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Seahawks trounce Cougars in football season opening

Seahawks trounce Cougars in football season opening

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

September 15, 2019

The anticipation had been building ever since the season ended with a playoff loss. The energy was coursing through the stands and translated onto the field. A sellout crowd of over 2400 students, faculty, and parents witnessed the start to a season with very big expectations. As the team emerged from...

Painting stolen from the Reston Community Center

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Jordan Anderson, staff writer

May 23, 2019

A painting was stolen from an exhibition at the Reston Community Center. The Fairfax County Police issued their annual report recognizing the art theft in the Reston District Station section. The annual report states, "Unfortunately, the Reston Community Center became a target when a painting was...

Why has Vapiano shut down?

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Saousane Bejjaji, staff writer

May 23, 2019

If you have recently visited the RTC, you may have noticed that the infamous Italian restaurant, Vapiano, has closed down. After a lot of speculation amongst customers, the company has come out to say that the restaurant is undergoing a "major restructuring.” Some Twitter users went out as far...

Top stops for ice cream this summer

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Miranda Sandoval, online editor

May 13, 2019

1.) Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Location: 10030 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030 Website: You Gotta Try: Brownie Delight Sundae, Dirt ‘n’ Worms Concrete Fun Fact: Freddy’s is owned by one of the last World War II veterans still living! Also, they have one of the best veggie burgers ever (one which will ...

AVID Spotlight

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Vanessa Melendez, staff writer

May 3, 2019

Nia Winston is a junior here at South Lakes High School and an AVID student as well. We have witnessed a great amount of leadership from Winston this year. As the representative for the Fairfax Connector Stakeholder Group, she became the voice for local teens, advocating for our community to provide us...

NCAA Women’s Championship

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Joseph Brotemarkle, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

On Sunday, April 7th, the number one seed Baylor Bears took on the number one seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish for the NCAA Women’s Championship. Notre Dame came into the championship with 35 wins and 3 losses, while Baylor was going into the game with 36 wins and 1 loss. Baylor had been projected to...

Clairo: Rise to fame

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Megan Gillespie, staff writer

April 9, 2019

Claire Cottrill, AKA “Clairo,” has been gaining a massive amount of followers and attention over the past few months. In high school, she began publishing small snippets of original songs and full covers on websites such as bandcamp and SoundCloud. In May of 2016, she began to publish her covers...

Indoor ski resort may open in Fairfax County

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Birk Slothouber, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

The American affiliate of Dutch Skiing company SnowWorld is considering working with Fairfax County to build their first Indoor Ski Resort in NortForceh America, according to a report by a subcommittee of the Fairfax County Sports Tourism Task. The Resort could potentially include a 100-room hotel with...

What it means to be a Seahawk athlete

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Izzy Abbondanza, staff writer

April 9, 2019

Being a Seahawk athlete is much more than the “Friday night lights” or wearing the uniform to gain status around the school. Being a Seahawk athlete requires hard work and dedication in both the sport and in school. South Lakes has about 20 sports in total, so there are many athletes in the school....

Hard Work U: College of the Ozarks

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Sydney Cook, staff writer

April 8, 2019

We live in a world where college is heavily encouraged for students to complete - but what if the cost of the university deters you? College of the Ozarks is a liberal arts college located in Missouri that integrates learning, work, and service. Students who attend this school pay for college in a unique...

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