South Lakes Sentinel

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 accelling 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...

What your favorite school subject says about you

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

  Let’s face it, you might not be a huge fan of some of your classes in particular, but you probably have one specific class that is different from the rest of your courses. The course that you look forward to, and are actually excited about going to. You may have only one favorite, or mayb...

What’s really behind MYP?

What’s really behind MYP?

Taylor Anderson, Student Life Editor

February 4, 2020

To Sophomores at South Lakes High School, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) project plagues the months between October and January with stress. The MYP project is a “culminating Middle Years Programme (MYP) project to develop the student’s personal interest and to show and apply the skills,” accord...

ACT vs. SAT

ACT vs. SAT

Adriana Agic, Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

During junior or senior year of high school, students can take the SAT or ACT to help increase their chances of getting into college. Not all colleges require an SAT or ACT, but for most schools standardized testing is a necessary part of their applications. Here are the differences between the two tes...

Reusable water bottles to be distributed this spring

Maddy McFarlin, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

South Lakes is putting the “green” in green and blue. This spring every student will be receiving a metal water bottle with a custom design created by a fellow Seahawk in an effort to go green. South Lakes donors and the environmental club aim to reduce plastic waste and promote the idea of reusing. ...

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

Helen Ehrlich, News editor

December 20, 2019

After years of requests and negotiations, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) School Board has approved the implementation of menstrual sanitary products in school bathrooms. In the past, students have had to go to school clinics in order to retrieve products such as pads. With the introduction ...

Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students

Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

December 20, 2019

The Connector Bus is a system that runs throughout Fairfax County, and as of December 5, 2019, the buses have effectively switched to their Sunday schedule or completely stopped running, as a result of a driver-lead strike. It has 91 routes and goes to Metro stops, Town Centers, neighborhoods and high...

The “Danger” of Video Games

The “Danger” of Video Games

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

“We must stop the glorification of violence in our society,” President Trump said in response to the two mass shootings that occurred over the week of August 4th. “This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.”   Trump’s words were the catalyst for an upr...

Midsummer at South Lakes

Midsummer at South Lakes

Taylor Anderson, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream took the South Lakes Auditorium under its magical spell the weekend of November 23, 2019. The talented cast truly did the script justice, portraying every whimsical and enchanting detail with maturity and charisma. Every character brought something truly unique ...

A Reflection on Ethics Day

Anthony Swanner, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

During Ethics Day, I was fortunate enough to be able to talk with my group of teammates about moral decisions that an everyday person might have to make. Ethics Day is a way for the community to give back to the future leaders of our society by allowing them to explore the world of ethical decisions....

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