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How to make the most of your snow day

How to make the most of your snow day

Adriana Agic, staff writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, SLHS Updates, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Every student in school looks forward to snow days. There’s no classes all day - which means more time for sleeping in, Netflix binges, and finishing that homework you were stressing about! However, some students use snow days for relaxation, rest, and rejuvenation so they’ll be able to complete...

A guide to holiday gifts

A guide to holiday gifts

Olivia Cochis, staff writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories

Finding the right gift for someone special can be a challenge, especially if they already have everything. Here are some thoughtful ideas that any person would be very happy with receiving this holiday season. For your classic adventurer, a classic gift would be to give them a polaroid camera and...

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

Daphne Ngo, staff writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

With Christmas just around the corner, there are probably many people out there who are looking for cheap, easy to make Christmas gifts to give out. Here are ten awesome ideas that won’t take much time or money. Idea #1: Baked goods - Bake a few sweets in bulk and put together a delicious bag of...

12 YouTube videos that will make your day better

12 YouTube videos that will make your day better

Miranda Sandoval, staff writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

1.) "Chef Donald" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoqXzmEYcyU 2.) "A Pep Talk from Kid President" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-gQLqv9f4o 3.) "Hakuna Matata" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB5ceAruYrI 4.) "The Bare Necessities" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ6OSf1jKiI 5.) "Better When I'm Dancing" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkCyfBibIbI 7.) "Keep Your Head Up" ...

Students and self esteem

Daphne Ngo, staff writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Many students struggle with low self esteem; it’s practically a given part of high school at this point. The stress of a constant workload certainly doesn’t help stress in other areas of life. The ever-present strain students put on themselves has negative consequences in itself. What if their grade...

Winners of the 2018 Fall Photo Contest

November 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, SLHS Updates, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Here are the winners of the 2018 Fall Photo Contest! 1st Place Winner: Pramod Mamillapalli (Senior) Prize: $25 Visa Gift Card and fancy dinner with online editor Miranda Sandoval 2nd Place Winner: Emily Idelson (Senior) Prize: $15 Visa Gift Card 3rd Place Winner: A.J. Jammula  (Senior) Prize: $10 Visa Gift ...

3 things to do this weekend besides Homecoming (10/27-10/28)

3 things to do this weekend besides Homecoming (10/27-10/28)

Miranda Sandoval, online editor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Uncategorized

1.) Do the Monster Mash at the 80's Halloween Dance Party at the Black Ca in Washington, D.C.! Rock singers like Roky Erickson, White Mystery, and bat Fangs will be performing. Show off your wickedly wonderful dance moves in the Beetlejuice room with DJs Steve EP and MissGuided, in the REDRUM (Red Room),...

Best neighborhoods for a scary good Halloween

Saousane Bejjaji, staff writer

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page

Trick-or-treating is just around the corner! In less than two weeks, you’ll be going door-to-door, filling your pillow cases with candy. Here are the two best places to be on Halloween. Old Westbury Old Westbury is a lovely, colorful neighborhood south of Reston. They’ve got the most holiday...

Attention Juniors: Words of Wisdom

Attention Juniors: Words of Wisdom

Pramod Mamillapalli, layout editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under The Advice Page, Top Stories

Junior year: “the worst year of your life.” With IB tests, SATs, and strenuous classes, it’s not hard to realize how it got its name. As someone who was once a junior, I’ve been through it all - the tests, managing grades, etc. I always wished that someone would have warned be about what I was...

3 things to do this weekend (10/20 – 10/21)

3 things to do this weekend (10/20 – 10/21)

Miranda Sandoval, staff writer

October 19, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories

1.) Have a smashing time at Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival in Christiansburg, Virginia! Go on a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and pick out a "great pumpkin" of your own (trust me, there's some huge ones), or opt for one of Ed's Carved and Painted Pumpkins. Make your way through their corn maze with...

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