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Fairfax County’s local businesses & How to support them during lockdown

Fairfax County's local businesses & How to support them during lockdown
May 10, 2020

During Virginia's lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local businesses have shifted the way they're functioning. You can still support these places and the local economy, without breaking social...

How to adjust to the new reality: Social distancing in a social world

Yellow school bus driving away, referencing recent FCPS decision to shift to
March 15, 2020

Dear South Lakes Sentinel readers,      As someone who tends to struggle with a lack of structure and long periods of isolation, I understand how a month of “social distancing” can...

 The art of being thankful

Via Living On The Edge
November 27, 2019

What does it mean to be thankful? It would take me ages to try and explain the importance of being thankful and how it impacts others. Webster’s dictionary defines the word “thankful” as “expressing...

Halloween costume ideas

Image via WMC Action News
October 29, 2019

Isn’t it tiring when you don’t know what a good Halloween costume would be? With Halloween just a few days away, here are some costume ideas!   VSCO girl: A good costume idea is dressing...

Five beauty products your peers and I can’t live without

Glossier Skin Tint Ad Campaign, GLOSSIER - via FORBES
October 10, 2019

There’s that one product that you’ve had in your makeup bag for the past three years, told all of your friends about, and always reach for before leaving the house. Here are five products your peers...

Testing prep tips!

http://www.collegeprepresults.com/the-good-and-bad-of-the-psat-for-the-average-test-taker/
October 1, 2019

With school having started over a month ago, PSAT day is just around the corner! Sophomores and juniors were given a student guide on the PSAT/NMSQT in their English class. Here are some ways to prep for...

The ultimate guide to starting off the school year stress-free!

Image via www.edutopia.org/blog/neurotoxic-impact-of-school-stress-judy-willis
September 21, 2019

The ultimate guide to starting off the school year, stress-free! As the school year starts to kick in, so do our responsibilities, assignments, projects - ouch! Shall I go on? The school year is what...

Hard Work U: College of the Ozarks

Photo taken from https://www.cofo.edu/content/PR/pressRelease.aspx?id=5ba35c49-e4a6-4932-a86a-24f389bf45a9
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...

Time management tips & tricks

Photo taken from Bellarmine Magazine
April 4, 2019

“Good time management enables you to work smarter - not harder -” says the Mind Tools Newsletter, “you get more done in less time, even when time is tight and pressures are high.” Time management...

Tasty vegan meal ideas

Photo of Veggie Roll-ups, taken from  https://pinchofyum.com/detox-rainbow-roll-ups-peanut-sauce
March 8, 2019

If you’re looking to reduce your meat and dairy consumption, you're in the right place. I myself as the most unshakable carnivore wooer, can even fall in love with some vegan meals! I have listed my...

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