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Class of 2020 celebrates with Krispy Kreme doughnuts

Editor-in-Chief and senior Leana Travis with her
May 27, 2020

     Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the class of 2020 has had to conclude their senior year of high school in an untraditional manner. In the absence of typical end-of-year celebrations...

How to Maintain a Healthy Mental Health Lifestyle – Quarantine Edition

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May 20, 2020

With quarantine becoming the new normal all around the world, so many people have been hit hard by a whirlwind of uncertainty, confusion, and anxiety. It can be pretty overwhelming wondering just how long...

The scoop on sleeping stress and pain free

The scoop on sleeping stress and pain free
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...

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

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...

Recipes to make in isolation

Recipes to make in isolation
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...

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

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

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

Yellow school bus driving away, referencing recent FCPS decision to shift to
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...

How to stay motivated in the dead of March

How to stay motivated in the dead of March
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...

Seahawk Dance Team off to nationals!

Seahawk Dance Team off to nationals!
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....

Fun spring activities

Fun spring activities
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,...

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