South Lakes Sentinel

South Lakes football team beats Herndon in last game of season

Maddy McFarlin, staff writer

November 15, 2018

The final football game this season against Herndon High School was a rainy one, but the Seahawks came through with a win with a score of 23-7. During the first quarter of the game, South Lakes intercepted the pass, with Izaiah Williams-Baffoe scoring a touchdown, and converted on the extra point...

Students and self esteem

Daphne Ngo, staff writer

November 15, 2018

Many students struggle with low self esteem; it’s practically a given part of high school at this point. The stress of a constant workload certainly doesn’t help stress in other areas of life. The ever-present strain students put on themselves has negative consequences in itself. What if their grade...

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Vanessa Melendez, staff writer

November 14, 2018

The International Club’s goal is to introduce students cultures from around the world. The different festivities, clothings, foods, and holidays that each country has to offer. Their first meeting was a success. They introduced us the wonders of Diwali, celebrated in India. A holiday that is enjoyed...

One Love Foundation: Yards for Yeardley

Izzy Abbondanza, staff writer

November 14, 2018

The South Lakes Women’s Lacrosse Team is using their preseason training to contribute to a great cause. Yards for Yeardley is an awareness project that was started by girls on the Boston College and University of Virginia lacrosse teams to fundraise for Yeardley Love, a woman who sustained fatal injuries...

Yorktown shopping center evacuated after bomb threat at Starbucks

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

November 14, 2018

While ordering at Starbucks, most people would expect a cup of coffee, not a bomb threat. On Saturday, November 3rd, the Yorktown Shopping Center in Falls Church was evacuated after an intoxicated man stated that he had a bomb in his backpack. In fear of the bomb exploding, employees called the police...

Reston apartment fire hospitalizes 4 residents

Reston apartment fire hospitalizes 4 residents

November 14, 2018

According to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, a fire sent four people to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. On Saturday, November 3rd, a spark of a toaster put four residents of a three-story, garden-style apartment building in the hospital and displaced three residents. At...

Rabid animals roam the roads of Fairfax County

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

November 14, 2018

If you are planning on taking a casual stroll after a long day of school, consider a different activity. An alarming amount of rabid animal attacks have arisen in Fairfax County. “Fairfax County is endemic for rabies. We have one of the higher rabies burdens in the country. Typically we have 40...

Opinion on Amazon’s 2nd headquarters

Birk Slothouber

November 14, 2018

Amazon is nearing its final decision on what city will house their second headquarters, and local governments are going to great lengths to make it their city. Perhaps the most egregious example is Chicago, whose mayor offered to let the Amazon Corporation keep the money collected by taxes on their employees,...

Lee County teachers allowed arms on campus

Jordan Anderson, staff writer

November 5, 2018

11 schools in Lee County, VA were given the right to allow teachers the ability to carry guns on school property. The plan to arm teachers was decided by a unanimous vote by the Virginia Board of Education. Selected teachers faced a stringent application, training, and screening process all funded by...

4 things to do this weekend (10/6 – 10/7)

4 things to do this weekend (10/6 – 10/7)

Miranda Sandoval, staff writer

October 5, 2018

1.) Go nuts at the Suffolk Peanut Festival in Suffolk, Virginia! Enter the Peanut Butter Sculpting Contest and receive complimentary admission to the Festival. Follow along the Peanut Fest Parade as it progresses down Washington Street, North Main Street, and Finney Avenue. Enjoy lively music from local...

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