South Lakes Sentinel

One Love Foundation: Yards for Yeardley

Izzy Abbondanza, staff writer

November 14, 2018

The South Lakes Women’s Lacrosse Team is using their preseason training to contribute to a great cause. Yards for Yeardley is an awareness project that was started by girls on the Boston College and University of Virginia lacrosse teams to fundraise for Yeardley Love, a woman who sustained fatal injuries...

Yorktown shopping center evacuated after bomb threat at Starbucks

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

November 14, 2018

While ordering at Starbucks, most people would expect a cup of coffee, not a bomb threat. On Saturday, November 3rd, the Yorktown Shopping Center in Falls Church was evacuated after an intoxicated man stated that he had a bomb in his backpack. In fear of the bomb exploding, employees called the police...

Reston apartment fire hospitalizes 4 residents

Reston apartment fire hospitalizes 4 residents

November 14, 2018

According to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, a fire sent four people to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. On Saturday, November 3rd, a spark of a toaster put four residents of a three-story, garden-style apartment building in the hospital and displaced three residents. At...

Rabid animals roam the roads of Fairfax County

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

November 14, 2018

If you are planning on taking a casual stroll after a long day of school, consider a different activity. An alarming amount of rabid animal attacks have arisen in Fairfax County. “Fairfax County is endemic for rabies. We have one of the higher rabies burdens in the country. Typically we have 40...

Snake Escape at Hayfield High School

Snake Escape at Hayfield High School

Rhea Braganza, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

At Hayfield High School a large snake escaped a biology lab. Last Monday, shortly after midnight, a Columbian Red Tail Boa Constrictor managed to escape their school science lab and slither around the school, setting the motion detectors off. Animal Protection Officer Siobhan Chase was called in...

Snow Days Ahead?

Jordan Anderson, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

  Get ready for snow days and 2 hour delays, because local forecasters predict that there will be a huge amount of snow in January and February. The Washington Post stated that there will be 20 to 30 inches of snow. The Northern Virginia area receives 15.4 inches of snow on average. The Chief F...

Lee County teachers allowed arms on campus

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

November 5, 2018

11 schools in Lee County, VA were given the right to allow teachers the ability to carry guns on school property. The plan to arm teachers was decided by a unanimous vote by the Virginia Board of Education. Selected teachers faced a stringent application, training, and screening process all funded by...

New CAVA restaurant opens in Tysons

New CAVA restaurant opens in Tysons

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

November 5, 2018

You may be familiar with the growing restaurant CAVA. Many customers rave over its healthy salad options and its seasonal menu. Luckily, The Mediterranean restaurant just opened a new location in Tysons on October 22nd. This new location will be CAVA’s 23rd restaurant in Virginia and 69th nationwide!...

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY: How to and why you should vote

NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY: How to and why you should vote

Helen Ehrlich, Staff Writer

September 25, 2018

          Over the past year, teenagers have become more and more involved in politics and activism. While marching, protests, and contacting our representatives is incredibly important and helpful, there is only one thing that can make the biggest impact: voting. Millenials and ...

Cutting the Clock: Youth Curfew

Cutting the Clock: Youth Curfew

Ben Zalles, staff photographer and writer

September 21, 2018

Over the years, the topic of youth curfew laws have sparked widespread debate regarding both its effectiveness in the community, and whether or not it is constitutional. Youth curfew laws are typically defined as ordinances that prohibit people under 18 from being in public or business owned areas from...

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