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To ballet or not to ballet

To ballet or  not to ballet

Kate Ford, staff reporter

July 8, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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. ...

Almost, Maine comes to Arlington

Almost, Maine comes to Arlington

Will LeHardy, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


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In past years, the school’s theater department has traditionally produced one musical and one play every year. This year, the department is producing two plays along with the production of Bye Bye Birdie which was performed in February. J. B., a play by Archibald MacLeish, was directed by the school’s theater t...

Migos lyric falls flat

Migos lyric falls flat

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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The rap group Migos released Culture II on January 26, a sequel to last year’s popular Culture album. Migos, whose members are Quavo, Offest and Takeoff, is based in Atlanta, Georgia. They have seen commercial success in recent years as Culture was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Associati...

Snap out of it: Student opinions on the new Snapchat update

Snap out of it: Student opinions on the new Snapchat update

March 20, 2018


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One of the most popular social media apps among students is Snapchat, the image messaging app that allows account holders to send pictures or messages that disappear after ten seconds unless set to be viewed infinitely. However, the company has received intense criticism for their latest update, which ...

Wakanda forever

Wakanda forever

Johnston French, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2018


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Director Ryan Coogler’s highly anticipated film, Black Panther, hit theaters on February 16. The movie created buzz because it is one of the first superhero movies to feature such a predominantly black cast. Black Panther is also the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which is Ma...

Pulling the plug on cable: The rise of Netflix Originals

Pulling the plug on cable: The rise of Netflix Originals

Luke Dangel, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2018


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Netflix was founded in California in 1997 and is a streaming media provider based in the United States. Originally starting out as a small DVD-by-mail service in the U.S. and specializing in streaming media and video on demand, Netflix has had one of the largest company growths, considering its current...

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Oscars

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Oscars

Gus Nathanson, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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On March 4, the 90th Academy Awards will commence, celebrating the year’s best films, actors and actresses and people in production. The list of all Oscar nominees has been released, showcasing both foreseeable nominees as well as its fair share of surprises and snubs. As per usual, certain categories...

Passion of the Christ again

Passion of the Christ again

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018


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Almost 15 years after the original film, Jim Caviezel and Mel Gibson, the lead actor and the director of The Passion of the Christ have announced plans to start production on a sequel to the controversial film. Caviezel recently discussed the new film in an interview saying, "I won’t tell you how h...

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