Mike Tyson faces off against Jake Paul

Sentinel1 month 3 weeks ago
Michael Gerard Tyson and Jake Joseph Paul are set to fight in a highly anticipated boxing match that is more than just an extravagant event. The match, which will take place in Texas, is an opportunity for generations and legacies to collide in ways never seen before in sports history. The high anticipation for this...
Dania Vanessa Hernandez, International editor

Senior Grayson Quigely wins Gold Key portfolio, scholarship at Scholastic Art Awards

Sentinel1 month 3 weeks ago
South Lakes has a strong reputation for its visual art program, and this year’s sweep at the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards was no exception. Senior Grayson Quigley not only received a Gold Key for his photography portfolio, the highest honor of the competition, but also a $1,000 scholarship from the Reston League of Artists...
Rhiannon Stevens, Staff Writer

Britney Spears takes the stage in Crossroads

Sentinel1 month 3 weeks ago
he Princess of Pop, revered around the world, Britney Jean Spears, steps into the world of acting in the coming-of-age film, Crossroads. This was Britney’s first-ever starring role as the protagonist, Lucy, who accompanies her friends, Kit and Mimi, on a road-trip from Georgia to Los Angeles, California. When the girls were 8-years-old, they wrote...
Dania Vanessa Hernandez, International Editor

Where did my vote go?

Sentinel1 month 3 weeks ago
Headlines screaming, candidates talking over one another, a global pandemic, insurrection in the capitol building: most Americans remember the turmoil that plagued the 2020 election. Now, with the same two presidential candidates ramping up the heat on their campaigns, many Americans are wondering if history will repeat itself.  Several pieces of legislation emerged following the...
Heidi Gilman, News Editor

Best Buddies program helps Seahawks soar

Sentinel1 month 3 weeks ago
There is something to be said about the kindness of strangers. Making friends is at the heart of becoming part of any community. What better way to make that happen than through the Best Buddies program.  Here, at South Lakes, Best Buddies makes it possible for students with disabilities to connect, build relationships, and engage...
Iris Yi, Staff Writer

Lock up Lock in: FCPS 2024-2025 cell phone policy develops

Sentinel1 month 3 weeks ago
The Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system is developing a new policy that may force teenagers to part with their cell phones during the school day. This policy comes after years of students spending excessive amounts of time focusing on their phones, rather than their classes.  In its Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) document, FCPS...
Heidi Gilman, News Editor

Back from the brink: Democratic upswing in Poland

Sentinel1 month 3 weeks ago
Around the world, democracy is facing the threat of authoritarian, radical governments tearing down constitutional values such as the courts, the media and elections.  However, in the October 2023 parliamentary elections, Poland narrowly escaped the depths of corruption, signaling to the rest of the world that there is hope for democratic revival.   This recent Polish...
Veronika Owen, Co-Editor in Chief

Fun facts about marine life in the Atlantic Ocean

Sentinel2 months ago
Virginia is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, which is a diverse habitat for many creatures. Keep reading to learn more about some of the animals that call the ocean home. Orcas These killer whales can be found in all oceans, including the Atlantic ocean. They are highly intelligent and have the second largest brain, after...
Rocio Juarez Mendez, Staff Writer

Harsh Changes to Virginia Driver’s Insurance Policy

Sentinel2 months ago
Beginning in 1958, Virginia drivers were able to insure their personal vehicles by paying a fifteen dollar fee. That fee has increased over the past sixty-six years to five hundred dollars. For comparison, that fifteen dollar fee when adjusted for inflation comes out to be equal to one hundred sixty two dollars in 2024. Completely...
Vix Kendley, Staff Writer

Elden Street Tea Shop relocates to Reston

Sentinel2 months ago
Elden Street Tea Shop is relocating to Lake Anne Plaza. After almost five years of being located in a historic Herndon House, Elden Street Tea is starting fresh in Reston. The store re-opened on May 4th, which was held alongside the annual NOVA tea festival run by Elden Street Tea. With it being the year...
Belen Brown, Staff Writer

Best local study spots

Sentinel2 months ago
With finals and SOLs coming up it’s more important than ever to have a place to focus. Studying at home sounds nice in theory, but it can be easy to get distracted. Oftentimes productivity can become easier by finding somewhere out of the house to work. Here are some local places you can study in....
Emma Ayres, Staff Writer

The viral 10-step skincare routine: a recipe for a skin breakthrough or breakout?

Sentinel2 months ago
Creams, retinols, and face masks of every kind. Bundle all these together and you have the famed 10-step skincare routine that has entranced the internet in recent years. This elaborate beauty ritual has been marketed by companies and influencers as the ultimate gateway to perfect skin, but is this really a consumerist novelty, or worse,...
Rhiannon Stevens, Social Media Editor

Dead rat found inside an Alani Nu energy drink

Sentinel2 months ago
Energy drink company Alani Nu’s reputation took a hit after a woman posted a TikTok video of a dead rat inside her drink. The video went viral, but the owner of the video was banned, which viewers suspect was influenced by Alani Nu’s managing team. A different user on TikTok that goes by Kathrine (@notaverykatherine)...
Anna Harris, Staff Writer

Orcas won’t stop sinking ships in Gibraltar

Sentinel2 months ago
Two people were rescued after a pod of orcas attacked a 50 foot yacht in the Strait of Gibraltar, on May 12th. Luckily the two people rescued were the only occupants of the boat and neither were injured.  This was not the first orca attack in the waters connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean...
Emma Ayres, Staff Writer

15 things to do when you’re bored

Sentinel2 months ago
Some days it can feel like life is full of never ending tasks and assignments you have to get done, but other days it can feel like you have nothing to do. If you don’t want to get stuck laying around all day, here are fifteen ideas for things to do when you’re bored. All...
Sierra Hughes, Staff Writer

Kendrick Lamar and Drake feud

Sentinel2 months ago
The feud between Kendrick Lamar and Drake, influential rappers, has been taking over the internet for the past few weeks after the two traded diss tracks.  The feud began with the release of “First Person Shooter” by Drake and J.Cole in October 2023. In the track, Cole describes himself, Drake, and Kendrick as the “Big...
Heidy Dominguez, Nataly Alvarado

Ice Spice new single “Gimme a Light’” from upcoming album “Y2K”

Sentinel2 months 1 week ago
The American rapper, Ice Spice, has come out with a new single, titled “Gimme a Light” from her upcoming album, “Y2K.” Fans are excited to hear new work from the artist after her stellar debut. The rapper’s rise to fame started after releasing her 2023 hit song, “Munch (Feelin’ U)” from her debut EP “Like..?”...
Heidy Dominguez, Staff Writer

Kylie and Zoe Nguyen: Siblings on Girls Varsity Tennis

Sentinel2 months 1 week ago
Kylie Nguyen (Senior) and Zoe Nguyen (Freshman) are sisters on the Girls Varsity tennis team here at South Lakes. Kylie is ranked #2 and her sister Zoe is ranked #4 in the school. The sisters have helped the tennis team crawl up to 3rd in the district this season. The two of them have been...
Sierra Hughes, Mithra Venkatesen

Freshman soccer phenomenon: Emily Inman

Sentinel2 months 1 week ago
The South Lakes girl’s soccer team is currently 4-2 for the 2023-2024 season. One key to their success is Freshman Emily Inman who made varsity this year. Inman is the top scorer for the team and also the top scorer in the Concorde district. She is ranked first for points in the region, and fourth...
Iris Yi, Staff Writer

Justin and Hailey Bieber announce pregnancy

Sentinel2 months 1 week ago
Model and entrepreneur Hailey Bieber announced her pregnancy last week with her popstar husband, Justin Bieber. Hailey is a little over six months pregnant and the couple will be expecting their first child around August or September. The Biebers have been married for almost six years now and started to date back in 2016. The...
Anna Harris and Kate Green
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