South Lakes Sentinel

Why you should stop taking your lab goggles for granted

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Taylor Anderson, Features Editor

June 11, 2020

If you know what it’s like to be in a high school science class, you know what it’s like to wear lab goggles: claustrophobic and quite uncomfortable. Lab goggles just seem like a burden when you’re trying to start an important lab, or experiment, and oftentimes, teachers need to remind student...

TikTok remote viewing – Would you want your parents seeing your TikTok account?

TikTok remote viewing - Would you want your parents seeing your TikTok account?

Evie Mohan, Staff Writer

May 12, 2020

TikTok is adding a new feature where your parents can now view your Liked videos, as well as your messages and DMs on the app. Not only will they be able to see that, they’ll be able to set limits for your time on TikTok, and delete videos that they deem inappropriate. TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, added ...

A beach town in “lockdown”

The City of Laguna Beach put out signs to remind beach-goers to maintain a distance of 6-feet from each other at Main Beach in Laguna Beach on Sunday, March 22, 2020 despite the coronavirus. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)

Taylor Anderson, Student Life Editor

May 12, 2020

Life in a beach town moves slow, and the people in it tend to go with the flow of things. People are used to going to wide open beaches and practically living outside, and during this time of self isolation, I asked myself, what changes for these people and their laid back lifestyles?  Quarant...

South Lakes sophomore shares her family’s visa experience through political cartoons

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

May 12, 2020

Amany Bouali is a sophomore at South Lakes who has drawn emotional political cartoons that illustrate her views on the process of visa laws in the United States. Bouali came about this during the sophomore International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) project. She made cartoons “based on r...

OPINION: Sports should become secondary as world heals

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Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

April 14, 2020

As the Coronavirus wages war on humanity, sports have come to an abrupt halt through the troubling times. The scenario that society is facing is a first for a multitude of reasons: the first global pandemic to affect so many people on so many levels since possibly the Black Death in the Middle Ages....

How to adjust to the new reality: Social distancing in a social world

Yellow school bus driving away, referencing recent FCPS decision to shift to

Leana Travis, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2020

Dear South Lakes Sentinel readers,      As someone who tends to struggle with a lack of structure and long periods of isolation, I understand how a month of “social distancing” can seem overwhelming and near to impossible. For those of you who relate to that feeling or just need so...

Best commercials of the 2020 Super Bowl

Best commercials of the 2020 Super Bowl

Maddy McFarlin, Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

The Superbowl LIV (56)  was an eventful game that resulted in the first victory in 50 years for the Kansas City Chiefs. But for the people who don’t understand or like football, the real entertainment is the commercials. A thirty-second commercial had cost about 5.6 million dollars, which leav...

How to stick to New Year’s resolutions

How to stick to New Year's resolutions

Adriana Agic, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

  It’s official! 2019 has come to an end, and a new decade has begun. With the conclusion of the month of January, many people are struggling to keep their New Year’s resolutions. Here are some tips if you’re having a tough time sticking to your resolutions!   Be specific when writing goals When it co...

The best 3D animated cat movie

The best 3D animated cat movie

Lourdes Santiago, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Cats, the movie has shocked and stunned the world with its atrocious animation, that if looked at directly could possibly cause you physical pain. Now this setup has been done before, with “live action” The Lion King, Cats and Dogs, and of course, the Garfield movies. While the first movie was a...

The truth about JV sports

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

JV sports is the slightly lower level for high school sports. That is the technical term, but people within these programs think of it differently. Players on junior varsity teams think of their team as a second-class citizen compared to the varsity team. It makes sense, though, the team that goes on t...

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