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

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

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...

Coronavirus comes to the DMV – State of emergency, school closures, supply shortages & event cancellations

Coronavirus comes to the DMV – State of emergency, school closures, supply shortages & event cancellations

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

March 13, 2020

The Coronavirus is a virus that leads to COVID-19, a flu and influenza-like respiratory disease. The mortality rate is currently being reported at 2.3% to 3.4%, compared to the typical seasonal flu mortality rate of 0.1%, though the COVID-19 has shown to only be fatal to those of older age. With ove...

The spirit of Disney at Broadway Night 2020

The spirit of Disney at Broadway Night 2020

Olivia Cochis, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

On January 31st and February 1st, Broadway Night 2020 spread “The Spirit of Disney” to the South Lakes theater. Talented high school, middle school and elementary school students volunteered to showcase in this spectacular production, making it a great success. The aspiring stars and dedicated choir direct...

Why Is Hockey Not a Virginia High School Sport?

Why Is Hockey Not a Virginia High School Sport?

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

February 21, 2020

South Lakes and 25 other high schools in the area play in the NVSHL (Northern Virginia School Hockey League) to get around the lack of official recognition, and still maintain competition. Established in 2009 by parents, the South Lakes Hockey program is run completely on private funds provided by parents and other donors.

Steven Otwell: Superstar Wrestler

Steven Otwell: Superstar Wrestler

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

Wrestling is a sport that goes, for the most part, unnoticed by the majority of the student body. However, greatness should be noticed. Steven Otwell, senior varsity wrestler, has been shattering record after record for the Seahawks Wrestling team. The Wrestlers won the District Championship for the f...

Best rom-coms to watch on Valentine’s Day weekend

Best rom-coms to watch on Valentine’s Day weekend

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

The day of love has approached fast! How are you going to spend this Hallmark holiday? With family, friends, a significant other, or simply by yourself? Whichever category you may fall into, there are some amazing and fun Valentine’s related movies to enjoy during this time! Whether or not you’re i...

Valentine’s Day mixtape

Valentine’s Day mixtape

Adriana Agic, Entertainment Editor

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is finally here! Romance is in the air, friends and couples enjoy the day together, and love is celebrated. Here are a few songs to help you get into the Valentine’s Day spirit!    “All of Me” - John Legend Lyric: “Cause all of me loves all of you.” An ex...

Virginia passes law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses

Virginia passes law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

February 14, 2020

On Tuesday, February 12, 2020 Virginia officially allowed people who have immigrated to the United States outside of documented parameters, to apply for driver's licenses. This bill was initially proposed by a senator from Fairfax County, Scott Surovell. It was then revised and pushed through the House by...

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 excelling 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...

Chiefs gain their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years

Chiefs gain their first Super Bowl victory in 50 years

Anthony Swanner, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

For the first time in 50 years, the Chiefs brought the Lombardi trophy back to Kansas City in a thrilling final game. Kansas City finished the 2019-2020 regular season with a record of 12-4 and looked to pose a postseason run.  In the first half of the Superbowl, the game remained a nail-bit...

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