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Farewell to our Editor in Chief, Helen Ehrlich

Marc Goldstein, Assistant Editor in Chief June 4, 2021

Helen- I’m going to start this off pretty simply by saying thank you. Your work for The Sentinel has shown that even when we move into a global pandemic, there is still light at the end of the tunnel....

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A farewell from the Sentinel’s editor-in-chief

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2021

When I first joined the South Lakes Sentinel my freshman year, I had a singular goal: to write. I didn't know what kind of publication or staff I would find, but I knew that I wanted to pursue my passion...

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In memoriam of the lost members of the class of 2021

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2021

Two members of the class of 2021 will not physically be with their classmates at graduation. Daniel Cruz Serrano was lost in 2018, and Carter Smith in 2019. Friends and peers continue to mourn the loss...

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Virginia June 8 election guide — Primary races heat up

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2021

Virginians are hitting the polls, yet again! This time it’s primary season. The races across the state and Fairfax County are both tense and historic. Virginians living in Herndon or Reston will vote...

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Episode 12 of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks”

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2021

“Seahawk Talks” is the official podcast of The South Lakes Sentinel. It’s your number one source for all information about South Lakes, the DMV and the world.    The final episode...

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An Interview with the class of 2021’s graduation student speaker

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief June 3, 2021

Jordan Burnett has been selected to speak in front of the graduating class of 2021. She’ll take the stage at Woodson High School to address her classmates, teachers and the community as a whole on June...

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POV: SLHS senior quietly becomes internet famous — Interview with Lindsay Kaine

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief June 2, 2021

To students at South Lakes, Lindsay Kaine is just another senior, classmate, friend, yearbook editor and friendly face walking the crowded halls. To millions of followers online, Lindsay is a celebrity.   Kaine...

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Tips and advice to underclassmen about college apps from a graduating senior 

Adriana Agic, Entertainment Co-Editor June 2, 2021

Welcome to part two of valuable tips and advice to all the underclassmen from a graduating senior! Part one contained many tips about how you can make the most of your time at school while this article...

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Senior shirts made by Seahawk artist Valeria Beauchamp

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief June 2, 2021

The class of 2021 has faced a year lacking the traditions, events and the senior memories so many students looked forward to making during their time at South Lakes. While these students haven’t had...

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Making Couture in COVID — South Lakes students enter in fashion show

Camilla Wynes, Staff Writer June 2, 2021

Fashion is a passion for many students but a future career for very few and a Fairfax Academy program is here to change that.    South Lakes student Alenoush Davis described her experiences...

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