Kayla Katounas

Kayla Katounas, Editor

Kayla Katounas is a Junior at Centreville High and enjoying her second year on the Journalism staff. She joined the Journalism program because she has always enjoyed writing, specifically about arts and entertainment. Afterschool, Kayla likes to read, crotchet, and watch movies. In the future, she hopes to pursue journalism or something else that involves reading and writing.

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FCPS High Schools Withhold National Merit Commendations

FCPS High Schools Withhold National Merit Commendations

January 18, 2023

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST), an FCPS school named one of the best high schools in the country, was caught withholding National Merit commendations from its students,...

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Human Anatomy Wound Lab

December 14, 2022

On December 2nd, Mrs. Cash’s human anatomy class studied the integumentary system by doing a wound lab. The students created fake, but realistic, wounds on their bodies to learn about injuries to the...

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Theatre Centreville Presents Mutually Assured Destruction

December 8, 2022

From November 18th-20th, Theatre Centreville performed their fall play, Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters by Don Zolidis. The show was split up into two acts, which together...

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Review: Netflix’s New Fantasy ‘The School for Good and Evil’

November 29, 2022

The School For Good and Evil is a young adult fantasy film released by Netflix on October 19, 2022. It is based on the book series of the same name by Soman Chainani. The School for Good and Evil contains...

The Return of Toys R Us

The Return of Toys R Us

October 28, 2022

After shutting down in 2017 due to bankruptcy, popular toy store Toys R Us is back, now inside Macy’s department stores. Toys R Us, once a staple for holiday shopping, has been shut down for several...

Review: Jennette McCurdy’s “I’m Glad My Mom Died”

Review: Jennette McCurdy’s “I’m Glad My Mom Died”

September 30, 2022

Jennette McCurdy’s shocking memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died, published on August 9th, 2022, has been topping the New York Times nonfiction list for weeks since its release. McCurdy is primarily known for...

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Why Did Will Smith Hit Chris Rock at the Oscars?

April 22, 2022

The 94th Oscar Awards ceremony, which was aired live to an audience of over 16 million viewers, is shaping up to be one of the most memorable in years. It was a night of historic wins, but the most significant...

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Catching Up With Britney Spears’s Conservatorship Battle

September 29, 2021

Britney Spears’s conservatorship could be coming to a close after her father, Jamie Spears, filed to end it after 13 years. A conservatorship is a legal arrangement where a person (conservator) is in...

Celebrity Worship

Celebrity Worship

May 26, 2021

Celebrities are everywhere. Almost everyone can name a favorite actor, musician, or even reality TV star. It’s almost human nature to be attracted to these figures who live a life many people dream of,...

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Why Does Hollywood Keep Remaking Movies?

May 5, 2021

In the past few years, film and television remakes have become more and more common, and Hollywood has started to face more backlash for it. The most recent example of this came when The CW released a...

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Billions of Cicadas to Emerge This Summer

April 16, 2021

Brood X, a swarm of billions of cicadas that only emerge every 17 years, will be coming back this summer. It was last seen in the year 2004, meaning some CVHS students weren’t alive the last time they...

Theatre Centreville Presents Disenchanted!

Theatre Centreville Presents Disenchanted!

March 26, 2021

Theatre Centreville is gearing up for its 2021 spring production of Disenchanted! There are dozens of enthusiastic CVHS students involved in technical, training, and acting roles. The musical will include...

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Britney Spears’s Conservatorship

March 17, 2021

On February fifth, The New York Times released Framing Britney Spears, an episode in their series of individual documentaries, “The New York Times Presents,” made for Hulu and FX. The documentary covers...

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Student Opinions On Virtual Learning

March 5, 2021

Recently, the Centreville Sentinel asked students to fill out a poll about their opinions on virtual learning and the upcoming plans to have students return in person. Freshmen and seniors will go back...

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Musical Theater Grows on TikTok as Broadway Nears Year-Long Shutdown

February 5, 2021

With the spread of COVID-19 came the closing of theaters around the world, and the longest shutdown in the history of Broadway. But now, the theater has found a new home on TikTok. In what is known as...

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Taylor Swift Releases Surprise 9th Album “Evermore”

December 18, 2020

Last Friday, December 11, Taylor Swift released her ninth studio album, Evermore, less than five months after her previous album, Folklore. The album features 15 songs, not including the two bonus tracks...

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Who Was Jane Austen?

December 11, 2020

Jane Austen is regarded as one of the most famous authors in the world, and is the author of several literary classics including Pride and Prejudice and Emma. While she is very well known to many, knowledge...

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When is it too Early for Christmas Music?

November 18, 2020

Now that Halloween is over, stores are beginning to fill their aisles with red and green, and Mariah Carey’s earworm, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, is beginning its annual rise in popularity....

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TV Production During COVID-19

November 4, 2020

Throughout the spread of COVID-19, people have started watching lots of TV to pass all of the time spent inside. But soon enough, the last episodes left of shows were aired, and nothing new was being filmed...

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A Recap of The 74th Tony Awards Nominations

October 23, 2020

The 74th Tony Award nominations were held on YouTube on October 15, 2020. It was hosted by 2014 Tony winner for Aladdin, James Monroe Iglehart. The ceremony began with Iglehart in his home, in front...


The 74th Tony Awards and COVID-19

October 7, 2020

After Broadway shut down on March 12 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there was a lot of confusion surrounding the rest of the season. Now that the shutdown has been extended into 2021, it has created...

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