Eleanor Shaw

Eleanor Shaw, Editor

Eleanor Shaw is a Senior at CVHS and is currently enjoying her second year on the Sentinel staff. She is passionate about writing, and one of her goals is to major in Journalism in college. She balances this academic pursuit with a love of dance, which she has practiced for over 13 years and hopes to continue pursuing recreationally for the foreseeable future.

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OPINION: We Need Turning Red

May 10, 2022

Puberty: an inevitable experience in every person’s life and an especially dreadful thing in young teen girls. Nothing is worse than being a 13-year-old girl. Nothing is more awkward nor painful. Turning...

Kodiak Bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi) in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, United States. Photographed by Yathin S Krishnappa

H-P Woodlawn Secondary School: Exit, Pursued By A Bear

March 9, 2022

Bears, marriage, penguins, and Jimmy Carter. All of these seemingly unrelated things are hung in a delicate balance in H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program's production of Exit, Pursued By a Bear. This play,...

Poster advertising the play (Credit: McLean High School)

McLean High School’s Production of Airness

February 1, 2022

Within the walls of McLean High School, an enthralling, heart pounding, and totally radical air guitar epic awaits you. Prepare to bear witness to gnarly showdowns and heartwarming reconciliations as our...

The students outside, working on their landscapes (Credit: Mrs. Rory Maraccio Schaffer)

CVHS’s En Plein Air Paintings

January 11, 2022

Watercolor, an art form in which color bleeds onto paper, tinting it and bringing about a stunning tapestry of hues, has been a method of self expression recently explored in Mrs. Rory Marcaccio Schaffer’s...

From left, Alex Chinn, Joseph Felt, Alexis Davis, Chloe Anderson, Keira Anderson, Michael Jarvis, Caleb Barnett, Sawyer Whiteley, and Samantha Saba perform in Leaf. [Photo By: Diego De La Espriella] (https://loudounnow.com/2021/12/13/review-leaf-at-loudoun-valley-high-school/)

Loudoun Valley High School’s Theatre Production of “Leaf”

January 11, 2022

Loudoun Valley High School’s (LVHS) production of Leaf rooted itself in the hearts of audiences--no pun intended. A live staged reading of the third and fourth level of LVHS’s theatre class’s original...

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Review: Riverside High School’s Production of Clue

November 23, 2021

The curtain opens as a suspenseful piano, flashing lightning, an ominous manor, and six bewildered guests set the scene for the witty yet enthralling murder mystery, Clue. Based on the 1985 classic,...

The completed mural (Credit: Eleanor Shaw)

The Joy Multiplier Project

October 1, 2021

When one thinks of bright positivity, the first thing that comes to mind is more than likely not a high school. However, seeking to bring more light and joy into students’ lives, Centreville High School’s...

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The 2021 California Recall Election

September 13, 2021

Within the past several weeks, a recall election of California’s governor has been announced, and as the election nears, questions concerning the validity of the election’s results continue to rise....

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OPINION: Women Written in Film

May 14, 2021

Film, a male-dominated form of artistic expression, has been making strides to adapt to the ever-increasing demand for a better and more accurate representation of women in recent decades. Prior to this...

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Demon Slayer: Mugen Train: A Review

May 7, 2021

Within the past several weeks, the foreign film, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, has taken the box office by storm. Originally making headlines back in late 2020 due to its success in its country of origin,...

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The Conclusion of The Promised Neverland

April 14, 2021

On March 26, 2021, the final episode of The Promised Neverland season 2 aired, concluding the tumultuous and controversial season with a whimper. I would highly recommend reading my previous article on...

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What Happened To The Promised Neverland: Season 2?

March 12, 2021

After two years of anticipation, the second season of the psychological horror anime, The Promised Neverland, was announced to begin airing on January 8, 2021, after being postponed from October due to...

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Perseverance’s Triumph on Mars

March 5, 2021

On February 18th, Earth saw another one of its beloved rovers, Perseverance, touch down on Mars’ surface and continues to watch as the device begins its endeavor to explore the surface of Mars and further...

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Genshin Impact 1.3 Update: Summary and Review

February 17, 2021

In the videogame Genshin Impact, released by miHoYo game development, the most recent update (often referred to as update 1.3) has provided new and veteran players with a more developed experience through...

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FCPS’s Concurrent Learning Model

February 5, 2021

With the pandemic remaining a roadblock in the path of education, the question concerning the status of in-person learning remains at the forefront of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students’ minds....

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The Mandalorian: Season 2 Review

January 15, 2021

The Mandalorian, the latest installment of the legendary Star Wars franchise, has completed its second season, and it was the breath of fresh air Star Wars has needed.  The universe of Star Wars is...

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The Nutcracker vs. Cultural Appropriation

December 9, 2020

The Nutcracker, a beloved seasonal ballet treasured by dance studios and companies all across the world, has been a topic of criticism concerning the portrayal of different cultures and races. The Nutcracker...

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Sean Connery: The Life and Legacy of the “World’s Greatest Scot”

November 18, 2020

Sir Thomas Sean Connery, an actor, father, and husband, passed away on the 31st of October, 2020. His cause of death has not yet been publicized. Born in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh, Scotland,...

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The Opening of the Wildcat Writing Center

November 4, 2020

On October 19th, 2020, the Wildcat Writing Center (WWC) officially opened its doors to students who attend Centreville High School. The WWC’s mission is to help students reach their full potential when...

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The Phenomenon of Among Us

October 30, 2020

As the nation continues to traverse the COVID-19 pandemic, young Americans have flocked to and grown interested in an online game released nearly two years ago: Among Us. Among Us, a free online game...

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The Issue of Catalan Independence

October 16, 2020

Within the borders of Spain, the region of Catalonia has been the site of growing tension which has resulted in Spain’s first political crisis in 40 years. According to BBC news, Catalonia is “one...

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