South Lakes Sentinel

Helen Ehrlich

September 25, 2018

Helen is news editor and assistant to the editor in chief. She is a staff writer and social media intern for a magazine outside of the sentinel, and she attends extra writing programs and intensives. She enjoys politics, activism and charity work.

Ben Zalles, staff photographer and writer

September 21, 2018

Ben is a sophomore at South Lakes High School, and this is his second year on the staff of the South Lakes Sentinel. He enjoys boxing, photography, dogs, and rock music. 

Cutting the Clock: Youth Curfew

Cutting the Clock: Youth Curfew

Ben Zalles, staff photographer and writer

September 21, 2018

Over the years, the topic of youth curfew laws have sparked widespread debate regarding both its effectiveness in the community, and whether or not it is constitutional. Youth curfew laws are typically defined as ordinances that prohibit people under 18 from being in public or business owned areas from...

4 things to do this weekend (9/15 – 9/16)

4 things to do this weekend (9/15 – 9/16)

Miranda Sandoval, staff writer

September 14, 2018

1.) Ladies and gentlemen, this is your last chance to see 'Hamilton' (written by Lin-Manuel Miranda) at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.! Witness the award-winning Broadway musical that everyone's been raving about (without having to pay as much for tickets). You definitely don't have to be a history...

Reston hosts their 1st Pride festival

Reston hosts their 1st Pride festival

Leana Travis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

2018 is a monumental year for LGBTQ+ Restonions. On Saturday June 2, 2018, the Unitarian Universalist Church will be hosting Reston’s first Pride festival. The event is no surprise to those who know the caring, inclusive community of which Reston is comprised; it was just a matter of when. The...

Do our recyclables actually get recycled?

Do our recyclables actually get recycled?

Leana Travis, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

In recent years, there has been a big push to recycle materials instead of tossing them in the trash can. However, soon after the momentary self pride for putting the full recycling bin on the curb, the doubt sinks in, and one question remains: Do the things we recycle actually get recycled? The...

Media outlets to blame for America’s increased political polarization

Media outlets to blame for America’s increased political polarization

Leana Travis, Staff Writer

May 28, 2018

Taking a look at the headlines each day, one name seems to pop up far more often than others: Donald Trump. For any American who keeps up with the news, it is no surprise that the president is at the center of most conversations these days. What many people do not consider is the reason behind the...

5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/26 – 5/28)

5 Things to Do This Weekend (5/26 – 5/28)

Miranda Sandoval, Staff Writer

May 25, 2018

1.) Check out the Georgetown French Market in Washington, D.C.! Savor some delicious crepes from Café Bonaparte or try some delightful French pastries from Patisserie Poupon. Shop in participating stores - they'll have special sales and discounted prices on select items. Get a portrait of yourself done...

The Day Prom

The Day Prom

May 6, 2018

For the 16th year, the SLHS Special Education Program attended the district’s Day Prom and had a marvelous time dressing up, dancing, eating delectable food, and having fun with friends and dates. The dance was held at The Waterford, a grand hotel at the Fair Oaks Mall. Eight local high schools...

Outdoor Activities for Spring

Outdoor Activities for Spring

Leah Weizman, Staff Writer

May 6, 2018

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get out and enjoy the outdoors! Here are some activities that can be enjoyed by anyone throughout the season. Visit the Reston Area’s Local Attractions Frying Pan Farm Park is a free park located in Herndon, VA. It is a fully functioning farm from the 20the c...

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