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5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/26 – 5/28)

5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/26 – 5/28)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018


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

1.) Check out the Georgetown French Market in Washington, D.C.! Savor some delicious crepes from Café Bonaparte or try some delightful French pastries from Patisserie Poupon. Shop in participating stores - they'll have special sales and discounted prices on select items. Get a portrait of yourself done...

Last day to register to vote in VA primary!

Last day to register to vote in VA primary!

Leana Travis, Staff Writer

May 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

It’s the last day to register to vote in the Virginia primary! While voting is the most common way for citizens to affect public policy, voter turnout in the United States is lower than it is in many other developed nations. The trend is due to many factors, but the biggest contributing factor is...

4 Things to Do This Weekend (5/19 – 5/20)

4 Things to Do This Weekend (5/19 – 5/20)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

May 18, 2018


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

1.) Go on the Spring Farm Tour in Loudoun, Virginia! Pick some fresh, juicy red strawberries (or giant heirloom pumpkins) at Wegmeyer Farms and enjoy strawberry donuts and lemonade. See chickens, pigs, rabbits, turkeys, and water buffalos at Breezy Meadow Farms. Meet and learn about alpacas at the Double...

The South Lakes 2018 Talent Show was a success!

May 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, News, SLHS Updates, Student Life, Top Stories

    On Friday May 11, leadership hosted the 2018 talent show! The night consisted of thirteen student performances that ranged anywhere from singing to a spoken word recitation. The acts were judged by celebrities guests, including Olympian Maame Biney, Survivor contestant and teacher...

Volunteer Opportunity: Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Volunteer Opportunity: Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon

Leah Weizman, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Student Life, Top Stories

          The eighth annual Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon will be this Sunday, May 13th. This triathlon is a student-led event coordinated by Amy’s Amigos and The Core Foundation. Kids ages 6-15 can participate in the race, and anyone can volunteer.     &nb...

5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/12 – 5/13)

5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/12 – 5/13)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

May 12, 2018


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

1.) Celebrate Mother’s Day! Take your mom out for a delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner in the beautiful Paris ballroom of Jackson 20 (located in Alexandria, Virginia). Treat her to a relaxing afternoon at the Tranquility Day Spa in Haymarket, Virginia. Bring her to the Annual Antique Rose...

New Olympic program sheds light on history of sexism in swimming

New Olympic program sheds light on history of sexism in swimming

Helen Ehrlich, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Throughout the history of Olympic swimming, women played a minor role, attempting to meet the benchmark set by men’s swimming. The newest mixed and female events are a slap in the face to skeptics of women athletes. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) has announced that women are going to be...

The link between mental health and gun violence

Benjamin Zalles, Staff Writer

May 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion regarding the topic of gun violence and its sources. Although there have been several proponents to enforce stricter gun laws, more attention could be focused on mental health and how it relates to gun violence. Treatments for mental illnesses have continued...

5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/5 – 5/6)

5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/5 – 5/6)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

May 4, 2018


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

1.) Have a good time at the Heart of Virginia Festival in Farmville, Virginia! There will be a 10KRun/5K Walk, an art show and a craft show, a Saturday evening car show, and other activities for the family. There's also a Food Festival with plenty of BBQ, international cuisine, seafood, kettle and desserts....

New “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” app released

New “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” app released

Kristina Schwarzkopf, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Student Life, Top Stories

Jam City, Warner Bros, and Interactive Entertainment have launched their newest success. The mobile game “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” was released on April 25th, and it topped the Apple App Store charts in less than 24 hours. It’s the number one game in the free-to-play category and is...

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