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Yorktown Sentry

Holiday 2023

Yorktown High Schools Holiday Disasters

Yorktown High School’s Holiday Disasters

December 20, 2023

In this short podcast, Charlie Schirmer and Josh Bodenstein explore the holiday disasters experienced by Yorktown staff.

A Guide To Navigating Holiday Family Dinners

A Guide To Navigating Holiday Family Dinners

Sydney Pons, Reporter December 20, 2023

In the next month, there will be several family gatherings and celebrations to commemorate the joy of the holiday season. Teenagers must gear up for a long stretch of repetitive conversations and uncomfortable hugs. Here are some tips and tricks for navigating...

NBA Christmas Day Matchups

NBA Christmas Day Matchups

Samson Schneider, Reporter December 20, 2023

From crazy jerseys to crazier commercials, the National Basketball Association (NBA) Christmas day games are a must-watch. Christmas day games are a great tradition for the NBA, serving as the stage for many vintage moments in NBA history. This year,...

A Guide to Making Cookies Santa Will Actually Eat

A Guide to Making Cookies Santa Will Actually Eat

Zoe Davis, Reporter December 20, 2023

The holiday season is a time full of joy and excitement for festive music and parties. However, these parties can also bring lots of stress, as they come with the daunting task of bringing the perfect foods. You desperately want to impress everyone at...

This Years Shortened Winter Break

This Year’s Shortened Winter Break

Andrew Cole, Reporter December 20, 2023

Students are working tirelessly for the satisfaction of not waking up to the pestering sound of an alarm clock. After what seems to be a never-ending workload, students learn that this year winter break will be shortened from its original two-week length...

Settling The Santa Dispute

Settling The Santa Dispute

So... Is he real?
Brendan Schmitt, Reporter December 20, 2023

For centuries, the debate of whether or not Santa Claus is real has raged on between children and young teens. Some say that it’s impossible for Santa to deliver all those presents in one night, while others suggest that he uses magic to get to all...

Christmas Trees: Not as They Seem

Christmas Trees: Not as They Seem

Jackson Weber, Reporter December 20, 2023

Adventuring out on a cold December day, family by your side, to find the perfect tree. Decorating your home with Christmas trees is a tradition that dates back to 16th-century Germany with the advent of the Yule tree. The tradition had spread to the rest...

Where Are The Best Decorations This Holiday Season?

Where Are The Best Decorations This Holiday Season?

Harper Kois, Reporter December 20, 2023

Where are the best decorations in Northern Virginia and D.C.? Many neighborhoods are frankly underwhelming, with no holiday spirit or cheerful adornments. Hoping to find neighborhoods that exceed expectations in their decorating abilities, I ranked the...

An Inside Look at Our Schools Holiday Traditions

An Inside Look at Our School’s Holiday Traditions

Sameer Jones, Reporter December 20, 2023

Winter is a time of great excitement as we anticipate the joy of celebrating the holidays with family. Though most associate the holiday season with Christmas, there are many different holidays celebrated around the world and here in our Arlington community....

Yorktown Sports Teams Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Yorktown Sports Teams Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Avery Ryder, Reporter December 20, 2023

The winter sports season at Yorktown is in full swing. The beginning of the hockey and basketball seasons have sparked excitement throughout the school, and students’ spirits are high. During the holiday season, there are many ways to support your favorite...

Yorktown’s 2023 Holiday Cookbook

Yorktown’s 2023 Holiday Cookbook

Mary-Frances Dempsey, Reporter December 20, 2023

No holiday is complete without signature dishes. Whether it’s an uncle’s pie or a family friend’s casserole, everyone has something in mind when they think of their favorite seasonal treat. ‘Tis the season for sharing, so we have compiled a list...

When Not all is Merry and Bright

When Not all is Merry and Bright

Shining the Christmas Lights on Holiday Stress
Katherine Schmitt, Reporter December 20, 2023

Days are getting shorter and temperatures are dropping—the holiday season has begun. Most Americans spend the entire month of December anticipating and celebrating holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. While the festivities of this season...

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