South Lakes Sentinel

Seniors Feelings about Graduation and Future Plans

Paige Paulikonis, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

The Class of 2022 has been counting down the days until June 2nd for what has felt like forever. Yet the wait is almost over as graduation is just around the corner. The emotions surrounding this exciting...

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FCPS Phone Restriction Policy

Madeline Miller, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

FCPS is considering banning all personal devices during classes in the upcoming years. This policy would be applied to all students as an attempt to decrease the amount of time spent on devices during...

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Take the Pharmacy Technician Elective!

Brooke Snyder, Co News Editor February 23, 2022

Many electives are underrated; some are even unheard of. There are numerous electives students can take at Chantilly Academy that help them advance on a wide range of career paths. Students are exposed...

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Mathspace: A Tedious Burden or a Useful Tool?

Chloe Baker, Co Student Life Editor February 23, 2022

For as long as I can remember, during high school math courses, my computer screen has lit up with red, yellow, and green circles to dictate how well I understand the learned material. The infamous website,...

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FCPS Announces New Plan for Masks

Chloe Baker, Co Student Life Editor February 23, 2022

On February 10th, 2022 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) announced a future plan for masking. The county is seeing a decrease in the number of cases, and the current seven day average is “the lowest...

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Choosing Your Courses Wisely

Sarina Nayak, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

The 2022 - 2023 school year is approaching much faster than it seems. That means, soon, counselors will be visiting students’ English classes to confirm their course selections for the new year. With...

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Part Time English Teacher, Part Time Pilates Pro

Chloe Baker, Co-Student Life Editor December 9, 2021

Humans of South Lakes, every Seahawk has a story.   There are two places you are most likely to find Ms. Small. The English hallway at South Lakes High School, and the pilates studio, Club Pilates...

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Gifts to Buy Your Indecisive Loved Ones

Emmalina Sjapeki, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

What to get that person who says they don't know what they want... The holidays are fast approaching, and consumer culture is reaching its peak. Everyone loves receiving gifts, but the season also places...

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We tried Schoology. Students and teachers want Google Classroom back.

Emmalina Sjapeki, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Students and teachers have had to deal with many unprecedented changes since returning to school this year. One of the major differences of the 2021-22 school year is the transition from Google Classroom...

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New Club Startup and Spotlight – Pursuing Your Passions at School

Kit Machida, Staff Writer December 6, 2021

A fantastic way to get more involved with your hobbies is to join a club, but there isn’t a club for every hobby out there. Tyler Tan and Paul Wright, both of whom started clubs this year, about the...

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