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  • Censorship-Free School Newspapers, A Right Or A Privilege?

    Censorship-Free School Newspapers, A Right Or A Privilege?

    Sofie Dalton, Sentry Staff Reporter

    November 17, 2016

    Censorship in school newspapers may seem like a distant memory of court cases in the 1980s, but for many schools, including George Mason High School, fighting censorship is a part of their future. Many school newspapers across the country are censored, and many school districts have policies that pe... READ MORE »»

    Kate Karstens along with other George Mason students

    Courtesy of Kate Karstens

  • Sexual Assault: More Than Just a Statistic

    Sexual Assault: More Than Just a Statistic

    Claire Kuwana, Sentry Staff Reporter

    November 17, 2016

    Every two minutes, a person in America is sexually assaulted, totalling to an annual average of 288,820 victims. Two thirds of minors who are sexually assaulted are between the ages of 12 and 17. With that being said, it is obvious that sexual assault is a danger that every high school student shoul... READ MORE »»

    Kathleen Columbia, president of SASA (Students Against Sexual Assault) helps raise money through a food drive

    Sydney McMahon

  • Getting To Know Jordii Yee

    Getting To Know Jordii Yee

    Rosie Eldridge, Sentry Staff Reporter

    November 17, 2016

    The Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) is an organization that places a strong emphasis on eliminating racial disparities that exist in school. As a leader of MSAN, sophomore Jordii Yee hopes to influence minority students to close this gap. Anyone can see that Yee is a natural leader and the... READ MORE »»

    Sophomore Jordii Yee has made a huge impact on the Yorktown community

    Lindsey Bowers

  • The Best Place to Live

    The Best Place to Live

    Nina Rutzen, Sentry Staff Reporter

    November 15, 2016

    Arlington was called “the best place to live in America” by the Washington Post. In order to choose the best city, amenities, crime rates and quality of schools are put under a magnifying glass. In Arlington, there are many places to eat and a large variety of places to go. Restaurants are plentifu... READ MORE »»

    Arlington was voted the "best place to live in America"

    Bergen Romness

  • Standards-Based Grading: How I Stopped Giving “Grades” And Loved Teaching

    Standards-Based Grading: How I Stopped Giving “Grades” And Loved Teaching

    Kelly Dillon, Guest Columnist

    October 13, 2016

    I walk into school this morning, I take in the familiar scene in the hallway outside my classroom. A boy lays sprawled across the floor with his head on a backpack, trying to catch a few minutes of rest before the bell. Down the hall, a whispering pack of girls complains about how nervous th... READ MORE »»

    English teacher Kelly Dillon is excited about standards-based grading

    Bergen Romness

In With the New

In With the New

Ryan Van Kirk, Sentry Staff Reporter

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) plays an important role in schools, and this year there is a new President, Kathy Mimberg. Prior to becoming the PTA President, Mimberg worked for a civil rights organization, where she ...  Read More »

Nov 18 • No Comments

A Dream to Change the World

A Dream to Change the World

Elizabeth Noe, Sentry Staff Reporter

For Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah and many others, growing up in Ghana was especially difficult. Yeboah was born with a severely deformed right leg. Traditionally, disabled children were left to die from exposure. Even if a child ...  Read More »

Nov 17 • No Comments

Censorship-Free School Newspapers, A Right Or A Privilege?

Censorship-Free School Newspapers, A Right Or A Privilege?

Sofie Dalton, Sentry Staff Reporter

Censorship in school newspapers may seem like a distant memory of court cases in the 1980s, but for many schools, including George Mason High School, fighting censorship is a part of their future. Many school newspapers ...  Read More »

Nov 17 • No Comments

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Who is Playoff Ready?

Who is Playoff Ready?

Matthew Cornfield, Sentry Staff Reporter

College sports are full of unexpected upsets, electrifying playmakers and powerhouse programs. In College Football, it used to be just the top two teams playing for the championship, no playoff at all, but now it is the teams...  Read More »

Nov 21 • No Comments

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Live from Yorktown, It’s The Sentry!

Live from Yorktown, It’s The Sentry!

Anna Trainum, Sentry Staff Reporter

Through the midst of the presidential election, Saturday Night Live (SNL) covered the debates with hilarious remakes. Although controversial and dramatized, SNL parodies on the presidential debates are ...  Read More »

Nov 17 • No Comments

The Best Place to Live

The Best Place to Live

November 15, 2016

Clown Scare

Clown Scare

November 15, 2016

No Mr. Trump, It Is Not Just Words

No Mr. Trump, It Is Not Just Words

November 7, 2016

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The student news site of Yorktown High School
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