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How to cope with 2021’s current events

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January 14, 2021

It’s common to feel out of balance with the way the world has been turning recently, especially after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capital. After that whole fiasco, a fog of uncertainty seemed...

FCPS failure rates rise by 83%

FCPS failure rates rise by 83%
January 5, 2021

As Fairfax students continuously adapt to the new classroom environment, grades amongst middle and highschoolers have drastically declined. Students are feeling an emotional disconnect with their peers,...

Joy to the world, a little earlier this year

Joy to the world, a little earlier this year
December 18, 2020

The start of the holiday season has always been a controversial topic. The ongoing debate of “when should Christmas start?” happens each year. How much justice should Thanksgiving get? 2020 has obviously...

Pick your poison: Concurrent learning

Pick your poison: Concurrent learning
December 18, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic schools have resulted in different ways of learning. One of these methods is concurrent learning. For Fairfax County Public Schools, concurrent is splitting people into...

How electives are working online

How electives are working online
December 16, 2020

There are many electives here at South Lakes that are difficult to teach in an online environment. Even though it has been hard in some of the classes that need to be there physically, each class has found...

Applying to college in a pandemic

Applying to college in a pandemic
December 16, 2020

  With the pandemic this year, it is very obvious that applying to colleges will be very different. Major things that have changed, including the way that college information is communicated, college...

18 ways to get into the holiday spirit (quarantine edition)

18 ways to get into the holiday spirit (quarantine edition)
December 16, 2020

Although the holidays are looking a little different this year, there are some traditions that can be continued and there are some new ones that can be added to make the holidays just as special. Here...

SS/SOAR changes

SS/SOAR changes
December 16, 2020

Since this school year began, the county has had to adapt and make some changes to the way everything works. Recently they’ve altered Seahawk Seminar (SS) and SOAR (SOAR is South Lakes' Positive Behavior...

10 ways to get through online school

10 ways to get through online school
December 16, 2020

As the holiday time approaches this year, teachers are rushing in to give students assignments before break starts. Have you been losing focus during online school? Have no fear, tips are here! These suggestions...

“HOCO” turns into “FOCO”

December 16, 2020

Even if online school is your new favorite thing, most highschool students can agree that they miss at least one thing from being able to go into the building every day. Whether it’s seeing their friends,...

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