South Lakes Sentinel

“Skip the Straw,” save a sea turtle

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Izzy Abbondanza, staff writer

March 22, 2019

In the U.S. alone, 500 million straws are used each day. That’s enough straws to fill 125 school buses! The “Skip the Straw, Save a Turtle” campaign has been on the rise in 2019 due to the problem of straws in the ocean. Most of the straws that are used are too small to be recycled because they...

Volunteer Opportunities-Amyazing Triathlon

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Sophia Landeryou, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Volunteers Needed for the Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon – May 12th at South Lakes Sunday, May 12th is the 9th annual Be Amyazing Reston Youth Triathlon and we need lots of volunteers to help make the race a success and raise money for Childhood Brain Cancer research.  The race is held h...

Movie Review: ‘Captain Marvel’

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Daphne Ngo, staff writer

March 15, 2019

'Captain Marvel' came out only recently, but it’s been subject to controversy ever since it was first announced. Whether it was because people didn’t like the idea of a female superhero or because Brie Larson was cast as the lead, the outlook on this movie was never overwhelmingly positive. Even...

Club Spotlight: International Club

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Vanessa Melendez, staff writer

March 13, 2019

The International Club here at South Lakes is dedicated to bringing students together and learning about diversity. During their meetings, club members celebrate different holidays from around the world and learn about their customs and traditions. “Seeing that our school and community is so diverse...

“Books suck”

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Sara Marzaro, staff writer

March 13, 2019

Most people love reading. They venerate books, whereas others cannot stand them. If you are one of those who buys a novel with a nice cover and quits after reading the first chapter, I am by your side. All of a sudden, we may feel inspired and purchase a book because we want to gain new perspectives,...

Michael B. Jordan partakes in the harness trend

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Sean Caceres, staff writer

March 13, 2019

Celebrities are profoundly known for each of their sets of skills including acting, cooking, singing, producing, and directing. Celebrities they are also known for their different senses of fashion. High fashion goes back to 1858 when Charles Frederick Worth was the first designer to have his label...

Katsucon 2019

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Kristina Schwarzkopf, staff writer

March 12, 2019

Were you bored this past Valentine's weekend? You wouldn’t have been if you were one of the several thousands of people who spent that time at Katsucon, a well-known anime, comic book, videogame and movie convention that takes place annually at the National Harbor in DC. Katsucon, with its hundreds...

March Madness is just around the corner

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Joseph Brotemarkle, staff writer

March 8, 2019

March Madness is the most exciting time in college basketball, as the 64 best college teams compete in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament for the title of best college basketball team in the country. In the tournament, the best teams play against the worst to make sure that that best teams play in...

Tasty vegan meal ideas

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Saousane Bejjaji, staff writer

March 8, 2019

If you’re looking to reduce your meat and dairy consumption, you're in the right place. I myself as the most unshakable carnivore wooer, can even fall in love with some vegan meals! I have listed my top 3 favorite vegan/vegetarian recipes. Vegetable Roll-Ups: This roll-up should be considered a...

Kacey Musgraves reigns supreme

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Emily Idelson, staff writer

March 4, 2019

The 2019 Grammys have people divided on who won versus who was deserving of a win. One category in particular that had people questioning the Recording Academy’s choices, was Album of the Year. With a stacked nominee list like Drake’s Scorpion, the Black Panther soundtrack, and Post Malone’s Beerbongs...

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