Spring sports at South Lakes

Sentinel1 day 14 hours ago
The end of winter sports opens the door to the spring sports at South Lakes. South Lakes offers boys’ baseball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls lacrosse, outdoor track, and girls’ softball. In order to participate in sports, students must complete a physical form from the Virginia High School League,...
Iris Yi, Staff Writer

Lake Anne Polar Dip returns

Sentinel1 day 14 hours ago
The Lake Anne Polar Dip has returned to Lake Anne Village Plaza. This event has been held annually since 2008 and has been raising money for various Reston organizations ever since. This year, the event was organized by the Kiwanis Club, a community service program. For years, the event was arranged by Camp Sunshine which...
Anya Crevits, Staff Writer

Could 2024 be the year Amelia Earhart’s plane is discovered?

Sentinel1 day 15 hours ago
After nearly 90 years of speculation, new insight into Amelia Earhart’s sudden disappearance has emerged. Earhart vanished without a trace while attempting to fly around the world with just her navigator Fred Noonan in a Lockheed Model 10-E Electra. New sonar images might bring an end to the mystery.  Amelia Earhart was a record breaking...
Heidi Gilman, News Editor

What were they thinking? Prom 2024 scheduling conflicts (Opinion)

Sentinel1 day 15 hours ago
As the excitement builds for South Lakes High School’s upcoming prom, many students are wondering why prom will be held on the same weekend as the Passover holiday, worldwide cheer competition, Penn relays, and all-state competitions for band, orchestra, and chorus. Holding prom on a date that clashes with these commitments is a huge disappointment...
Myles Brown, Staff Writer

Mahomes, Chiefs claim back to back Super Bowls in overtime thriller

Sentinel6 days 14 hours ago
The Kansas City Chiefs have repeated as world champions. It took a second half comeback and the second ever overtime in Super Bowl history, but the Chiefs pulled it out.  This victory establishes their dynasty as the team to beat in the NFL. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes has clinched his third Super Bowl victory along with...
Geoffrey Precht, Staff Writer

2024 college baseball preview

Sentinel6 days 14 hours ago
With the college baseball season right around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the Top 25 teams, as well as the schools predicted to have great seasons. Starting off with the pre-season number one team in the country, Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are looking for revenge after losing in the semi-finals...
Owen Wojciechowski, Staff Writer

Dancing the blues away: SLHS brings back the Snowball Dance

Sentinel6 days 15 hours ago
SLHS’s winter dance is leadership’s way to bring social awareness to mental health while giving students a reprieve from school stress.   Sophomore Olivia Seaton, a leadership student involved with planning, shared the reason they decided to bring back the Snow Ball dance. She believes it is important for students to get a break from...
Emma Ayres and Anya Crevits

Beyonce announces her new country album

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
Global superstar Beyonce announced she will be releasing new music during a Super Bowl commercial this past Sunday. According to her website, a new album is set to be released on March 29. The album will be called “Act ll” and is supposed to be part two of her album Renaissance. When Renaissance was released...
Anna Harris and Kate Green

Dangers of virtual reality

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming more and more relevant in today’s society. But with VR becoming more popular, the dangers are becoming more evident. VR first started as an add-on to gaming systems, which was very popular to the younger generations. But now VR is slowly working its way into the working community, and being...
Owen Wojciechowski, Staff Writer

Female sanitary products nowhere to be found in South Lakes High School

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
There are nine male and female bathrooms in South Lakes, not including the locker rooms. In the girls bathrooms, there are female hygiene product dispensers, which offer free sanitary pads and tampons. The dispensers are usually empty. This presents multiple issues. If girls get their period at school, especially if unexpectedly, it is a problem...
Luella Adam, Staff Writer

South Lakes science fair

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
The science fair is one of the biggest projects students take on during their science classes, and it is finally wrapping up. In this important project, students are required to create and perform an experiment, then put their results on a tri-fold board to show to the class. Students go through a long process, with...
Iris Yi, Staff Writer

Welcoming Ms. Ibach to South Lakes

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
Ms. Ibach is just one out of all of our amazing counselors here at South Lakes. If you haven’t met her before, here are some things about her. She has only been working here as a counselor since January. She works with all grade levels. Her hometown is just around the corner as she grew...
Sierra Hughes and Mithra Venkatesan

Fairfax County NAACP president dead at 56

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
In January of this year, the president of the Fairfax chapter of The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) died, aged 56. Michelle Antonette Leete of Portsmouth, Virginia, born 1967, passed away on January 4th, 2024. The Fairfax County NAACP released a statement on the matter a few days later. There was...
Vix Kendley, Staff Writer

How fair is the SLHS retake process?

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
At South Lakes, the opportunity to retake tests is provided when students score below 80%. This allows students to improve both their grade and their overall knowledge on the subject. While this may be beneficial, some teachers worry that some students may overly rely on this. They are concerned that students are retaking too many...
Belen Brown, Staff Writer

Teacher Feature: Mrs. Ericson

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
The South Lakes counselors work hard. One of these counselors is Mrs. Ericson, who is always willing to help students. Let’s get to know her better! Mrs. Ericson’s passion is rowing. Her hometown is Fairfax, Virginia, and she went to Robinson High School. After graduating, she became a D1 athlete, getting a scholarship to George...
Mithra Venkatesan and Sierra Hughes

Taylor Swift makes history at the Grammys

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
Global superstar Taylor Swift had an exciting night at the 2024 Grammys. The artist had a total of six nominations this year. Swift became the first person in history to win the album of the year award four times. She won her fourth album of the year award with her hit album Midnights. Swift also...
Anna Harris, Staff Writer

The unstoppable harmonies in Bryson Tiller’s musical journey

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
Bryson Djuan Tiller is one of the most popular R&B Artists of this era. Tiller’s mainstream success began when he released the single “Don’t” in 2015, and now he is an award winning performer. However, there is more to his rise to fame than most people know. Tiller was born on January 2nd, 1993, in...
Cristofer Varela, Staff Writer

What were they thinking? South Lakes Prom faces scheduling conflicts

Sentinel1 week 1 day ago
As the excitement builds for South Lakes High School’s upcoming prom, many students are wondering why prom will be held on the same weekend as the Passover holiday, worldwide cheer competition, Penn relays, and all-state competitions for band, orchestra, and chorus. Holding prom on a date that clashes with these commitments is a huge disappointment...
Myles Brown, Staff Writer

Dan Quinn named new Commanders head coach

Sentinel2 weeks ago
The Washington Commanders, coming off a 4-13 season, were looking for a new head coach this off-season. After a month of interviews, the Commanders have settled on Dan Quinn, the previous defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. Quinn has had experience as a head coach, spending six years with the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn ended his...
Drew Stahl, Co-Sports Editor

Super Bowl LVIII: Storylines, preview, and a look back on how each team got to Vegas

Sentinel2 weeks ago
The rematch between juggernauts. On Sunday, February 11th, the 2023-2024 season will conclude with the 2019-2020 Super Bowl rematch between the top seeded San Francisco 49ers (12-5) and the three seeded Kansas City Chiefs (11-6). With history on the line, let’s take a look at the main story lines headlining the big game. When he...
Geoffrey Precht, Staff Writer
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