South Lakes Sentinel

School year updates

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Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

August 18, 2020

With an uncertain school year ahead, here are some updates on subjects like course schedules, summer assignments, laptops, senior photos, SATs, spiritwear and more! Schedules Class schedules will be released on September 2nd. You can access your schedule on StudentVue School starts on Septe...

A state of unrest – The DMV experiences historic protests for the #BlackLivesMatter movement

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Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

June 2, 2020

Washington DC became the world’s focus as flames, fury and a flurry of presidential Twitter activity engulfed the region.

A beach town in “lockdown”

The City of Laguna Beach put out signs to remind beach-goers to maintain a distance of 6-feet from each other at Main Beach in Laguna Beach on Sunday, March 22, 2020 despite the coronavirus. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Taylor Anderson, Student Life Editor

May 12, 2020

Life in a beach town moves slow, and the people in it tend to go with the flow of things. People are used to going to wide open beaches and practically living outside, and during this time of self isolation, I asked myself, what changes for these people and their laid back lifestyles?  Quarant...

Fairfax County’s local businesses & How to support them during lockdown

Fairfax County's local businesses & How to support them during lockdown

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

May 10, 2020

During Virginia's lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local businesses have shifted the way they're functioning. You can still support these places and the local economy, without breaking social distancing requirements. Bazin's on Church, Vienna If you want a full meal fully prepared for y...

Coffee from criminals: What we can learn

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

Procreate Coffee, an organization contracted by the Department of Corrections to start a coffee school for inmates at Rikers Island, was discontinued in 2017. However, in November of 2018, the program at Rikers resumed when a new barista training lab was opened in Sunset Park. The program was created t...

Reston MLK celebration; concerts, community service, and more!

Reston MLK celebration; concerts, community service, and more!

Evie Mohan, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Fairfax County just had one of the most blessed kinds of weekends - a long weekend! Sadly, the national holiday comes at the death of a great man. On Monday the 20th, Martin Luther King Jr. was struck down by an assassin, ending his long career working for social change and civil rights. The minister ...

Wolf Trap’s summer line up 2020

Wolf Trap's summer line up 2020

Evie Mohan, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Summer is the season of outdoor fun, pleasant weather, and most of all- it’s the season of concerts. At Wolf Trap this summer, there’s something for everyone: musical theater, orchestras, and 80’s pop. Look no further than Vienna, Virginia for summer entertainment! Here are a few highlights from ...

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

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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

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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

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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...

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