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4 things to do this weekend (10/6 – 10/7)

4 things to do this weekend (10/6 – 10/7)

Miranda Sandoval, staff writer

October 5, 2018


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

1.) Go nuts at the Suffolk Peanut Festival in Suffolk, Virginia! Enter the Peanut Butter Sculpting Contest and receive complimentary admission to the Festival. Follow along the Peanut Fest Parade as it progresses down Washington Street, North Main Street, and Finney Avenue. Enjoy lively music from local...

Get ready for the South Lakes vs. Oakton football game tonight!

Get ready for the South Lakes vs. Oakton football game tonight!

Maddy McFarlin, staff writer

September 7, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Get your red, white and blue ready for the South Lakes VS Oakton football game tonight! This year, the Hype Squad is gearing up for the game of the season with their “USA Out” theme! Don’t miss the incredible performance by the SLHS Dance Team and the Band during the halftime show. ...

2018 Block Party

August 30, 2018


Filed under News, SLHS Updates, Student Life, Trends

Start your long weekend off right and come have a blast at the 2018 SLHS Block Party on Friday, August 31st! The party will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. right here in the school's parking lot (near the stadium). Celebrate the beginning of another epic school year with friends and family. There will...

Top 5 Conspiracy Theories

Top 5 Conspiracy Theories

Pramod Mamillapalli, online editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Trends

In the world of conspiracy theories, we find ourselves asking, “Are they true or are they false?” Here are the top 5 conspiracy theories (in my opinion), and whether or not I believe in them. 5. Time Traveling Ok, so this one may seem a little far fetched, but who knows? There have been many i...

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Snapchat

10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Snapchat

Pramod Mamillapalli, online editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Like other social media platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, Snapchat is a great way to connect with friends and family through pictures that can last for a few seconds. Snapchat can be used for different reasons, but not all of them are good. This list consists of things I have noticed on my Snapchat...

Social Media: Explained!

Social Media: Explained!

Mieka Machida, staff writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Trends

How does social media work? Which platforms do what? What platforms do you want? Hopefully, this article will help those interested in figuring out what social media applications to get. First up, Twitter. What is Twitter? Twitter is a social media app where you can post updates up to 140 characters. E...

Send out the Clowns…

Send out the Clowns…

Pramod Mamillapalli

October 18, 2016


Filed under Halloween 2016, Opinion, Top Stories, Trends

Back in the day, clowns represented joy and laughter. But if you ask someone what a clown represented now, you will probably here words such as “scary” or “creepy”. How can clowns go from entertaining children at birthday parties to chasing people with weapons in the middle of the night. I guess...

But first, let me take a selfie

But first, let me take a selfie

Briana Carter, features editor

February 23, 2015


Filed under Top Stories, Trends

The selfie-stick is growing with popularity every day. For those who haven’t gotten word yet, a selfie-stick is a monopod used to take selfies, or self-portraits, of oneself. It comes in handy because it can take pictures of large groups of people and can also capture surroundings. The idea for...

App makes comeback

Meaghan McIntyre, opinion editor

November 28, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Trends

The “Words With Friends” app is back with new features and improvements. After hearing complaints about crashing games, Zynga Inc. decided it was time to make some changes. Once they knew about the issues they managed to improve stability and stopped multiple bugs which were the leading causes of...

Students explore Reston lakes in free time

Students explore Reston lakes in free time

Jessie Kreson, staff writer

June 9, 2014


Filed under Galleries, Trends

The lakes around Reston bring large numbers of people in the spring and summer months. The most widely visited lake by students is Lake Audubon. Students enjoy the opportunity for swimming, canoeing, jogging, and tanning while taking in the nature of Reston. The Lake Audubon trail is 2.8 miles through...

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