South Lakes Sentinel

Seahawks choose symbolic body art

Clint Bouttavong, staff writer

April 13, 2012

Art. It is defined as the expression of human creative skill and imagination. Few have stepped out of the norm and chosen an unconventional form of self-expression through body art. Tattoos range from simple phrases to elaborate designs. The more detailed a tattoo, the more painful the process. Vario...

Tattoo parties increase in popularity among teens

Olivia Hill, circulation manager

April 13, 2012

Although tattoo parties have been around a long time, they have recently become popular among students. The concept of tattoo parties is very similar to regular parties. However, at a tattoo party, the host hires a tattoo artist who will tattoo interested partygoers. The idea of tattoo parties was c...

As the weather gets warmer, students put the dress code to the test

Charlotte Smith, focus editor

March 29, 2012

Unseasonably warm weather is amidst and with the increase in temperature comes a decrease in clothing. The FCPS Student Dress Code, as outlined in the SR&R booklet and posted on the library’s door, outlines clothing limitations for students. "If you have to hold your skirt down while walking up the s...

Popular books translated to big screen movies scheduled to come out this year

Clint Bouttavong, staff writer

February 2, 2012

There are many high profile films coming out this year that are adaptations from critically acclaimed novels. One anticipated book adaptation is also one of the most unique. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” takes the story of our nation’s 16th president and gives it a dark twist. The movie ...

Temple Run app increases in popularity

Temple Run app increases in popularity

Layla Sharaf, staff writer

January 6, 2012

With iPhones consistently gaining popularity, so have the millions of applications available on them. Most notable of these “apps” are “Angry Birds” and “Fruit Ninja,” but recently a new game has taken over the screens of many Apple product users, Temple Run. The goal of the game is to...

Faculty participates in the season of giving

Kevin Gluck, staff writer

December 26, 2011

This holiday season, teachers follow a Seahawk tradition of giving to fellow colleagues and students in need. Faculty members buy gift cards from local stores such as Target or Safeway and give them to assistant principal Lindsay Trout, who in turn sends the gifts in holiday cards to students who...

Holiday films to bring families during the winter season

Clint Bouttavong, staff writer

December 16, 2011

As the holidays approach, students find themselves with a lot of free time. Some may choose to relax, others to do some homework. But for most, the holidays are about cheer and spending time with family. What better way to promote this than sitting down with your family and watching a holiday themed movie...

Fish bait or fashion: feather fish ties grow in popularity as hair extensions

Kaitlin Welker, co-managing editor

November 14, 2011

 Recently, a new fashion trend of feathered hair extensions has spread its wings at South Lakes. Ever since celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha, and Steven Tyler sported the new look, this hippie style has swept the nation. "I think that the feathers are an awesome new style," said junior Haley V...

Students take advantage of summer lifeguarding positions

Students take advantage of summer lifeguarding positions

Sara Bolanos, staff writer

September 13, 2011

As summer comes to an end and pools begin to close, seasonal employees say goodbye to jobs no longer needed, for the time being. Out of over 200 lifeguards for Reston Association, a large number are, or were, students at South Lakes, the only high school in Reston. For most Reston pools, the last...

Signing yearbooks a hassle for many students

Will Sweet, managing editor

June 9, 2011

Yearbooks can be a welcome sight for many students. Their arrival signals the end of the school year. For some, though, yearbooks coming in can be a groan-inducing event. For these students, there is nothing they dread more than having a yearbook and pen thrown in their face. “It’s annoying...

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