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Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

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The Future is Bleak For Marymount’s Mulch Pile

The Future is Bleak For Marymount’s Mulch Pile

Olivia Pang, Staff Reporter January 27, 2023

On November 29, a public meeting was held in Marymount University's Reinsch Auditorium to discuss a possible plan for the 18.4 acres of land on 26th Street and Old Dominion. This space is currently occupied by a mulch pile and salt dome, but the university...

To-Bean or not To-Bean: The Best and Worst Starbucks Alternatives

To-Bean or not To-Bean: The Best and Worst Starbucks Alternatives

Zoe Davis, Sentry Reporter December 15, 2022

The recent Starbucks closure on Langston Boulevard left many people struggling to find a place to find coffee. It was as if a piece of everyone's identity went missing along with their iced coffee. Some good may have come out of this hardship, however,...

Score or Bore? Ranking World Cup Jerseys

Score or Bore? Ranking World Cup Jerseys

Olivia Pang, Staff Reporter December 15, 2022

The World Cup is played every four years between 32 soccer teams who compete to be the best team in the world. One of the best traditions is creating a home and away jersey. This year, the World Cup is being held in Qatar, where some team apparel may...

Yorktown Hockey Continues to Strive for Success

Yorktown Hockey Continues to Strive for Success

Samson Schneider, Staff Reporter December 9, 2022

Coming off a historic season, the Yorktown Hockey Club looks to build off of their massive achievements as they continue on into the 2022-2023 season. With the loss of several very talented seniors, our school's hockey team looks to make up for it with...

The Hidden Athletes of Our School

The Hidden Athletes of Our School

Ajay Allman, Staff Reporter December 9, 2022

Our school is home to many student-athletes and even more student support. Those who compete in school sports are often put in the spotlight. However, Yorktown is also brimming with talented students who do out-of-school sports, and these students' commitment...

The Donut Ladys Legacy

The Donut Lady’s Legacy

Coco Rigoli, Staff Reporter December 6, 2022

Arlington recently lost an important member of its community. Most knew her as Helena Metzger, but the Donaldson Run neighborhood fondly knew her as the Donut Lady. Metzger impacted countless lives in her community through her selfless actions.  Metzger,...

Inside the Current Brilliance of the Elite Women’s Marathon

Inside the Current Brilliance of the Elite Women’s Marathon

Mason Wolverton, Staff Reporter December 6, 2022

The women’s marathon is in a golden age. Eight of the top ten times ever were run in the past five years, and half of those marks were set in 2022 alone. The world record, which currently stands at 2:14:04, has been challenged regularly, and it could...

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...

Inside the Restructuring of Safety Teams in APS Schools

Inside the Restructuring of Safety Teams in APS Schools

Eva Smith and Mason Wolverton November 22, 2022

This summer, Arlington Public Schools (APS) administrators significantly restructured the county-wide safety program. The main component of the move was increasing the visibility and altering the responsibilities of the safety teams in middle and high...

Lunch Staff: The Stories of Our School

Lunch Staff: The Stories of Our School

Mary Frances Dempsey and Josh Allman November 17, 2022

Who feeds our school? Hundreds of hungry students come in and out of the cafeteria everyday, all served by our school's own lunch ladies. The Yorktown Lunch Staff is an under-appreciated group of astonishing and kind-hearted individuals. Here are their...

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...

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