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

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

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...

How to stay motivated in the dead of March

How to stay motivated in the dead of March

Taylor Anderson, Student Life Editor

March 2, 2020

  Most high school students can reasonably agree that the month of March is a slow and treacherous walk through quicksand. Students in March are reaching longingly for April and the spring break that it brings. Not much happens in March except for tests, quizzes, essays, super Tuesday and maybe...

Seahawk Dance Team off to nationals!

Seahawk Dance Team off to nationals!

Maddy McFarlin, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

The South Lakes Dance Team will be leaving for Dance Nationals on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. They will be competing against teams nationwide to determine the best team in the country. This is the first year that the Seahawk dancers have gone to Nationals. They had to qualify through sen...

Fun spring activities

Fun spring activities

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

I know what you’re thinking. “It’s still winter, so why are you talking about spring already?!” Just hear me out! In northern Virginia, it’s hard to tell whether or not spring will come early, on time, or late. Why not start planning out your spring bucket list now? Who else is tired of partic...

The law of attraction and how it can change your life

The law of attraction and how it can change your life

Maddy McFarlin, Sports Editor

March 2, 2020

The Law of Attraction (LOA) uses the power of our minds to translate thoughts into reality. It is based on the idea that anything imaginable can be achieved. This article will help break down the aspects of the Law of Attraction and how it can be applied to your life.  The Law of Attraction is actually based on q...

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

  Let’s face it, the world could use a little more kindness and a little less judgement! We might not be able to reach everyone on the planet, but we definitely can spread some love towards our community and school! Although “Random Acts of Kindness Day” already came and went (it was F...

Does Your Brain Actually Recognize Emotion?

Does Your Brain Actually Recognize Emotion?

Taylor Anderson, Student Life Editor

March 2, 2020

The detection of human emotions is something widely perceived to be straightforward. When many people describe the saying, “I can read you like a book,” they’re referencing their processing of your emotional state and inferring your mental agenda. In reality, according to Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, ps...

Broadway Night

Broadway Night

Olivia Cochis, Features Editor

February 25, 2020

On January 31st and February 1st, Broadway Night 2020 spread “The Spirit of Disney” to the South Lakes theater. Talented high school, middle school and elementary school students volunteered to showcase in this spectacular production, making it a great success. The aspiring stars and dedicated choir direct...

The spirit of Disney at Broadway Night 2020

The spirit of Disney at Broadway Night 2020

Olivia Cochis, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

On January 31st and February 1st, Broadway Night 2020 spread “The Spirit of Disney” to the South Lakes theater. Talented high school, middle school and elementary school students volunteered to showcase in this spectacular production, making it a great success. The aspiring stars and dedicated choir direct...

Rei Linam: the man behind the camera

Rei Linam: the man behind the camera

Marc Goldstein, staff writer

February 12, 2020

There is always something fascinating about a high school student finding their passion and excelling at it. Rei Linam has definitely found his interest and calling. Linam, a junior at South Lakes, takes photos for all Seahawk athletes, but doesn’t necessarily get the amount of praise he deserves. H...

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