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Students lead school One Acts

Students lead school One Acts

Abigail Presson and Gwen Taplin

November 9, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Style

The One Act plays at the beginning of November gave students a chance to immerse themselves in the process of bringing a production to life on a stage. Students had complete control over designing the One Acts and put a lot of effort into getting them ready for a performance in front of an audience. Pro...

The Chainsmokers Album Review

The Chainsmokers Album Review

Carolyn Bradley, Co-Editor-In-Chief

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Song: The One         This song opens with a chorus of people singing, almost in a sad melody. This is also one of three explicit songs on the album as well. The singer in this song is expressing his guilt for being “selfish” and “drifting off.” As the song progresses, it appears to be a bre...

Fishing fever: The ancient sport gains modern attention

Fishing fever: The ancient sport gains modern attention

Ethan Burka, Staff Reporters

April 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Fishing is an old sport and one that is very easy to learn but hard to master. Now, there is a difference between fishing and putting a bunch of worms on a hook and tossing it into a pond. Surprisingly, fishing takes more skill than luck. In Arlington, in the Four Mile Run area, there are a number of...

Bastille steals the show

Bastille steals the show

March 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

On March 28, Bastille, a British indie pop band formed in 2010, gave a concert at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA, touring their second album, “Wild World.” With only two albums out, they played their new hits, including “Good Grief” and “Blame,” while also revisiting popular songs from t...

Spring Break Quiz

Spring Break Quiz

Holland Forsythe, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017


Filed under Style

Get Out thrills and educates audiences

Get Out thrills and educates audiences

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

It would seem that most people would go to the movies to escape the intense political climate, however, Get Out, the newest hit movie in theaters, is a blunt commentary on racism and prejudice very present today. Comedian Jordan Peele’s directorial debut centers around Chris, an African American man who is...

I Remember Mama preview

I Remember Mama preview

Hannah Rosman, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

Rehearsals for the school play, which will be running April 27 to 29, have just begun. This year the production is a play entitled I Remember Mama. Written in 1944 by John Van Druten, it tells the story of the Hansons, a Norwegian immigrant family living in San Francisco, CA. The story is told from ...

Making the switch

Making the switch

Myles Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style, Uncategorized

March 3 will mark the day that all gamers have been waiting for - the release of Nintendo’s newest gaming console, the Nintendo Switch. First publicly hinted at on March 17, 2016 during the announcement of a partnership between Nintendo and DeNA, a mobile commerce company, the system (then referred...

The hidden story behind Hidden Figures

The hidden story behind Hidden Figures

Jordi Kassa, News Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Style

It is not everyday that a major motion picture is lead by women, let alone three women of color. The movie, Hidden Figures, based off the book of the same name, officially opened in theaters on January 6. To the surprise of many, Hidden Figures topped Rouge One in the box office its first week. T...

Star-studded predictions

Star-studded predictions

Hanah Roseman, Opinion Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Style

In a year fraught with political and social turmoil, many citizens have been flocking to movie theaters around the country to enjoy a little cinematic escapism. Over the summer there were many movies that did not meet the public’s high expectations, including Suicide Squad, Independence Day: Re...

Broaden your perspective

Broaden your perspective

Carolyn Bradley, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 24, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Style

Study abroad programs have become a staple in college education, but more and more programs are aiming at younger students. High school study abroad programs have gained popularity in recent years, yet many students are hesitant to take time out of the crucial years of high school. Sometimes high...

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