South Lakes Sentinel

Separating politics and personal

Separating politics and personal

Mercer Thomas, staff writer

December 11, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories

The death of George H. W. Bush on November 30th sparked a series of articles about the person he was both in and out of politics. Regardless of their political views, many people who’ve come forward to talk about him are emphasizing one thing: their respect for him. Those who disagreed with his politics...

Major injuries in sports

Major injuries in sports

Marc Goldstein, staff writer

December 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Sport Updates, Sports, Top Stories, Trends

In any sport, there is always the risk of being injured. In any sport, there are certain injuries that can derail a season or even a player’s career or entire life. No matter what team a fan is rooting for, it’s always tragic to watch a player go down with a serious injury. Sports teach people many...

Cam Savage Featured on Sports Center & House Of Highlights

Cam Savage Featured on Sports Center & House Of Highlights

Joe Brotemarkle, staff writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Features, SLHS Updates, Sport Updates, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

Senior Cameron (a.k.a. Cam) Savage is the star guard on the South Lakes boys varisty basketball team. Last Friday, Savage jumped over an opposing player in pursuit of the layup. Since then, a clip of Savage’s killer moves has gone viral, with the video being featured on House of Highlights and Sports...

Black Friday: a dangerous day in America

Kristina Schwarzkopf, staff writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Student Life

People always talk about how intense the crowds are during Black Friday and how animalistic shoppers get when shown that a blender is 50% off for the first fifty shoppers. How dangerous is Black Friday really? Well, in 2008, a Wal-Mart worker died after an “out-of-control” mob of frenzied shoppers...

How to make the most of your snow day

How to make the most of your snow day

Adriana Agic, staff writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, SLHS Updates, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Every student in school looks forward to snow days. There’s no classes all day - which means more time for sleeping in, Netflix binges, and finishing that homework you were stressing about! However, some students use snow days for relaxation, rest, and rejuvenation so they’ll be able to complete...

A guide to holiday gifts

A guide to holiday gifts

Olivia Cochis, staff writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories

Finding the right gift for someone special can be a challenge, especially if they already have everything. Here are some thoughtful ideas that any person would be very happy with receiving this holiday season. For your classic adventurer, a classic gift would be to give them a polaroid camera and...

Holiday Sports Gift Guide

Holiday Sports Gift Guide

Maddy McFarlin, staff writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends, Uncategorized

Holidays are right around the corner and these DIY gift ideas are perfect for any sports lover or athlete! All of these ideas are easy and affordable. At under $15, these DIYs are not only affordable, but they also are easy to make and look good! Enjoy these gift ideas! DIY Custom Football Ornamen...

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

Daphne Ngo, staff writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

With Christmas just around the corner, there are probably many people out there who are looking for cheap, easy to make Christmas gifts to give out. Here are ten awesome ideas that won’t take much time or money. Idea #1: Baked goods - Bake a few sweets in bulk and put together a delicious bag of...

“Do you guys have Thanksgiving in Italy?”

“Do you guys have Thanksgiving in Italy?”

Sara Marzaro, staff writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under Features, Opinion, Student Life, Top Stories, Trends

This is the most common question I was asked in the last three weeks, and the answer is no, we don’t (unfortunately). Though Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to have delicious food and to reunite families and friends, the origin and the meaning of the feast is what fascinates me most. In 1621,...

Students and self esteem

Daphne Ngo, staff writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Features, Student Life, The Advice Page, Top Stories, Trends

Many students struggle with low self esteem; it’s practically a given part of high school at this point. The stress of a constant workload certainly doesn’t help stress in other areas of life. The ever-present strain students put on themselves has negative consequences in itself. What if their grade...

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