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Falls Church first grader wins 2019 Doodle for Google contest

Falls Church first grader wins 2019 Doodle for Google contest

Rhea Braganza, staff writer

January 13, 2019


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

Sarah Gomez-Lane, a first grader from Falls Church, Virginia, is this year’s winner of the annual Doodle For Google contest. Her dinosaur drawing was featured on Google January 8th. This year's theme for the students was “What inspires me…” "The things on my doodle are my favorite dinosaurs....

Assault and theft at Reston Town Center store

Assault and theft at Reston Town Center store

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

January 13, 2019


Filed under News, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

On December 22nd, a fight broke out at Victoria’s Secret in Reston Town Center. At 7:30 pm, the store manager approached three women who were shoplifting. The situation escalated when one of the women pepper-sprayed the manager. Shortly thereafter, she sprayed a security guard as well. After the assault,...

NFL Pro Bowl: best of the best

NFL Pro Bowl: best of the best

Joseph Brotemarkle, staff writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Sport Updates, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

The NFL’s all-star game, the Pro Bowl, will be taking place on January 28th in Orlando, Florida this year. This event includes many competitions such as the skills competition, a dodgeball game, an obstacle course, and a competition to see who can catch a ball from the highest drop spot. Fans across...

The rise of basketball influencers on social media

The rise of basketball influencers on social media

Marc Goldstein, staff writer

January 11, 2019


Filed under Features, Sport Updates, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

Social media has had a huge impact on sports, especially basketball. When it comes to Instagram followers, b-ball players lead the way among professional athletes. At 45.8 million, Lebron James has the highest follower count at 45.8 million; other prominent basketball players have well over 10 million...

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for students

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for students

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

January 10, 2019


Filed under Features, SLHS Updates, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

1. Get more sleep: Although it sounds impossible for a high school student, getting more sleep is crucial for long-term success and your health. Also, getting extra sleep is great! 2. Stop doubting yourself: Saying, “I can’t do this,” “There’s no point,” etc. will only hold you back from...

The history of ice skating: how it became a beloved sport

The history of ice skating: how it became a beloved sport

Izzy Abondanza and Maddy McFarlin, staff writers

January 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

Figure skating is one of the things that people wait for the most when the winter season comes around. In most towns, you’ll find an ice skating rink that people frequent when it gets cold outside. However, although many people go ice skating, few know the unique history of it. The first recorded...

Amazon opens new headquarters

Amazon opens new headquarters

Birk Slothouber, staff writer

January 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

In September 2017, Amazon set off a competition for which city would host its second headquarters, and local governments across the United States and Canada went to great lengths to become the host city. Perhaps the most egregious example is Chicago, whose mayor offered to let the Amazon Corporation...

Holiday special: a newspaper-centric gift guide

Holiday special: a newspaper-centric gift guide

Helen Ehrlich, news editor

December 19, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

DIY Newspaper wreath 1.) Trace around a plate (circular) to make a base on a sheet of paper 2.) Trace around a smaller plate(circular) onto the center of the first plate you traced 3.) Using a craft blade or scissors cut out the outer circle, then the inner, you can recycle the inner circle, the o...

The best holiday movies & T.V. shows of the season

The best holiday movies & T.V. shows of the season

Helen Ehrlich, news editor

December 19, 2018


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

Netflix A Christmas Inheritance If you’re looking for the cheesiest, most predictable, and most cliché Christmas movie out there, A Christmas Inheritance is just what you want. It tells the story of a New York girl heading to a small town to discover the true spirit of family and Christmas. Snow st...

Man arrested at Arlington Cheesecake Factory

Man arrested at Arlington Cheesecake Factory

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories, Trends

The Cheesecake Factory celebrated their 40th Anniversary on December 5th by giving out free slices of cheesecake to customers who ordered through DoorDash, a food delivery service. Unfortunately, the celebration was interrupted after a fight broke out at the restaurant’s Arlington location. Police...

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