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Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

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Do Students Prefer Desks or Tables?

Do Students Prefer Desks or Tables?

Quinn Castelli, Sentry Reporter November 30, 2022

Ever since virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like tables have disappeared from our school in favor of individual desks. Many teachers have positioned all of the desks facing forward, while some have formed small tables. Although...

Last But Not Feast: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods

Last But Not Feast: Ranking Thanksgiving Foods

Scarlett Gray, Sentry Reporter November 28, 2022

The smells of pumpkin pie spice and herbs fill the air on the fourth Thursday of November every year. Families travel from far and wide to be together on this special day. Moms gather in the kitchen to prepare a delectable meal, while dads scream at football...

Meat the Grilling Club

Meat the Grilling Club

Harper Kois and Fiona Shepherd November 21, 2022

The smell of freshly grilled pork ribs wafts through our school, and noses rise to the delicious scent. That immaculate fragrance is coming from none other than our school’s own Grilling Club. The Grilling Club is in their second year of creating masterpieces...

A Comprehensive Guide to Finding The Perfect Roommate

A Comprehensive Guide to Finding The Perfect Roommate

Evelyn Lowen, Sentry Reporter April 8, 2022

Along with rigorous college applications and never-ending questions from family about future plans, seniors attending college in the fall also carry the weight of figuring out their living situation for next year. With apps designed for finding potential...

Malaka Gharib is More Than Her Heritage

Malaka Gharib is More Than Her Heritage

Matthew Wagner, Sentry Reporter April 8, 2022

On December 1, 2021, our school welcomed Malaka Gharib, journalist at NPR and author of I Was Their American Dream, a graphic memoir detailing her acclamation to numerous cultures. Gharib is an Egyptian-Filipino American and, this year, she assumed the...

The Return of the Beloved Arlington Planetarium

The Return of the Beloved Arlington Planetarium

Evelyn Lowen, Sentry Reporter April 7, 2022

Arlington’s David M. Brown Planetarium has yet to reopen after closing its doors in 2018. Community members are distraught and continue to push for it to be brought back as a resource for the school system.  Opening in 1969, the planetarium has...

The Sun Will Come Out March 24

The Sun Will Come Out March 24

Carrie Finn, Sentry Reporter March 22, 2022

Mark your calendars. From March 24-26 our school’s theater department will be putting on a production of Annie. The musical will showcase The Sentry’s very own Fiona Shepherd, who will be starring in the lead role. Several staff members are scheduled...

Owen McArdle’s Guide to a Pretty Much Perfect Prom Dress

Owen McArdle’s Guide to a Pretty Much Perfect Prom Dress

Owen McArdle, Staff Reporter March 21, 2022

It’s that time of year again. The subtle signs of spring are beginning to show and with them come the excitement of summer, graduation and the distressing, life-changing, emotional roller coaster that is searching for a prom dress. In order to help...

DC’s slice of Van Gogh’s Immersive World

DC’s slice of Van Gogh’s Immersive World

Claire Stromseth, Staff Reporter March 9, 2022

While Vincent Van Gogh was not celebrated until after his death at just 37, the world has found many ways to honor him. After his sister-in-law collected his paintings for display, they quickly became renowned works of art and “Van Gogh” evolved into...

A Long-Anticipated Reform in the College Admissions Process

A Long-Anticipated Reform in the College Admissions Process

Molly Kaplow, Sentry Reporter March 9, 2022

In light of the pandemic, colleges and universities around the country have adopted a test optional policy in the application process, allowing students to choose whether or not to submit their SAT or ACT scores. For decades, these standardized tests...

Our Takeout Solutions to Your Dining Problems in the Era of Omicron

Our Takeout Solutions to Your Dining Problems in the Era of Omicron

Elijah Dale, Sentry Reporter February 28, 2022

Increasing rates of the Omicron variant are beginning to cause concern regarding indoor dining once again. Cooking complex meals such as chicken noodle soup, pasta and plain toast can be too daunting for many students and private food delivery, such as...

Making the Hard Decisions for You: Who is the best Spider-Man and Peter Parker?

Making the Hard Decisions for You: Who is the best Spider-Man and Peter Parker?

Molly Kaplow, Sentry Reporter February 14, 2022

Grossing $1 billion 12 days after its release, Spider-Man: No Way Home has proven to be a saving grace for theaters affected by the pandemic. The film stars Tom Holland and includes cameos from Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire, both of whom played Spider-Man...

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