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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...

The deadly Coronavirus possibly found in Fairfax County

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Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

February 10, 2020

The new strain of coronavirus, reportedly originating in China, has spread to an estimated 9,000 people, killing over 213 people. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak to be “a global health emergency.” The United States State Department issued a “level 4” travel warning, placing...

“Herstory” Made: Virginia ratifies the ERA

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

February 10, 2020

Virginia has officially become the 38th state in the United States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Virginia House of Delegates voted 59-4 and the Virginia Senate voted 28-12 in favor of the ERA.  The ERA is an amendment to The Constitution that states that rights may not be de...

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 ...

Kobe Bryant’s legacy

Kobe Bryant's legacy

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

January 31, 2020

  There is a saying that goes: “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.” Over the past few days, that saying has held true more than ever. Kobe Bryant (41), retired basketball player who shaped the game of basketball and the world itself with his brand, tragically passed away in a hel...

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 ...

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

Episode Eight of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” -

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...

AHA: Coca Cola’s new brand

AHA: Coca Cola's new brand

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

  On November 7th of 2019, the Coca Cola corporation announced that in March 2020 it will launch a new flavored seltzer brand called “AHA.” The company considers it a “little caffeinated pick-me-up,” with unusual yet inviting flavor pairs. With its vibrant packaging and fresh marketing, AHA...

Reusable water bottles to be distributed this spring

Maddy McFarlin, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

South Lakes is putting the “green” in green and blue. This spring every student will be receiving a metal water bottle with a custom design created by a fellow Seahawk in an effort to go green. South Lakes donors and the environmental club aim to reduce plastic waste and promote the idea of reusing. ...

Patriots in the first round for the first time in a decade

Patriots in the first round for the first time in a decade

Anthony Swanner, Staff Writer

January 16, 2020

  This weekend there were four Wild Card games that provided some of the best football action this whole season. However, the first game was between the 9-7 Tennessee Titans and the 12-4 New England Patriots.  Coming into the game on Saturday, the Patriots are 23-4 overall in home playo...

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