South Lakes Sentinel

‘The Hunger Games’ becomes number one box office hit

Amalia Harte, staff writer

March 29, 2012

 In post-apocalyptic America, an opulent Capitol shines in the center of new nation Panem, provided for by 12 surrounding districts. Annually, as punishment for a rebellion years before, each district must give up two tributes, a male and female, for the Hunger Games, a fight to the death publicized...

British entertainment becoming increasingly more popular in America

Rachel Rogers, Seahawk Stories editor

December 31, 2011

History shows that the youth of America decide what is popular or not, but the newest trends have started to come from outside of the country. Recently, television shows watched by students have taken a turn for the British. “It’s a matter of variety,” said junior Hannah Baum. “It’s something...

Winter Dance Showcase delights audience

Alexa Amster, copy editor

December 16, 2011

 Essence Dance Company presented student talent at the annual Winter Dance Showcase on Dec. 8. Sixteen routines, choreographed by students and dance teacher Terlene Terry-Todd, filled the Little Theatre with grace and exciting moves. Junior Michelle Slivinski choreographed the first routine, in which the...

Megadeth releases another great album

Clint Bouttavong, entertainment editor

November 28, 2011

Thrash legends Megadeth have topped themselves with the release of their new album "Thirteen.” The band manages to stay fresh and relevant so many years after their debut, releasing three great albums in a row over the past five years. Though "Thirteen" does have its flaws, they are minor and easily...

Reston Town Center readies for winter celebrations

Emily Lipscomb, co-managing editor

November 4, 2011

Reston Town Center officially opened the Ice Skating Pavilion for the winter season on November 1. Originally scheduled for October 22, the opening was pushed back due to hot and rainy weather in the Metro-D.C area. The ice rink offers a variety of activities available for arrangement including birth...

Summer blockbusters create mixed reviews

Clint Bouttavong, style editor

September 15, 2011

As summer comes around so do summer blockbusters, but this year’s turnout seems to be a mixed bag. The season has its gems like the vampire flick “Fright Night” but it also has its fair share of flops and disappointments. “Fright Night” is a vampire flick that does justice to the original,...

Summer music festivals offered around the world

Clint Bouttavong, style and entertainment editor

June 15, 2011

With summer quickly approaching, music fans are counting down the days to their favorite music festivals. With festivals held across the country and internationally, there is no excuse to miss out on the time of your life. Heavy metal fans rejoice, Rockstar’s Mayhem Festival actually has a decent...

Like a fish out of water: Warped Tour not for the metalhead in me

Clint Bouttavong, style and entertainment editor

June 15, 2011

This year I was given the opportunity to attend the Vans Warped Tour through the newspaper’s wire service Truth be told, I do not listen to the types of bands that are playing this year, so it should be an interesting experience. This year’s lineup includes The Devil Wears Prada, Asking...

Television review: “The Voice” offers better advice to performers

Humna Ajaz, contributing writer

June 14, 2011

Who wants to be judged on their looks when they have the talent? No one, and the one place where that does not matter is “The Voice,” the first ever American TV singing show where the appearance really doesn’t matter.  Four famous musicians search for the one and only voice in America. There...

Student attention to “Run” steps up

Clayton O'Neil, contributing writer

June 1, 2011

   The new computer game sensation “Run” has gained popularity with students.    “I can’t stop playing it,” said freshman David Otting.    While directing a small green alien through space, jumping from open spot to open spot to reach the finish line, the game may seem simplistic....

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