South Lakes Sentinel

Can your test anxiety actually benefit your score?

Can your test anxiety actually benefit your score?

Taylor Anderson, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2020

Now that SAT season is kicking back up for juniors, student stress levels are skyrocketing. The annual rush of prep books are being bought out, tutors are being hired and study sessions are getting more intense - The perfect ingredients for test anxiety stew.    Test anxiety is one of the most common facto...

Amazon products you need in your life: School Edition

Amazon products you need in your life: School Edition

Maddy McFarlin, Features Co-Editor

October 13, 2020

School from home is definitely different, but there are plenty of products out there that improve your virtual learning experience. Here are some of the best Amazon products to make your distance learning experience great, especially on Prime Day! For Scheduling A planner is a must to keep track of assignment...

Amazon products you need in your life: Fashion Edition

Amazon products you need in your life: Fashion Edition

Maddy McFarlin, Features Co-Editor

October 9, 2020

Most fashion companies charge for shipping, which can be inconvenient, and worst of all it takes a week to get your package. Amazon makes it too easy to order anything, with just a click of a button you can have a package at your doorstep in two days. I have put together a list of some of the best Amaz...

How to deal with BlackBoard Collaborate fatigue

How to deal with BlackBoard Collaborate fatigue

Adriana Agic, Entertainment/Features Co-Editor

October 8, 2020

It’s back to school, which means learning time is here! Or as it’s now called, “virtual learning.” With students back to school via BlackBoard Collaborate, anxiety, fatigue, and stress has been running high. Here are some tips on how to improve your experience with BlackBoard Collaborate fat...

Important information for the class of 2021

Image via Alameda International Jr./Sr. High School

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

August 27, 2020

The class of 2021 is facing a senior fall like no other. Fully virtual and socially distanced, certain aspects to the year have been up in the air. Here's important and urgent information on things like senior portraits and SATs.   Senior Pictures Senior pictures will be taken on Septembe...

School year updates

Image via SLHS PTSA

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

August 18, 2020

With an uncertain school year ahead, here are some updates on subjects like course schedules, summer assignments, laptops, senior photos, SATs, spiritwear and more! Schedules Class schedules will be released on September 2nd. You can access your schedule on StudentVue School starts on Septe...

South Lakes students & Oakton student organize a local protest for Black Lives Matter

Image courtesy of Wynter Beasley

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

June 18, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has gained international attention, sparking protests around the nation. A group of South Lakes students, as well as a student from Okaton High School, organized a protest together to combat systemic racism and inhumane policing practices.   On Sunday, June ...

South Lakes Leadership: Recipients of the 2020 Gold Excellence Award

South Lakes Leadership: Recipients of the 2020 Gold Excellence Award

Maddy McFarlin, Student Life Editor

May 28, 2020

The South Lakes Leadership program has received the 2020 Gold Excellence Award. This award is the highest level of leadership determined by the National Student Council. Leadership has received this award for the past three years.  In order to earn this award, the Leadership program had to fill ...

Senior sign off, Olivia Cochis

Senior sign off, Olivia Cochis

Olivia Cochis, Features Editor

May 28, 2020

I’m Olivia Cochis, a South Lakes graduate of the class of 2020! Nobody expected that our senior year was going to come to an end this fast, or turn into a virtual learning experience, but I’m still very grateful for all the memories and accomplishments I made throughout my time at SLHS. I ran for the ...

SLHS virtual choir

SLHS virtual choir

Olivia Cochis, Features Editor

May 28, 2020

Despite the current situation, the South Lakes choir director Ms.Gigliotti came up with a way to continue showcasing her students' hard work and talent. The South Lakes choir has gone virtual with performances on Youtube! Ms.Gigliotti partnered up with choir engineer, Harrison de Wolfe, a video and ...

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