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Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

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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...

Coffeys and Couture in the Halls of Yorktown

Coffeys and Couture in the Halls of Yorktown

Braedon Stone Is Pushing Our School's Fashion Forward
Mary-Frances Dempsey, Reporter January 31, 2024

Yorktown, we have a future famous fashion designer in our midst. Braedon Stone is a student entrepreneur who owns the brand “coolguyswearcoffeys,” an innovative clothing line that combines the Rick Owens vibe with Vivienne Westwood style garments....

Behind The Scenes of Yorktown Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong

Behind The Scenes of Yorktown Theatre’s The Play That Goes Wrong

Katelynn Cox and Harper Kois November 16, 2023

As the dismissal bells ring and students rush out of their classrooms into the warmth of their cars or the coziness of their homes, few stay in the silent abyss of the now-empty school. The theater students spend their autumn evenings hard at work rehearsing...

What’s up with our bathrooms?

What’s up with our bathrooms?

Scarlett Gray, Reporter June 8, 2023

While our school’s bathrooms are definitely not the most glamorous, they’re usually acceptable enough that they’re not the topic of conversation. However, with the lack of paper towels in both bathrooms, the lack of period products in the girls...

Courtesy of Yorktown High School Theatre

A Tale as Old as Time: Yorktown’s Production of Beauty and the Beast

Scarlett Gray, Staff Reporter May 26, 2023

For this spring’s musical, our school’s theater department invited us to be their guests for their production of Beauty and the Beast. Throughout each of the four shows, viewers were transported to 18th century France and fell in love with the delicately...

Last years seniors dance at Prom 2022.

Prom 2023: ‘A Night Under The Stars’ Will be one to Remember

Ian O'Neal, Reporter May 23, 2023

Get ready for our school’s 2023 Prom! This year’s dance will be themed ‘A Night Under the Stars’. It will certainly be a glittering evening and a memorable night for our graduating seniors. Prom will be June 2nd from 8:00 PM to midnight. Like...

Yorktown Hosts Gene Yang, Cartoonist Behind New Disney+ Series American Born Chinese

Yorktown Hosts Gene Yang, Cartoonist Behind New Disney+ Series ‘American Born Chinese’

From struggling self-published cartoonist to the brains behind brand new Disney+ series American Born Chinese, Gene Yang’s rise to prominence is inspiring. Our school had the privilege of hosting Yang as a guest speaker on May 4, 2023, where he talked...

View from the North Ridge Trail at Sky Meadows State Park

Kickstart the Summer With Some of These Local Hikes

Matthew Wagner, Reporter May 18, 2023

As the bell rings on the last day of school, you walk out of the building, following the stream of students excitedly looking toward the summer ahead. Hoping to get away from the hustle and bustle of Arlington, you retreat to the forests and streams of...

Your Spring 2023 DC and Arlington Bucket List

Your Spring 2023 DC and Arlington Bucket List

Elijah Dale, Staff Reporter April 17, 2023

You can hear the birds chirping. The weather is warm, and the canopy is beginning to green again. Finally. It’s spring, which is the best season in the DC area. From classics like the Cherry Blossom Festival to movies, sports and art, here are the best...

A Guide for Gains: Local Gyms

A Guide for Gains: Local Gyms

Matthew Wagner, Staff Reporter April 17, 2023

It’s 3:45 p.m., and you are walking into a local gym after a long day at school. Some people are dripping with sweat, and others are slamming weights. The infamous Lunk Alarm is going off. Uh-oh: you are at Planet Fitness. Working out is a staple...

Trader Joes: Where Dreams Come True

Trader Joe’s: Where Dreams Come True

Carrie Finn, Staff Reporter March 28, 2023

Each week, consumers wrestle with the decision on where to buy their groceries. Some stick to their nearby Whole Foods or Harris Teeter. Some choose to go to Safeway and stock up on the week's necessities. These grocery stores can all accomplish the same...

Dear 2022: Youre Over. Heres Whats Going with You.

Dear 2022: You’re Over. Here’s What’s Going with You.

Carrie Finn, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

2022. The Year of the Tiger. The year of the Tortilla Slap Challenge and the Gilded Glamour Met Gala. Micro trends rose and fell, and Kim and Kanye got divorced. The year was filled with good and bad, and it became apparent that a few things shouldn’t...

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