Boys Basketball Media Day Wrap Up

Sentinel 3 days 1 hour ago
The South Lakes Boys Basketball team participated in the first-ever ‘media day’ hosted by The Sentinel. They went through the ringer as far as getting photographed and being quoted on their expectations for the season. They got both individual pictures and pictures with their graduating class. The experience created a sense of importance for the...
Marc Goldstein, Sports' Editor

Patriots in the first round for the first time in a decade

Sentinel 3 days 1 hour ago
  This weekend there were four Wild Card games that provided some of the best football action this whole season. However, the first game was between the 9-7 Tennessee Titans and the 12-4 New England Patriots.  Coming into the game on Saturday, the Patriots are 23-4 overall in home playoff games. The Patriots, led by...
Anthony Swanner, Staff Writer

The truth about JV sports

Sentinel 3 days 1 hour ago
JV sports is the slightly lower level for high school sports. That is the technical term, but people within these programs think of it differently. Players on junior varsity teams think of their team as a second-class citizen compared to the varsity team. It makes sense, though, the team that goes on to realistically represent...
Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

Declining viewership in the NBA

Sentinel 3 days 1 hour ago
The NBA has been one of the major sports leagues since its beginning in 1946. Over the years, the number of fans have steadily increased and by 2017, the average viewership for the NBA Finals games was 20.5 million, which is the second most watched NBA Finals game in history. In 2018, the average viewership...
Devin Glauser

Best Sports Moments of the 2010s

Sentinel 2 weeks 4 days ago
The past decade has given the world some great sports moments. There have been countless unforgettable moments that will be remembered for a very long time. From baseball to football to swimming, there hasn’t been a shortage of unbelievable moments in sports. This, though, is the ten best moments in sports from the 2010s. Minneapolis...
Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

Top 10 Uniforms of the 2010s

Sentinel 3 weeks ago
When thinking of an athlete, team, or league, fans will often visualize what uniform is being worn. Athletes are not as recognizable without their jerseys which all have their differences, between different teams. The 2010s has seen thousands of different uniform combinations, but only 10 of them will make a list of the top uniforms...
Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

Decade in Review for Sports

Sentinel 3 weeks 1 day ago
The 2010s was a decade for the ages when it came to sports. Between amazing moments, players, teams, and everything else, there will never be another decade quite like the 2010s. We at The Sentinel thought that even though we have individual articles for the sports moments from the past 10 years, we should still...
Marc Goldstein, Sports Editor

South Lakes to get sanitary products in bathrooms

Sentinel 4 weeks 2 days ago
After years of requests and negotiations, the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) School Board has approved the implementation of menstrual sanitary products in school bathrooms. In the past, students have had to go to school clinics in order to retrieve products such as pads. With the introduction of the new bill, the products will also...
Helen Ehrlich, News editor

The Past, Present and Future of Christmas Cards

Sentinel 4 weeks 2 days ago
Christmas cards are a tradition that has been in many families around the world for centuries, and have evolved over the years, but how did this tradition start?  Sir Henry Cole and John Horsely are the reason. Sir Henry was a senior civil servant (a government worker) who helped set up the modern day post...
Rhea Braganza, Staff Writer

Why Stores are Leaving Reston Town Center

Sentinel 4 weeks 2 days ago
Businesses in Reston Town Center  (RTC) are closing, and by the plenty. The businesses that have closed, or are going to close soon, are: Hen Penny, Dawn Baby Price, Obi Sushi Japanese Bistro, Edibles Incredible Desserts, The Bike Lane, Red Velvet Cupcakery, Busara Thai Restaurant, Appalachian Spring, Neyla Mediterranean Bistro and even Panera.  Many of...
Mary Kathryn McNicoll, Staff Writer

The Shield of Opinions

Sentinel 4 weeks 2 days ago
Opinions are meant to be a view or belief not necessarily influenced by facts or your own knowledge. Throughout the years, opinions have contorted into something different: a shield.   A common and incorrect understanding is that an opinion cannot be wrong. An opinion may be a judgment or preference like what your favorite color...
Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

Review of Netflix’s Teenage Dystopia: “The Society”

Sentinel 4 weeks 2 days ago
WARNING: SPOILERS AND TRIGGERING TOPICS AHEAD   Netflix’s “The Society” has become a huge hit since it’s release in May. The show not only appeals to teenagers with intriguing and shocking plots, but portrays problems that teenagers experience in high school, love, with themselves, their family and the real world.   The Society is about...
Adriana Agic, Entertainment Editor

The “Danger” of Video Games

Sentinel 4 weeks 2 days ago
“We must stop the glorification of violence in our society,” President Trump said in response to the two mass shootings that occurred over the week of August 4th. “This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace.”   Trump’s words were the catalyst for an uprising of people who felt strongly that...
Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

The “World Changing” Generation Z

Sentinel 1 month ago
Generation Z, or the “post-Millennial” generation, are young people born between the mid-1990s and 2010 who are now next in line for the position as our country’s new leaders. This fact, however, leaves our older generations uneasy, who are relentless when it comes to pointing out our flaws. They say that they’re overly-reliant screen-obsessed children,...
Caiya Morrison, Staff Writer

Midsummer at South Lakes

Sentinel 1 month ago
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream took the South Lakes Auditorium under its magical spell the weekend of November 23, 2019. The talented cast truly did the script justice, portraying every whimsical and enchanting detail with maturity and charisma. Every character brought something truly unique and special to the whole of the production, no matter how...
Taylor Anderson, Staff Writer

10 ways to get into the Christmas spirit

Sentinel 1 month ago
The holidays are right around the corner, and with only three days until winter break there is not a lot of time to prepare. Whether you stay in or go out, these activities are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Visit a Christmas Tree Farm Nothing says Christmas like getting a real evergreen...
Audrey Wheeler, Staff Writer

Jay Gruden Fired, Callahan Appointed

Sentinel 1 month ago
Jay Gruden, the head coach for the Washington Redskins was informed that he was relieved of his duties, by team owner Daniel Snyder and president Bruce Allen. The Washington Redskins have consistently lost their past five games, frustrating not only fans but also the players themselves. The team issued a statement that shared, “Through the...
Sean Caceres, Staff Writer

The Pros & Cons of Reston’s New Wegmans

Sentinel 1 month ago
As many Reston residents know, a new Wegmans store will be opening up in 2020. Wegmans is a grocery store that’s focused on nutrition and is very similar to Whole Foods. However, the prices in Whole Foods are much higher, and often, one doesn’t get the same variety that is available in Wegmans. The grocery...
Evie Mohan, Staff Writer

Ron Rivera Fired by Panthers

Sentinel 1 month ago
The Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera coached the Panthers for the last time against the Washington Redskins. Carolina fell to the 2-9 Washington team by a score of 29-21 and Panthers owner David Tepper felt it was time to let coach Rivera go. Ron Rivera was the winningest coach in Carolina Panther history with a...
Anthony Swanner, Staff Writer
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