman) are sisters on the Girls Varsity tennis team here at South Lakes. Kylie is ranked #2 and her sister Zoe is ranked #4 in the school. The sisters have helped...

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Freshman soccer phenomenon: Emily Inman

Iris Yi, Staff Writer May 16, 2024

The South Lakes girl’s soccer team is currently 4-2 for the 2023-2024 season. One key to their success is Freshman Emily Inman who made varsity this year. Inman is the top scorer for the team and also...

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The SAT goes digital

Anna Dooley, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

There is no longer any need to cautiously fill out scantron bubbles with a number 2 pencil, because now everything you need is on a screen in front of you. The digital SAT was offered for the first time...

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Summer jobs for highschoolers

Emma Ayres and Belen Brown April 25, 2024

SLHS recently had a summer job fair with booths for students to learn more about their job opportunities. In case students missed it, here are the jobs that students are eligible for.   Pool...

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Get to know Mr. Hirsh – A counselor at SLHS!

Mithra Venkatesan and Sierra Hughes April 25, 2024

Mr. Hirsh is a first year counselor here at South Lakes who works with the 9-12th grade ESOL students. Mr. Hirsh was born in Lema, Peru, but he grew up in San Diego, California and was a part of the Scripps...

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Loudoun County to Implement Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Schools

Anna Dooley, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

Loudoun County is taking major precautions to help end the fentanyl crisis in high schools. They plan to conduct unannounced searches starting next month in order to keep drugs from entering the school...

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