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Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

World News

Courtesy of USA Today

Myanmar is Showing us What Revolution Looks Like in the Digital Age

Elijah Dale, Staff Reporter May 28, 2021

On February 1, 2021, one day prior to the inauguration of the newly elected government, the Myanma military initiated a coup d’état, forming the State Administration Council (SAC). Since the oppressive regime has taken over, a revolution led by pro-democracy...

After joining ISIS, Hoda Muthana wants to come home.

Former ISIS Member’s Return Sparks Debate

Brian McCarthy, Sentry Staff Reporter April 3, 2019

Hoda Muthana, a 24-year-old woman originally from Alabama, is suing the United States for her citizenship and her 18-month-old son’s. Her petition for citizenship is controversial given that she was a former member of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria...

The collapse of the Brumadinho Dam has killed 186 people so far.

Under a Rock

Sofie Dalton, Sentry Staff Reporter April 3, 2019

Here in the United States, we tend to focus on news that is breaking within our borders. However, there are a plethora of news stories happening internationally that many Americans are unaware of. Here are some “under the rock” news stories that you...

Self proclaimed president, Juan Guaido

Naming Yourself President – and Other Fun Things to Do in Venezuela

A Guide to a Nation in Crisis
Nathan Dent, Sentry Staff Reporter March 2, 2019

For the past few years, life has been difficult for Venezuelans; national debt has soared, inflation continues to climb at 80,000%, 90% of the nation is now living below the poverty line and 10% of the country’s former population has fled. On top of...

Rahaf Mohammed speaks out about Thai immigration laws.

A New Chance for a Saudi Woman

Lizzie Koumans, Sentry Staff Reporter February 15, 2019

The internet blew up on January 6 after Saudi Arabian teen Rahaf Mohammed (formerly Rahaf al-Qunun) took to Twitter to protest the Thai immigration officials who were attempting to deport her to Kuwait. Mohammed had been vacationing with her family in...

A World Riddled With Bullets

A World Riddled With Bullets

Sofie Dalton, Sentry staff reporter June 4, 2018

Across the globe, humans are suffering from horrendous armed conflicts that are destroying everything from people’s homes to their entire lives. International news is filled to the brim with stories of war and destruction that are ravaging countries...

The looming trade war between the U.S. and China recently gained momentum when the Trump administration decided to increase tariffs on steel and aluminum.

U.S. Trade War with China

Ryan Van Kirk, Sentry Staff Reporter April 30, 2018

The United States and China have the two largest economies in the world. From the start, President Donald Trump has called out China for its unfair trading policies and has threatened to increase tariffs. The added tariffs between the countries does not...

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) created an initiative in 2014 which would focus on the different cultures and people of the Olympics: The Olympic Art Project.

The Olympic Art Project

Fiona Flaherty, Sentry Staff Reporter March 12, 2018

With the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang now complete, it is easy to become lost in the medal counts and overindulgent on YouTube reruns of the most memorable events. In today’s mass media culture, we lose sight of the fact that there is so much...

When does security outweigh privacy?

FBI vs Apple: A Necessary Evil?

Stevie Picot, Sentry Staff Reporter April 28, 2016

At 10:58 a.m. on December 2, Syed Farook burst into a San Bernardino office building and opened fire, murdering 14 people. This senseless killing was attributed to The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as part of its global campaign of terror. Police...

Under the Rock

Under the Rock

Emily Burke, Sentry Staff Reporter February 2, 2015

On January 7, gunmen attacked the satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, killing eleven people. The attackers also shot and killed a police officer on a sidewalk close to the magazine. Another police officer was killed in a Paris suburb on Thursday,...

The Year That Yelled Change 2014: Year in Review

The Year That Yelled Change 2014: Year in Review

Grace Stroup, Sentry Staff Reporter December 21, 2014

Wider screens, viruses, and an increased push for basic human rights made 2014 quite a year.  Now full of new inventions, ideas and people, the world is a lot different than it was in 2013. Apple released the heavily anticipated iphone 6 during the...

Summer Update

Summer Update

October 24, 2014

By Topher Wagner Sentry Staff Reporter Summer is a great time to relax and take a break from a stressful year at school. However, summer is also a time for new fads, sports and news stories to sweep the country.  The summer of 2014 was no different. The...

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