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The saga concludes, for better or for worse

Talis Walker, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” was released on December 20, marketed as the conclusion to the nine-film saga that began more than 40 years ago. The intended audience was primarily those who had grown up with “Star Wars”, and to see the conclusion to the saga they had grown up with is certainly...

Alternatives to Valentines Day

Keyli Ruiz, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2020

Valentine’s Day, the holiday of love and romance, is almost here. On February 14, children and adults alike will shower their friends and loved ones with gifts that range from cards with endearing messages to chocolates and long-stemmed red roses. Valentine’s Day has become more about showing love...

Turning the tables on teaching

Turning the tables on teaching

Anna Lai, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

It is true that learning varies from person to person. Some students need to see pictures and charts in order to absorb information while others are able to get all the information they need by sitting down and listening to an hour-long lecture. There are around seven different learning styles: visu...

Behind the curtains

Behind the curtains

Talley Schroeder, Design Editor

January 20, 2020

In the dark, students work tirelessly in complete silence as actors and actresses perform on the other side of the curtain, careful not to disturb the performance. These students are managing responsibilities such as props and set, running strict time management and dealing with any last minute problems. ...

Lights, camera, camera, camera, action!

Lights, camera, camera, camera, action!

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2019

If you have been haunted by the “back to school” signs at your local Target for the last couple of weeks, know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. September annually signifies the release of Apple’s newest technological creations. Although in past years there have been some underwhelm...

Spider-Man: Far from over

Spider-Man: Far from over

Luke Holland, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2019

After two painfully-long years since everyone’s favorite web slinger starred in a standalone Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, finally swings back to theaters in Spider-Man: Far From Home. The film introduced a new villain and developed existing characters, as well as establis...

Rotten Tomatoes Changes Their System

Rotten Tomatoes Changes Their System

Hugo Bell, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2019

Due to a number of controversial and toxic reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, specifically for “Captain Marvel,” the website is taking away the general audience’s ability to rate films before they are released in theaters. However, this rule does not pertain to critics, who use the “Tomatometer” t...

A vegetarian friendly Arlington

A vegetarian friendly Arlington

Natalie Daley, Staff Reporter

March 25, 2019

There are many restaurants across Arlington, but some vegetarians in Arlington still struggle to find restaurants and cafes where they can enjoy good food without the meat. Here are some great vegetarian options  across Arlington, according to vegetarians. First is Sweetgreen, which has many vegetari...

Chew on this

Chew on this

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

March 22, 2019

Ballston Quarter restaurants are opening on a rolling basis. According to Ballston Quarter Marketing Director Cristian Becker, all restaurants should be open by May, but two opened in December: Chick-fil-A and Punch Bowl Social. The newer restaurants will provide customers with additional cuisines a few ...

Higher, further, faster

Higher, further, faster

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

March 21, 2019

The first blockbuster superhero film of 2019, “Captain Marvel,” made its highly anticipated release on March 8. This film is the twenty first installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). However, the buzz surrounding this film is much more intense than others, with the first trailer for the ...

Awards galore

Awards galore

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held the 91st Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on February 24. In the lead up to the actual show, controversy plagued the Academy. The issues started back in August when it was announced that a n...

New Spider-Man movie goes the extra Miles

New Spider-Man movie goes the extra Miles

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2019

When Sony announced that they were in production of yet another Spider-Man movie, it is likely most rolled their eyes at the thought. This is the seventh Spider-Man movie to be produced, not to mention an existing franchise with three versions of the same Peter Parker story. However, Spider-man:...

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