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

Episode One of the Sentinel's podcast,

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

October 10, 2019

"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.  "Seahawk Talks" is the official podcast of The South Lakes Sentinel. It's your number one source for all information about South Lakes, ...


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Catherine Ries, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Are you and your friends looking for a good time this Halloween? If the answer is yes, The Shocktober Haunted House is for you! Legend has it, in 1879, Dale Carlheim built Carlheim Manor for himself and his family. Soon after the family moved in, Dale was exploring the grounds and stumbled upon ...

It’s Powder Puff season!

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Devin Glauser, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Powder Puff isn’t your ordinary football event. It’s a flag football game on Thursday, October 24th. Join the face off between junior and senior girls on the South Lakes football field! This flag football match up between upperclassmen is sure to be an exciting game for everyone. Both teams have a...

Fair Pay to Play Act raises controversy

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Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

October 10, 2019

     On September 30, 2019 California's Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into act that will possibly be a groundbreaking policy for all college athletes. “The Fair Pay to Play Act” allows athletes to get agents to pursue financial deals such as endorsements and allow them to be paid for t...

“Make the world a better place”

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

     Days after the city of Baltimore was regarded as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” in a tweet by President Donald Trump, activist Scott Ryan Presler decided to put the ‘act’ in activist and organize a trash clean up for the city. There were upwards of 170 volun...

German exchange students come to South Lakes

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Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

October 8, 2019

     Over the summer of 2019, the South Lakes German department sent a group of students abroad to experience everyday life and culture in Germany. They spent time with their host students in school, at home, and in their free time. This fall, the once host families became the tourists ,j...

Beloved “Mr. Bob” retires after 51 years

Bob on his last day of work. Photo courtesy of Suzannah Latane Simmons

Rhea Braganza, Staff writer

September 30, 2019

If you have ever been to The South Lakes Village Center Safeway, you have probably seen “Mr. Bob” in register seven with a smile. Bob Bishel, known as “Mr. Bob,” worked as a cashier at Safeway for 51 years and has definitely made an impact on any Safeway customer who went through his line. Some...

New service dog initiative in Fairfax County

Rhea Braganza, Staff Writer

September 21, 2019

The Fairfax County Police Department (FCPD) has begun training five new service dogs. Each dog has been named to honor fallen first responders: Indy, Sully, Jack, Lenny, and Holmes. The dogs are part of a new initiative Fairfax County has started as a way to give back to retired and active officers,...

Vaping in Virginia: As teens die, government officials are alarmed

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Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

September 16, 2019

Virginia legislators recently passed a bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, due to recent reports of increased rates of teenagers vaping. Some were shocked by this move from lawmakers, as Virginia’s economy was greatly based in tobacco for a long time, and the capitol building is even decora...

Bol Bol’s time

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Devin Glauser, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Standing at 7 foot 2 two inches tall and being the son of one of the tallest players in NBA history, Bol Bol is one of the most interesting prospects in his draft class. Unfortunately Bol only played nine games his first season for the Oregon Ducks due to an injury, but spectators got a glimpse at his...

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