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Senior Grayson Quigely wins Gold Key portfolio, scholarship at Scholastic Art Awards

Rhiannon Stevens, Staff Writer May 29, 2024

South Lakes has a strong reputation for its visual art program, and this year’s sweep at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards was no exception. Senior Grayson Quigley not only received a Gold Key for...

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Britney Spears takes the stage in Crossroads

Dania Vanessa Hernandez, International Editor May 29, 2024

he Princess of Pop, revered around the world, Britney Jean Spears, steps into the world of acting in the coming-of-age film, Crossroads. This was Britney’s first-ever starring role as the protagonist,...

Where did my vote go?

Where did my vote go?

Heidi Gilman, News Editor May 29, 2024

Headlines screaming, candidates talking over one another, a global pandemic, insurrection in the capitol building: most Americans remember the turmoil that plagued the 2020 election. Now, with the same...

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Best Buddies program helps Seahawks soar

Iris Yi, Staff Writer May 29, 2024

There is something to be said about the kindness of strangers. Making friends is at the heart of becoming part of any community. What better way to make that happen than through the Best Buddies program.  Here,...

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Lock up Lock in: FCPS 2024-2025 cell phone policy develops

Heidi Gilman, News Editor May 29, 2024

The Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system is developing a new policy that may force teenagers to part with their cell phones during the school day. This policy comes after years of students spending...

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Back from the brink: Democratic upswing in Poland

Veronika Owen, Co-Editor in Chief May 29, 2024

Around the world, democracy is facing the threat of authoritarian, radical governments tearing down constitutional values such as the courts, the media and elections.  However, in the October 2023...

Fun facts about marine life in the Atlantic Ocean

Rocio Juarez Mendez, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Virginia is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, which is a diverse habitat for many creatures. Keep reading to learn more about some of the animals that call the ocean home. Orcas These killer whales...

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Harsh Changes to Virginia Driver’s Insurance Policy

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Beginning in 1958, Virginia drivers were able to insure their personal vehicles by paying a fifteen dollar fee. That fee has increased over the past sixty-six years to five hundred dollars. For comparison,...

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Elden Street Tea Shop relocates to Reston

Belen Brown, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Elden Street Tea Shop is relocating to Lake Anne Plaza. After almost five years of being located in a historic Herndon House, Elden Street Tea is starting fresh in Reston. The store re-opened on May...

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Best local study spots

Emma Ayres, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

With finals and SOLs coming up it's more important than ever to have a place to focus. Studying at home sounds nice in theory, but it can be easy to get distracted. Oftentimes productivity can become easier...

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