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Coronavirus comes to the DMV – State of emergency, school closures, supply shortages & event cancellations

Coronavirus comes to the DMV – State of emergency, school closures, supply shortages & event cancellations

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus is a virus that leads to COVID-19, a flu and influenza-like respiratory disease. The mortality rate is currently being reported at 2.3% to 3.4%, compared to the typical seasonal flu mortality rate of 0.1%, though the COVID-19 has shown to only be fatal to those of older age. With ove...

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

Helen Ehrlich, News editor

December 20, 2019

After years of requests and negotiations, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) School Board has approved the implementation of menstrual sanitary products in school bathrooms. In the past, students have had to go to school clinics in order to retrieve products such as pads. With the introduction ...

Why Stores are Leaving Reston Town Center

Why Stores are Leaving Reston Town Center

Mary Kathryn McNicoll, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Businesses in Reston Town Center  (RTC) are closing, and by the plenty. The businesses that have closed, or are going to close soon, are: Hen Penny, Dawn Baby Price, Obi Sushi Japanese Bistro, Edibles Incredible Desserts, The Bike Lane, Red Velvet Cupcakery, Busara Thai Restaurant, Appalachian Sp...

Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students

Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

December 20, 2019

The Connector Bus is a system that runs throughout Fairfax County, and as of December 5, 2019, the buses have effectively switched to their Sunday schedule or completely stopped running, as a result of a driver-lead strike. It has 91 routes and goes to Metro stops, Town Centers, neighborhoods and high...

South Lakes High School Choir: Headed to Disney World!

South Lakes High School Choir: Headed to Disney World!

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Members of the South Lakes advanced choirs will be experiencing a “whole new world” this week! After the chorus students performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in the spring of 2019, they auditioned for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: singing at the Walt Disney World Candlelight Processional ...

Democratic control: a historic election in Virginia

Democratic control: a historic election in Virginia

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

November 22, 2019

Virginia recently held one of the most important and competitive elections in the state’s entire 243 year history (you can read more about the weight of the election here). Virginian voters came out to vote in droves and flipped the legislature. For the first time in 26 years, Virginia is entirely blue. This ...

Early 2000’s Disney Stars: Where are they now?

Early 2000’s Disney Stars: Where are they now?

November 18, 2019

Over the years Disney Channel has changed greatly. Their movies and shows released today are very different from those released in the early 2000’s. With the new “Disney +” streaming platform soon to release, many fans have been curious where the cast’s of these movies are now. Here’s what t...

Everything on the Ballot in the Upcoming VA Election: Your Voting Guide

Everything on the Ballot in the Upcoming VA Election: Your Voting Guide

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

November 2, 2019

Virginia’s state election is incredibly tense and important, being deemed the most important election in the state’s history, and one of the most important races in the country (you can read my further analysis of the election here). This is what voters who live in the South Lakes High School area need to know about what is on the ballot.   Senator Candidates Ja...

VA Delegate Ibraheem Samirah visits the South Lakes Young Democrats club: Protest, politics & progressive change

VA Delegate Ibraheem Samirah visits the South Lakes Young Democrats club: Protest, politics & progressive change

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

October 29, 2019

Virginia Democratic Delegate for Herndon Ibraheem Samirah came to visit the South Lakes Young Democrats club on Wednesday, October 24. He spoke about his story, personal beliefs, plans for Virginia and interacted with members of the South Lakes community. His messages were inspiring and his passion ...

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