South Lakes Sentinel

Guest commentary: Stress-we can learn to manage it

Susan Stemetski, school social worker

October 15, 2013


Filed under Opinion

We are quickly moving toward the finish line of the first quarter. As students face tests, missed assignments and projects to turn in before the end-of-quarter deadline, we see a common phenomenon emerge, stress. Stress is once again being felt by more and more of our students. The SLHS counselors,...

Apple introduces impressive features with iOS7

Apple introduces impressive features with iOS7

Jakob Weizman, sports editor

September 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

You may have seen many people on their iPhones, iPods, and iPads waiting for a certain update to download September 18. That update changed the face of Apple, the iOS 7. This update had a whole new design and layout for all iOS devices. The design has different colors that provide a vivid and vibrant...

End the vandalism: build a grafitti wall

David Freeman, opinion editor

September 19, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It took $1.4 million and years of hard work to approve and build the new South Lakes turf fields. All of this went down the drain due to a recent vandalism believed to be committed by Herndon students. High school rivalries are one of the most invigorating aspects of high school. Each rivalry game...

First person narrative: service an education for giver and receiver

Alexa Amster, editor

July 27, 2013


Filed under Opinion

During the past five days, I was a Leadership Intern for Camp Invention, responsible for rising third graders at my elementary school alma mater. Camp Invention is an interactive science camp for elementary-aged students who visit five modules and use creativity and teamwork to solve problems. As a Leadership...

2013: we have a great legacy

Nikki Rappaport, guest commentator

June 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As I prepare to leave this nest and continue my journey as a Seahawk at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, I’m still left wondering: what the heck is a Seahawk? Well, if any of you still have not figured it out they are not real animals and are some sort of an imaginary hybrid of a seagull a...

Commentary: ACT indicates college preparedness better than SAT under curent format

Alexa Amster, opinion editor

June 10, 2013


Filed under Opinion

The Scholastic Aptitude Test, commonly known as the SAT, has been a national leader in standardized testing, indicative of college preparedness and readiness. However, the SAT, administered by the College Board, fails to achieve this benchmark, leaving the door open for the ACT, an alternative test ...

From the board: community college a decent choice for post-secondary education

From the board: community college a decent choice for post-secondary education

June 10, 2013


Filed under From The Board, Opinion, Top Stories

As they depart for the next chapter of their lives, seniors are making major decisions such as attending colleges and universities, pursuing careers, going to trade schools, or choosing community college. Northern Virginia Community College, commonly known as NOVA, is an accredited two-year college and in...

On the edge: it is second semester and I could not care less

Edgeri Hudlin, news editor

April 26, 2013


Filed under Opinion

It just dawned on me that this is my second to last column. Unfortunately, the end is near.  Producing inspiring articles is quite the daunting task in the face of such grotesque finality. However in more dire news, the end is seemingly not near enough. When one has spent four years in this...

Changes to SOLs in structure, content have mixed results

Alexa Amster, opinion

April 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Changes to Standards of Learning testing benchmarks will be fully implemented during this May’s testing window. The Virginia Department of Education agreed on these changes in 2010, with the intention of implementing them over the next three years. Changes to benchmarks and standards in math, reading...

Guest commentary: challenge 2014: bring the hype

Tony Washington, dean of students

April 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

First as a teacher and now as an assistant principal, I have been a part of the Reston community for 11 years now. I have seen change just as much as our lovely northern Virginia weather seems to do on a daily basis.  One thing that has remained constant within the South Lakes community is the school...

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