The news site of South Lakes High School.

South Lakes Sentinel

The news site of South Lakes High School.

South Lakes Sentinel

The news site of South Lakes High School.

South Lakes Sentinel

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Fairfax County NAACP president dead at 56

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

In January of this year, the president of the Fairfax chapter of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) died, aged 56. Michelle Antonette Leete of Portsmouth, Virginia,...

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Fairfax County recruiting more landlords to participate in affordable rental program

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer January 31, 2024

The Fairfax County Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program serves low-income families to assist with their housing needs. A family (a group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption who...

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« Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Ravenstahl »

Mithra Venkatesan and Sierra Hughes January 22, 2024

Mr. Ravenstahl teaches in his classroom by day but that's not all there is to him. Mr. Ravenstahl is an Art 1, IB visual art, and Theory of Knowledge teacher here at South Lakes. He has been an upstanding...

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Fairfax Connector Workers Threaten Strike

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer January 10, 2024

Contract talks between Fairfax County transportation workers and their employer corporation are showing signs of  breaking down, potentially leading to a strike of almost 600 public bus drivers, union...

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Why journalism?

Madeline Miller, Student Life Editor January 9, 2024

As students from eighth through eleventh-grade glance over the extensive list of electives offered for their following school year, many see the “Journalism/Newspaper” option listed. Due to the great...

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South Lakes calls for a ceasefire

Ashwaq Nur, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

South Lakes Students orchestrated a walkout in support of Palestine on November 16th, 2023. This war has ensued in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, a militant group based in the Gaza Strip fueling this protest....

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Fairfax County investing in electric school buses

Vix Kendley, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

The Fairfax County School Board has officially dedicated its fleet of buses to carbon neutrality by 2040. Fairfax County wields the second largest school bus fleet in the country, coming in at 1,625 diesel...

Reston Town Center’s Holiday Parade

Reston Town Center’s Holiday Parade

Emma Ayres, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

The Reston Town Center’s annual holiday parade featured students from the South Lakes Band and JROTC as well as various dance companies, Boy Scouts, balloons, fire departments, Santa Claus, 501st legion,...

Should Thanksgiving Break be a week long?

Should Thanksgiving Break be a week long?

Iris Yi, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

From November 22 to November 24, students have school off for Thanksgiving Break, which includes the day before, after, and the weekend of Thanksgiving. This also includes Black Friday. However, many students...

New 2023 FCPS Grading Policy

New 2023 FCPS Grading Policy

Nataly Alvarado and Heidy Dominguez November 29, 2023

At the beginning of the school year FCPS switched the minimum grade of all assignments to zero percent rather than 50 percent. This means that if students do not complete their work, they will not receive...

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