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German exchange students will visit South Lakes

German exchange students will visit South Lakes

Viviana Del Toro, staff writer

September 28, 2011


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From October 3-19, three German teachers and 20 German exchange students will visit South Lakes. Ten of the students and one teacher will visit from the Martino Katherineum School, one of the oldest schools in Germany.  The school will celebrate its 600-year anniversary in 2013. The remaining...

Students gear up for 2011 Homecoming

Students gear up for 2011 Homecoming

Alexa Amster, copy editor

September 28, 2011


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Preparations are under way with just under a month to go until Homecoming Week 2011. The week kicks off Monday, October 17, with Fashion Disaster Day, where students can dress as uncoordinated as they like. “I’m definitely looking forward to Fashion Disaster Day because I’ll be able to wear...

Security team strictly enforces parking fees

Security team strictly enforces parking fees

Amalia Harte, staff writer

September 26, 2011


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As the year begins, one issue that a licensed student may deal with is the expense of parking permits.  Some students wonder what other parking areas are available for those who don’t want to pay the $200 fee. Although there are neighborhoods near the school, all of these residential areas contain...

Muslim students and staff react to post 9/11 stereotypes

Muslim students and staff react to post 9/11 stereotypes

Sachi Jain, photo and design editor

September 22, 2011


Filed under Features, Student Life, Top Stories

For the past ten years, American-Muslims have been unfairly associated with the 9/11 attacks and with terrorist groups. Ever since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, American-Muslims have been under the glaring and bright light of society. “Sometimes I get weird looks on that specific day [9/11]”, said...

New teacher series: White House worker to South Lakes teacher, Roseborough brings unique background

New teacher series: White House worker to South Lakes teacher, Roseborough brings unique background

Gargie Nagarkar, contributing writer

September 22, 2011


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New AP Government teacher Lindsay Roseborough has experienced some interesting job experiences. After college, Roseborough worked political campaigns. She has also worked in a conduct office at a college and taught at other high schools. “I knew I was going to teach from a really little age,”...

Japanese exchange student adjusts to American school life

Japanese exchange student adjusts to American school life

Juliana Traunero, contributing writer

September 21, 2011


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Mie Ishii joins South Lakes High School this year from Tokyo, Japan on an exchange trip for her junior year. Ishii is one of several exchange students at South Lakes this year, hoping to improve their English skills, and learn a bit of the culture.  Other than a few setbacks, Ishii continues to adjust...

New teacher series: Rando brings creativity to art department

New teacher series: Rando brings creativity to art department

Molly Busch, contributing writer

September 20, 2011


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Literally born from a family of artisans, Marco Rando is adding to the essential creativity cultivated in the art department. Rando is originally from Brooklyn, New York. However he lived in Reston as a child when the area was not developed. He returned to Brooklyn to go to school at Pratt University...

Turner takes over as IB coordinator

Turner takes over as IB coordinator

Marci Thrailkill, student life editor

September 20, 2011


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This year South Lakes community member Marie Turner became the new IB coordinator after the retirement of the previous IB coordinator of eight years, Anne Stowe. Turner originally taught math and science at South Lakes and was the Assessment Coach in charge of SOL testing. “This is my tenth year...

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee Batter Fairfax County

Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee Batter Fairfax County

Grace Erard and Amalia Harte, news editor and staff writer

September 14, 2011


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Torrential rains in Fairfax County on September 8 resulted in severe flooding throughout the region. The storm was responsible for three fatalities, damaged homes and buildings, numerous motor vehicle accidents, and the cancellation of schools and various community events. Flooded roads led to many...

On the edge: an epic fail looms over government

On the edge: an epic fail looms over government

Edgeri Hudlin, opinion editor

September 14, 2011


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According to Bootie Cosgrove-Mather of CBS News, the purpose of government is to “improve the lives of citizens.” This means that the job of all the elected officials in our government is to make quality of life better for every American regardless of their party affiliation. Unfortunately,...

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