South Lakes Sentinel

Call out: seniors deserve naptime

Kaitlin Welker, editor

April 24, 2013


Filed under Opinion

As a senior, I find myself severely struggling to get out of bed in the mornings. Sleep is one of my best friends and it takes a great deal for me to leave that to come to school. You can imagine my emotion when I have to sit in a class that’s whole purpose is to “provide students with teacher...

From the board: NRA makes poor suggestion to put guns in classrooms

From the board: NRA makes poor suggestion to put guns in classrooms

April 24, 2013


Filed under From The Board, Opinion

In the wake of mass shootings, most recently at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the issues of gun control and safety are again under scrutiny by the entire nation. At Sandy Hook, 27 people, including 20 elementary aged children, lost their lives at the hands of a merciless and dangerously...

Guest commentary: Hype Squad, lost and not yet found

Becky Oswalt, Guest Writer

February 20, 2013


Filed under Opinion

“School spirit” has characterized my past three years at South Lakes. But this year, I overheard a student say that our “home events” tend to “lack participation.” I was offended, until I realized that the student actually had a point. I witnessed as the student section at football...

Language course selection should include American Sign Language

Alexa Amster, opinion editor

February 15, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Seven high schools in Fairfax County currently offer American Sign Language as a foreign language: Hayfield, West Potomac, Oakton, Chantilly, West Springfield, Westfield, and Woodson. Why not South Lakes? Sign language, which is derived from the European languages of French and Spanish, is used by more t...

PDA stands for Pretty Disgusting n’ Awful

Edgeri Hudlin, print editor

February 15, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Greetings and salutations, Winter. Thank you so much for sleeping through December and waking up in the middle of January. And of course, special thanks to all the renowned meteorologists who so accurately predicted "significant" snowfall this year. You have gifted this disgruntled senioritis stric...

From the board: feel the love – thanking Seahawks who deserve recognition

From the board: feel the love – thanking Seahawks who deserve recognition

February 15, 2013


Filed under From The Board, Opinion

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we thank the many deserving people at our school whose contributions go unnoticed or are underappreciated. First and foremost, thank you to Kim Retzer, our first year principal and first time mother in January. Her commitment to our school while being pregnant was a...

Call Out: Single Awareness Day, a celebration for the pathetic

Kaitlin Walker, editor

February 14, 2013


Filed under Opinion

 It seems like just yesterday we were back in elementary school decorating our shoe box “mailboxes” for our Valentine’s Day class parties. That only makes me wonder why we do not have holiday parties anymore. The last two years of high school are the most difficult of your education thus far....

And1: postseason blues

Mark Bouwmeester, online sports editor

February 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Postseason, probably the most critical time for a player’s development and also the toughest. The disappointment from the previous season and the expectations for the next season work as a powerful motivator, but it can also leave a player with added stress that sometimes even an hour in the weight...

Alexa Amster: Congress supports procrastination nation

Alexa Amster: Congress supports procrastination nation

Alexa Amster, opinion editor

January 8, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Happy New Year, or shall I say Happy Valentine’s Day? It is now three days into the New Year, but there are only 37 days until Happy Valentine’s Day, so you should get cracking. We have braved Christmas in October, but now stores have traded tinsel and Barbie ornaments for heart-shaped treats...

Does “Legendary” live up to it’s name?

Does “Legendary” live up to it’s name?

Sami Saab, multimedia editor

January 4, 2013


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Galleries, Opinion, Top Stories

Released in 2008, the videogame for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, “Legendary” is a flawed masterpiece created by Spark Unlimited, which follows the adventures of Charles Deckard, a career criminal who is hired to steal Pandora’s Box from a museum, but accidently opens it in the process. This...

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