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The scoop on sleeping stress and pain free

The scoop on sleeping stress and pain free

Taylor Anderson, Student Life Editor

May 12, 2020

Waking up with a pain in your back or crook in your neck, is no way to start off a healthy and productive day. A large misconception about sleep positions is that lying on your side is the best bet for your comfort and health. Many people prefer different things, but the number of hours you get a night...

South Lakes sophomore shares her family’s visa experience through political cartoons

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

May 12, 2020

Amany Bouali is a sophomore at South Lakes who has drawn emotional political cartoons that illustrate her views on the process of visa laws in the United States. Bouali came about this during the sophomore International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP) project. She made cartoons “based on r...

Recipes to make in isolation

Recipes to make in isolation

Saousane Bejjaji, Editor

May 12, 2020

As our days seem to continuously grow longer, with fewer things to do and more things to eat, picking up the culinary skill might not sound like too bad of an idea! Many are making the smart decision to social distance and stay at home. However, having to cook many meals comes with the challenge of fin...

Fairfax County’s local businesses & How to support them during lockdown

Fairfax County's local businesses & How to support them during lockdown

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

May 10, 2020

During Virginia's lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many local businesses have shifted the way they're functioning. You can still support these places and the local economy, without breaking social distancing requirements. Bazin's on Church, Vienna If you want a full meal fully prepared for y...

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

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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...

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