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Rei Linam: the man behind the camera

Rei Linam: the man behind the camera

Marc Goldstein, staff writer

February 12, 2020

There is always something fascinating about a high school student finding their passion and excelling at it. Rei Linam has definitely found his interest and calling. Linam, a junior at South Lakes, takes photos for all Seahawk athletes, but doesn’t necessarily get the amount of praise he deserves. H...

Seahawks have a star in Scott (again)

Seahawks have a star in Scott (again)

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

February 10, 2020

The last name Scott carries a large presence in the South Lakes community, and rightfully so. Christy Winters Scott played for the Seahawks Girls Basketball Team, eventually getting her jersey retired by the school. She now broadcasts Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) games, coaches the girls...

Episode Eight of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” – “WWIII” in Iran

Episode Eight of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” – “WWIII” in Iran

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

January 29, 2020

“Seahawk Talks” is the official podcast of The South Lakes Sentinel. It’s your number one source for all information about South Lakes, the DMV and the world.  On this episode of “Seahawk Talks” we share school news highlights and analyze the US conflict with Iran, where it ori...

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 ...

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...

Midsummer at South Lakes

Midsummer at South Lakes

Taylor Anderson, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream took the South Lakes Auditorium under its magical spell the weekend of November 23, 2019. The talented cast truly did the script justice, portraying every whimsical and enchanting detail with maturity and charisma. Every character brought something truly unique ...

The Crash That Lasts

The Crash That Lasts

Taylor Anderson, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

Driving is one of the things most looked forward to by teenagers, and it seems like having a car is the end all be all for newly licensed 16 year olds. The freedom of it is exhilarating. As a new driver myself, many things have thrilled me about driving; getting a new car for instance has been a m...

Yara Bawab, The Captain and Goalie of the Field Hockey Team, Reflects on her Time at South Lakes

Yara Bawab, The Captain and Goalie of the Field Hockey Team, Reflects on her Time at South Lakes

Ryan Ertlschweiger, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Yara Bawab has been a part of the field hockey program here at South Lakes High School for four years, and she plays with passion and energy in all of her games. This past season was her senior year and she was the starting goalie and captain of the team. As the goalie and captain, she gained many le...

 The art of being thankful

 The art of being thankful

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

November 27, 2019

What does it mean to be thankful? It would take me ages to try and explain the importance of being thankful and how it impacts others. Webster’s dictionary defines the word “thankful” as “expressing gratitude and/or relief”. There are endless ways to express gratitude towards the people in...

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 ...

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