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  • Insults to Injury: President Trump on Hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas

    Insults to Injury: President Trump on Hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas

    Garrett Ferguson, Sentry Staff Reporter

    October 26, 2017

    Since August, the United States and its surrounding territories have been plagued with natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Katia, Jose and Maria. These tragic storms have wreaked havoc on states in the southeastern United States, as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There ...

    President Trump's speeches in Texas and Puerto Rico caused controversy.

    Courtesy of Space News

  • Home Is Where the Art Is

    Home Is Where the Art Is

    Fiona Flahetry, Sentry Staff Reporter

    October 26, 2017

    Art has many purposes. It is therapeutic for veterans of war struggling to overcome Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It serves as a mode of expression for people who have a hard time communicating. In addition to being purposeful, art is also powerful; it has torn down walls of racism and hatred, ser...

    Home Is Where The Art Is provides free, framed and original artwork to people transitioning from homelessness or a homeless shelter to a new home.

    Courtesy of Home Is Where The Art Is

  • An Unfortunately Long List

    An Unfortunately Long List

    Sofie Dalton, Sentry Staff Reporter

    October 26, 2017

    There is a list, an unfortunate, devastating and quickly growing list: the list of mass shootings in the United States of America. Mass shootings, most commonly defined as four or more people being killed during a single event, have become increasingly common in the U.S. The frequency and deadliness of...

    The amount of mass shootings have increased rapidly over the past decade.

    Courtesy of Aljazeera

  • The Craze Over Canvas

    The Craze Over Canvas

    Matthew Cornfield, Sentry Staff Reporter

    October 26, 2017

    This year, a new learning system, Canvas, has been implemented. Previously, teachers used learning platforms such as Google Classroom or Blackboard, but Arlington Public Schools (APS) has now decided to switch to Canvas. APS is allowing teachers one year to continue to use Google Classroom or Blackbo...

    Arlington Public Schools has now decided to switch from Blackboard and Google Classroom to Canvas.

    Emogen Kelly

  • NBA Season Preview

    NBA Season Preview

    Brian McCarthy, Sentry Staff Reporter

    October 26, 2017

    Over the past few years, the landscape of the National Basketball Association (NBA) has changed dramatically. There has been a rise of “super teams” that contain several superstars. While some argue that this ruins the competitive factor of the league, many others believe that watching the best ...

    Kyrie Irving's replacement on the Cleveland Cavaliers, Isaiah Thomas, is injured.

    Courtesy of The Cheat Sheet

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The Three Newest Editions to the Patriot Family

The Three Newest Editions to the Patriot Family

Louisa Currie and Nina Rutzen, Sentry Staff Reporters

October 31, 2017No Comments

Our school has experienced many new changes this year. Along with all these changes, there are many new faces. With an ever-growing staff, Yorktown is so happy to introduce so many new members to the team. Meet three of the ...

A New Look at PE for the Patriots

A New Look at PE for the Patriots

Grant Blumberg, Sentry Staff Reporter

October 26, 2017No Comments

Everyday at school, students look forward to letting out their energy in physical education (PE) class. Of all the classes offered in high school, PE perhaps allows for the most freedom. Students are free to talk with friends a...

Back from a Break: Returning Teachers

Back from a Break: Returning Teachers

Caroline Boda, Sentry Staff Reporter

October 26, 2017No Comments

While most adults begin their weekdays rushing out the door to their 9 to 5, coffee in hand, physics teacher Chris Kaldahl spent the past six years doing quite the opposite. Similar to many other teachers, Kaldahl had the...

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Golf Team: A New Age of Success

Golf Team: A New Age of Success

Jack Cline, Sentry Staff Reporter

October 26, 2017No Comments

Over the past four seasons, the Yorktown golf team has evolved into a state and regional contender. With the help of a new freshmen and sophomore class, the team is held in high regard across Northern Virginia schools. With...

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Insults to Injury: President Trump on Hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas

Insults to Injury: President Trump on Hurricanes in Puerto Rico and Texas

Garrett Ferguson, Sentry Staff Reporter

October 26, 2017No Comments

Since August, the United States and its surrounding territories have been plagued with natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Katia, Jose and Maria. These tragic storms have wreaked havoc on st...

A Night of Music and Unity

A Night of Music and Unity

October 26, 2017

Point Counterpoint: Taking a Knee to Make a Stand

Point Counterpoint: Taking a Knee to Make a Stand

October 26, 2017

Point Counterpoint: A Right is Not Always Right

Point Counterpoint: A Right is Not Always Right

October 26, 2017

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The student news site of Yorktown High School
The student news site of Yorktown High School