The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

2022-23

Do Students Prefer Desks or Tables?

Do Students Prefer Desks or Tables?

Quinn Castelli, Sentry Reporter November 30, 2022

Ever since virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like tables have disappeared from our school in favor of individual desks. Many teachers have positioned all of the desks facing forward, while some have formed small tables. Although...

Field Hockeys Successful Seasons

Field Hockey’s Successful Seasons

Ajay Allman, Reporter November 30, 2022

Winning the state championship last year and coming in second this year, our school’s girl’s field hockey team has dominated the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) Class 6 state field hockey tournament. Under the leadership of Head Coach Olivia...

Last But Not Feast: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods

Last But Not Feast: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods

Scarlett Gray, Sentry Reporter November 28, 2022

The smells of pumpkin pie spice and herbs fill the air on the fourth Thursday of November every year. Families travel from far and wide to be together on this special day. Moms gather in the kitchen to prepare a delectable meal, while dads scream at football...

Meat the Grilling Club

Meat the Grilling Club

Harper Kois and Fiona Shepherd November 21, 2022

The smell of freshly grilled pork ribs wafts through our school, and noses rise to the delicious scent. That immaculate fragrance is coming from none other than our school’s own Grilling Club. The Grilling Club is in their second year of creating masterpieces...

Concussions Within Yorktown’s Football Program

Concussions Within Yorktown’s Football Program

Matthew Wagner and Samson Schneider November 21, 2022

Concussions are an unfortunate side effect of the game of football. Every year during our school's football season, there are numerous players affected by them. Luckily, there is a thorough protocol to evaluate players after these injuries occur.  “The...

Lottery Schools: A win for students or a loss for taxpayers?

Lottery Schools: A win for students or a loss for taxpayers?

Scarlett Gray and Claire Stromseth November 15, 2022

Arlington Public Schools (APS) hosts two of Virginia's lottery schools: H-B Woodlawn and Arlington Tech. These schools claim to have a higher college enrollment rate and increased personal expression and diversity, but they are taking advantage of taxpayers....

Spring State Champions Prepare for Upcoming Seasons

Spring State Champions Prepare for Upcoming Seasons

Celeste Wetmore and Olivia Pang November 15, 2022

Last spring, our school witnessed our girls field sports excel beyond what their programs have achieved in recent years. Girls lacrosse won their first-ever state championship, and girls soccer became state champions for the second time.  When she...

Tamarah Stanley: Yorktowns New DEI Coordinator

Tamarah Stanley: Yorktown’s New DEI Coordinator

Ajay Allman and Miles Mann November 9, 2022

In 2022, Tamarah Stanley replaced recently retired Shari Benites as our school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. A career educator, Stanley is no stranger to the effort it takes to support students.  “I started my career in...

The Missing Middle Ground in Arlington’s Zoning Battle

The Missing Middle Ground in Arlington’s Zoning Battle

Elijah Dale, Reporter November 7, 2022

Arlington is suburbia dreamland. Its 26 square miles are covered by large single-family homes, strip malls and office buildings. Yet yellow yard signs plastered across northern Arlington hint towards conflict—a conflict which some argue threatens that...

Reese Colbert and Elijah Dale

Reese Colbert and Elijah Dale

Reese Colbert and Elijah Dale October 26, 2022

By Reese Colbert Staff Reporter Heading into his third year on The Yorktown Sentry, junior Elijah Dale is already preparing for his impending midlife crisis. Dale is an ambitious reporter and a talented writer. When asked about his taste in literature,...

Ajay Allman and Miles Mann

Ajay Allman and Miles Mann

Ajay Allman and Miles Mann October 26, 2022

By Ajay Allman Staff Reporter Senior Miles Mann, more affectionately known as 8 Mile Mann due to his love for the music drama 8 Mile, is returning for his third and final year on The Yorktown Sentry as a Head Editor.  “I have so many inside...

Eva Smith and Mason Wolverton

Eva Smith and Mason Wolverton

Eva Smith and Mason Wolverton October 26, 2022

By Eva Smith Sports Editor The Sentry is excited to welcome sophomore Mason Wolverton to its reporting staff this year. After a summer of adventures, Wolverton is ready to take on the 2022-2023 school year, both in the classroom and out on the track.  Wolverton...

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