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

Opinion

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....

You’re Probably Not Using Arlington’s Public Transit. That’s a Bad Thing.

You’re Probably Not Using Arlington’s Public Transit. That’s a Bad Thing.

Reese Colbert and Elijah Dale November 11, 2022

More than one quarter of Arlington’s residents use public transportation daily, yet very few students attending Yorktown do. It is absurd that our school’s students fail to utilize our local public transportation system. We are wasting a valuable...

Tips for College Visits: How to Get the Most Out of a Tour

Tips for College Visits: How to Get the Most Out of a Tour

Celeste Wetmore, Sentry Staff Reporter April 29, 2022

Sifting through college choices can be an overwhelming process for any junior or senior. College tours are a crucial part of the selection process for most prospective students. Immersive and informative, visiting a school is the perfect way to observe...

A Guide to Northern Virginia Farmers Markets

A Guide to Northern Virginia Farmers Markets

Josh Allman and Carrie Finn April 22, 2022

A stroll through the farmers market with the family and a bag of fresh produce. Children holding chocolate croissants and parents sipping hot coffee — the ideal Sunday morning. Finding the perfect small-town farmers market in the Washington Metropolitan...

It Is Time to #PlayFairNow

It Is Time to #PlayFairNow

Miles Mann, Sentry Staff Reporter April 8, 2022

On March 5, 2021, a fight broke out between players on the George C. Marshall and Wakefield High School football teams following constant and repeated racial abuse levied at the Wakefield players. A year later, it seems like very little has changed. The...

Social Media in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis

Social Media in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis

Eva Smith, Sentry Staff Reporter April 8, 2022

Since February 24, 2022, the Russian military has been actively invading Ukraine, and its effects are being seen around the world. News sources have been reporting story after story about the Ukrainian people, military and leaders. While news outlets...

The Banning of Racially Focused Literature Threatens Progress

The Banning of Racially Focused Literature Threatens Progress

Fiona Shepherd, Sentry Staff Reporter April 6, 2022

Literature has always been used to spread new ideas and challenge the status quo, and consequently, literature and learning have been opposed by many. The banning of books and literature in schools, especially those focused on the struggles of marginalized...

The Pandemic’s Fallen Heroes

The Pandemic’s Fallen Heroes

Joshua Allman, Sentry Staff Reporter March 8, 2022

Teachers, doctors and frontline workers used to be the heroes of the pandemic — the souls who braved the issues brought about by COVID-19. However, amidst recent controversy surrounding public safety, the praise these heroes once enjoyed has been forgotten....

Valentines Day: Lovesick or Sick of Love

Valentine’s Day: Lovesick or Sick of Love

Evelyn Lowen and Matthew Wagner March 8, 2022

By Evelyn Lowen Valentine’s Day is a cherished holiday that allows for the celebration and appreciation of loved ones. Created 1526 years ago on February 14, 496 AD, this special day honors love all around us. Not only applying to romantic partners,...

Whats Up With Nextdoor?

What’s Up With Nextdoor?

Miles Mann, Sentry Staff Reporter March 1, 2022

Nextdoor is a strange app. Given the sheer breadth of content one can find there, it can be difficult to define exactly what role the service fills. Depending on what bubble the user finds themself in, it could be a platform for sharing memes, warning...

The Language Issue At Yorktown High School

The Language Issue At Yorktown High School

Aidan Lohmeyer, Sentry Staff Reporter December 15, 2021

For a school that talks a lot about breaking down barriers and creating global citizens, our school is falling short when it comes to the language program. Recent problems with our school’s language programs, specifically the Latin, Chinese and German...

New County Logo Falls Short

New County Logo Falls Short

Carrie Finn, Sentry Staff Reporter December 7, 2021

Since 2004, Arlington County’s logo has been the front of the Arlington House, once Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s home. Our county recently selected a new image to replace the problematic logo, a change that was much needed and long overdue....

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