South Lakes Sentinel

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...

Seahawks trounce Cougars in football season opening

Seahawks trounce Cougars in football season opening

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

September 15, 2019

The anticipation had been building ever since the season ended with a playoff loss. The energy was coursing through the stands and translated onto the field. A sellout crowd of over 2400 students, faculty, and parents witnessed the start to a season with very big expectations. As the team emerged from...

Painting stolen from the Reston Community Center

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Jordan Anderson, staff writer

May 23, 2019

A painting was stolen from an exhibition at the Reston Community Center. The Fairfax County Police issued their annual report recognizing the art theft in the Reston District Station section. The annual report states, "Unfortunately, the Reston Community Center became a target when a painting was...

New makeup store arrives at Tysons Corner

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Jordan Anderson, staff writer

May 3, 2019

Morphe is now open at Tysons Corner - the first located in the DC area. The cosmetics brand opened on Friday, April 26th. Emine ErSelcuk, Morphe’s vice president of global retail, stated, "We are so thrilled to partner with Tyson's Corner Center and that our Morphe Babes in the region will finally b...

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