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


Superstitions: Our Schools Sports Share Their Super Secret to Success

Superstitions: Our School’s Sports Share Their Super Secret to Success

Charlie Schirmer and Matthew Wagner April 8, 2024

Our school has some of the best sports teams in our region, and every team has a story to tell. Each individual athlete contributes to a team's collective success. An important part of this contribution are the numerous superstitions and pregame practices...

Tournament Challenge is ending as the Final Four approaches

March Madness: The Final Four

Ryan Cole, Sentry Staff Reporter April 5, 2019

They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This reference about March is true when relating to the weather, but there are other factors at play that make even the days nearing the end of the month intense. Factors that drive many...

Quarterback, Tom Brady, after the Patriots win the Superbowl

Super Bowl 53: A Defensive Masterpiece

Joey Pickel, Sentry Staff Reporter February 15, 2019

It is hard to find the exact words to describe Super Bowl 53. Some people may call it an epic battle between the weathered Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, versus the young blooded Patriots defensive play-caller Brian Flores, a long...

President Trump during his Oval Office prime-time broadcast. Image taken from ABC7 Chicago.

No Fire, No Fury–Just Failure

An analysis and critique of President Trump's first Oval Office prime-time address
Fiona Flaherty, Copy Editor January 9, 2019

Last night President Trump addressed the nation in his first ever Oval Office prime-time broadcast. The speech came in light of the government shutdown of Dec 22, which was a direct result of the dispute between Trump and lawmakers over funding for border...

Bryce Harper: More than $300,000,000?

Bryce Harper: More than $300,000,000?

Joey Pickel, Reporter December 6, 2018

For the past seven seasons, Bryce Harper has been the face of the Washington Nationals. The 26-year-old was selected with the first overall pick in the 2010 draft by Washington and has gone on to win the 2012 Rookie of the Year award and 2015 MVP with...

The Wizards have started out their season with a 5-11 record.

Why the Wizards Have Lost Their Magic

Aidan Stroup, Reporter December 6, 2018

The Washington Wizards have been on a steady decline since their impressive 2016-17 season. They had the fourth best record in the Eastern Conference and looked like a young team with much potential. This past year the Wizards dropped to eighth in the...

Jonathon Winnefeld (middle) and his parents

Creating a Community of Caring: Jonathan Winnefeld’s Story

Sofia Dalton, Sentry Staff Reporter November 27, 2018

As the opioid epidemic ravages the nation, our school community is doing its part to address the critical issue of substance abuse among young people. The third annual Creating a Yorktown Community of Caring: A Program on Substance Abuse took place on...

One Yorktown homecoming ask.

The Best and the Worst: Hoco Sign Edition

Evelyn Lowen, Sentry Staff Reporter November 2, 2018

With homecoming only a few days away, many people have already been asked, or have asked someone else to the dance. The asks are a grand gesture, most likely accompanied with a giant poster, colorful flowers or even gifts. Each sign tends to have a pun,...

Boat party hosted on the Spirit of Washington

2018 Senior Boat Party Donors

Nick Warnement, Sentry Staff Reporter October 26, 2018

Thank you to our Donors! On behalf of the Yorktown High School Class of 2018 and their families,thank you to these wonderful Senior Boat Party donors for helping to keepour graduates safe on graduation night, June 14, 2018. Arlington...

Matthew Cornfield and Maren Stroup

Matthew Cornfield and Maren Stroup

The new school year has brought along a new addition to The Sentry. Maren Stroup is looking forward to her first year as a reporter. However, Stroup does have some insight on to how The Sentry works; both her older sister Grace and older brother Aidan...

Yorktowns retiring teachers - Kay Griffith, Anya Gan, Orpha Durgin, Bobbi Steinberg

Yorktown’s Retirees

June 20, 2018

Bobbie Steinberg:After a fulfilling 23 years of being a Special Education Resource Teacher, Bobbie Steinberg is looking forward to a relaxing and family focused retirement. Steinberg works individually with students in addition to co-teaching freshman...

Younger voters take the polls

Changing Voting Age to 16: Necessary Reform or Pubescent Folly?

Joseph Ramos, Sentry Staff Reporter June 20, 2018

In the District of Columbia (D.C.), a new law has been proposed to lower the voting age to 16 for both local and national elections. The law has the support of Mayor Muriel Bowser and the majority of the D.C. Council. Support for a law such as this has...

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