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A farewell from the Sentinel’s editor-in-chief

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2021

When I first joined the South Lakes Sentinel my freshman year, I had a singular goal: to write. I didn't know what kind of publication or staff I would find, but I knew that I wanted to pursue my passion...

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SLHS’ calorie counting assignment sparks student concern

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief May 28, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains information regarding eating disorders.   All students in the state of Virginia are required to “receive health and physical education” from kindergarten...

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Minor League Baseball is dying — How the lower league of America’s pastime was abandoned during COVID

Marc Goldstein, Assistant Editor in Chief May 11, 2021

For many Americans, there is no greater feeling than going to the ballpark and enjoying a summer night while watching America’s Pastime. Baseball has captivated generations of Americans and people around...

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Teen vaccines: Are we ready for fully in-person school?

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Students, teachers and parents alike have been wondering what teen vaccines mean for school reopenings. According to the Fairfax County COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ  updated this week, “all individuals...

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Are mandatory vaccine passports the future?

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

With the COVID-19 vaccine moving steadily, businesses, universities and airlines are looking for a quick and easy way to verify that customers, students and passengers have all been vaccinated.   After...

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Online learning: The teacher perspective

Rione Marie Tecson, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

Due to the pandemic, education has looked very different during the 2020-21 school year. Instead of doing the traditional face-to-face school, most students and teachers have to do it virtually. Because...

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First Lady Dr. Jill Biden to continue teaching at NOVA: A feminist & education-focused gesture

Madelyn Bobko, Staff Writer February 18, 2021

The First Lady of the United States Jill Biden, known as "Dr. B," is beloved by her English students at Northern Virginia Community College. Traditionally, the President’s spouse would give up their...

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Teacher appreciation profile: Ms. Trigiano, beloved English & journalism teacher

Ms. Lisa Trigiano, fondly known as “Ms. T,” is an English teacher and journalism advisor at South Lakes who came to be a teacher after working as a corporate mediator. Now, every person Ms. T has ever...

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My experience having COVID-19

Catie Ries, Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Tuesday, November 17, began with my third COVID test since the pandemic started. After having been exposed to COVID twice during the summer, tested and receiving negative results, a third test was just...

Who is responsible for the insurrection? Look to the White House - Op-Ed

Who is responsible for the insurrection? Look to the White House – Op-Ed

Madelyn Bobko, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

January 6th will go down in infamy as one of the greatest disasters in the history of the United States. With 14 days left in office, President Trump endorsed supporters of his to gather in Washington...

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