South Lakes Sentinel

Why Donald Trump?

Why Donald Trump?

Simmi Sharma, staff writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion, Top Stories

The election is over, and the President elect - Donald Trump has faced a lot of criticism for his comments about immigration and the muslim ban, which leaves many wondering- what made America vote for Trump? So we went out and asked Trump supporters and we got some surprising answers. His raw, crude words Pol...

Brain Over Body

Brain Over Body

Simmi Sharma, staff writer

November 29, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

For centuries, people have been trying to solve a dilemma: can mind conquer the matter? Can our brains control our bodies? The world has seen many people who have shown extraordinary control over their bodies. Buddhist meditators have shown control over their body temperature, Harvard psychologist E...

High School Brawl Leads To Death

High School Brawl Leads To Death

Kadienne Werts, staff writer

May 12, 2016


Filed under News

On April 21st Amy Inita Joyner-Francis a 16 year old  student at a Howard High School in Wilmington, Delaware was fatally assaulted in the women's restroom. "It's just like, wow,” Another Howard High student, Carinna Vegs said. “She's gone and she's never going to come back.” Three female students brutally b...

Another legend gone

Another legend gone

Birk Slothouber, staff writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Singer Prince Rogers Nelson, known as “Prince,” was found dead in the elevator of his home at age 57 on April 21st. The cause is not yet known and authorities reported no signs of trauma. Prince signed with Warner Brothers Records at 18 years old in 1977. Prince first encountered widespread p...

Controversy on Delegate System

Pramod Mamillapalli & Kristina Schwarzkopf, staff writer, staff writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under News

Recently there has been controversy regarding the delegate system of the political parties. Before we get into details, here is how the delegate system works. On the democratic side the delegates are always on a proportional basis and are given roughly one third of delegates for a one third vote, however t...

Overpopulation in FCPS

Overpopulation in FCPS

Claudia Reverte, staff writer

April 28, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

As more students flood the school every year, FCPS must accommodate the masses. With more “cottages” being placed in the parking lots, and classes being overfilled, it seems there’s hardly any space for anyone at school anymore. The county officials discussed the number of new students coming in e...

Got Green Days?

Got Green Days?

Jack Dunne, staff writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Due to the insane amount of snow this winter, Fairfax County Public Schools have had eight school closings. In the beginning of March, the school board decided to make April 1st a “B” day, which is a green day at South Lakes. April 1st became a green day, meaning that there were three green days...

FCPS budget crisis: What we don’t want to budge on

FCPS budget crisis: What we don’t want to budge on

Chelsea Rowell, staff writer

November 26, 2015


Filed under News, Print Issues, Top Stories

Fairfax County Public schools will be facing a deficit of over 100 million dollars come the 2016-17 school year. This is not exactly a surprise. The FCPS Board of Supervisors has seen the shortfall coming for years. Because of the steadily increasing number of FCPS students, especially students in...

Is the new SIS grading system a valuable change?

Is the new SIS grading system a valuable change?

Sierra White, former staff writer

November 25, 2015


Filed under News

This 2015-16 school year, Fairfax County officials have implemented a new grading system. The SIS Parent Account allows students and parents to view students’ grades. Grades are visible as soon as teachers have recorded them. If there are questions, the parents can discuss the grades with their children....

Sorting out the rumors from the facts about the new SAT exam

Sorting out the rumors from the facts about the new SAT exam

Manaal Farhan, editor-in-chief

November 25, 2015


Filed under News, Top Stories

There will be numerous changes to the SAT starting in March of 2016. Some of the changes are in areas such as content, format, and scoring. The new test consists of two mains sections: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, and Math. The Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section is comprised of two...

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