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Ballston Quarter begins soft opening

Ballston Quarter begins soft opening

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

After a period of renovation, the brand-new Ballston Quarter has begun to open shops in the last few weeks. The mall offers clothing stores, entertainment and lots of dining. It is conveniently located only a few minutes away from the school, and is easily accessible to public transportation to the Ba...

Merry Grinch-mas

Merry Grinch-mas

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Style

With the holiday season fast approaching and the weather getting colder, it seems like time to take out “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”, cuddle up on the couch and continue with my family’s tradition. This year may mark the beginning of a new tradition with the family-friendly, 2018 animated film, “The ...

A new type of dining

A new type of dining

Abdellah Mouslik, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

The long-awaited, completely renovated Ballston Quarter Mall is nearing its grand opening after delays. Specifically, the new food hall will open this spring and feature 18 dining options in a 25,000 square feet area. The new food court will be called Quarter Market and will be accompanied with a 5,00...

“The Hate U Give” proves to be thoughtful look into race in America

“The Hate U Give” proves to be thoughtful look into race in America

Julia Van Lare, Lifestyles Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Style

In the book “The Hate U Give”, written by Angie Thomas and released in early 2017, teenager Starr Carter lives a double life. However, unlike the fantastical, action-filled secret lives of most young adult novel protagonists, Starr’s is an all too real look into racial biases. She hides aspect...

The Walking DEAD?

The Walking DEAD?

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

November 24, 2018


Filed under Style

Millions of people excitedly gathered around their televisions on October 7, listened to Bear McCreary’s iconic theme, and watched Rick, Daryl, Michonne, Maggie, and Carol back in action for what could very well be the final season of “The Walking Dead.” While many have speculated that the show w...

Movies for this Halloween: Shrieks, slow burns, or schlock

Movies for this Halloween: Shrieks, slow burns, or schlock

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

As Halloween draws near, it is time to get in the mood with some tricks and treats in the form of classic horror movies. Horror is a very versatile genre, encompassing everything from ridiculous horror comedies to bloody slashers to chilling psychological thrillers.So, whether you are a horror buff o...

Should representation be that crazy?

Should representation be that crazy?

Anika Bahl, News Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

2018 has marked the release of some of the most inclusive movies that Hollywood has seen in a long time. While Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther presented an underrepresented black audience with the first-ever Marvel superhero that resembled them, Greg Berlanti’s Love, Simon told the coming-of-age story...

To ballet or not to ballet

To ballet or  not to ballet

Kate Ford, staff reporter

July 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Freshman Kiara Nelson has been dancing since before she can remember. After all of this time, she barely notices the pain of all her weight forced onto one toe. Instead, this pain means to her that she is beautiful, that she is graceful. She is in her element. As Nelson methodically turns and bends to th...

It’s music festival season

Atashi Barua

June 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Festival season has finally arrived, and upcoming music festivals like Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Broccoli City Festival, Buzz Beach Ball, Arise Music Festival and Firefly Music Festival have many people excited for the summer 2018. As the school year ends, many students are looking forward to attendin...

Rap group takes radio

Rap group takes radio

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

May 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style, Top Stories

Local rap group Concept Collective, also known simply as Concept, will be interviewed on radio station WPGC 95.5 on Friday, May 18. The group is comprised largely of students and alums of the school. For example, Diego Holmes-Bonilla, Larry Carpenter, Julian Hinkson, and Eric Lusby are seniors and memb...

Marvel pushes the limits with Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel pushes the limits with Avengers: Infinity War

Abigail Presson and Luke Dangel

May 8, 2018


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**SPOILER ALERT: Do not read unless you have already seen Avengers: Infinity War or if you do not mind major spoilers.** Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the entire month of April, you have most likely heard about the hype around Avengers: Infinity War. Since its premiere last week, it h...

Arlington eats you didn’t know you wanted

Arlington eats you didn’t know you wanted

May 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Style

Living on the outskirts of our nation’s capital, we have access to a variety of foods from the diverse set of cooks and families that fill our communities and our stomachs. Arlington has a plethora of restaurants of all kinds, and many of them are not appreciated in the way that they deserve. ...

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