South Lakes Sentinel

Helen is News Editor, Editor-In-Chief, founder and manager of the broadcasting department. She is one of the managers of the Sentinel's social media. She is a staff writer and Head Social Media Manager for a magazine outside of the Sentinel. She attends extra writing programs and intensives. Helen enjoys politics, activism and charity work.

Helen Ehrlich, Editor-In-Chief

Jan 14, 2021
Rep. Gerry Connolly finds online attention at impeachment trial (Story)
Jan 14, 2021
National Guard deploys & DC tightens restrictions ahead of Inauguration Day (Story)
Jan 14, 2021
Class schedule for the week of January 18, 2021 (Story)
Jan 07, 2021
Capitol Hill overtaken by insurrectionists (Story)
Jan 07, 2021
Virginia Rep’s request leads to near physical fight in Congress (Story)
Nov 18, 2020
VA tightens COVID restrictions & FCPS halts return plan (Story)
Nov 12, 2020
DC votes to decriminalize psychedelic drugs (Story)
Nov 07, 2020
Virginia full Election results — Biden, Warner & Connolly all win (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Washington DC boards up before election day (Story)
Oct 30, 2020
The final hours voting guide: What day-of Virginia voters need to know (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
Virginia voter registration crisis & extension (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
Early voting starts in Virginia with a rush (Story)
Sep 25, 2020
VA’s Governor Northam tests positive for COVID-19 (Story)
Sep 17, 2020
Police reform in the Virginia legislature (Story)
Sep 15, 2020
Hackers hold FCPS information ransom (Story)
Aug 27, 2020
Important information for the class of 2021 (Story)
Aug 18, 2020
School year updates (Story)
Aug 08, 2020
FCPS renames high school in honor of Rep. John Lewis (Story)
Aug 08, 2020
Fairfax County goes fully online for the fall – What are other DMV schools & universities doing? (Story)
Aug 08, 2020
Virginia becomes first state to release a COVID-19 tracking app – You should download it (Story)
Aug 08, 2020
Virginia Supreme Court blocks evictions as a serious issue is exposed (Story)
Aug 08, 2020
A man dies in the Virginia ICE facility with the U.S.’ largest coronavirus outbreak (Story)
Jul 14, 2020
US Secretary of Education attacks FCPS – Battle lines are drawn as public education faces the fall (Story)
Jul 14, 2020
FCPS teachers push back against in-person learning (Story)
Jun 25, 2020
The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 25 (Story)
Jun 23, 2020
Virginia statewide primary Democratic voting guide: 11th District (Story)
Jun 18, 2020
South Lakes students & Oakton student organize a local protest for Black Lives Matter (Story)
Jun 18, 2020
The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 18 (Story)
Jun 18, 2020
Emergency police reform legislation passes in DC (Story)
Jun 18, 2020
Virginia makes Juneteenth a paid state holiday (Story)
Jun 18, 2020
Virginia Senate Primary Voting Guide: 11th District (Story)
Jun 11, 2020
The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 11 (Story)
Jun 11, 2020
An interview with Unheard Voices Of FCPS, the Instagram account spotlighting the silenced (Story)
Jun 10, 2020
A farewell to Sentinel Editor-in-Chief, Leana Travis (Story)
Jun 10, 2020
Seahawk Talks Ep 11, CoronaCast Ep. 2 – Korean Baseball & the State of Sports (Story)
Jun 04, 2020
The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 News Briefing – June 4 (Story)
Jun 04, 2020
Richmond to remove statue of Robert E. Lee (Story)
Jun 02, 2020
A state of unrest – The DMV experiences historic protests for the Black Lives Matter movement (Story)
May 28, 2020
The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 news briefing, May 28 (Story)
May 21, 2020
The Weekly Wrap Up: COVID-19 news briefing, May 21 (Story)
May 14, 2020
The weekly wrap up: COVID-19 news briefing (Story)
May 12, 2020
South Lakes sophomore shares her family’s visa experience through political cartoons (Story)
May 10, 2020
Fairfax County’s local businesses & How to support them during lockdown (Story)
May 07, 2020
Virginia passes a slew of bills – Big changes made in LGBTQ+ rights, marijuana, gun control, hair and more (Story)
Mar 13, 2020
Coronavirus comes to the DMV – State of emergency, school closures, supply shortages & event cancellations (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Statue controversy (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Gun control bills in the Virginia Legislature (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Marijuana Decriminalized in Virginia (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Virginia passes law allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
The deadly Coronavirus possibly found in Fairfax County (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
“Herstory” Made: Virginia ratifies the ERA (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Episode Eight of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” – “WWIII” in Iran (Story)
Dec 20, 2019
Connector Bus fuss: Why Connector Buses weren’t running & what this meant for students (Story)
Dec 20, 2019
South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms (Story)
Nov 22, 2019
Democratic control: a historic election in Virginia (Story)
Nov 02, 2019
Everything on the Ballot in the Upcoming VA Election: Your Voting Guide (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
VA Delegate Ibraheem Samirah visits the South Lakes Young Democrats club: Protest, politics & progressive change (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Why this is Virginia’s most important election ever (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Episode Three of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Episode Two of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Episode One of the Sentinel’s podcast, “Seahawk Talks” (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
German exchange students come to South Lakes (Story)
Sep 16, 2019
Vaping in Virginia: As teens die, government officials are alarmed (Story)
Jan 23, 2019
Amazon’s HQ2 impact on NOVA schools (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
Holiday special: a newspaper-centric gift guide (Story)
Dec 19, 2018
The best holiday movies & T.V. shows of the season (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY: How to and why you should vote (Story)
May 09, 2018
New Olympic program sheds light on history of sexism in swimming (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
The End of Lockers in American Schools (Story)
Dec 15, 2017
Winter Holidays at South Lakes High (Story)
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Helen Ehrlich