Zakary Robinette

Zakary Robinette, Staff Contributor

Zakary Robinette is a Junior at Centreville High and enjoying his third year on the Journalism staff. He joined the Journalism program because writing has always been fun for him. Afterschool, the first thing Zakary does is spend time with his dogs, Biscuit and Toby. In the future, he hopes to live a calm life here in the Centreville area with his dogs.

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Chinas Threat to Taiwan

China’s Threat to Taiwan

November 12, 2022

On October 16th, Xi Jinpin, the president of the People's Republic of China, threatened to use force to take over Taiwan if necessary. President Biden responded to his threat saying that if China were...

Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian

October 25, 2022

Hurricane Ian’s flooding has caused a power outage for over two million residents and damage costs of up to 40 billion dollars. Coastal cities and communities could have up to 100 billion dollars. At...

Destiny 2 Review

Destiny 2 Review

September 30, 2022

Bungie released Destiny 2 (D2), on August 28th, 2017, on several platforms including Windows, Playstation, and Xbox. D2 has a 9/10 on steam and an 89% on google. D2 has a large player base and it’s one...

THE NEW NORMAL: Even Introverts Need Friends

THE NEW NORMAL: Even Introverts Need Friends

May 6, 2022

It was near the end of my 8th grade when Covid made its way to the U.S. Since school shut down, we started online classes. At first, I liked staying at home because I was much less stressed. But later...

Video Game Review: No Mans Sky

Video Game Review: No Man’s Sky

March 21, 2022

No Man's Sky was released on August 9, 2016 by Hello Games. It is an adventure game about exploring hundreds of life sized galaxies. Because No Man’s Sky is the largest open world game, it is auto-generated....

The Beginning of the Russian Invasion

The Beginning of the Russian Invasion

March 2, 2022

Russia recently launched an invasion on Ukraine, attacking cities and bases as civilians are fleeing the area. The Ukrainian government has said that Russia pushed past the border for a “full-scale war”....

A Coal Mine In Siberia Exploded

A Coal Mine In Siberia Exploded

December 14, 2021

On November 25th, 2021, around 8:00 am, a coal mine in Listvyanka, Siberia, had an incident with an explosion. The explosion was caused when coal dust caught fire in a ventilation system, igniting the...

Video Game Review: Bloons TD6

Video Game Review: Bloons TD6

November 3, 2021

Bloons Tower Defense, more commonly known as Bloons TD, is a strategy game created by Ninja Kiwi. The Bloons TD series has the player defend several different tracks using monkeys to pop “bloons” from...

Videogame Review: Warframe

Videogame Review: Warframe

November 3, 2021

Warframe is an action/adventure video game that was released on March 25th, 2013 by Digital Extremes and Panic Button Games. It has a 95% rating on Google. Warframe can be played on PC, XBOX, PS and Nintendo...

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The La Palma Volcanoes Have Erupted

October 18, 2021

Volcanoes on the island of La Palma, a part of the Canary Islands, have erupted, forcing people to evacuate and and leaving the chance that their homes might be destroyed. La Palma is an island part...

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Hurricane Ida

September 17, 2021

Millions of people are being affected by Hurricane Ida, many people are losing power, their homes, and their lives. Louisiana was just hit by Hurricane Ida, rivers, lakes, and streets are being flooded...

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Review

April 21, 2021

Assassins Creed Odyssey, the latest installment in the game series created by Ubisoft, is about a Spartan who was abandoned as a baby after being thrown off a mountain in Greece to save their little brother....

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Boom Beach Review

April 9, 2021

Boom Beach is a strategy and defense based mobile game released on November 11th, 2013, by Supercell. Note: Supercell is personally my favorite mobile game developer, because they never put ads into...

Terraria Review

Terraria Review

February 24, 2021

Terraria is a 2D survival game about fighting monsters and beating bosses, in which you can earn amazing gear and even have minions fight for you. Getting NPCs to help you build a base and build a strong...

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OPINION: Why Pets Are The Best…

February 1, 2021

Pets are great at helping people improve their physical and mental health, reduce stress, and become more responsible. Pets are great for you because they easily bond to you, and you easily bond to...

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TABS Review

December 4, 2020

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (TABS) is a game created by Landfall and released on April 1st, 2019. The game is about simulation and strategy. TABS is in early access until the end of the year, when...

Minecraft Review

Minecraft Review

November 18, 2020

Minecraft, a sandbox game created by Mojang, is about building and surviving in a blocky world where you can fight monsters, craft items, and go into other dimensions. The game was released on May 17,...

The Effects of Pollution

October 1, 2020

Because oceans are so large, National Geographic states that polluting them will not affect it, but now many parts of the oceans are highly polluted. About 80% of the ocean is polluted and 60%-95% of it...

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The Effects Of Online Learning

September 21, 2020

Last week, the Centreville Sentinel surveyed 233 CVHS students to learn about their experience thus far with the virtual learning curriculum implemented by FCPS for the 2020-2021 school year. While...

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