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Post Winter Break FCPS COVID Policy Update

Taylor Anderson, Co Editor in Chief January 20, 2022

In light of recent spikes in COVID-19 cases over the holiday break, Fairfax County Public Schools have released updated policies regarding quarantine and isolation requirements for students and staff.  Return...

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NFL Divisional Round Playoffs Preview

Jack Lotz, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

After some tremendous games and some disappointing games, the NFL Divisional Round is set. On Saturday, January 23rd, the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Tennessee to take on the Titans and the Green Bay...

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How to Lend a Helping Hand, or Paw, These Holidays

Heidi Gilman, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

As we leave the holiday season, and enter the new year, let's take some time to give back to pets searching for loving homes in shelters all over Fairfax County. Animals such as dogs, cats, birds and guinea...

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Golden Globes 2022 Recap

Sophia Paradowski, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

The Golden Globes is an annual, televised award ceremony second only to the Oscars.  Celebrities come together to watch as actors, actresses, and directors take home trophies for categories like “Best...

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Elementary schools still giving mask breaks as the temperature drops

Madeline Miller, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

In FCPS, elementary school students are given an outdoor mask break, but is it getting too cold to do this?   Since schools have gone back in person, FCPS has decided to allow only elementary...

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What’s Behind the Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Olympics?

Sophia Paradowski, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) is no stranger to navigating boycotts of the quadrennial winter and summer games. This medium of protest dates all the way back to 1956 and is generally used...

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With Omicron on the Rise, What Mask Should Be Worn?

Heidi Gilman, Staff Writer January 20, 2022

With over 1.32 million cases of Covid-19 raging through the United States, it’s important to know how to protect oneself and others from getting infected. Masks are critical in mitigating the spread...

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Why You Should Listen to Fourth Electric

Brooke Snyder, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

Fourth Electric is a vessel for music, dance, and personal expression. The band, created in the summer of 2015, consists of four South Lakes students. Fourth Electric includes drummer Eddie Schoenborn,...

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Orchestra’s Winter Concert

Sarina Nayak, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

On December 7th, the orchestra department gathered in the SLHS Little Theater to play their annual winter concert. The program featured a variety of music from festive Christmas tunes to lyrical jazz pieces.  The...

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Benefits of Doodling in Class

Emily Conway, Staff Writer January 14, 2022

While many teachers may think of doodling as a distraction in class, it actually has many benefits to students and how they learn. Many people believe doodling to be done out of boredom during a call,...

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