South Lakes Sentinel

From the Hill: Redskins name stays a controversy

Matt Dopsovic, staff writer

February 15, 2013

Normally I do not talk about sports, especially football, but I felt like this needed some attention. Once again, controversy has come up about the Washington Redskins’ name and mascot. An ongoing debate that has spanned the past 20 years, has resurfaced this weekend after the National Museum of...

Foodie and the Feast: breakfast on-the-go

Gargie Nagarkar, online news editor

February 8, 2013

Everyone knows about the importance of breakfast. It helps keep students focused during class and they perform better on tests than those who skipped out on breakfast, but knowing this does not always persuade students to make the change. Some find it difficult to eat so early in the morning. Others...

Foodie and the Feast: healthy eating

Gargie Nagarkar, online news editor

February 6, 2013

Playing a school sport is a very demanding experience. After practices, the hungries hit hard and it becomes very tempting to grab a bag of chips or a can of soda because they are the fast option. Next time, instead of reaching for the easy meal, grab some fruit instead. Make sure to badger mom and...

Niki’s Guide: learning how to learn

Niki May, staff writers

February 6, 2013

Life is not fair. When it comes to thriving in school, certain students have clear advantages over others. However, a way around this exists. The person who studies twice as long as their fellow classmate yet receives a worse grade, more than likely did not study a way that’s beneficial. Over one...

The Little Things: Ravens fail to cope

Rachel Rogers, online editor

February 4, 2013

The best advice to give right now is to not be a Raven, the football players - not the birds. Sure they have much going for them, like winning the Super Bowl, national fame, and Ray Lewis’ dance moves, but there is one thing they cannot do. Deal with a little change. Everyone who follows football...

Niki’s Guide: do not be a kiss-up, be a friend.

Niki’s Guide: do not be a kiss-up, be a friend.

Niki May, staff writers

February 4, 2013

There is a common misconception that having a good relationship with a teacher means that the student is a “kiss-up." This is so far from the case. Being a “kiss-up” is making a show of talking sweetly to a teacher in order to gain a reaction. It is guaranteed that grades will be better once...

Foodie and the Feast: difficulties of cake making

Foodie and the Feast: difficulties of cake making

Gargie Nagarkar, online news editor

February 4, 2013

Making birthday cakes for friends can be a gratifying experience. However, carving and icing cakes can become a frustrating and messy affair unless proper steps are taken. Shaping and carving a cake can be especially infuriating when the cake is moist and pieces of it fall off, ignoring the path...

The Little Things: living without hot chocolate

Rachel Rogers, online managing editor

January 31, 2013

Sometimes in life students need to learn to live without, such as when they crave their normal brand of classic Land O’ Lakes Hot Chocolate, but the store decides to stop selling it in bulk. It does not matter what course of action is taken, because a huge, corporate business has decided not to...

From the Hill: Isreal blocks UN investigators

Matt Dopsovic, staff writer

January 31, 2013

As of Jan. 29 the BBC reported that Israel is refusing to allow United Nations Human Rights Council inspectors into the country to perform a regularly scheduled investigation on Israel’s human rights situation. This makes Israel the first member of the UN to deny a scheduled inspection, even North...

Niki’s Guide: working towards long term rewards

Niki May, staff writers

January 31, 2013

If someone could choose a reward of $50 today or $55 in three months, it is likely the person receiving the money would choose $50 today because it is an immediate reward, even though in the long term the second option would be more beneficial. Same rule applies to school. Each day when deciding whether...

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