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

Local Opinion

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...

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....

Support Your Local Businesses This Holiday Season

Support Your Local Businesses This Holiday Season

Owen McArdle, Sentry Staff Reporter December 16, 2020

The holiday season in Arlington is officially here, marked by the typical frigid and rainy weather that leaves us anticipating a flurry of snow. Whether you have been blasting Christmas music since June or trying to avoid it until Thanksgiving, decorations...

The Princeton Review books are used by students to review for the AP tests.

AP Classes: How Advanced Are They?

Evan Rotker, Sentry Staff Reporter October 22, 2019

Each winter, students are faced with the daunting task of filling out their Course Request Form (CRF). Advanced Placement (AP) classes crowd the sheet, pushing students to take more and more of these “rigorous, college-level” courses, as defined by...

Early winter snow in Arlington

APS Snow Day Debacle

Garrett Ferguson, Opinion Section Editor November 19, 2018

With numerous schools in the surrounding counties closing due to snow, one would think that the Superintendent Executive Leadership team would be proactive in regarding and remedying the situation in Superintendent Patrick Murphy’s absence. However,...

The Yorktown swimming pool hosts the swim-unit

Sink or Swim

Maren Stroup, Sentry Staff Reporter November 14, 2018

The swim unit is dreaded by most students that partake in it. From getting your hair soaking wet to smelling like chlorine, it is a hassle. Additionally, wearing a bathing suit is something that makes many students feel uncomfortable. Although swimming...

Tom Wilson was given a 20 game suspension in the beginning of the season.

In Defense of Tom Wilson

Charlie Schiavo, Sentry Business Manager November 2, 2018

As a fellow hockey player, I agree with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Department of Player Safety’s (DOPS) decision to suspend Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist, 20 games is far too...

Bird scooters have been found on Yorktowns campus.

Bird Scooters: Will They Fly?

Lizzie Koumans, Sentry Staff Reporter November 2, 2018

Bird Scooters have taken over Arlington. Bird is a new company that offers dockless electric scooters available to anyone who downloads the Bird app. These scooters provide an easy, environmentally friendly way for you to make your commutes or travel...

Linda’s Cafe is a small, greasy-spoon type restaurant best known for their low-cost, standard breakfast menu.

Underrated Restaurants in Arlington

Joseph Ramos, Sentry Staff Reporter March 14, 2018

Arlington is filled with a plethora of delicious food choices. From classier sit-down restaurants to quick and easy take-out options, all kinds of foodies will find satisfaction within Arlington's eatery repertoire. However, a majority of these restaurants...

Clubs had to start finding new times to meet during the week

Patriots Want Their Period Back

Louisa Currie, Sentry Staff Reporter November 17, 2016

A recent addition to the school’s standards has impacted the routines of numerous clubs. The administration has announced that club meetings will no longer be allowed to occur during Patriot Period. This has caused some frustration with club members...

Arlington was voted the best place to live in America

The Best Place to Live

Nina Rutzen, Sentry Staff Reporter November 15, 2016

Arlington was called “the best place to live in America” by the Washington Post. In order to choose the best city, amenities, crime rates and quality of schools are put under a magnifying glass. In Arlington, there are many places to eat and a large...

The Petition Heard Around the County

Andrea Henriquez, Sentry Staff Reporter April 28, 2016

With all the chaos and fear around the world, it is important for one to feel safe in their home. The news plays all day about local shootings, arrests, break-ins, and other crimes, and it appears to be everywhere but in Arlington. Residents of the county...

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