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

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The Digital SAT Improves Standardized Test-Taking

The Digital SAT Improves Standardized Test-Taking

Brendan Schmitt, Reporter April 17, 2024

On March 9, 2024, I took the SAT for the first time. Even though a majority of schools have gone test optional for current seniors who are applying, many juniors are still taking either the SAT or the American College Test (ACT). Submitting your test...

Determination in the Deep End: A Highlight on Girls Swim

Determination in the Deep End: A Highlight on Girls Swim

Maren Leonard, Reporter April 17, 2024

While some students have only been in the Yorktown pool for the dreaded swim unit, there are many student-athletes there every single day, training hard. Our school’s girls swim team has put in the work this year, and it has paid off.The team was...

One Day More! A Preview of Yorktown Theatres Les Miserables

One Day More! A Preview of Yorktown Theatre’s Les Miserables

Katherine Schmitt, Reporter April 3, 2024

For this year’s spring musical, the Yorktown Theatre Department will be putting on a production of Les Misérables, directed by Alani Kravitz with Jocelyn Mullins as the music director. The show will run on April 4, 5 and 6. Audiences are in for a masterfully...

Where You Go After High School Is Not Who You Are

Where You Go After High School Is Not Who You Are

Mary-Frances Dempsey, Reporter March 22, 2024

If you go to Yorktown and are planning on receiving a higher education, I am sorry.The pressure piled on our school's students to go to the colleges with the lowest acceptance rates is overwhelming, to say the least. Advanced Placement (AP) classes...

The School Gardens: Who works them?

The School Gardens: Who works them?

Samson Schneider, Reporter March 22, 2024

Day after day, our school's students walk to school. Often, they walk straight past the beautiful garden beds that have been planted and cared for throughout the year. The Urban Agriculture club has been growing and taking care of gardens all around the...

Capital One Arena in November 2023

Urban Exit: The Plan to Move the Capitals and Wizards

Brendan Schmitt, Reporter March 7, 2024

A recent announcement about the potential move of the Washington Wizards and Capitals to Alexandria has sparked controversy among fans of the two sports teams and residents of Alexandria. This move could happen as soon as 2027, when the mortgage for Capital...

Empty Seats: Understanding AP Seminar’s Dropout Rates

Empty Seats: Understanding AP Seminar’s Dropout Rates

Maren Leonard, Reporter February 16, 2024

Last winter, the AP Capstone program was introduced at our school as an elective option for this year. Enticed by the new course and the special diploma promised, many students signed up for the introductory course AP Seminar. Therefore, when course requests...

Boys basketball team lining up for the National Anthem.

One Final Push: Boy’s Basketball Makes Playoffs

Katherine Schmitt, Reporter February 14, 2024

The playoffs are officially underway for the Yorktown Boys Varsity Basketball team. They are looking to continue their winning streak, wrapping up the 2023-24 season in the Liberty District Tournament. With a record of 12-10 going into the playoffs, our...

Cheryl Stotler accompanied by her dog in a park.

Yorktown honors retiring assistant activities director Cheryl Stotler

Katherine Schmitt, Reporter February 14, 2024

Cheryl Stotler is retiring as Assistant Student Activities Director after a incredible 29 years. For the past 13 of those, Stotler has held her current position, managing our schools athletics, senior graduation, yearly calendars and much more. She has...

Screen of Predraft.ai generating essay.

With AI Plagiarism on the Rise, APS is Trying to Keep up.

Ryan Pericak, Reporter February 7, 2024

Harvard University President Claudine Gay was forced to step down from her position after she was accused of plagiarism in her academic work. She published four documents that were found to possibly contain missing citations and quotations, dating back...

Donate, Resell and Mend for a Fresh Start

Donate, Resell and Mend for a Fresh Start

Mary-Frances Dempsey, Reporter February 7, 2024

After the holidays, people scramble to find room for their new gifts. The truth is a lot of us just have too many things, and a lot of these things end up in landfills or tossed in the back of a closet to be forgotten about. However, millions of people...

Our schools paper towels are restricted to storage rooms

The Custodians are Throwing in the Towel (Again)

The paper towels have disappeared from the restrooms once again. This time it’s our fault.
Jackson Weber, Reporter January 31, 2024

The paper towels are gone again. Last year, after a number of students were creating messes in the men's restrooms, the custodial staff stopped restocking paper towels. The restrooms were restocked with fresh paper towels at the beginning of the 2023-2024...

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