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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...

What your favorite school subject says about you

Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

  Let’s face it, you might not be a huge fan of some of your classes in particular, but you probably have one specific class that is different from the rest of your courses. The course that you look forward to, and are actually excited about going to. You may have only one favorite, or mayb...

“Herstory” Made: Virginia ratifies the ERA

“Herstory” Made: Virginia ratifies the ERA

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

February 10, 2020

Virginia has officially become the 38th state in the United States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Virginia House of Delegates voted 59-4 and the Virginia Senate voted 28-12 in favor of the ERA.  The ERA is an amendment to The Constitution that states that rights may not be de...

Looking Back: Best trends of 2019

Looking Back: Best trends of 2019

Adriana Agic, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

2019 was a great year for trends. Whether it’s related to movies, TV shows, fictional characters, social media, or fashion, 2019 brought it! Here are some of the best trends of 2019.   Airpods Released early in 2019, Airpods quickly became a big part of 2019. Unlike wired headphones, ...

Episode Eight of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” – “WWIII” in Iran

Episode Eight of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” – “WWIII” in Iran

Helen Ehrlich, News Editor

January 29, 2020

“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.  On this episode of “Seahawk Talks” we share school news highlights and analyze the US conflict with Iran, where it ori...

Best Sports Moments of the 2010s

Best Sports Moments of the 2010s

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

December 31, 2019

Sports leaves us speechless at every turn, that’s what’s so exciting about it. Moments like these don’t come everyday...

Top 10 Uniforms of the 2010s

Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

December 29, 2019

When thinking of an athlete, team, or league, fans will often visualize what uniform is being worn. Athletes are not as recognizable without their jerseys which all have their differences, between different teams. The 2010s has seen thousands of different uniform combinations, but only 10 of them will ...

The Past, Present and Future of Christmas Cards

The Past, Present and Future of Christmas Cards

Rhea Braganza, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Christmas cards are a tradition that has been in many families around the world for centuries, and have evolved over the years, but how did this tradition start?  Sir Henry Cole and John Horsely are the reason. Sir Henry was a senior civil servant (a government worker) who helped set up the mod...

Review of Netflix’s Teenage Dystopia: “The Society”

Review of Netflix’s Teenage Dystopia: “The Society”

Adriana Agic, Entertainment Editor

December 19, 2019

WARNING: SPOILERS AND TRIGGERING TOPICS AHEAD   Netflix’s "The Society" has become a huge hit since it’s release in May. The show not only appeals to teenagers with intriguing and shocking plots, but portrays problems that teenagers experience in high school, love, with themselves, th...

The “World Changing” Generation Z

The “World Changing” Generation Z

Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

December 19, 2019

Generation Z, or the “post-Millennial” generation, are young people born between the mid-1990s and 2010 who are now next in line for the position as our country’s new leaders. This fact, however, leaves our older generations uneasy, who are relentless when it comes to pointing out our flaws. They...

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