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The Controversy Surrounding College Expectations on Standardized Tests

Myles Brown, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

For many people the most dreaded part of the college admissions process is the SAT/ACT requirement.The ongoing controversy over the role of standardized tests in college admissions reflects the broader...

Cartoon by Liz Nedelescu

What does South Lakes High School think of E-Hallpass?

Anya Crevits and Iris Yi September 22, 2023

E-Hallpass has stirred up controversy since its introduction on whether it truly does invade our privacy or if it is a useful tool to have around school.  This was introduced 2 years ago to FCPS Middle...

Photo via the SLHS Cheer Team

Freshman Cheerleaders make Varsity

Sierra Hughes, Staff Writer September 20, 2023

Being in a new school can be scary, these 3 freshmen are balancing a varsity sport with a new environment. Freshmen Anya Catto, Natalie Rutland, and Milly Navarro, talk about what it's like being on the...

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FCPS rules state Students can’t carry over-the-counter medicine

Belen Brown, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

South Lakes Students aren't allowed to take over-the-counter medications during school hours per FCPS rules. Parents must sign a Medication Authorization Form and give medicine to the School Nurse for...

FCPS is home to 6 of the top 10 Virginia high schools. What about South Lakes?

Lucy Rosst, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

An annual high school ranking has put six Fairfax County Public Schools in the top 10 of the state. Shocker, South Lakes wasn’t up there. Our school placed much lower, 64th out of a total of 336 Virginia...

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Picnic? Alpaca lunch

Rhiannon Stevens, Social Media Editor September 5, 2023

The afternoon of August 24th seemed like a normal lunch period at South Lakes High School, but a quiet disturbance was stirring. Picnic tables whispered as staff members huddled near the pavement. Anticipation...

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2023 block party makes a splash

Veronika Owen, Co-editor in chief August 30, 2023

Through rain or shine, the show must go on.  Despite intense rain, the sun peeked out just long enough for the annual SLHS Block Party last Friday.  Students bustled across the student parking...

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Color guard at gold star event

Ashwaq Nur and Randy Orellana, Staff Writers June 9, 2023

South Lakes’s very own JROTC Senior Color Guard was spotlighted at a Gold Star Event. The Color Guard performed spectacularly with US Elite Virginia even highlighting the performances of South Lakes...

Ayala Albert’s exhibit displays a multitude of digital and oil pastel illustrations.

Student artists make a splash at the 2023 IB art exhibit

Rhiannon Stevens, Staff Writer June 6, 2023

For creatives at South Lakes and art lovers in Reston, the senior IB art exhibit is the artistic highlight of the year. The yearly ritual of displaying artwork in the school lecture hall has become one...

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SLHS band, orchestra sweep competition at Virginia Beach

June 6, 2023

The South Lakes High School's performing arts program follows our Reston community’s principles of balancing work and play.  After a school year of difficult rehearsing and adrenaline-powered performing,...

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